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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/21/11

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CDs Now Available:

Michael Feinstein with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra: We Dreamed These Days
(Duckhole Records - new on CD/iTunesWe Dreamed These Days - Michael Feinstein & The Carmel Symphony Orchestra
CD Universe
Includes world premiere recordings of two songs composed by Feinstein himself: "We Dreamed These Days," set to words by Dr. Maya Angelou; and "With You," with lyrics by Lindy Robbins and arrangement by Alan Broadbent. Plus theater songs from Oliver! ("As Long As She Needs Me") and Stop The World —I Want To Get Off ("What Kind of Fool Am I?"), classics by Henry Mancini ("Two For The Road"), and Johnny Mercer ("I Remember You"), and standards from Peter Allen ("I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love") and Neil Sedaka ("The Hungry Years"). All proceeds from this recording benefit The Feinstein Foundation and the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

Strike Up the Band
(PS Classics - new on CD)
CD Universe
World premiere recording of the 1930 George & Ira Gershwin Broadway score. Brent Barrett, Don Chastain, Rebecca Luker, Jason Graae, Beth Fowler, Charles Goff, Juliet Lambert, Jeff Lyons, James Rocco. Overture, "Fletcher's American Chocolate Choral Society," "I Mean to Say," "'Not apologize exactly…'," "Typical Self-Made American," "'Have a nice talk?…'," "Soon," "Dream Music," "The Unofficial Spokesman," "0Patriotic Rally," "'Has the war started yet?…'," "If I Became the President," "Hangin' Around with You," "Finaletto Act I," "Strike Up the Band," "Opening Act II," "Mademoiselle in New Rochelle," "I've Got a Crush on You," "How About a Boy?," "Soldiers' March," "Dream Music II," "Official Resume," "Ring-a-Ding-a-Ding-Dong Dell," "Finale Ultimo." 24 tracks. Also pre-ordering at where the CD will ship before the street date.

Trumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra
(PS Classics - new on CD)
CD Universe
New work for a symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Kennedy Center, adapted by Marsha Norman, music Jason Robert Brown. From the novel by E.B. White. Premiered in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in 2008. Jason Robert Brown, conductor. Cast includes John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mandy Moore, James Naughton and Martin Short.


"With You" from Ghost the Musical
(2011 Ghost London Limited - new EP on mp3/iTunes)
Song from Manchester, England production with Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard score. Benefit for the charity Stand Up to Cancer. Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy. Amazon has "Ghost Mix," "Dream Mix" and solo (Caissie Levy) versions.

BOOKs Now Available:

Our Day Out the Musical: Improving Standards in English through Drama (Critical Scripts)
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Slightly updated version of Willy Russell (Blood Brother) play, with more songs. This educational edition in Methuen Drama's Critical Scripts series has been prepared by national Drama in Secondary English experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan. Ideal for year 9 and above.

Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination
(Applause - Hardcover Book)
Misha Berson takes a critical, comprehensive look at one of the most inventive, influential, and internationally beloved Broadway musicals of all time - from its inception by a brilliant quartet of creators (Robbins, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Laurents) to its smashing success on film, to its ongoing popularity on stages around the world and its potent impact on the Great American Musical. Chapters on West Side Story in relation to Romeo and Juliet; as a recording phenomenon; as a film rated the second-best movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute; as part of a wave of juvenile delinquency dramas; as the first great choreographer-auteur musical; and as the granddaddy of "youth musicals."


David Burnham: One Day
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3)
2nd solo album from David Burnham (The Light in the Piazza, Wicked). "I Can Fly," "Already Gone," "Unchained Melody," "Three Little Words ," "Fly Again (Mom's Song) ," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Beautiful," "If We Believe," "If I Loved You," "Always Have You And Me," "One Day," "I Can Fly" (with Camp Sing). CD available now at LML Music.

Irene Dunne Sings Kern and Other Rarities
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
CD Universe
Irene Dunne's only solo album. Plus previously un-issued tracks from the vaults and alternate takes from the Great American Songbook. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star," "All the Things You Are," "Why Was I Born?," "Babes In the Wood," "They Didn't Believe Me," "Lovely to Look At," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," Show Boat Exploitation Disc 1, Show Boat Exploitation Disc 2, "I Have the Room Above Her" (with Allan Jones), "Make Believe" (previously un-issued), "They Didn't Believe Me" (alternate and un-issued take), "Why Was I Born?" (alternate and un-issued take), "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" (previously un-issued), "All the Things You Are" (alternate and un-issued take), "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (alternate and un-issued take), "Babes in the Wood" (alternate and un-issued take), "If Love Were All," "Sing My Heart," "You Couldn't Be Cuter."

The Music Man OLC
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
CD Universe
Complete 1961 Original London Cast recording in stereo, with Van Johnson, Patricia Lambert, Denis Waterman. Plus previously-unreleased demo recordings of an early version of the score performed by Meredith Willson ("The Blue Ridge Mountains," "Too Soon Old And Too Late Smart," "In Love With The Memory Of You," "A Wonderful Plan," "You Don't Have To Kiss Me Goodnight," "I Want To Go To Chicago," "Mother Darlin'," "River City, Go, Go, Go."). 27 tracks total.

Tom Michael: Let Me Be Your Home
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3)
Collection of pop songs, standards, and movie and Broadway favorites by award-winning vocalist. Includes three duets with his long-time singing partner Beckie Menzie. "If I Never Met You," "It's A Most Unusual Day," "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "If," "Chicago / Celebrate Me Home / Where You Lead," "Too Late Now," "Out Of This World," "Let Me Be Your Home," "Give Me The Simple Life • Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning," "So Many People," "Somewhere," "The Perfect Cup Of Coffee." CD available now at LML Music.


Added to August 9:

(new on CD)
Studio recording of Less Lessack concert conceived and directed by Brian Lane Green. Features songs by Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel, Gilbert Bécaud and Charles Aznavour and more. "The Summer Knows / Between Yesterday and Tomorrow," "I Will Wait For You," "The Importance of the Rose (L'important C'est La Rose)," "She," "The Sound of Your Name," "The Windmills of Your Mind / Autumn Leaves," "Yesterday When I Was Young," "Pieces of Dreams," "What Now My Love," "Hymne à l'Amour," "Song of Bernadette," "If We Only Have Love." Arrangements by John Boswell. CD available now at LML Music.

Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far
(LML Music - new on CD)
Recorded at the Café Carlyle with musical director Larry Yurman on piano, Jack Cavari on guitar, John Miller on bass, and Dave Ratajczak on drums. Selections include "My Romance," "Let's Fall In Love," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Salamat Salamat Musika," "I Have Dreamed," "Something's Coming" and "There'll Be Time."

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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