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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/7/14

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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Earlier recaps:

October 1 | September 16, 9, 2 | August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013


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CDs Now Available:

The Embassy Label: Songs From Stage & Screen
(Acrobat - on 3 CDs)
90 tracks. [Reports describe straight transfers from LPs of varying quality.]

Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas
(Green Hill - Amazon exclusive CD/mp3)
Pianist Jim Brickman with Kenny Rogers, John Oates, Jana Kramer, Anne Cochran, John Trones and Tracy Silverman. "Joy to the Night," "All I Want for Christmas Is You," "That Silent Night (featuring Kenny Rogers)," "Away in a Manger/Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," "Bethlehem Sunrise," "I Wish It Was Christmas All Year (featuring Anne Cochran)," "Blue Christmas," "Ol Saint Nick," "Night Before Christmas (featuring John Oates)," "Christmas in Brazil (featuring Tracy Silverman)," "Holly, Ivy & Mistletoe," "A Celtic Night (Oiche Nuin) (featuring Orla Fallon & John Trones)," "Roses in December," "Through the Night," Bonus Track "Clouds (tribute to Zach Sobiech, featuring Jana Kramer).

Mark Jennett: Everybody Says Don't
(Jazzizit Records Limited - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Vocal/instrumental jazz interpretations. "Everybody Says Don't," "Are You There with Another Boy," "Wives and Lovers," "Some People," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "Just One of Those Things," "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," "Hurry, It's Lovely up Here," "Oh, Look at Me Now," "Train in the Distance," "Mixed up Guy / Magic Garden," "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear," "Slow Boat to China."

Roberta
(New World Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
First recording of the complete score in its original orchestrations by Kern's orchestrator-of-choice, Robert Russell Bennett. Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach score. Conducted by Rob Berman. Kim Criswell, Annalene Beechey, Jason Graae, Diana Montague, Patrick Cummings, Laura Daniels, Jeanne Lehman, John Molloy, Eamonn Mulhall, Tally Sessions. Disc: 1: "Let's Begin," "Lindy Hop," "Madrigal," "You're Devastating," Dialogue 1, "Finaletto," Dialogue 2, "You're Devastating: Stephanie's Reprise," Dialogue 3, "Yesterdays," Dialogue 4, Dialogue 5, "Something Had to Happen," "Rhapsody in Prose," Dialogue 6, "The Touch of Your Hand," "Scene and Trio," "Scene and Sidonie's Reprise," "Opening of Scene 4," "Fashion Show," "I'll Be Hard To Handle," "Yesterdays Dance," "Act One Finale"; Disc: 2, "Entr'Acte," "Hot Spot," Dialogue 7, Scene: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Dialogue 8, "Let's Begin: Reprise 1," "Dance Scene," Dialogue 9, "Something Had to Happen: Reprise," Dialogue 10, "Let's Begin: Reprise 2 and Sewing DeptDance," "Don't Ask Me Not to Sing," "The Touch of Your Hand: Party Performance," "Scene Change," "Wardrobe Scene," "Clementina," "Reprises: I'll Be Hard to Handle & Let's Begin," "Finale Ultimo," "Appendix: Armful of Trouble," "Appendix: I Won't Dance," "Appendix: Lovely to Look At," "Exit Music," "Song: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."

Since I Fell for You: Eydie Gorme
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1981 album, CD reissue with six bonus tracks. "Since I Fell for You," "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do," "You re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," "Come In from the Rain," "Send in the Clowns," "What ll I Do," "God Bless the Child," "The First Time," "Round Midnight," "But He Was Good for Me," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Like Someone in Love," "Didn't We," "If," "Don t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "Would You Believe." Arrangements by Don Costa, Michel Legrand, Peter Matz, Jack Elliot and Nelson Riddle. Also being released, a 1970s Edye Gorme twofer of Tonight I'll Say a Prayer/It Was a Good Time albums.

Sleeping Beauty: Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection
(Disney - new on 2 CDs)
Disc one: the original soundtrack; Disc two, new Lost Chords collection: Outtakes "It Happens I Have a Picture," "Riddle, Diddle, One, Two, Three," and "Evil, Evil performed by voices including Hans Conried Verna Felton, Barbara Jo Allen and Bill Thompson, and new renditions of those sung by Dennis Kyle, Randy Crenshaw, Cindy Robinson and Kevin Michael Richardson; two album-version songs from Sleeping Beauty, Disneyland, "Blue Bird / I Wonder" and "Woodland Symphony / Once Upon a Dream" performed by Mary Costa and Bill Lee; "Sleeping Beauty Overture " and "Love Theme from Sleeping Beauty from Disney's 1961 The Parent Trap.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles Original Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
Stephen Edwards/Justin Fleming score. Based on the Thomas Hardy book. UK cast. Includes the full length album with highlights from the complete unreleased studio cast recording, and the original 6 track EP by the Original London Cast. OLC: Philippa Healey, Alasdair Harvey, Jonathan Monks. Studio Cast: Eliza Lumley, Heather Craney, Deborah Stokes, Cathy Sara, Mark Umbers, Martin Crewes. Recorded at Angel Studios, London —October 14th, 1999. OLC: "Who's Spinning the Wheel?," "Do I Love Her?," "Guide, Philosopher and Friend," "Save My Soul," "Leaving the Past Behind," "I Have Your Love; Studio Cast: "Water Meadows," "I'd Marry Him Tomorrow," "Can I Trust Him?," "In the Twilight of the Morning," "The Wedding," "I Fear His Gaze," "Chaseborough Market," "The Old Chase Wood," "Sorrow," "Birds of the North Star," "Threshing Field," "Come Back to Me," "River of Regret," "Angel Returns," "Stonehenge." Also available directly from the UK on 9/29 at StageDoorRecords.com and Dress Circle


