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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/23/12

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:

October 16, 9, 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:

Carols for a Cure 2012: Volume 14
(new on 2 CDs)
Holiday classics and brand new original material from the companies of Evita, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, among others. Celebrity guest stars include Ricky Martin, Cyndi Lauper and Perez Hilton. "Los Tres Reyes Magos" (Evita Ricky Martin, Elena Roger), "Call Your Mom" (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), "You Don't Have To Be Alone On Christmas" (Chaplin), "For My Child's First Chanukah" (Lisa Yaeger), "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" (Newsies), "Good Queen Wenceslas" (The Mystery Of Edwin Drood), "The Wexford Carol" (Once), "Dominick The Donkey" (Peter And The Starcatcher), "Outside The Box" (The Phantom Of The Opera), "The Wreath Of Kindness" (The Lion King), "Blue Christmas" (Kinky Boots Cyndi Lauper), "Angels We Have Heard On High" (Bring It On), "A Perez Hilton Christmas" (Newsical Perez Hilton), "Nye@The Venus Club" (Rock Of Ages), "The Birthday Of A King" (Mary Poppins), "Soul Cake" (Mamma Mia!), "Keep The Home Fires Burning" (Rebecca), "O Holy Night" (Wicked), "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the John W. Engeman Theatre), "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" (Miracle On 34th Street At The Arvada Center), "Have You Heard About The Baby/Glory To The Newborn King" (Jersey Boys). Available at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS website.

A Christmas Story (the musical)
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre production. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Clarke Hallum as Ralphie, Tom Wopat, Matthew Lewis, John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Anne Allgood, Frank Corrado, Carol Swarbrick, Jadd Davis, Candice Donehoo, Brandon O'Neill, River Aguirre Billie Wildrick, Matt Wolfe, Orville Mendoza. "Overture," "Counting Down to Christmas," "At Higbee's," "Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun," "Counting Down to Christmas (Reprise)," "The Genius on Cleveland Street," "When You're a Wimp," "Ralphie to the Rescue," "What A Mother Does," "Sticky Situation," "A Major Award," "Act One - Finale," "A Kid At Christmas," "Just Like That," "Up On Santa's Lap," "Before the Old Man Comes Home," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana," "A Christmas Story." Previously released on mp3 and iTunes.

Danny Wright: Black and White 25th Anniversary Edition
(Wh Sound Studio - new on CD/iTunesBlack and White: The Classics - Danny Wright
Pianist's anniversary album of film, Broadway and classical piano arrangements. Remastered with new artwork, liner notes and a bonus track. "Moonlight Sonata," "Gershwin Medley," "If I Loved You," "Memory," "Send in the Clowns," "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Theme from 'Terms of Endearment'," "Canon in D," "Breezes," "Barbra Streisand Medley," "I Dreamed a Dream."

David Phelps: Classic
(Spring House - new on CD/mp3/iTunes iconClassic - David Phelps
Award-winning tenor sings 13 arias, classical anthems and newly arranged pop songs. "Panis Angelicus," "Joyful, Joyful," "O Mio Babbino Caro," "The Dream," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "What a Wonderful World," "Agnus Dei," "Morning Has Broken / Morning Chorus" (Medley), "Donna Non Vidi Mai," "The Lord's Prayer," "Bring Him Home," "America the Beautiful / God Bless America" (Medley), "Goin' Home."

Days of Wine & Roses: Songs of Johnny Mercer
(Green Hill - new on CD/mp3/iTunes iconDays of Wine and Roses: Songs of Johnny Mercer - Beegie Adair
Jazz pianist. Beegie Adair. "Days of Wine and Roses," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Something's Gotta Give," "Autumn Leaves," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Blues in the Night," "That Old Black Magic," "Laura," "I Remember You," "Skylark," "Tangerine," "Moon River," "Dream."

Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory
(SimG Records - new on CD)
Original cast recording of the score from Paul Boyd musical staged at Lyric Theatre Belfast and the Edinburgh Fringe. Leanne Jones, Tara Flynn, Conleth Kane, Russell Morton, Christopher Finn, Kevin Hynes, Tommy Wallace, Orla Gramley. All of the songs from the show, plus 12-page booklet. All royalties go to the Terrence Higgins Trust charity. Available at SimG Records.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
(Verve - on CD)
Re-release of original 1985 Broadway cast recording. Betty Buckley, Patti Cohenour, Jerome Dempsey, Stephen Glavin, Joe Grifasi, John Herrera, Judy Kuhn, Cleo Laine, George N. Martin, Howard McGillin, Donna Murphy, George Rose, Jana Schneider. "There You Are" (Chairman & Company), "A Man Could Go Quite Mad" (Jasper), "Two Kinsmen" (Drood & Jasper), "Moonfall" (Rosa), "The Wages Of Sin" (Princess Puffer), "Both Sides Of The Coin" (Jasper & Chairman), "Perfect Strangers" (Drood & Rosa), "No Good Can Come From Bad" (Neville, Rosa, Helena, Crisparkle, Jasper, Drood, Cook), "Never The Luck" (Bazzard & Company), "The Name Of Love & Moonfall" (Rosa & Jasper, With Ensemble), "Settling Up The Score" (Datchery & Puffer, With Ensemble), "Off To The Races" (Chairman, Durdles, Deputy, With Ensemble), "Don't Quit While You're Ahead" (Puffer & Company), "The Garden Path To Hell" (Puffer), "A Word From Your Chairman," Out On A Limerick" (Rosa Bud), "Out On A Limerick" (Reverend Crisparkle), "Out On A Limerick" (Bazzard), "Out On A Limerick" (Neville Landless), "Out On A Limerick" (Helena Landless), "Jasper's Confession" (Jasper), "Murderer's Confession" (Princess Puffer), "Murderer's Confession" (Rosa Bud), "Murderer's Confession" (Bazzard), "Murderer's Confession" (Reverend Crisparkle), "Murderer's Confession" (Neville Landless), "Murderer's Confession" (Helena Landless), "Finale: The Writing On The Wall" (Drood & Company). Previously released digitally on mp3 and at iTunes

