Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/16/14

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:

December 9, 2 | November 25, 18, 11, 4 | October 28, 21, 14, 7, 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


Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

Also see our 2014 Gift Guides: Theatre Books, CDs Part 1, CDs Part 2


CDs Now Available:

Into the Woods Deluxe Soundtrack
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2014 film version of Sondheim/Lapine musical. Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale. "Prologue: Into the Woods" (Company), "Cinderella at the Grave" (Joanna Riding), "Hello, Little Girl" (Johnny Depp & Lilla Crawford), "Rapunzel's Song" (Mackenzie Mauzy), "The Cape as Red as Blood," "The Cow as White as Milk" (Emily Blunt & James Corden), "Magic Beans," "Rapunzel's Hair," "Granny's Cottage," "I Know Things Now" (Lilla Crawford), "The Beanstalk Grows," "Cinderella Runs," "A Very Nice Prince" (Anna Kendrick & Emily Blunt), "Giants in the Sky" (Daniel Huttlestone), "Who Cares!," "Baker and Wife Part," "Princes' Fanfare," "Agony" (Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen), "The Forbidden Tower," "May I Compare This Ear of Corn?," "It Takes Two" (Emily Blunt & James Corden), "Two Midnights Gone," "One Day Left," "Stay With Me" (Meryl Streep), "Jack Chops Down the Beanstalk," "On the Steps of the Palace" (Anna Kendrick), "She Won't Get Far With One Shoe," "Searching for Cinderella," "Careful My Toe" (Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard & Lucy Punch), "The Slipper Fits," "Rapunzel's Tear," "This Cow Is Covered With Flour," "Almost Midnight," "The Witch's Transformation," "Ever After" (Instrumental)," "Back Into the Woods," "Find the Boy," "Witch's Lament" (Meryl Streep), "Any Moment" (Chris Pine & Emily Blunt), "Moments in the Woods" (Emily Blunt), "Your Fault" (Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep & Anna Kendrick), "Last Midnight" (Meryl Streep), "No More" (Instrumental)," "The Far Away Prince," "No One Is Alone" (Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Lilla Crawford & Daniel Huttlestone), "The Giant Attack," "Finale/Children Will Listen" (Part 1)" (James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep & Company), "Finale/Children Will Listen" (Part 2)" (Company), "Stay With Me" (Instrumental)," "Last Midnight" (Instrumental).

The Last Ship OBC
(Universal - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Original Broadway cast recording of Sting score from current Broadway production, plus one song performed by Sting. Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Fred Applegate. "Island of Souls," "All This Time," "August Winds," "Shipyard," "If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor," "Dead Man's Boots," "The Last Ship (Part One)," "The Last Ship (Part Two)," "What Say You, Meg?," "We've Got Now't Else," "When We Dance," "The Night The Pugilist Learned How to Dance," "So To Speak," "Show Some Respect," "It's Not the Same Moon," "Underground River," "Ghost Story," "The Last Ship (Finale)," "What Say You, Meg?" (performed by Sting).

Peter Pan Live! (Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event)
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Soundtrack recording of December 2014 live television show. Allison Williams, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Minnie Driver, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders, Jake Lucas, John Allyn. "Overture," "Tender Shepherd," "Peter Flies In," "I Gotta Crow," "Neverland," "I'm Flying," "Pirate March," "Vengeance," "The Usual Rivalries," "Hook's Tango," "Wendy," "Hook's Tarantella," "I Won't Grow Up," "Mermaids Lagoon," "Only Pretend," "Wonderful World Without Peter," "True Blood Brothers," "Distant Melody," "When I Went Home," "I'm Flying (reprise)," "Hook's Waltz," "The Fight," "I Gotta Crow (reprise)," "Only Pretend (reprise)/Tender Shepherd (reprise)," "I Won't Grow Up (reprise)," "Finale Ultimo: Neverland (reprise)."

Stars of David: Story to Song
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/iTunes)
World premiere recording of musical song cycle based on Abigail Pogrebin's non-fiction book. Conceived by Aaron Harnick (book by Charles Busch). Songs by William Finn, Tom Kitt, Duncan Sheik, Sheldon Harnick, Jeanine Tesori, Michael Friedman, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Amanda Green, Nathan Tysen & Chris Miller, Susan Birkenhead, and Marvin Hamlisch. Alex Brightman, Janet Metz, Alan Shmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, Brad Oscar, Joanna Glushak, Donna Vivino. "Stars of David," "Yitzy Magence," "As If I Weren't There," "Lenny the Great," "High Holy Days," "Music to My Ears," "Smart People," "Balance," "Book of Norman," "Who Knew Jew," "The Darkening Blue," "Broken Pieces," "Just Be Who You Are," "Horrible Seders," "The Women Who Had No Names," "L'Dor V'Dor/Finale."

