Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/11/11
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CDs Now Available:
Betty Blue Eyes OLC
(Warner - new on import CD)
Cameron Mackintosh's production of Stiles and Drewe musical, adapted by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman from the Alan Bennett/Malcolm Mowbray film A Private Function. Sarah Lancashire and Reece Shearsmith. Release date undetermined. "Overture - Austerity Britain," "Fair Shares For All," "A Place On The Parade," "Magic Fingers," "Painting By Heart," "Nobody," "Nobody (Part 2)," "A Private Function," "Betty Blue Eyes," "Lionheart," "Steal The Pig," "Another Little Victory," "It's An Ill Wind," "Pig No Pig," "The Kind Of Man I Am," "A Private Function (Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo - Confessions," "Magic Fingers (Reprise)," "Betty Blue Eyes (Reprise)," "Jitterbug." Also available in the UK at Dress Circle.
Carol Channing: Jazz Baby
(DRG - on CD/mp3)
CDU | B&N
Reissue of 1994 album. "Jazz Baby," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Join Us in a Cup of Tea," "Doin' the Old Yahoo Step," "Little Game of Tennis," "Teeny Little Weeny Nest for Two," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mamma at All)," "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)," "You're the Cream in My Coffee," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," "Good Man Is Hard to Find," "Button up Your Overcoat," "Wouldn't You Like to Lay Your Head upon My Pillow," "Little Girl from Little Rock," "Bye Bye Baby," "Homesick Blues," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Arrangements by Robert Hunter.
Death Takes a Holiday
(PS Classics - new on CD)
OBC recording of Maury Yeston score. Kevin Earley, Jill Paice, Matt Cavenaugh, Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker and Michael Siberry. "In the Middle of Your Life / Nothing Happened," "How Will I Know?," "Centuries," "Why Do All Men," "Death Is in the House," "Alive," "Life's a Joy," "Who Is This Man?," "Life's a Joy (reprise)," "Shimmy Like They Do in Paree," "Roberto's Eyes," "Alone Here With You," "Something's Happened," "Losing Roberto," "What Do You Do," "More and More," "Finally to Know," "I Thought That I Could Live," "December Time," "Pavane," "Final Scene." Pre-orders at PSClassics.com usually ship early.
Judy Garland:The London Studio Recordings 1957-1964
(First Hand Records - CD set)
CDU | B&N
Multiple disc set assembles Garland's work done at Abbey Road between October 1957 and August 1964, including previously unreleased alternate takes. Disc 1: "It's Lovely to Be Back in London," "Lucky Day," "I Can't Give You Anything but Love," "Stormy Weather," "Medley - Judy at The Palace: Shine on Harvest Moon, Some of These Days, My Man, I Don't Care," "You Go to My Head," "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (with a Dixie melody)," "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe," "It's a Great Day for the Irish," "I Happen to Like New York," "Medley: You Made Me Love You, For Me and My Gal, The Trolley Song," "Why Was I Born?," "Do it Again," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "The Man That Got Away," "Chicago," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "San Francisco," "After You've Gone," "Swanee," "Over the Rainbow"; Disc: 2: "Hello Bluebird," "By Myself," "It Never Was You," "I Could Go On Singing," "The Land of Promises," "It's Yourself," "Maggie, Maggie May," "There's Only One Union," "Lucky Day," "Stormy Weather," "Why Was I Born," "After You've Gone," "It's a Great Day for the Irish," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "It's Yourself (intro chat)," "It's Yourself," "The Land of Promises," "Maggie, Maggie May," "Hello Bluebird," "I Could Go On Singing," "It Never Was You," "Please Say 'Ah'!"
You're Not Alone: Sean McDermott
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3)
CDU | B&N
"You're Not Alone," "Danny Boy," "Magic of Stars," "Walking in Memphis," "Beautiful Heartache," "Whiter Shade of Pale," "One Lifetime's Not Enough," "Ordinary Man," "Open Arms," "Worth the Wait," "You Raise Me Up," "I Walk the Night," "Sing," "Danny Boy" (Bonus Track).
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Kathleen France: The Book of Love
(Miranda Music - new mp3)
New York based singer Kathleen France in her 2010 MAC Nominated Female Debut Cabaret Show, The Book of Love, recorded live at the Metropolitan Room. Available at CD Baby.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
The Bad Seed Blu-Ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-Ray)
CDU | B&N
1956 film based on the play by Maxwell Anderson, from the novel by William March. With Broadway cast Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Joan Croydon. 129 minutes.