The Rat Race Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
World premiere release of Elmer Bernstein soundtrack for film based on Garson Kanin play. Bonuses: mono source cues (all by Bernstein) and a couple of demos. Limited release of 1200 copies. To ship in early November, but several weeks earlier for purchases made through

Robert Cuccioli: The Look of Love
(Canis Minor Records - new on CD/mp3)
Singer/actor's debut solo recording. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," "All Of You," "Love Is Here To Stay," "A Fine Romance," "I Wanna Be Around," "Once Upon A Time," "Witchcraft," "All I Need Now Is The Girl" and "This Is The Moment." Tracks, slips and album available at CD Baby. Financed through Kickstarter.


Barbara Carroll: How Long Has This Been Going On
(Harbinger - on CD-R/mp3)
Recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. "Change Partners," "Some Other Time," "Fascinating Rhythm," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "My Man's Gone Now," "I Got Rhythm," "Todd's Blues," "Too Soon," "Have You Met Miss Jones." Now available on CD-R and mp3.

(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/mp3)
Original Sony Broadway cast album. 1951 show with score by Walter Kent and Kim Gannon. Frank Albertson, Alonzo Bosan, Joan Bowman, Bonnie Brae, Carol Cole, Ann Crowley, Doris Dalton, Maurice Ellis, Dick Kallman, Ellen McCown, Sherry McCutcheon, Harrison Muller, Kenneth Nelson, Elizabeth Pacetti, Helen Wood. CD-R at ArkiMusic.

We Sing: West End Stage
(Stand Well Back - new mp3 album/iTunesWe Sing - Westend Stage
West End musical theatre hits sung by the West End Stage theatre school students. "Fabulous, Baby!," "For Good," "Go the Distance," "You Can't Stop the Beat," "Never Forget," "Who I'd Be," "Come What May," "Don't Stop Me Now," "One Day More," "We Are Young"a (Live bonus track]. Available at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Ernie Kovacs Collection, Vol. 2
(Shout! Factory - new on 3 DVDs)
Eight episodes from Kovacs' morning show; 18 bonus sketches; 3 complete episodes of his game show Take A Good Look; A Pony for Chris r are TV pilot for Medicine Man co-starring Buster Keaton; The Lively Arts with the only existing filmed interview with Ernie Kovacs; 2011 American Cinematheque Panel, featuring Harry Shearer, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Merrill Markoe, George Schlatter, Jolene Brand and Ben Model; 12-page booklet with essay and notes from Kovacs and Edie Adams archivist Ben Model. Orders directly from Shout with include bonus DVD with seven episodes of Take A Good Look, all unseen since their original broadcast, with panelists/guests including Edie Adams, Carl Reiner, Cesar Romero, Hans Conreid, Rogers Hornsby and Bobby Fischer.

BOOKs Now Available:

Norman Bel Geddes Designs America
(Abrams - new hardcover book)
Donald Albrecht, editor. Explores designer Bel Geddes' life and career through 100 projects: streamlined airplanes, ships, and cars, to stage sets, appliances, and much more, through photographs and essays. Companion volume to the upcoming 2012 exhibition curated by Donald Albrecht I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, and the Museum of the City of New York. 400 pages.

World on a String: A Musical Memoir
(Wiley - new Hardcover/Kindle Book)
By John Pizzarelli with Joseph Cosgriff. "The story of a musical life well lived"; "celebration of life, family, and music." Includes rare personal photos from John's life and career, stories about working with music greats from Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney to James Taylor and Paul McCartney, as well as inside information on how he got his signature sound. Foreword by Jonathan Schwartz. 304 pages.


Babes in Toyland (1961)
(Disney - new Blu-Ray)
Disney musical film. Directed by Jack Donohoe. Ray Bolger, Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Tommy Sands, Ann Jillian. Oscar-nominated score includes 11 songs by George Bruns and Mel Leven. 105 minutes.

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway
(new on CD/mp3)
Brian Stokes Mitchell solo album. Created "without the benefit of overdubs or audio separation—Stokes and his pianist in the same room at the same time." Tedd Firth on piano. "Feeling Good," "How to Handle a Woman," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Stars," "Soliloquy (from "Carousel")," "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Sorry Grateful," "Finishing the Hat," "The Impossible Dream," "Some Other Time." CD sold at CD Baby (and by CD Baby through Amazon for more).

Me and Juliet OBC
(RCA Victor - on mp3)
Looks like BMG's 1992 remastering, released digitally. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Isabel Bigley, Mark Dawson, Bob Fortier, Bill Hayes, Jackie Kelk, Arthur Maxwell, Joan McCracken, Ray Walston.


In the Heights: Complete Book and Lyrics
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Lin-Manuel Miranda / Quiara Alegria Hudes Broadway musical. 160 pages.


Added to November 13:

Cabaret OLC
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - on CD)
1968 London cast recording of Kander & Ebb score. Kevin Colson, Judi Dench, Barry Dennen, Lila Kedrova, Richard Owens, Peter Sallis, Pamela Strong.

Added, no release date:

Babes in Toyland (1955)
(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 TV version of Victor Herbert operetta. Libretto by Glen MacDonough. Produced by Max Liebman. Dennis Day, Barbara Cook, Wally Cox, Jack E. Leonard, and Dave Garroway; the Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes. Black & white. 75 minutes.