Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/22/15

Earlier recaps:

September 15, 8, 1 | August 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6


Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.


CDs Now Available:

Alex Rathgeber - Easy To Love
(new on CD)
Currently starring as Billy Crocker in Opera Australia & John Frost's national touring production of Anything Goes. "It All Fades Away," "Theres No Business Like Show Business," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Music of the Night," "Anything You Can Do," (I Can Do Better)," (with Caroline O'Connor), "Easy To Love," "All I Ask of You," (with Claire Lyon), "Sunset Boulevard," "Somewhere," (with Lucy Maunder), "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Honestly Love You." Available at Australia's Middle Eight Music.

David Hobson and Friends: from Broadway to La Scala
(ABC Classics - new on CD)
David Hobson, Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Greta Bradman with a symphony orchestra. "Hallelujah," "The Music of the Night," "Largo al factotum," "Au fond du temple saint Duet," "Una voce poco fa," "Bring Him Home," "My Favourite Things," "Toreador's Song," "Tonight," "Una furtiva lagrima," "Some Enchanted Evening," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Nella fantasia," "You'll Never Walk Alone." Available at Australia's Middle Eight Music.

Johnny Mathis: The Singles
(Sony - new on 4 CDs/iTunes)
For the first time in one anthology, every Johnny Mathis recording which was first issued for the singles market, as well as tracks released exclusively on compilations: 1958's "Johnny's Greatest Hits," 1959's "More Johnny's Greatest Hits," and 1981's "The First 25 Years--The Silver Anniversary Album." 31 of the 87 tracks are being released on CD for the very first time.

Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live at 54 Below series. "Hey Micky," D.W. Washburn," A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll, "Last Train to Clarksville," My party piece, "Don't Be The Bunny," To see or not to see, "Mister Cellophane," Russian clouds, "But Not For Me," Brilliant Brill Building, "As We Go Along," Hey Monkee Man..., "Oh! Darling," I'm told I had a great time, "Randy Scouse Git," You should be so lucky...., "Some Enchanted Evening," Shrek schmek, "I'm A Believer," Run Silent, Run Monkee, "Pleasant Valley Sunday," Don't sing along; it puts me off, "Daydream Believer," One foot on the dock, one on the boat...., "One of the Good Guys," These guys are really good, too, "Goin' Down," Pure Imagination." Also at BroadwayRecords.com at a special price.

Miracle City 2014 Australian Cast
(new on CD)
Music by Max Lambert and lyrics by Nick Enright. Mike McLeish, Blazey Best, Hilary Cole, Cameron Holmes, Jason Kos, Peter Kowitz, Esther Hannaford, Marika Aubrey and Josie Lane. Includes bonus track "Angel At My Gate." Available at Australia's Middle Eight Music.

Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
(ECM Records - new CD set/mp3/iTunes)
Conceived by concert pianist Anthony de Mare. Commissioning of 36 writers to re-imagine a Stephen Sondheim song as a solo piano piece. Andy Akiho "Into the Woods," Mason Bates "Very Put Together" (after "Putting It Together")," Eve Beglarian "Perpetual Happiness (after "Happiness")," Derek Bermel "Sorry-Grateful," Jherek Bischoff "Ballad of Guiteau," William Bolcom "A Little Night Fughetta" (after "Send in the Clowns/Anyone Can Whistle")," Jason Robert Brown "Birds of Victorian England" (after "Green Finch and Linnet Bird")," Kenji Bunch "The Demon Barber" (after "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd")," Mary Ellen Childs "Now" (Now/Later/Soon")," Michael Daugherty "Everybody's Got the Right," Peter Golub "A Child" (of "Children and Art)" Ricky Ian Gordon "Every Day a Little Death," Annie Gosfield "A Bowler Hat," Jake Heggie "I'm Excited. No, You're Not." (after "A Weekend in the Country")," Fred Hersch "No One is Alone," Ethan Iverson "Send in the Clowns," Gabriel Kahane "Being Alive," Phil Kline Paraphrase of "Someone in a Tree," Tania Leon "going… gone" (after "Good Thing Going")," Ricardo Lorenz "The Worst [Empanadas] in London" (after "The Worst Pies in London/A Little Priest")," Wynton Marsalis "That Old Piano Roll," Paul Moravec "I Think About You" (after "Losing My Mind")," Nico Muhly "Color and Light," John Musto "Epiphany," Thomas Newman "Not While I'm Around," David Rakowski "The Ladies Who Lunch," Steve Reich "Finishing the Hat —Two Pianos," Eric Rockwell "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," Daniel Bernard Roumain "Another Hundred People," Frederic Rzewski "I'm Still Here," Rodney Sharman "Notes on Beautiful" (after "Beautiful")," Duncan Sheik "Johanna… in Space," David Shire "Love is In the Air," Bernadette Speach "In and Out of Love" (after "Liaisons/ Send in the Clowns")," Mark-Anthony Turnage "Pretty Women," Nils Vigeland "Alma Mater/Merrily We Roll Along." Producer Judy Sherman. Recording has begun at American Academy of Arts & Letters. Produced by Rachel Colbert. Crowd-source funded.

