Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/1/17 (updated 8/4/17)

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Earlier recaps:

2017: July 25, 18, July 4 & 11 | June 27, 20, 13, 6 | May 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | April 25, 18, 11, 4 | March 28, 21, 14, 7 | February 28, 21, 14, 7 | January 31, 24, 17, 10, 3

2016 | 2015


CDs Now Available:

The Great Race
(Lala Land Records - on 3 CDs)
Henry Mancini score for 1965 comedy film. Disc One and Disc Two feature the world premiere release of Mancini's original film score (in ,stereo) while Disc Three presents the original, 1965 re-recorded LP album tracks, remastered. Produced and assembled by Neil S. Bulk and re-mixed and mastered by Mike Matessino. Limited release of 2500 units. In-depth liner notes by writer Jeff Bond and art design by Jim Titus. Available at LaLaLandRecords.com and ScreenArchives.com. Released 7/20/17.

Three Evenings With Fred Astaire
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
From Fred Astaire TV specials: Emmy Award winning 1958 "An Evening with Fred Astaire"; 1959 "Another Evening with Fred Astaire"; and 1960 "Astaire Time." First time on CD. Also, eight bonus tracks, some unissued or alternate takes, from other periods in Astaire's career, including an alternate second take of "I've Got You on My Mind" from Cole Porter's Gay Divorce (1932); two unusual versions of Jerome Kern's songs from the Astaire-Rogers film, Swing Time, "A Fine Romance," with a little-known verse, and "The Waltz in Swing Time" with Astaire tapping; a track from the Gershwin memorial concert at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1937, "They Can't Take That Away from Me." Complete track list at SepiaRecords.com. Released 7/7/17.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Robin Hood
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/mp3/at iTunes)
From the 1973 animated musical film. Music by George Bruns with songs by Roger Miller, Johnny Mercer, and Floyd Huddleston. 41 tracks and over an hour and a half of content. Disc 1 includes the original songs and score from the film. Disc 2 includes bonus material, including previously unreleased demos and bonus tracks.

Zipperz world premiere recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Score by Nathaniel Stookey and Dan Harder. Manoel Felciano and Robin Coomer. Magik Orchestra conducted by Donato Cabrera. "Well, Isn't He Polite?," "But, Wait, That Was a Glance...," "Well, That Wasn't so Hard!," "But I Don't Call," "Well, Fella, Two Can Play at That Game," "Hello, It's... Yes?," "Any First Date Is a Strange Thing," "Like the Two Sides of an Emotional Equation," "Suddenly," "Oh, God, This Wasn't Supposed to Happen," "We Kiss," "Duet for Two Cigarettes," "But Now, What Do We Do?," "Excuse Me, Dear," "Love Is Blind," "I've Thought and Thought," "If."


BOOKs Now Available:

Wendy Wasserstein (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Jill Dolan. 208 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, August 4:

Zipperz world premiere recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD/mp3)
Score by Nathaniel Stookey and Dan Harder. Manoel Felciano and Robin Coomer. Magik Orchestra conducted by Donato Cabrera. "Well, Isn't He Polite?," "But, Wait, That Was a Glance...," "Well, That Wasn't so Hard!," "But I Don't Call," "Well, Fella, Two Can Play at That Game," "Hello, It's... Yes?," "Any First Date Is a Strange Thing," "Like the Two Sides of an Emotional Equation," "Suddenly," "Oh, God, This Wasn't Supposed to Happen," "We Kiss," "Duet for Two Cigarettes," "But Now, What Do We Do?," "Excuse Me, Dear," "Love Is Blind," "I've Thought and Thought," "If."

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Robin Hood
(Disney - new on 2 CDs)
From the 1973 animated musical film. Music by George Bruns with songs by Roger Miller, Johnny Mercer, and Floyd Huddleston. 41 tracks and over an hour and a half of content. Disc 1 includes the original songs and score from the film. Disc 2 includes bonus material, including previously unreleased demos and bonus tracks.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Hadestown
(Rhino Warner Classics - new on CD)
Live New York Theatre Workshop cast recording of Anaïs Mitchell's score. Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Lulu Fall, Amber Grey, Patrick Page, Jessie Shelton, Chris Sullivan, Shaina Taub. Arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Chorney; and co-arrangements & orchestrations and music supervision by Todd Sickafoose. Recorded June 28 and June 29. "Road to Hell I," "Livin' it up on top," "All I've ever known," "Way Down Hadestown," "Epic II," "Chant I," "Hey Little Songbird," "When the Chips are Down," "Gone I'm gone," "Wait for Me (I)," "Why We Build the Wall," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Way Down Hadestown II," "Chant II," "Epic III," "Word to the Wise," "His Kiss the Riot," "Promises," "Wait for Me II," "Doubt Comes In," "Road to Hell II." 4-song EP released in October 2016.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Rent FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Broadway's Blaze of Glory
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Tom Rowan, editor. Includes biographical info on the Jonathan Larson; other chapters focus on the creative team and original cast, the development of the script and score from early drafts and workshop performances to the final version, the movie version, tours, and more. "Rent Cultural Literacy" is a guide to all the titles, real people, and locations referenced in the show; another chapter provides clues to the characters and tips for anyone thinking about auditioning for the musical, or putting on a production. Final chapter provides a rundown, with numerous photos, of revivals and local productions all over the country, including regional, community, and dinner theaters, and high school and college versions. 400 pages.

Ten Thousand Nights: Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Going
(Univ of Michigan Press - Hardcover Book)
By Marvin Carlson. Features essays using each theater experience (one per year, from 1960 to 2010) to provide an insight into the theater and theatre-going at a particular time. 296 pages.





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