And the World Goes Round
(Kritzerland - new on 2 CDs)
New studio cast recording of the complete show. Kander & Ebb score. Brent Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll and Kristin Towers-Rowles. Musical direction by Joshua Eli Kranz. Produced by Bruce Kimmel. Also includes the various playoffs for some songs. Disc One: "And the World Goes Round," "Yes," "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup," "The Happy Time," "Colored Lights," "Sara Lee," "Arthur in the Afternoon," "Crossover#1," "My Coloring Book," "I Don't Remember You/Sometimes a Day Goes By," "And All That Jazz," "Class," "Mr. Cellophane," "Me and My Baby," "There Goes the Ballgame," "How Lucky Can You Get?," "The Rink"; Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "Ring Them Bells," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Only Love," "Marry Me," "A Quiet Thing," "Shoes Dance," "Pain," "The Grass Is Always Greener/The Grass Is Always Greener (reprise)," "Crossover #2," "We Can Make It/Maybe This Time/Isn't It Better?," "Crossover #3," "Money, Money," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "And the World Goes Round Finale," "New York New York Bows," "And All That Jazz" play-off, "Me and My Baby" play-off, "Ring Them Bells" play-off, "Shoes Dance Tag" play-off, "Pain" play-off, "Money, Money" play-off. Available at Kritzerland.com


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Ana Gasteyer: I'm Hip
(Henry's Girl Records - new digital album on mp3/iTunes)
"One Mint Julep," "I'm Hip," "Cheek to Cheek," "Sister Kate," "The Book of Love," "Crazy People," "Shopping Around," "A Proper Cup of Coffee," "(Theme From) Valley of the Dolls," "Before He Cheats," "I Wantcha Around," "Defying Gravity."

Christine Pedi: Good to Mama
(new digital album)
"When You're Good to Mama," "Thanks a Lot but No Thanks," "But Not for Me," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home," "Count Your Blessings/Pennies from Heaven," "Down With Love," "Dear Friend," "If I Were a Bell," "Mama a Rainbow," "Lady Is a Tramp," "Vodka." Sample clips, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

When I Grow Up: Brittany D. Simmons
(new digital album)
Musical theatre songs, classics, new compositions and one Lady Gaga song. Arranged in a bluegrass acoustic sound. "Another Hundred People" (Company), "Dream Job" (by Kevin Fogarty), "Sailing" (A New Brain), "Speechless" (by Lady Gaga), "No One Is Alone" (Into the Woods), "Sense of Direction" (by Kevin Fogarty), "Here I Am" (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), "Maybe This Time (Cabaret), "Perfectly Happy" (by Kevin Fogarty), "When I Grow Up" (Matilda). Sample clips, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Holiday Inn (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
(Universal Studios - new Blu-ray)
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire 1942 holiday classic. In black and white, and a colorized version. Includes: digital copy; UltraViolet; A Couple of Song and Dance Men; All-Singing All-Dancing; feature commentary by Ken Barnes including archive audio comments from Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and John Scott Trotter; theatrical trailer; Coloring a Classic.

Oklahoma! Blu-ray
(Fox Home Entertainment - new Blu-ray/DVD/Digital)
Single release from the recent Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection set. With Todd-AO restoration and CinemaScope versions. Also being release from the same set, The King and I and South Pacific.


BOOKs Now Available:

Andrea Martin's Lady Parts
(Harper - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Memoir by the multiple Tony and Emmy-awarding winning actress and comedienne. 272 pages.

Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater
(Riverhead Trade - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Paperback version of Michael Sokolove 2013 book about Levittown, Pennsylvania's Harry S Truman High School and its drama director Lou Volpe. 368 pages.

Ham: Slices of a Life: True Life Tales
(Gallery Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Collection of 16 personal essays by Sam Harris.

The Old Vic: The Story of a Great Theatre - From Kean to Olivier to Spacey
(Faber & Faber - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)By Terry Coleman. 240 pages.