Rita Moreno: Una Vez Mas
(Sony Latin - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Moreno's first all-Spanish album. "Preciosa," "Cuando Despierto," "Punto de Referencia," "Brazil," "Monte Adentro," "Volverás," "Tu Regalito," "En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor," "Somewhere (Un Lugar)," "El Mar Que Llevo Dentro," "Somewhere (in English)." Produced by Emilio Estefan and Nicholas Tovar.

A Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream (World Premiere Recording)
Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
2 CD set with special edition photo booklet from the 2014 world premiere production. Marla Mindelle (Cinderella), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray), Saum Eskandani (Disaster!), joined by several dozen children and teen performers from Newtown, CT. Features a new rock score by Eric Svejcar with lyrics by William Shakespeare, Eric Svejcar and Michael Unger. "Puck's Prologue," "Four Days," "The Course of True Love," "How Happy Some Can Be," "I Can Play That Too," "Over Hill, Over Dale," "Merry Wanderer," "The Forgeries of Jealousy," "Fetch Me That Flower," "Spaniel," "I Know a Bank," "Fairies' Lullaby," "Run Through Fire," "What a Dream," "Donkey-Angel," "Be Kind and Courteous," "Pas De Quatre," "Overcast the Night," "Up and Down," "Come Sit Thee Down," "Be As Thou Wast Wont to Be," "Swifter Than the Wandering Moon," "I Just Had the Strangest Dream," "More Strange Than True," "Philostrate," "Pyramus And Thisbe," "So Are You To My Thoughts-Sonnet 75," "Midnight," "If We Shadows Have Offended." Also at Broadway Records - order there and you will receive a digital copy as a free gift prior to the CD release.

Simon Gleeson: Elements
(new on CD)
Debut album from Australian music theatre star currently playing Jean Valjean in the Australian touring production of Les Misérables. "A Bit of Earth," "Anthem," "She's Got a Way / Something," "End of the World," "Being Alive," "Bring Him Home," "And the Rain Keeps Falling Down," "Stay with Me," "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (with Natalie O'Donnell), "If I Loved You," "The Day You Went Away." Available at Australia's Middle Eight Music.

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining - The Songs of Jerome Kern
(Columbia - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
"All The Things You Are," "Pick Yourself Up," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," "I Won't Dance," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Dearly Beloved," "The Song Is You," "The Didn't Believe Me," "I'm Old Fashioned," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Yesterdays," "Make Believe," "Nobody Else But Me," "Look For The Silver Lining." Renee Rosnes (on the piano duet pieces), Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums).


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Cry-Baby "Original Studio Cast" digital
(Broadway Records - new digital)
Original studio cast recording of David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger's score with 88.4% of the original 2008 Broadway cast. James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Alli Mauzey, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory II, Christopher J. Hanke, Carly Jibson, Richard Poe, Nick Blaemire, Colin Cunliffe, Meg Buckley, Emily Bindiger, Ari Gold, Steven M. Gold, Adam Schlesinger. "Overture," "The Anti-Polio Picnic," "Watch Your Ass," "I'm Infected," "Squeaky Clean," "Nobody Gets Me," "Nobody Gets Me - Reprise," "Jukebox Jamboree," "A Whole Lot Worse," "Screw Loose," "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby (Baby Baby)," "Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue?," "I'm Infected - Reprise," "You Can't Beat The System," "Act 1 Finale," "Entr'acte," "Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe," "Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe (Reprise)," "All In My Head," "Jailyard Jubilee," "A Little Upset," "I Did Something Wrong, Once," "Thanks For The Nifty Country," "This Amazing Offer," "Do That Again," "Nothing Bad's Ever Gonna Happen Again." CD to be released October 9.

