Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/1/11

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February 22, 2011 | February 15, 2011 | February 8, 2011 | February 1, 2011 | January 25, 2011 | January 18, 2011 | January 11, 2011


CDs Now Available:

Alfie Boe Bring Him HomeAlfie Boe: Bring Him Home
(new import CD/iTunesBring Him Home - Alfie Boe
CD Universe
UK tenor who appeared in the Les Miserables concert telecast. "Bring Him Home," "Pure Imagination," "Come What May" (featuring Kerry Ellis), "On The Street Where You Live," "We Have All The Time In The World," "The Impossible Dream" (featuring Matt Lucas), "Hushabye Mountain," "Tell Me It's Not True," "Some Enchanted Evening," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "If I Loved You," "If I Ruled The World." Previously released at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Gone With the WindGone With The Wind OLC
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
1972 London cast recording of Harold Rome score. June Ritchie, Harve Presnell. Limited to 1,000 copies. Release date is approximate: orders placed at Kritzerland now shipping.

Horse With WingsA Horse With Wings: Ricky Ian Gordon Sings Ricky Ian Gordon
(Blue Griffin Records - new on CD-R/iTunes/mp3A Horse With Wings. Ricky Ian Gordon Sings Ricky Ian Gordon - Ricky Ian Gordon
CD Universe
First in "Ricky Ian Gordon Sings Ricky Ian Gordon" series. 16 tracks. Originally released in 2010.

Parade - Jack DonahueJack Donahue: Parade - Live in New York City
(Two Maples Music - new on CD/iTunesParade
CD Universe
Recorded live at Birdland in New York City. Features award-winning jazz vocalist Jack Donahue performing songs by Jimmy Webb, Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, Jay Leonhart, and Jerry Herman. Available at CD Baby. Official release date

Joe Contreras Love Me, Love Me NotLove Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras
(new on CD/iTunesLove Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras - Various Artists
Debut album by composer/lyricist Joey Contreras (This Thing Called Love) featuring performances by Broadway talent including Kyle Dean Massey (Next to Normal), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Marla Mindelle (South Pacific), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening) and more. Available at CD Baby.

Linda Eder NowNow: Linda Eder
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/iTunesNow - Linda Eder
CD Universe
Linda Eder sings a dozen Wildhorn compositions, including "Mad Hatter" from the upcoming Broadway musical Wonderland. "Not Gonna Fall This Time," "No Finer Man," "Ordinary People," "The Heat of the Night," "What Did You See Inside The Stars," "Now," "Mad Hatter," "A Woman In His Arms," "Good Bye," "What's Never Been Done Before," "More Than Heaven," "Living in the Shadow." Produced by Wildhorn, Eder, and Jeremy Roberts. Barnes & Noble exclusive edition ($9.99) includes three bonus tracks: "Please Don’t Make Me Love You," "The First Time I Saw Paris," "Sweet Song of Life."

Sister Act Hamburg CastSister Act Original Hamburg Cast
(new on CD)
Alan Menken, Glenn Slater score. Sung in German. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Available:

Avenue Q SwingsAvenue Q Swings
(Topia Arts Productions - on iTunes/mp3Avenue Q Swings (feat. Mary Ann McSweeney) - Various Artists
Live 2008 concert at Metropolitan Room. Conceived by Mary Ann McSweeney. Benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina. "Schadenfreude" (Ann Harada), "The Internet Is for Porn" (Lea Delaria), "The More You Ruv Someone" (Stephanie D'abruzzo), "My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada" (Anthony Rapp), "For Now" (Mary Cleere Haran), "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" (John Tartaglia Laura Marie Duncan), "You Can Be As Loud As the Hell You Want" (Kate Shindle), "There's a Fine, Fine Line" (Lauren Flanigan), "If You Were Gay" (John Tartaglia), "Special" (Melissa Fahn), "Purpose" (Michael Winther), "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today" (Stephanie D'abruzzo ), "The Money Song" (Laura Marie Duncan). OK, it was released in 2008, but we didn't realize it has been recorded.


DVDs Now Available:

BurlesqueBurlesque
(Sony - new on Blu-Ray-DVD/DVD)
CD Universe
2010 musical film with Cher, Cam Gigandet, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Julianne Hough. Bonuses: commentary with writer/director Steven Antin; The Burlesque Lounge alternate full musical performances; alternate opening and blooper reel; jukebox. Blu-Ray only Bonuses: behind-the-scenes featurettes Burlesque is Back, The Performers: The Cast of Burlesque, Setting the Stage: Production Design & Photography, Inside the Dressing Room: Creating the Burlesque Look, The Set List: The Music & Choreography of Burlesque; BD-Live with additional online features.