You Belong to Me: by Steven Maglio
(new digital album)
Carnegie Club singer. "You Belong to Me," "Cry," "Stay as Sweet as You Are," "Good Morning Heartache," "Old Cape Cod," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "This Time the Dream's On Me," "Skylark," "Real Live Girl," "I Remember You," "The Glory of Love," "The Party's Over," "Press the Play Button." Sample clips, individual tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Carols For A Cure 2014: Volume 16 Digital
(at iTunes)
Broadway and Off-Broadway casts come together in song. "A Very Glam Christmas" (A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder), "Soul Cake" (The Last Ship with Sting), "Another Christmas Eve" (Motown the Musical with Ryan Shaw), "New Year's Day" (Beautiful-The Carole King Musical featuring Jessie Mueller), "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" (Kinky Boots), "Christmas Eve in My Hometown" (On the Town), "Stille Nacht & Mi Zeh Hidlik" (Cabaret), "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" (Wicked), "One Good Thing" (Matilda the Musical), "Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella" (The Phantom of the Opera), "Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace)" (Mamma Mia!; Disc 2: "Christmas Cinderella" (Cinderella, featuring Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd and Judy Kaye), "The Little Drummer Boy" (If/Then), "My Simple Christmas Wish" (Perez Hilton), "Here We Come A-Wassailing" (Once), "I Saw Three Ships" (Les Misérables, featuring Nikki M. James and Andy Mientus), "What Child Is This?" (Pippin, featuring Carly Hughes and Kyle Dean Massey), "We Three Kings" (Aladdin), "Christmas in New York" (Jersey Boys), "O Holy Night" (The Lion King), "I Am Here" (Motown the Musical). CDs available at Broadway Cares


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

From Here to Eternity
(CineStage/U.K. - 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 available in the U.K. at Amazon UK. As of today, Amazon U.S. has pulled availability of this item, but there are third party sellers.

Jay Johnson: The Two & Only!
(Pop Twist - new DVD)
Live recording of 2007 Best Special Theatrical Event. 114 minutes.

Peter Pan Live! DVD
(Universal/NBC - new on DVD/2-Disc DVD + CD Soundtrack Gift Set)
New live production for TV. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh. Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie. Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. Includes "Making of..." broadcast program. Aired live on NBC on December 4, 2014.

Peter Pan Live! DVD DVD + CD Soundtrack Gift Set
(Universal/NBC - DVD + CD)
New live production for TV. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh. Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie. Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. Includes "Making of..." broadcast program. Aired live on NBC on December 4, 2014. Limited edition includes the soundtrack on CD.


BOOKs Now Available:

Into the Woods (movie tie-in edition)
(TCG - Paperback Book)
168 pages, including 8 full-color pages of photos from the film.

The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country
(Theatre Communications Group - Kindle Edition/)
Richard Nelson play cycle (That Hopey Changey Thing, (Sweet and Sad, Sorry, Regular Singing). 330 pages. Paperback version release date is currently 12/30/14.

The Godspell Experience: Inside a Transformative Musical
(Scene 1 Publishing - Paperback Book)
By Carol de Giere. Foreword by Stephen Schwartz. Behind-the-scenes account of the musical's creative history, notes about each song, never-before-published photographs, movie development details, complete lyrics, and more. The author has gathered fresh comments from original cast members, Stephen Schwartz, friends of the late John-Michael Tebelak (who conceived the musical and directed the first productions), Godspell movie cast members, and others. 384 pages.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical The Applause Libretto Library
(Applause - Paperback Book)
160 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Divine Julie Andrews: Our Fair Lady
(Memory Lane - 3-disc import set)
Disc one: "So In Love," "Cheek To Cheek," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Come To Me, Bend To Me," "Falling In Love With Love," "I'm Old Fashioned," "My Ship," "He Loves And She Loves," "Pedro The Fisherman," "Matelot," "We'll Gather Lilacs," "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible! It's Possible!," "Ten Minutes Ago," "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful," "When You're Driving Through The Moonlight," "A Lovely Night," "Julie Andrews & Bing Crosby - Sad Is The Life Of A Sailor's Wife," "When You're In Love," "Julie Andrews & Bing Crosby - Once Upon A Long Ago"; Disc two: "London Pride," "The Lass With A Delicate Air," "If My Songs Were Only Winged," "The Floral Dance," "As I Went A-Roaming," "Where'er You Walk," "To A Wild Rose," "The Kerry Dance," "Little Old Lady," "Canterbury Fair," "These Precious Things," "You're A Builder Upper," "Tally Ho!," "Songs Of Fun And Nonsense," "The Animal World," "Bedtime Songs And Lullabies"; Disc three: "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "Just You Wait," "The Rain In Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Show Me," "Without You," "The Boy Friend," "I Could Be Happy With You," "A Room In Bloomsbury," "Poor Little Pierrette," "Finale," "Lak Jeem," "Indian Love Call," "Pretty Things," "Finale, Act I," "Finaletto, Act II," "Minuet Of The Minute," "Door Of My Dreams," "Finale Ultimo."

Steve Tyrell: That Lovin' Feeling
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Based on Café Carlyle show. "Stand By Me," "Up On The Roof," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (with Bill Medley), "Jazzman" (with Dave Koz on sax), "Laughter in the Rain" (with Neil Sedaka), "Rock and Roll Lullaby" (with B.J. Thomas), and "On Broadway" (with Barry Mann), "Good, Good Lovin'" ( with Judith Hill).




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