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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/9/12

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:

2012: October 2 | September 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 5, 12, 19, 26 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 3, 10, 17, 24 | March 6, 13, 20, 27 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

CDs Now Available:

A Charlie Brown Christmas [Extra Tracks]
(Concord Music - new on CD/mp3)
Remastered and expanded edition will feature the original 1965 recording newly remastered with 24-bit technology from the original analog stereo master tapes, plus three holiday bonus tracks that did not appear on the original LP: "Greensleeves," "Thanksgiving Theme," and "Great Pumpkin Waltz." 20-page booklet with new liner notes by Peanuts and Vince Guaraldi historian Derrick Bang Digipak. Concurrently, Fantasy will issue a 2012 LP pressing of the classic album on green vinyl.

The Genius of Lionel Bart
(Sepia Records - new on 3 CDs/mp3/iTunesThe Genius of Lionel Bart - Stage & Pop Songs, Demos & Rarities - Various Artists
Selections from Oliver!, Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, Lock Up Your Daughters; pop hits he composed sung by artists such as Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard, Anthony Newley, Tommy Steele, Adam Faith, Alma Cogan; rare demos from the musical Blitz!; unused material written for the James Bond film Thunderball; rarities from unproduced shows Gulliver's Travels, Quasimodo, Golda; performances by Bart himself. Extensive booklet with many previously unseen photographs. Produced with support from the Lionel Bart Foundation. 83 tracks.

(Miranda Music - new mp3)
Marissa Mulder. With Bill Zeffiro, piano, Pete Anderson, sax & clarinet, John Loehrke, bass. Recorded live at the Metropolitan Room. "Pure Imagination / Never Never Land," "They Say It's Spring," "Day In, Day Out," "Old Black Magic," "My Kind of Guy," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "My Attorney Bernie," "Money Tree," "Lullaby for Nathan Charles," "Nobody's Heart," "Better," "Where Is the Wonder," "Both Sides Now," "Lorelei," "Illusions / Disneyland," "Rainbow Connection."

In Here: Music and Lyrics by Charles Bloom
(Sonic Landscape - new on CD and mp3/iTunesIn Here - Various Artists
Debut recording from composer-lyricist Charles Bloom. 18-piece orchestra, with Bloom's original compositions sung by Christine Ebersole, Jill Paice, Nikki Renee Daniels, David Burnham, Howard McGillin, Josh Grisetti, Jason Graae, Claybourne Elder, Vicki Lewis, Damon Kirsche, Gregory Jbara, Christy Faber, Liz Larson, John Dossett, Ashley Fox Linton, Aaron Lazar. Produced, orchestrated and conducted by David Snyder. 16-page full color booklet with comments by Peter Filichia, and complete lyrics. Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby; at Amazon for higher price.

Release Me: Barbra Streisand
(Columbia - new on CD/vinyl/mp3/iTunesRelease Me - Barbra Streisand
Previously recorded by unreleased tracks. "Being Good Isn't Good Enough," "Didn't We," "Willow Weep For Me," "Try To Win a Friend," "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today," "With One More Look At You," "Lost In Wonderland" (English version of Jobim's "Antigua"), "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?/The Heather On The Hill," "Mother And Child," "If It's Meant To Be," "Home." Vinyl version was released 9/25/12.

Singin' In the Rain
(First Night Records - on CD)
2012 London cast recording. Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed score. Sandra Dickinson, Scarlett Strallen, Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley, Katherine Kingsley, Michael Brandon. "Overture," "Fit As A Fiddle," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream," "All I Do," "Make ‘Em Laugh," "Beautiful Girl," "You Are My Lucky Star," "You Were Meant For Me," "Moses Supposes," "Good Morning," "Singin' In The Rain," "Entr'acte," "Good Morning Reprise," "Would You?," "What's Wrong With Me?," "Broadway Melody Ballet," "Lucky Star (Reprise)," "Singin' In The Rain" (Reprise), "Playout." Released 10/2 on new mp3/iTunes.

