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August 7, 14, 21, 28
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| 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 Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Expanded Soundtrack
(Quartet Records/MGM - new on CD)
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; music direction and incidental music by Ken Thorne. First release with Ken Thorne's complete underscore. Newly remastered from the original stereo 1/2" album masters from the MGM vaults, and 1/4" tape from the private library of Mr. Thorne. Deluxe full-color 24-page booklet with liner notes and track-by-track analysis by Randall D. Larson. Limited edition of 1000 units. Album and clips available at Quartet Records.
Justin Hayford: Here I'll Stay
(new on CD/mp3)
Fourth album from this singer/pianist. "Why Try to Change Me Now," "The Best Thing For You (Would Be Me)," "Blame It On My Youth," "My Very Good Friend the Milkman," "Like I Used to Do," "Blah, Blah, Blah," "Poor You," "Everything Happens to Me," "Dreamer," "Nothing Could Be Better," "It Never Fails," "Here I'll Stay." Available on his website for "name your price," and all proceeds go to AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. Jim Cox on bass, Phil Gratteau on drums, Brad Hayford and Mike Lapchick on guitar.
Les Miserables 1985 OLC
(First Night - on 2 CDs)
Digitally remastered. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schoenberg score. Colm Wilkinson, Patti LuPone, Michael Ball, Frances Ruffelle, Roger Allam, Alun Armstrong, Sue Jane Tanner, Rebecca Caine, David Burt. Released 12/11/12.
Nancy Stearns: A Wish
(new on CD/mp3)
"Some Kind of Music," "A Wish," "Take a Chance," "If He Were Straight and I Were Young," "Grow Young," "I Won't Grow Up," "Talk to the Animals," "Go Back Home," "I Am Woman," "One Sweet Morning," "Help Is On the Way," "Certified Senior Citizen," "The Power and Glory," "An Ordinary Day," "On the Other Side of the Tracks," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Sweet Happy Life." Clips, tracks, and album available at CD Baby.
Now. Here. This.
(Sh-K-boom - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Off-Broadway cast recording of Jeff Bowen/Hunter Bell/Susan Blackwell score. Musical direction and arrangements by Larry Pressgrove. Cast includes the writers plus Heidi Blickenstaff (all from [title of show]. "What Are the Odds?," "More Life," "Dazzle Camouflage," "Give Me Your Attention," "Archer," "I Rarely Schedule Nothing / Cacophony," "Members Only," "That'll Never Be Me," "Kick Me," "Then Comes You," "The Amazing Adventures of the "Doc" Wilbert S. Pound," "That Makes Me Hot," "Golden Palace," "Get Into It," "This Time," "Now. Here. This."; Bonus track: "That'll Never Be Me" (Composer Demo). Recorded 9/17/12.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
13 The Musical
U.K. National Youth Music Theatre cast of Jason Robert Brown score. Digital booklet included. "13/Becoming A Man," "The Lamest Place In The World," "Hey Kendra," "One Day In October," "Get Me What I Need," "Opportunity," "What It Means To Be A Friend," "All Hail The Brain," "Terminal Illness," "Getting Ready," "Any Minute," "Good Enough," "Being A Geek," "Bad Bad News," "Tell Her," "It Can't Be True," "If That's What It Is," "A Little More Homework," "Brand New You."
Cheyenne Jackson: Don't Wanna Know
(new digital single at iTunes)
Third single release from upcoming album.
Drafts: The Music and Lyrics of Alexander Sage Oyen, Vol. One
(new digital mp3/iTunes)
First of a two-volume set featuring the work of up-and-coming composer-lyricist Alexander Sage Oyen (Sidekicks, A Night Like This). Emma Hunton, Matt DeAngelis, Derek Klena, Noah Galvin. 17 tracks.
Natalie Toro: Just in Time for Christmas
(digital single on mp3/iTunes)
Newly issued digital single, a precursor to Natalie's Christmas CD to be released in 2013.
No Way To Treat A Lady Original Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new digital release on mp3 and iTunes)
Digital release of 1997 Varese CD. Score by Douglas J. Cohen, adapted from the novel by William Goldman. Adam Grupper, Paul Schoeffler, Alix Korey, and Marguerite MacIntyre. "I Need A Life," "Only A Heartbeat Away," "Crime Scene Report," "So Far, So Good," "Safer In My Arms," "I've Been A Bad Boy," "What Shall I Sing For You?," "The First Move," "I Hear Humming," "Lunch With Sarah," "So Far, So Good (reprise)/You're Getting Warmer," "Front Page News," "So Much In Common," "Once More From The Top," "One Of The Beautiful People," "Still," "I Have Noticed A Change/Once More From The Top (reprise)," "What Shall I Sing For You? (reprise)," "So Far, So Good (reprise) and Finale." Digital booklet with album.
