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CDs Now Available:
After the Turn - A New Musical (Signed Copy)
(new on CD)
New brit-rock musical featuring the songs of Tim Prottey-Jones. Ashleigh Gray, Stephen Rolley, Tori Allen-Martin, Liam Doyle, Greg Oliver. Available at Dress Circle
Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom
(Hear Music/Concord Records - new on CD/mp3/vinyl)
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.
Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert
(new 2 import CD set)
October 1 and 2 Royal Albert Hall event, featuring Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Liz Robertson, plus others and "surprise guest stars." Shown in U.S. movie theaters October 2, 2011. Also available directly from the U.K. at Dress Circle
Steve Tyrell: I'll Take Romance
(Concord Records - new on CD/mp3)
New album by singer Steve Tyrell. "At Last," "That's All," "Taking a Chance on Love," "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons," "I'll Take Romance featuring Judith Hill," "Talk to Me, Talk to Me," "You Turn Me Around," "A Love That Will Last," "All of You," "Trust in Me," "Don't Know Much," "The Way You Look Tonight."
DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:
Noise: An Anthem for Equality
(new digital single on mp3/iTunes)
Gavin Creel single. Written by Creek and Robbie Roth. Issued to raise funds and support for marriage equality across the country. Released 12/5/11.
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - The Sony Opera House
(RCA Red Seal - new on mp3/iTunes)
1976 Tony Award winning Houston Grand Opera production. John DeMain, conductor. Donnie Ray Albert, Clamma Dale, Wilma Shakesnider, Carol Brice, Andrew Smith, Alexander B. Smalls, Betty Lane, Larry Marshall. John Demain. 57 tracks. Not sure if there is something different in this new listing, which is related to a newly listed import. The original CD was released 10/25/90 and is available at Amazon, and the iTunes listing is not new.
DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:
The Jazz Singer
(Inception Media Group - new on DVD)
CDU | B&N
1959 part of the live NBC Lincoln-Mercury Startime TV series. Based on the Jolson film, starring Jerry Lewis with Eduard Franz, Molly Picon, Alan Reed, Anna Maria Alberghetti. Digitally restored and remastered. Includes the black & white kinescope version and a rare color videotape version from the personal archives of Jerry Lewis. Also included, a featurette on the restoration and still gallery.
Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition
(Disney - new Blu-Ray/DVD 2-disc combo)
1955 animated musical film. Bonuses include Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad; PuppyPedia: Going To The Dogs; never-before-seen deleted scenes; never-before-heard deleted song; Inside Walt's Story Meetings With Disney Second Screen; Lady's Pedigree: The Making Of Lady and the Tramp; "The Siamese Cat Song": Finding A Voice For The Cats and more.
Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert
(new Blu-Ray/Region 2 DVD)
October 1 and 2 Royal Albert Hall event, featuring Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Liz Robertson, plus others and "surprise guest stars." Shown in U.S. movie theaters October 2, 2011. DVD is listed as NTSC. Also available directly from Dress Circle in Region 2 DVD and Blu-Ray format.
BOOKs Now Available:
The Muses Go to School: Conversations about the Necessity of Arts in Education
(New Press - Hardcover Book)
Herbert Kohl and Tom Oppenheim, editors. Pairs first-person accounts from artists and celebrities with interpretive commentary by progressive educators. Included: Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Deborah Meier, Bill T. Jones, Bill Ayers, Lisa Delpit, Rosie Perez, Phylicia Rashad, Diane Ravitch and Maxine Greene. Proceeds go to to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's outreach division.
Also see our recent reviews:
And our list of Top Ten Vocal Albums of 2011 and Top Ten Cast Albums of 2011
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