Top Hat - The Musical
(First Night Records - new mp3)
Original London cast recording. Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen. "Overture," "Puttin' On the Ritz," "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)," "No Strings (Reprise)," "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," "Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain)?," "You're Easy to Dance With," "What Is Love?," "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails," "The Piccolino," "Wild About You," "Cheek to Cheek," "Better Luck Next Time," "Latins Know How," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Outside of That, I Love You," "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket (Reprise)," "Finale." Released 10/2 on new mp3/iTunes.

Up in Central Park
(Sepia - new on CD/mp3/iTunesUp in Central Park - Deanna Durbin & Dick Haymes
First time release, remastered soundtrack songs from 1948 movie version of Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Fields musical. Deanna Durbin and Dick Haymes. Also, the studio cast recording sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Robert Merrill, also on CD for the first time. 26 tracks.


Jason Gould
(Backwards Dog - new on mp3/iTunesJason Gould - EP - Jason Gould
Jason Gould (son of Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould) 5-track EP. "Morning Prayer," "This Masquerade," "Hello," "How Deep Is the Ocean," "Nature Boy."

Velvet Sky
(new on mp3/iTunesVelvet Sky - Valarie Pettiford
A collection of original lullabyes sung by Valarie Pettiford. 13 tracks.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Little Shop of Horrors Director's Cut
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-Ray)
1986 film version of Howard Ashman/ Alan Menken Off-Broadway play. Includes two HD versions: the theatrical cut and a director's cut that features a newly restored, 20-minute alternate ending. Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi. Bonuses: commentary by Frank Oz (on the theatrical version); introduction with Richard Conway; outtakes; deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes documentary. 40-page book featuring movie trivia, actor and director bios and more.

Rock of Ages Expanded Version
(Warner Bros - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
2012 film based on Broadway musical. Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Åkerman, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, and Mary J. Blige. Extended edition with extras.

BOOKs Now Available:

Broadway Musicals: From the Pages of The New York Times
(Abrams - new hardcover book)
Includes original reviews of the 119 most important musicals, selected by theater critic Ben Brantley and accompanied by photographs from each show's first production as well as revivals. By decade, up to Book of Mormon. Introduction and essays by Brantley. 368 pages.

Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Biographer William J. Mann tells the story of how Streisand became an icon, by drawing on the private papers of Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse, and interviewing scores of her friends and lovers.

Performance of the Century: 100 Years of Actors' Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
By Robert Simonson. In advance of AEA turning 100 years old (2013), a new book, with historical images and photographs, about the union's past and American theater itself.


Celebrating The American Spirit, With Essential Voices USA
(Dorian Sono Luminus - new on CD)
performed by Essential Voices USA and directed by Judith Clurman. Guests Kelli O'Hara and Ron Raines, and composer-arranger Larry Hochman. "Sing Out Mr. President," a series of sixteen newly commissioned works set to quotations by U.S. presidents stretching from George Washington to Barack Obama; recently composed works and well-known tunes that are newly arranged by Larry Hochman, including "Reason to be Thankful," composed by Hochman and Sheldon Harnick.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes OLC
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
1962 London cast recording of Jule Styne-Leo Robin score. Dora Bryan. Anne Hart, Guy Middleton, Bessie Love. Four bonus tracks, including a pop version of "Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend."

George Chakiris Sings
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
The 12 tracks from original LP "George Chakiris" plus 16 tracks recorded earlier. "By Myself," "Once Upon A Time," "Tonight," "I Believe In You," "Mr. Lucky," "I'm Falling In Love With Someone," "Maria," "One Girl," "Ill Wind," "A Lot Of Livin' To Do," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream," "All I Need Is The Girl," "My Coloring Book," "Put On A Happy Face," "The Sound Of Music ," "Kids," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Stairway To Paradise," "Embraceable You," "Things Are Looking Up," "I Got Rhythm," "For You, For Me, For Evermore," "Do It Again," "Love Walked In," "My One And Only," "They All Laughed," "But Not For Me," "Someone To Watch Over Me."

