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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/13/12

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:

November 6 | October 30, 23, 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:

Cabaret OLC
(Masterworks/ArkivMusic - on CD-R/mp3)
1968 London cast recording of Kander & Ebb score. Kevin Colson, Judi Dench, Barry Dennen, Lila Kedrova, Richard Owens, Peter Sallis, Pamela Strong.

For The Record: Tarantino Original Cast Recording
(LML Music - new on CD)
Concert show which features adaptations from the music in the director's films. Darryl Semira, Von Smith, Anderson Davis, Dionne Gipson, Jason Paige, Jackie Tohn, Steve Mazurek, Anderson Davis, Margaret M. Spirito, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Mone Truitt, Anneliese Van Der Pol, Jason Paige, Lisa Datz, Kristolyn Lloyd, Ginifer King. "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity," "Hooked On A Feeling," "Stuck In The Middle With You," "Harvest Moon," "I Gotcha," "Misirlou," "Son Of A Preacher Man," "Lonesome Town," "You Never Can Tell," "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," "If Love Is A Red Dress (Hang Me In Rags)," "Flowers On The Wall," "Across 110th Street," "Long Time Woman," "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time," "Street Life," "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "She's Not There," "Goodnight Moon," "A Satisfied Mind," "Chick Habit," "Baby It's You," "Down In Mexico," "The Man With The Big Sombrero," "Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)," "Magic Carpet."

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes OLC
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesGentlemen Prefer Blondes (Original London Cast) - Various Artists
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/mp3/iTunesGeorge Chakiris Sings - George Chakiris
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."

Judy Garland —The Amsterdam Concert
(First Hand Records - on 2 CDs)
First official complete commercial release of the legendary December 10, 1960. Full program of 30 songs as performed by Garland plus interviews with Garland, Sid Luft and conductor Norrie Paramor. Booklet illustrated with photographs of Garland performing on stage at the Tuschinski Theatre. Jos Cleber's Cosmopolitan Orchestra conducted by Norrie Paramor. Special priced 2CD jewel case issue to be released in Fall 2012. Will be available for purchase two weeks early at a further discounted price directly from the FHR website, where a track list is currently available.

Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/iTunesStanding Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage - Susan Boyle
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 CDmp3/iTunesThis Christmas - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
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.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Christmas Around the World With Perry Como
(Koch Entertainment - new on DVD/CD)
DVD and CD versions of Perry Como TV specials. Guests include Debbie Boone, Vicki Carr, Sid Caesar, Richard Chamberlain, Angie Dickinson and John Wayne. Musical highlights include "The Lord's Prayer," "Bless This House," "I Wonder as I Wander" and "Ave Maria."

Company Concert
(Image Entertainment - new on DVD/Blu-Ray)
Avery Fisher Hall 2011 concert presentation staged by Lonny Price. Stephen Sondheim score, book by George Furth. Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Colbert, Jim Walton, Jon Cryer, Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Chryssie Whitehead, Alexa Green, Fred Inkley, Rob Lorey, Jessica Vosk, Callie Carter, Ariana DeBose, Sean Ewing, Ashley Fitzgerald, Lorin Latarro and Lee Wilkins. Paul Gemignani conducts the New York Philharmonic, with Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations. 145 minutes.

Musicares Tribute to Barbra Streisand
(Shout Factory - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
2011 concert with Streisand and guest Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Leann Rimes, Faith Hill, and Stevie Wonder. Program includes: "Down With Love / Get Happy/ Make Someone Happy" (Diana Krall), "Guilty" (Seal), "Somewhere" (Leona Lewis), "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Lazy Afternoon" (Herbie Hancock and Nikki Yanofsky), "My Man" (Lea Michele), "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Jeff Beck, LeAnn Rimes and BeBe Winans), "Send in the Clowns" (Faith Hill), "One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home" (Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison), "Memory" (Barry Manilow), "Smile" (Tony Bennett), "People" (Stevie Wonder featuring Arturo Sandoval), "Windmills of Your Mind" (Barbra Streisand), "The Promise (I'll Never Say Goodbye)" (Barbra Streisand).

BOOKs Now Available:

Marvin Makes Music
(Dial - Hardcover Book/CD)
Ages 6 and up. By Marvin Hamlisch. Illustrated by Jim Madsen. Children's book version of Marvin Hamlisch story. Includes CD with original song.


The Holiday Guys (Happy Merry Hanu-Mas)
(Yellow Sound - new on CD/mp3)
Marc Kudisch and Jeffrey Denman, based on their York Theatre Company show. "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Jingle Bells," "My Simple Christmas Wish," "Christmas Time Is Here," "Lonely Jew On Christmas," "The Jazzy Nutcracker," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "There's Always Tomorrow," "Put One Foot in Front of the Other," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," "The Christmas Song," "Peace On Earth," "O Hanukkah O Christmas Tree," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

Les Misérables: 10th Anniversary Concert Special Edition
(BBC Warner - new on 2 DVDs)
Newly remastered version of the 1995 concert featuring Colm Wilkinson, Lea Salonga, Judy Kuhn, Michael Ball, and Alun Armstrong with a 150-voice chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Bonuses: never-before-seen interview footage with producer Cameron Mackintosh, composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, and lyricist Alain Boublil; one-hour documentary Stage by Stage —The Making of Les Mis"; 12-page commemorative booklet; replica ticket from the 1995 London after-party.


Added to December 4:

Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap: Something to Remember
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
"Where or When," "I Thought About You," "Why Did I Choose You," "Somebody Loves Me," "A Ghost Of A Chance," "Isn't This A Lovely Day?," "Something To Remember You By," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "I Was Telling Him About You," "Stars," "Where Do You Start?," "The Best Thing for You," "Solitude," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Two for the Road."

Added to January 29, 2013:

Noël and Cole
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Arranged and music-directed by David Loud, an earlier version of which played in the 2011 Broadway Close Up series at Merkin Concert Hall. Sara Jean Ford, Elizabeth Stanley, Barbara Walsh, Philip Chaffin, Euan Morton and Matthew Scott. Recording this week. Produced by Tommy Krasker.

Added, no release date:

Calendar Dream: Andrea McArdle
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
13 new songs from an assortment of writers "one for each month of the year and one about a year in the life of a woman facing a new and unexpected adventure."

Judy Kuhn new solo album
(new on CD)
The Tony-nominated actress sings songs by songwriters who have had a profound influence on her: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, among others. Based on recent concerts. Music director Dan Lipton on piano, Damien Bassman playing African and South American percussion, and Peter Sachon on acoustic and electric cello. Funding at Kickstarter.