(Sony/Columbia Pictures/Screen Classics by Request - new DVD-R)
Newly remastered 1973 musical with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, based on the classic James Hilton novel. Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy, Charles Boyer, Bobby Van, Olivia Hussey, James Shigeta. Directed by Charles Jarrott. To includes deleted Burt Bacharach songs, sequences restored to the theatrical version, special vintage featurettes, and other bonus features expected. 2 hours 29 minutes.
(Paramount - new Blu-Ray)
CDU | B&N
1970 film musical with Albert Finney. Songs by Leslie Bricusse.
Sunday Night at the London Palladium - Vol 2
(new on 2 Region 2 DVDs)
1950s UK television variety show. This volume includes performances by Bruce Forsyth, Jimmy Tarbuck. Cliff Richard and the Shadows, The Searchers, Frankie Howerd, The Hollies, Arthur Haynes, Des O Connor, Cleo Laine, The Johnny Dankworth Seven and more. 384 minutes. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle
BOOKs Now Available:
Big, Easy Style: Creating Rooms You Love to Live In
(Clarkson Potter - Hardcover Book)
Bryan Batt (La Cage aux Folles, Saturday Night Fever, Jeffrey, "Mad Men"). Photographs of New Orleans rooms featuring the work of many designers, with designing commentary by Batt.
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals
(Northeastern - Paperback)
Scott Miller on the triumvirate of postwar social change: sex, drugs, and rock & roll ... from the Roaring Twenties (The Wild Party) to the cultural chaos of the Fifties (Grease) and the sexual revolution of the Sixties (I) and Seventies (Rocky Horror), to the rebirth of the art form in the Nineties (Bat Boy), and up to the present.
Working in American Theatre: A Brief History, Career Guide and Resource Book for over 1000 Theatres (Backstage)
(Methuen Drama - Paperback Book)
Career guide for anyone interested in the theatre: the complete A to Z culled from industry expert Jim Volz's experience and interviews with many voices in the theatre community. In addition to advice, inspiration and strategies for all working practitioners, not just actors, it also features extensive listings and directories for regional companies, commercial theatre, festivals, touring companies, university theatres and children's productions. Originally published as "Backstage Guide To Regional Theatre" in limited release - has been completely updated and broadened in scope with 25% entirely new material.
Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:
Reissue of 1989 Ian Dury solo show recording. Recorded before the show opened and includes twelve of the twenty songs that featured in the show. Frances Ruffelle on vocals. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle.
Soho Cinders - A New Musical
(new on CD)
One-night-only concert was recorded live at the Queen's Theatre on Sunday 9th October 2011. George Stiles and Anthony Drewe score on new take on Cinderella as a "a modern musical fable." Clive Carter, Sharon D. Clarke, Hannah Waddingham, David Bedella, Amy Lennox, Michael Xavier, Beverly Rudd, Jos Slovick, Sandi Toksvig. Dress Circle is donating the profits from sales of the CD to Teenage Cancer Trust charity. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle.
The Sound of Music Original Australian Cast
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
On CD for the first time. 1961 Australian cast. June Bronhill as Maria. In stereo, digitally remastered. Bonuses: rare bonus tracks performed by various personalities ("My Favourite Things" by Petula Clark, "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" by Dickie Valentine, "Do Re Mi" by Joan Regan, "The Sound of Music" by Edmund Hockridge, "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" by Mark Wynter, "An Ordinary Couple" by Ken Dodd) and Bronhill's own studio versions of highlights ("Do Re Mi," "The Sound of Music," "My Favourite Things," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain") from the score. Available for pre-order at Stage Door Records.
Summer and Smoke Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Elmer Bernstein score. World premiere release of the complete soundtrack for 1948 film based on Tennessee Williams play. Remastered from the original, three-track tapes. In film order. Bonuses. Limited 1500 copy release. Orders placed at Kritzerland.com ship early.
OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:
New at Warner Archive: The Student Prince (1954, with Edmund Purdom dubbed By Mario Lanza, and Ann Blyth), The Rich Are Always With Us, Housewife, The Sisters, Juarez, Fashions of 1934. Visit WBShop for details and ordering.
Added to November 15:
Susan Egan - The Secret Of Happiness
(LML Music - new on CD)
Produced by Georgia Stitt.
Moved to January 3, 2012:
Silence! The Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Musical adaptation of he film. Music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris, Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye and Lucia Spina. Recorded 8/8/11.