Hamilton OBC Digital
(WMG/Atlantic Records - new on mp3/at iTunes)
Lin-Manuel Miranda score. 2015 Broadway show. Cast includes Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Phillipa Soo, and Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell. 46 tracks. Disc 1: "Alexander Hamilton," "Aaron Burr, Sir," "My Shot," "The Story of Tonight," "The Schuyler Sisters," "Farmer Refuted," "You'll Be Back," "Right Hand Man," "A Winter's Ball," "Helpless," "Satisfied," "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)," "Wait For It," "Stay Alive," "Ten Duel Commandments," "Meet Me Inside," "That Would Be Enough," "Guns and Ships," "History Has Its Eyes On You," "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)," "What Comes Next," "Dear Theodosia," "Non-Stop"; Disc 2: "What'd I Miss," "Cabinet Battle #1," "Take a Break," "Say No To This," "The Room Where It Happens," "Schuyler Defeated," "Cabinet Battle #2," "Washington On Your Side," "One Last Time," "I Know Him," "The Adams Administration," "We Know," "Hurricane," "The Reynolds Pamphlet," "Burn," "Blow Us All Away," "Stay Alive (Reprise)," "It's Quiet Uptown," "Election Of 1800," "Your Obedient Servant," "Best of Wives and Best of Women," "The World Was Wide Enough," "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story." CD to be released October 16.

Lady, Be Good Encores! cast Digital
(Ghostlight - new on mp3/iTunes)
George and Ira Gershwin score. Charissa Bertels, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Joe Grandy, Tiffany Haas, Jeff Hiller, Drew Humphrey, Erin Mackey, Jason Mills, Patti Murin, Nicolas Dávila, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tommy Tune and Kirsten Wyatt. "Overture," "Hang On To Me," "A Wonderful Party," "End of a String," "We're Here Because," "Fascinating Rhythm," "So Am I," "Oh, Lady, Be Good!," "Piano Specialty," "Finale (Act One)," "Entr'acte," "Linger in the Lobby," "The Half of it, Dearie, Blues," "Juanita," "I'd Rather Charleston," "So Am I (Reprise)," "Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Reprise)," "Little Jazz Bird," "Carnival Time," "Swiss Miss," "Finale." [missed listing this on release date.] CD to be released November 13.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition
(Fox - Blu-ray/DVD)
Includes both the U.S. and UK versions of the film; "Rocky-oke: Sing It!"; commentary By Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta); Don't Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I; An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II; Mick Rock (a photographer); Mick Rock's Picture Show (a gallery); A Few From The Vault; deleted musical scenes "Once In A While," Super Heroes"; outtakes; alternate B&W opening; alternate credit & misprint ending; "Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show" (1995); Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary); "Time Warp" music video; The Midnight Experience; pressbook & poster gallery; and more (apparently including collectible fishnet stockings, pink rubber gloves, and the original movie soundtrack cd).


BOOKs Now Available:

What a Time It Was!: Leonard Lyons and the Golden Age of New York Nightlife
(Abbeville Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Lyons. Collection of stories, hand-picked from the archive of legendary New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons by his son. Of the time when notables of every sort—film producers and stars, writers, politicians, comedians, athletes, and artists—gathered nightly at such famed restaurants and nightclubs as Sardi's, the Stork Club, and the Copacabana. Illustrated with snapshots and glamour shots. 480 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema
(Sony - new on CD)
"Maria," "La chanson de Lara," "Moon River," "E più ti penso," "Be My Love," "The Music Of The Night," "Por Una Cabeza," "Sorridi amore vai," "Mi mancherai," "Cheek To Cheek," "Brucia la terra," "No Llores Por Mi Argentina," "Nelle tue mani." Also available in a Deluxe Edition, which also includes "Sorridi amore vai," "Historia De Amor," "Ol' Man River".