MISCELLANEOUS Now Available:

Les Misérables Happy Christmas poster

(Dress Circle - Reproduction poster)
Printed on top gloss poster paper. Length 50cm / Width 30cm.

Ziegfeld framed Poster

(Dress Circle - reproduction poster)
From musical that flopped twice at the London Palladium. The artwork in this poster is from when the show first opened with Len Cariou in the title role. Ready framed length 50cm / width 30cm.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Billy Elliot The Musical Blu-ray
(Universal Pictures - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Live recording of West End production. The production stars Matteo Zecca, Mitchell Tobin, Bradley Perret, Elliott Hanna, Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley. 160 minutes. Pre-ordering at Amazon UK.

The Garland Variations
(JSP - 5-CD box set)
Remastered. Songs Garland recorded in the studio on multiple occasions between 1937 and 1962. Produced by John Stedman and compiled by Lawrence Schulman. 115 tracks, including three songs never previously released on CD. Multiple recordings from the Decca, MGM, Capitol and Columbia labels of "Everybody Sing," "(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You," "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," "It Never Rains But What It Pours," "In Between," "Ten Pins In The Sky," "The Jitterbug," "Over The Rainbow," "Figaro," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Swanee," "Embraceable You," "I'm Nobody's Baby," "Buds Won't Bud," "Our Love Affair," "It's a Great Day for The Irish," "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow," "Danny Boy," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "How About You?," "F.D.R. Jones," "For Me and My Gal," "After You've Gone," "I Got Rhythm," "But Not for Me," "Bidin' My Time," "Could You Use Me?," "Boys and Girls Like You and Me," "The Trolley Song," "Meet Me In St. Louis," "Skip to My Lou," "The Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "It's a Great Big World," "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe," "In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down)," "March Of The Doagies," "Swing Your Partner Round and Round," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "Last Night When We Were Young," "The Man That Got Away," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)," "Judy's Olio," "Judy At The Palace," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Lucky Day," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "By Myself," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Do It Again," "It Never Was You." Pre-ordering and full track list at Amazon UK.

From Here to Eternity DVD
(CineStage/U.K. - NTSC DVD)
Live recording at London's Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre of the new musical play based on the James Jones novel. Cast includes Darius Campbell, Rebecca Thornhill, Siubhan Harrison, Ryan Sampson and Robert Lonsdale. Currently pre-ordering at Amazon UK.

Peter Hollens
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Debut album from the YouTube a cappella star. Guest artists Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling and Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix. "I See Fire," "Skyrim (Main Theme)," "I Won't Give Up," "Les Miserables Medley," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Shenandoah," "She Moved Through the Fair," "Hallelujah," "Our Special Love," "The Parting Glass," "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Ashland's Song," "Misty Mountains."

Theodore Bikel's Treasury of Yiddish Folk & Theatre Songs
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Remastered from Elektra Records' Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs, More Jewish Folk Songs and Theodore Bikel Sings Yiddish Theatre & Folk Songs. "A Chasene Tants," "Doina," "Beygelach," "Di Grine Kuzine," "A Pintale," "Machatonim," "Shabes Shabes," "Mayn Shtetele Belz," "Hulyet, Hulyet Kinderlach," "Lomir Alle Zingen," "A Zemer," "A Fidler," "Drei Techterlech," "Kinder Yorn," "Dona Dona," "Unter A Kleyn Beymele," "Drei Yingelech," "Az Der Rebbe Zingt," "Der Rebe Elimelech," "Di Younevdike Teyg," "Kum Aher Du Filozof," "Di Mezinke," "Margaritkelech," "Lomir Zich Iberbeten," "A Chazn Oyf Shabes," "Tumbalalayka." Booklet includes the lyrics in phonetic Yiddish with English translations.

Victory At Sea - Volumes 1, 2 & 3
(Jasmine Music - new on 2 CDs)
Remastered tracks from Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett soundtrack for 1950s television documentary series. "The Song of the High Seas," "The Pacific Boils Over," "Guadalcanal March," "D-Day," "Hard Work And Horseplay," "Theme of the Fast Carriers," "Beneath the Southern Cross," "Mare Nostrum," "Victory At Sea," "Fire On the Waters," "Danger Down Deep," "Mediterranean Mosaic," "The Magnetic North," "Allies On the March," "Voyage Into Fate," "Peleliu," "The Sound of Victory," "Rings Around Rabaul," "Full Fathom Five," "The Turkey Shoot," "Ships That Pass," "Two If by Sea," "The Turning Point," "Symphonic Scenario (The Melodic Story)."

Worzel Gummidge the Musical
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
1981 original London cast album of Denis King/Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall score for show based on popular television series; plus Christmas maxi single. First time on CD. Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Lucy Baker. First staged in 1980 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and transferred to London's Cambridge Theatre in 1981. Full colour eight-page booklet. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Currently pre-ordering at Stage Door Records.


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