Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/6/11

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CDs Now Available:

Alice the Girl in the Glass: BJ FaulknerAlice the Girl In the Glass: BJ Faulkner
(Hawthorne House Productions - new on CD/mp3)
French and Cabaret songs sung by chanteuse BJ Faulkner. "C'est Magnifique - Allez Vous En," "Chanson" (The Baker's Wife), Our Language Of Love" (Irma La Douce), Ne Me Quitte Pas," "Alice, The Girl In The Glass," "Watch What Happens," "I Will Wait For You" (The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg), If That Was Love," "Who'll Buy My Memories," "Je Ne T'aime Pas," "Le Roi D'aquitaine," "I Loved," "The Day They Closed the Carousel," "La Vie En Rose."

Best of The Lion KingBest of The Lion King
(Walt Disney Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesBest of the Lion King - Various Artists
CDU
Tracks from the original soundtrack album, The Lion King 2 album, the Broadway cast recording, and other "spin-off" Disney CDs.

Godspell 40th AnniversaryGodspell: 40th Anniversary Celebration
(Sony Masterworks - on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunesGodspell - The 40th Anniversary Celebration (Original Cast Recording Plus Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Remastered] - Stephen Schwartz
CDU | B&N icon
Newly remastered set. Stephen Schwartz score. 1971 original Off-Off-Broadway cast recording (Lamar Alford, Peggy Gordon, David Haskell, Joanne Jonas, Robin Lamont, Sonia Manzano, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Nathan, Herb Simon) and 1973 film soundtrack (Victor Garber, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson, Joanne Jonas, Richard LaBonte, Robin Lamont, Gilmer McCormick, Jeffrey Mylett, Stephen Reinhardt, Jerry Sroka, Lynne Thigpen).

That's EntertainmentThat's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical (CD & Luxury Edition)
(new on import CD)
John Wilson's televised 2009 BBC Prom celebrating 75 years of MGM Musicals. conductor John Wilson and are performed here by the John Wilson Orchestra. Luxury Edition is a casebound book with: 14-track CD; DVD (music videos, behind-the-scenes documentary, featurette on John Wilson’s re-orchestration of the lost MGM scores – and selected karaoke tracks); extensive liner notes (English, French and German); song texts; photos. "MGM Jubilee Overture" (orchestral)), "The Trolley Song" (Meet me in St Louis; Kim Criswell & chorus), "Steppin' Out With My Baby" (Easter Parade; Curtis Stigers & chorus), "The Heather On The Hill" (complete ballet sequence from Brigadoon; Matthew Ford), "Barn Dance" (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; orchestral), "You're Sensational" (High Society; Seth MacFarlane), "I Got Rhythm" (An American in Paris; Kim Criswell & chorus), "Singin' in the Rain" (Singin' in the Rain; Seth MacFarlane), "An American in Paris" (main title; orchestral), "Love is here to Stay" (An American in Paris; Curtis Stigers), "The New Moon" sequence (The New Moon; Matthew Ford & Sarah Fox), "Well, Did You Evah?" (High Society; Seth MacFarlane & Curtis Stigers), "Broadway Melody Ballet" (Singin' in the Rain; Matthew Ford & chorus), "That's Entertainment" (That's Entertainment; Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Kim Criswell & chorus). Already released in the UK at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Josh Young Still Dreaming of ParadiseJosh Young: Still Dreaming of Paradise
(ASD Music - new on mp3/iTunesStill Dreaming of Paradise - Josh YoungSecond album from Josh Young (currently appearing in the Stratford Festival Jesus Christ Superstar). "Memory," "When She Loved Me," "Heaven Bound," "Not A Love Story," "It Feels Like Home," "Listen to My Heart," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Measure of a Man," "Golden Slumbers," "Heaven On Their Minds," "The Man That I Could Be," "The Rainbow Connection," "High Flying Adored."


Vice PalaceVice Palace
(Lascivious Records - new mp3)
Cast recording of the 2011 Thrillpeddlers' revival of Vice Palace, the last Cockettes' musical, written in 1972 for Divine, Mink Stole, and many of the Cockettes, based on Poe's The Mask of the Red Death, in Fellini-Italian style. Scrumbly Koldewyn on piano. MP3 album/tracks and clips at CD Baby.


DVDs Now Available:

Diana Rigg at the BBCDiana Rigg at the BBC
(BBC Warner - new 5 DVD set)
CDU | B&N
1977 TV series Three Piece Suite, plus 1982 Little Eyolf (with Anthony Hopkins, Peggy Ashcroft), 1989 Unexplained Laughter (with Elaine Paige), 1994 Genghis Cohn (with Anthony Sher, Robert Lindsay), and the five episodes of the 1998-2000 series Mrs. Bradley Mysteries.

Where the Boys AreWhere the Boys Are
(Warner Archive - new on DVD)
CDU
1960 beach musical film. Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss and Connie Francis, George Hamilton, Jim Hutton and Frank Gorshin. Previously available directly from Warner Archive.