Cry-Baby "Original Studio Cast"
(Broadway Records - new on CD at Amazon)
Original studio cast recording of David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger's score with 88.4% of the original 2008 Broadway cast. James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley, Alli Mauzey, Harriet Harris, Chester Gregory II, Christopher J. Hanke, Carly Jibson, Richard Poe, Nick Blaemire, Colin Cunliffe, Meg Buckley, Emily Bindiger, Ari Gold, Steven M. Gold, Adam Schlesinger. "Overture," "The Anti-Polio Picnic," "Watch Your Ass," "I'm Infected," "Squeaky Clean," "Nobody Gets Me," "Nobody Gets Me - Reprise," "Jukebox Jamboree," "A Whole Lot Worse," "Screw Loose," "Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby (Baby Baby)," "Girl, Can I Kiss You With Tongue?," "I'm Infected - Reprise," "You Can't Beat The System," "Act 1 Finale," "Entr'acte," "Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe," "Misery, Agony, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Heartache and Woe (Reprise)," "All In My Head," "Jailyard Jubilee," "A Little Upset," "I Did Something Wrong, Once," "Thanks For The Nifty Country," "This Amazing Offer," "Do That Again," "Nothing Bad's Ever Gonna Happen Again." Specially priced if you order at BroadwayRecords.com before October 9.

The Hope of Christmas: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Lyrics of William Schermerhorn
(MCG Jazz - new on CD)
All new Christmas music with two new songs by Ann Hampton Callaway, including the title song. Additional new songs by Matthew Sklar and Michael Feinstein. All lyrics by William Schermerhorn. Features twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio, and more. All proceeds from the sale of this album go directly to support Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and its mission to preserve, present and promote jazz. "On Union Street," "The Hope of Christmas," "One Star," "Discovery," "I Believe," "I Saw a Sparrow," "Santa Doesn't Like Me," "Christmas Isn't Christmas At All," "I Want to Play Santa," "What Good Is Being Cranky," "My Gift of Thanks," "Fly with the Angels."

Israfel (from Nevermore) Remix EP
(Broadway Records - new EP)
Three new versions of "Israfel" from Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). "Israfel" (Single Version), "Israfel" (Julian Marsh Club Remix), "Israfel" (Julian Marsh Radio Remix). Music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. Released previously on mp3.

Peggy Lee Live in London
(Universal - new 3 CD set + DVD)
Includes the original studio album Peggy; Peggy Lee Live In London album recorded in 1977 at the London Palladium (both available on CD in their entirety for the first time); Afterglow a collection of some previously unreleased material including the entire second London Palladium concert, some songs Lee recorded in rehearsal at the Palladium, and some extra songs from the London studio sessions. Bonus DVD features Peggy Lee Entertains, a BBC live special from 1981. The package also includes extensive sleevenotes by producer Ken Barnes. Full track lists available at Universal Music.

Welcome to My World
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
New one-girl musical by Bruce Kimmel. Stars Sami Staitman. Musical direction by Alby Potts. "Welcome to My World," "I Want," "Snacks," "TMI," "He Was Grandpa," "Annie," "Fair-Weather Friends," "Note to Boys," "The Dissection of the Frog," "Let Me Sing," "Dancing With Me," "Prom," "Everything is Gonna Be All Right," "Welcome to My World (reprise)." Clips and pre-ordering at Kritzerland.com

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Moved to November 13:

Lady, Be Good Encores! cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
George and Ira Gershwin score. Charissa Bertels, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Joe Grandy, Tiffany Haas, Jeff Hiller, Drew Humphrey, Erin Mackey, Jason Mills, Patti Murin, Nicolas Dávila, Douglas Sills, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Tommy Tune and Kirsten Wyatt. "Overture," "Hang On To Me," "A Wonderful Party," "End of a String," "We're Here Because," "Fascinating Rhythm," "So Am I," "Oh, Lady, Be Good!," "Piano Specialty," "Finale (Act One)," "Entr'acte," "Linger in the Lobby," "The Half of it, Dearie, Blues," "Juanita," "I'd Rather Charleston," "So Am I (Reprise)," "Oh, Lady, Be Good! (Reprise)," "Little Jazz Bird," "Carnival Time," "Swiss Miss," "Finale." Also pre-ordering at www.sh-k-boom.com.

VAI (released the recent Peter Pan videos) sale: 25% off entire catalogue through September 30.




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