(new at iTunes)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz and Stephen Wargo score. Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Brandon Espinoza, Wade McCollum, Claire Neumann, Lee Seymour, Shelley Thomas and Alex Wyse. "Velociraptor in a Cage," "Triassic Parq Original Cast," "Beautiful Day," "Get Out," "Love Me as a Friend," "Searching," "Dick Fix," "Hello Little Goat / Dick Fix Reprise," "This Is How the World Ends," "Mama," "Power Ballad," "Death of a Velociraptor," "We Are Dinosaurs," "Science." CD to be released in January.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
Hans Christian Andersen [Blu-ray]
(HBO Home Video - new on Blu-Ray)
1952 musical film with Frank Loesser score. Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh, Philip Tonge. Digibook.
BOOKs Now Available:
Dinner with Lenny: The Last Long Interview with Leonard Bernstein
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jonathan Cott. November 1989 (a year before his death) Bernstein interview, based on a frank twelve-hour conversation. This is the complete account, with Bernstein on matters musical, pedagogical, political, psychological, spiritual, and the personal. Pointed comments on a wide array of topics, from popular music ("the Beatles were the best songwriters since Gershwin"), to great composers ("Wagner was always in a psychotic frenzy. He was a madman, a megalomaniac"), and politics (lamenting "the brainlessness, the mindlessness, the carelessness, and the heedlessness of the Reagans of the world"). And of course, of conducting. Published in abridged form in Rolling Stone magazine in 1990. 192 pages with 15 black-and-white photos.
The Voice of an American Playwright: Interviews with Horton Foote
(Mercer Univ Press - Paperback Book)
By Gerald C. Wood and Marion Castleberry. 360 pages.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Tony Bennett: As Time Goes By: Great American Songbook Classics
(Concord - new on CD)
From recordings made during the '70s. Digital remastering by Joe Tarantino. New liner notes by Will Friedwald. 12 tracks.
Killer Joe [Blu-ray]
(Lionsgate - new Blu-Ray)
2011 film version of Tracy Letts play. Directed by William Friedkin. Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon.
Paul Motian: On Broadway 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5
(Winter & Winter - 5 CD set)
"Limited Deluxe Hardcover Edition." Paul Motian and Trio's (Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano and Charlie Haden) five On Broadway albums. The 50 tracks include songs by the Gershwins, Sammy Kahn, Arlen & Harburg, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Erven Drake, Van Heusen & Burke, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Harburg & Lane, Irving Berlin, Harry Warren, Vincent Youmans, Livingston & Evans, Al Dubin, Frank Loesser and more.
Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number
(LML Music - new on CD)
"Orchestra/big band hybrid of the '60s and '70s," with a thirty-piece orchestra. Tracks include "I've Got Your Number," "The Good Life," "The Secret O' Life," "The Afterlife," "Since You Asked," "Meeting Across the River," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Call Me," "Born to Be Blue," "I Won't Dance."
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Sale: Kritzerland Records: 20 great titles for $13 each. And LML Music has 40% off until New Year's.
Added to January:
(new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway cast recording of Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz and Stephen Wargo score. Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Brandon Espinoza, Wade McCollum, Claire Neumann, Lee Seymour, Shelley Thomas and Alex Wyse. "Velociraptor in a Cage," "Triassic Parq Original Cast," "Beautiful Day," "Get Out," "Love Me as a Friend," "Searching," "Dick Fix," "Hello Little Goat / Dick Fix Reprise," "This Is How the World Ends," "Mama," "Power Ballad," "Death of a Velociraptor," "We Are Dinosaurs," "Science." CD to be released in January. Previously released digitally, at iTunes)
Moved to March 16:
Les Miserables: Selections from the Movie
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for film score, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Piano/vocal selections of 16 songs, including the new song written for the film, "Suddenly."
Added, no release date:
Giant Cast Recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Michael John LaChiusa score. Cast from Public Theater production. Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Michelle Pawk, P.J. Griffith, MacKenzie Mauzy, Bobby Steggert, Jon Fletcher, Raul Aranas, Mary Bacon, Miguel Cervantes, Natalie Cortez, Rocio Del Mar Valles, John Dossett, Michael Halling, Doreen Montalvo, Allison Rogers, Martin Sola, Matthew Stocke, Katie Thompson, William Youmans, Enrique Acevedo, Isabel Santiago. 17-member orchestra. To be recorded in January 2013, with expected Spring 2013 release.
Michael Ball: Both Sides Now
(new on CD)
From Michael Ball's UK concert tour.