BOOKs Now Available:

Victor Herbert a Theatrical LifeVictor Herbert: A Theatrical Life
(Fordham Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Paperback version of 2008 biography by Neil Gould, who not only gives a revealing portrait of Herbert the artist, entrepreneur, and visionary, but also recreates the vibrant world of the Herbert's Broadway. Gould takes us inside the music itself, with detailed guides to each major work and recreations of great performances. He also makes strong connections between Herbert's breakthrough compositions, such as the operetta Mlle. Modiste, and the later contributions of Rudolf Friml,Sigmund Romberg, Jerome Kern and other giants of the musical theater. This book is also a chronicle of American popular culture during one of its most creative periods.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Sandi PattyBroadway Stories: Sandi Patty
(Stylos Entertainment - new on CD)
With The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Jack Everly conductor. "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Smile," "Swingin Love Medley- I Just Found Out About Love, This Can't Be Love, Our Love Is Here To Stay," "All of Me," "The Man I Love," "Sound of Music Medley- Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain," "A Doll Sings The Guys: Willkommen, If I Were A Rich Man, Ya Got Trouble, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin', Get Me To The Church On Time, Bring Him Home," "Send In The Clowns," "Love Is Only Love," "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Betty Blue Eyes OLCBetty Blue Eyes OLC
(First Night - new on 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." Pre-ordering at Dress Circle.

Carl Davis: Up in LightsCarl Davis: Up In Lights - Broadway – Hollywood – West End
(new on CD)
The BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis. "New York, New York," "Carousel Waltz," "Cats Suite" (World Premiere), "Hollywood Theme," "Keystone Kops," "Summertime," "A Woman is a Sometime Thing," "Bess, You is My Woman Now," "It Ain’t Necessarily So," "West Side Story Overture," "My Fair Lady – Ascot Gavotte," "The Fiddler on the Roof – Wedding Dance," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Aquarius," "What a Piece of Work is Man," "Let the Sun Shine In," "One." Available for pre-order at Dress Circle

Lost HorizonLost Horizon
(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.

Melissa Errico: Legrand AffairMelissa Errico: Legrand Affair
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
B&N icon
Collection of songs written by Michel Legrand, performed by Melissa Errico with a 100-piece symphony orchestra in Brussels, and produced by Phil Ramone. "I Was Born in Love With You," "The Summer Knows," "His Eyes, Her Eyes," "The Windmills of Your Mind," "I Will Wait For You," "In Another Life," "Martina," "Dis Moi," You Must Believe in Spring," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?," "Something New In My Life," "Maybe Someone Dreamed Us," "Once Upon A Summertime," "Celui-La." Recorded in Leuven Belgium, July 5-10, 2005. Orchestra conducted by Michel Legrand. All piano by Michel Legrand. Co-Produced by Richard Jay-Alexander.

Million Dollar Quartet OLCMillion Dollar Quartet OLC
(Rhino/Warner Bros UK - new on CD)
West End cast recording recorded live at the Noel Coward Theatre. Bill Ward as Sam Phillips, Ben Goddard as Jerry Lee Lewis, Derek Hagen as Johnny Cash, Francesca Jackson as Dyanne, Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins, and Michael Malarkey as Elvis Presley. Available 9/19 at Amazon UK.

Tony Bennett Complete CollectionTony Bennett - The Complete Collection
(Sony - 73 CD/3 DVD set)
Chronicles the entire career of Tony Bennett as documented in the albums and singles he's made for Columbia Records (beginning in 1952 through the present), as well as his recordings for Roulette (an historic encounter with Count Basie and Orchestra in 1959), MGM (1972-73), Improv (Bennett's own label from 1973-76) and Fantasy (with pianist Bill Evans, released in 1975-76). Barnes & Noble exclusive.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to September:

The Road to QatarThe Road to Qatar!
(JAY Records - new at iTunes)
York Theatre Company cast. David Krane and Stephen Cole score. James Beaman, Keith Gerchak, Bill Nolte, Sarah Stiles, Bruce Warren. Recorded March 7, 2010. CD to be released 11/8/11.

Songs From RagtimeSongs from Ragtime
(JAY Records - new at iTunes)
Songs from the 2009 revival production, recorded after the show closed. Full symphonic orchestra with original orchestrations by William David Brohn, the main leads and chorus from the 2009 production. Stephen Flaherty on piano in the opening track as a bonus. James Moor, music director. Track list: "Ragtime" (Stephen Flaherty And Company), "New Music" (Ron Bohmer, Christiane Noll, Robert Petkoff, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephanie Umoh, Bobby Steggert and Company), "Wheels Of A Dream Quentin" (Earl Darrington, Stephanie Umoh), "Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc." (Robert Petkoff), "Our Children" (Christiane Noll and Robert Petkoff), "Back To Before" (Christiane Noll and Girls), "Make Them Hear You" (Quentin Earl Darrington). Custom-pressed CD will be available from www.jayrecords.com this fall.

Added, no release date:

James Barbour: Bring Me Giants
(new on CD)
Broadway songs with new arrangements.





Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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