Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/3/12

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2011:

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CDs Now Available:

Ahead of My HeartAhead of My Heart: Steve Lutvak
(new on CD)
10 tracks. Lutvak on piano, with Catherine Porter, and Price Waldman. Produced to help defray costs from the (successful) defense of a lawsuit brought against his new musical. CD available for a donation at https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/496.

Scott Evan DavisCautiously Optimistic: The Music of Scott Evan Davis
(Sonic Landscapes Music - new on CD/mp3Cautiously Optimistic: The Music of Scott Evan Davis - Various Artists
Faith Prince, Liz Callaway, Jason Graae, Daniel Reichard, Nikki Renee Daniels, Lisa Howard, Julie Reyburn, Natalie Douglas, Jon Philip Alman, Nicole Johndrow and Joshua Dixon. Arranged and produced by David Snyder.

How Should I Remember You?How Should I Remember You? (More Songs By Babbie Green, Johnny Green And Babbie Green & John Boswell)
(LALS - new on CD/mp3)
30 tracks.

Voca People
(new on CD)
New Off-Broadway musical cast album. Sold at the Westside Theatre Upstairs for $25. Two ring tones are available on the show's website.


BOOKs Now Available:

The Drama of MarriageThe Drama of Marriage: Gay Playwrights/Straight Unions from Oscar Wilde to the Present
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
B&N
A study of performances of marriage in modern and contemporary British and American drama ... The relationship between the ways gay playwrights tried to find ways to live and love outside the law and the plays they wrote about heterosexual marriage continues to impact contemporary gay playwrights and the depiction of marriage. 256 pages.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Bing Crosby Vol 9Bing Crosby Through The Years – Volume Nine (1955-1956)
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Volume Nine of the ongoing Bing Crosby Through the Years series. 26 recordings made between 1955 - 1956 in chronological order. "Christmas Is A-Comin'," "The First Snowfall," "The Possibility's There (With Peggy Lee)," "The Next Time It Happens," "Something In Common," "Look To Your Heart," "Suddenly There's A Valley," "Moments To Remember," "Is Christmas Only A Tree?," "The Longest Walk," "John Barleycorn," "When You're In Love," "April Showers," "Blues In The Night," "Prisoner Of Love," "Memories Are Made Of This," "My Blue Heaven," "Paper Doll," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "When My Baby Smiles At Me," "A Little Kiss Each Morning," "This Love Of Mine," "Mona Lisa," "Thanks For The Memory," "Around The World," "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day."

Connie FrancisConnie Francis Sings: Never On Sunday / Songs to a Swinging Band
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Connie Francis twofer of 1960s albums, plus three bonus tracks from her singles. "Never On Sunday," "Young At Heart," "Around The World," "High Noon," "April Love," "Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)," "Three Coins In The Fountain," "Tammy," "Anna," "Moonglow (Theme From “picnic”)," "Love Me Tender," "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing," "Hollywood," "(He's My) Dreamboat," "When The Boy In Your Arms (Is The Boy In Your Heart)," "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," "Ol' Man Mose," "How Long Has This Been Going On," "My Love, My Love," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Taboo," "Love Is Where You Find It," "I Got Lost In His Arms," "Dat's Love," "Angel Eyes," "Gone With The Wind," "Swanee."

Lean Directs CowardDavid Lean Directs Noël Coward
(Criterion Collection - new 4 Blu-Ray/4 DVD set)
New high-definition digital transfers of David Lean's '40s film versions of the Coward's In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, and Brief Encounter.  Bonuses include: audio commentary on Brief Encounter by film historian Bruce Eder; new interviews with Noel Coward scholar Barry Day on all of the films; interview with cinematographer-screenwriter-producer Ronald Neame from 2010; short documentaries from 2000 on the making of In Which We Serve and Brief Encounter; David Lean: A Self Portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Lean's career; episode of the British television series The Southbank Show from 1992 on the life and career of Coward; audio recording of a 1969 conversation between Richard Attenborough and Coward at London's National Film Theatre

Billy VaughnOrange Blossom Special & Wheels / Berlin Melody: Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Two LPs in full: "Orange Blossom Special & Wheels" peaked at #11 in the U.S. Pop Album charts where it remained for 43 weeks while "Berlin Melody" reached #20 and stayed 18 weeks in the charts. Three bonus tracks. "Wheels," "Orange Blossom Special," "Are You Lonesome Tonight," "Marie," "My Dear," "C’est Si Bon," "Lazy River," "The Whiffenpoof Song," "Sorrento," "Green Grass Of Texas," "Summertime," "It’s A Lonesome Old Town," "Berlin Melody," "Michael," "Mexico," "Wooden Heart," "Together," "It Happened In Adano," "Autumn Love Song," "Blue Tomorrow," "Clair De Lune," "Blue Moon," "Till I Waltz Again With You," "Serenade Of The Bells," "Come September," "Red River Valley," "Side By Side," "You Are My Sunshine."

Jack JonesThis Was My Love / Shall We Dance: Jack Jones
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Jack Jones 1960s twofer. First time on CD. "Shall We Dance," "The Spin I'm In ," "Change Partners ," "At Long Last Love ," "A String Of Pearls ," "Takes Two To Tango ," "Dancing On The Ceiling ," "Carioca ," "Ballerina ," "Invitation ," "Dixieland Band ," "The Last Dance ," "This Was My Love ," "There Will Never Be Another You ," "Lollipops And Roses ," "Moonlight Becomes You ," "They Didn't Believe Me ," "Love Letters ," "You Stepped Out Of A Dream ," "My Romance ," "The Girl Next Door ," "Julie ," "Corduroy Road ," "Tall Hope."

ThurgoodThurgood
(HBO - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
Laurence Fishburne plays Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in this play by George Stevens, Jr. Filmed live at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater after its Broadway run and aired exclusively on HBO.

War HorseWar Horse Original Music and Songs from the National Theatre Production - U.S. Release
(Masterworks - on CD/iTunesWar Horse - Various Artists
CD Universe
Music and songs from London production. Music by Adrian Sutton. Songs by John Tams. Previously available as an import.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Popularity PlanMy Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan
(Random House - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
B&N icon
By Seth Rudetsky. Young adult novel for ages 12 and up.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Previously announced with different title:

McCartneyPaul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom
(Hear Music/Concord Records - new on CD)
Paul McCartney's tribute to songs from his listened to in his childhood home. 12 American standards plus two new McCartney-penned songs. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (Alhert/Young), "Home" (When Shadows Fall)" (Van Steeden/Clarkson/Clarkson), "It's Only a Paper Moon" (Arlen/Harburg/Rose, "More I Cannot Wish You" (Loesser, "The Glory of Love" (Hill), "We Three" (My Echo, My Shadow and Me), "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (Arlen/Mercer), "My Valentine" (McCartney, performed with Eric Clapton), "Always" (Irving Berlin), "My Very Good Friend the Milkman" (Burke/Spina), "Bye Bye Blackbird" (Henderson/Dixon), "Get Yourself Another Fool" (Forrest/Heywood), "The Inch Worm" (Loesser), "Only Our Hearts" (McCartney, performed with Stevie Wonder). Produced by Tommy LiPuma. Diana Krall and her band.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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