Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/14/12

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Earlier recaps:

2012:

February 7 | January 31 | January 24 | January 17 | January 10 | January 3

2011:

December 27 | December 20 | December 13 | December 6 | November 29 | November 22 | November 15 | November 8 | November 1 | October 25 | October 18 | October 11 | October 4 | September 27 | September 20 | September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9 | August 2 | July 26 | July 19 | July 12 | July 5


CDs Now Available:

Annie Australian CastAnnie 2012 Australian Cast
(new on CD)
Charles Strouse/ Martin Charnin score. Recorded live on opening night, January 5, 2012 at Lyric Theatre, Sidney. Ella Nicol, Anthony Warlow, Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney, Chloë Dallimore, Julie Goodwin, Alan Jones. Available at Middle Eight Music.

Bing Crosby Vol 9Bing Crosby Through The Years – Volume Nine (1955-1956)
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesThrough the Years, Vol. 9 (1955-1956) - Bing Crosby
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/mp3/iTunesConnie Francis sings
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."

Judy Garland Carnegie HallJudy Garland: Carnegie Hall
(JSP - import 2 CD set)
U.K. release. Original vinyl version, newly remastered. Winner of five Grammy Awards and the best-selling album in Judy Garland's career. Full Judy At Carnegie Hall album plus fourteen bonus tracks from her 1957 album Alone, her 1958 album Judy In Love and her 1960 album That's Entertainment!. Liner notes. Another version is being released on March 6 at a lower import price; unknown if the details are going to be the same.

Billy VaughnOrange Blossom Special & Wheels / Berlin Melody: Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesOrange Blossom Special and Wheels / Berlin Melody - Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra
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."

Robert CreightonRobert Creighton: Ain't We Got Fun
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunesAin't We Got Fun! - Robert Creighton
Actor/singer Robert Creighton (Anything Goes, Chicago). Guest artists Joel Grey, Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff and Tituss Burgess. Arrangements by Georgia Stitt. Two original tunes by Creighton ("Crazy 'Bout You," "Fallin' in Love") plus "Five Foot Two/Ain't She Sweet," "My Buddy," "Accentuate the Positive/Look for the Silver Lining," "I Want a Girl (Just Like the Girl)," "If You Were the Only Girl in the World," "You Are My Sunshine," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Chasing Rainbow."

Jack JonesThis Was My Love / Shall We Dance: Jack Jones
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesThis Was My Love / Shall We Dance - Jack Jones
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."


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Mama I Want to Sing!Mama I Want to Sing!
(20th Century Fox - new on DVD)
Straight-to-DVD film based on 1983 Westly Nailer, Vy Higginsen, Ken Wydro Off-Broadway musical. Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Patti LaBelle and Ben Vereen.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Meredith BraunMeredith Braun: Someone Else's Story
(Stagedoor Records - new on CD)
Debut solo album for Meredith Braun, West End musical theatre performer (Sunset Boulevard, The Secret Garden, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. Musical Direction by Paul Bateman. Recorded at London's Angel Studios September December 2011. "Someone Else's Story," "China Doll," "No One Is Alone / Not While I'm Around," "Meadowlark," "Close Your Eyes," "Love Never Dies," "Papa Can You Hear Me?," "You Must Love Me," "Rainbow Connection," "Wait A Bit," "Good Thing Going / Not A Day Goes By," "Take Me Home" and Bonus Tracks "Se Dormi" ("Close Your Eyes" - Italian Version) and "L'arc En Ciel" ("Rainbow Connection" - French Version). Available for pre-order at Stage Door Records.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added for Spring 2012:

NewsiesNewsies the Musical OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Alan Menken/ Jack Feldman score (book by Harvey Fierstein). Danny Troob orchestrations. Arrangements by Michael Kosarin. Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett, Capathia Jenkins, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay, Ben Frankhauser. Spring 2012 release expected.





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

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