Glee: The Music Presents Glease
(Columbia - new on CD)
Music from November 15 episode. "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Born To Hand Jive," "Greased Lightning," "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee," "Beauty School Drop Out," "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)," "There Are Worse Things I Can Do," "You're The One That I Want," "Summer Nights."

The Seven Per-Cent Solution
(Shout Factory - new on Blu-Ray/DVD set)
1976 film with Nicol Williamson, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Laurence Olivier, and Vanessa Redgrave, for which Stephen Sondheim song, "I Never Do Anything Twice."

Smash: Season One
(NBC Universal - new on 4 DVDs)
Complete first season of series about making a musical. Written by Theresa Rebeck. Music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Angelica Huston, Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Brian d'Arcy James, Jack Davenport. Extras to include gag reel, behind-the-scenes feature with Shaiman and Wittman, deleted and extended scenes.

Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage
(Columbia - new on CD)
Susan Boyle sings "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "The Winner Takes It All," "Send In The Clowns," "The Music Of The Night" (with Michael Crawford), "Bring Him Home," "Memory," "As Long As He Needs Me," "All I Ask Of You" (with Donny Osmond), "Out Here On My Own," "You ll Never Walk Alone," "This Is The Moment" (with Donny Osmond).

This Christmas: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
(Hip-O - new on CD)
Grease film stars reunite for album of holiday songs, with guests. "Baby It's Cold Outside," "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (featuring Kenny G), "I'll Be Home For Christmas" (featuring Barbra Streisand), "This Christmas" (featuring Chick Corea), "Silent Night", "The Christmas Waltz", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (featuring Cliff Richard), "Winter Wonderland" (featuring Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra), "White Christmas," "I Think You Might Like It," "The Christmas Song," "Deck The Halls" (featuring James Taylor), "Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Time Is Here" (Medley). Proceeds to to to the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.


Added to 11/19/12:

Jesus Christ Superstar
(new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, shown in theaters. Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie Chisholm. U.S. release date of DVD later this year; PBS telecast in 2013.

Added Amazon links:

(New World Records - new on CD/mp3)
World-premiere recording of complete Victor Herbert 1917 score. Includes all existing music that Herbert composed for Hearts of Erin and Eileen. Lynda Lee, Eamonn Mulhall, Philip O'Reilly, Mary O'Sullivan, Andrew Ashwin, Joe Corbett, Karl Harpur, Rachel Kelly, Dean Power, Orchestra of Ireland. David Brophy, conductor. "Overture," "Opening Act One," "Free Trade and a Misty Moon ," "My Little Irish Rose ," "Entrance of Humpy Grogan ," "Entrance of Barry O'Day ," "Ireland My Sireland," "Finale Act One," "Entr'acte 1," "Opening Act Two," "Too-re-loo-re (A French Pavane)," "Eileen (Alanna, Asthore)," "If Eve Had Left the Apple on the Bough," "I'd Love to Be a Lady," "Entrance Music," "When Love Awakes," "Life's a Game at Best," "Finale Act Two," "Entr'acte 2," "Opening Act Three," "Thine Alone," "The Irish Have a Great Day Tonight!," "Finale Ultimo"; Hearts of Erin: "Cupid, the Cunnin' Paudeen," "Opening Act Two," "Stars and Rosebuds," "Withdraw," "Reveries"; Orchestral Selections from Eileen. Also available at

More information added:

Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Complete Broadway Musicals
(Masterworks - new on 12 CDs)
Boxed set. Oklahoma! 1979 Broadway Cast, Carousel 1965 Lincoln Center Cast, State Fair 1996 OBC, Allegro 2008 Studio Cast, South Pacific 1949 OBC, The King And I 1977 Revival Cast, Me & Juliet 1953 OBC, Pipe Dream 1995 OBC, Cinderella 1956 TV Cast, Flower Drum Song 1958 OBC, The Sound of Music 1959 OBC. CDs in sleeves with the original cover art. 100-page 12" x 12" book with essays, rare production and behind-the-scenes photos, liner notes by Ted Chapin. biographies, and more.