Harry Connick Jr. In Concert on BroadwayHarry Connick, Jr: In Concert On Broadway
(Columbia - new on CD/DVD/iTunesIn Concert On Broadway - Harry Connick, Jr.
CD Universe
Recorded live in 2010. "We Are In Love," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Bésame Mucho," "The Other Hours," "Nowhere With Love," "How Insensitive," "Come By Me," "My Time Of Day/I ve Never Been In Love Before," "All The Way," "Bayou Maharajah," "Hear Me In The Harmony," "Light The Way," "Take Her To The Mardi Gras," "Bourbon Street Parade," "Mardi Gras In New Orleans."

Legends of the Silver ScreenLegends of the Silver Screen: The Biographies Collection
(Image - 3 DVD set)
CD Universe
More than eight hours worth of in-depth biographical material, assembled from interviews, newsreels, film clips, plus star photo galleries combining glamour stills and candid behind-the-scenes shots. Biographies include: Anthony Quinn, Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Shirley Temple, Walter Matthau. Thinpack. Tin box packaging to be released March 15.

The Norman ConquestsThe Norman Conquests
(Acorn Media - new on 3 DVDs)
CD Universe
Alan Ayckbourn's play trilogy: Table Manners, Living Together, and Round and Round the Garden. 1970s Emmy-nominated PBS Great Performances telecast. Richard Briers, Penelope Keith, and Tom Conti. 305 minutes. Bonus Features: Biography of playwright Alan Ayckbourn and background on the trilogy.


BOOKs Now Available:

I Was a DancerI Was a Dancer: Jacques D'Amboise
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle)
Memoir by Balanchine protégé Jacques D'Amboise. 464 pages.

Marry Poppins Easy PianoMary Poppins: The New Musical - Easy Piano
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
17 easy piano arrangements of songs from the popular London and Broadway musical based on the classic Disney film. Songs include: Anything Can Happen," "Being Mrs. Banks" (Parts 1 and 2), "Chim Chim Cher-ee," "Feed the Birds," "Let's Go Fly a Kite," "A Man Has Dreams," "Practically Perfect," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Step in Time," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Temper, Temper," and more.

Off Broadway Musicals Since 1919Off-Broadway Musicals Since 1919: From Greenwich Village Follies to The Toxic Avenger
(Scarecrow Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Book)
By Thomas S. Hischak. The author looks at more than 375 musicals, which are described, discussed, and analyzed, with particular attention given to their books, scores, performers, and creators. Presented chronologically and divided into chapters for each decade, beginning with the landmark musical Greenwich Village Follies (1919), the book culminates with the satiric The Toxic Avenger (2009). In this volume, any work of consequence is covered, especially if it was popular or influential, but also dozens of more obscure musicals are included to illustrate the depth and breadth of Off Broadway. In addition to essential data about each musical, the plot and score are described, the success (or lack of) is chronicled, and an opinionated commentary discusses the work's merits and influences on the musical theatre in general. The first book of its kind, this highly readable volume will please both the theatre scholar and the average musical theatre patron or fan.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Glee: EncoreGlee: Encore
(Fox Home Entertainment - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
CD Universe
More than two hours of Season One's "most spectacular musical numbers," back-to-back. Cast includes Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch.

Glee Vol. 5Glee: The Music, Season 2: Volume 5
(Columbia - new on CD)
16 tracks from season two of the TV show including two new and original songs.

Michael Ball HeroesMichael Ball: Heroes
(Universal UK - new import CD)
CD Universe
15 classic songs which were originally big hits for legendary artists such as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel and more. "Let The Heartaches Begin," "I'll Never Fall In Love Again," "Play Me," "Summer Wind," "For The Good Times," "Misty," "When I Fall In Love," "You Don't Know Me," "Weekend In New England," "New York State Of Mind," "Joanna," "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You," "He'll Have To Go," "For Once In My Life," "Avenues And Alleyways" (with Tony Christie) Bonus Track. Being release March 14 in the UK: pre-order at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no release date:

Linda Lavin PossibilitiesLinda Lavin: Possibilities
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Musical Direction / Arrangements / Piano by Billy Stritch. Produced by John Brown. Recorded at Overdub Lane, Durham, NC. "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Hey, Look Me Over," "There's A Small Hotel," "In Love Again," "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)," "'Deed I Do," "It Amazes Me," "You've Got Possibilities," "Rhode Island Is Famous For You," "The Song Remembers When," "Walk Between Raindrops," "Two For The Road."





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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