Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/13/11

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CDs Now Available:

BamboozledBamboozled or the Real Reality Show
(new on CD-R/mp3)
Musical Joseph Vernon Banks & Crystal Field that played throughout NYC for Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company. At CD Baby.

Dangerous LiaisonsDangerous Liaisons
(Melpomene Music - CD set and Vocal Selections)
Dangerous Liaisons score by Malcolm Caluori and Johnathan Daniel Steppe. Concept recording cast includes Maura Carey Neill, Shaun Whitley, Rachael Henderson, Kristie Krabe, Christy Brumfield Baggett, John Young, Ginger Rosen, Tad Wilson. Set includes 3CDs and 56 page booklet with full libretto, color photos. Songbook includes 10 songs from the show, solos and duets for all voice types, with specially adapted authoritative arrangements by the composer. Both items to be released wide in 2012, available now at www.melpomenemusicgroup.com.

Doris Day: My HeartDoris Day: My Heart U.S. Release
(Arwin - new on CD/mp3My Heart - Doris Day
CDU | B&N icon
U.S. release. Authorized remastered compilation of eight previously unreleased tracks Day recorded for her 1980s television shows and series—four Doris Day classics. Produced by Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004. "Happy Endings" was co-written by Terry Melcher, and Day provides a new spoken-word introduction for the song. "Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here," "Daydream," "The Way I Dreamed It," "Heaven Tonight," "My One and Only Love," "My Heart," "You Are So Beautiful," "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries," "Disney Girls," "My Buddy," "Happy Endings," "Ohio." Plus additional track, "Stewball." UK release at Dress Circle

Downtown AbbeyDownton Abbey Soundtrack
(Decca - new on CD/mp3Downton Abbey - Various Artists
Music from British television drama set in England during the Edwardian era in the fictional estate of Downton, Yorkshire. Features Alfie Boe (Les Miserables) singing "If You Were The Only Girl In The World" and "Roses of Picardy."

Inside OutInside Out
(Kritzerland Records - on CD)
Re-mastered and re-packaged original (1994 Off-Broadway) cast recording. Doug Haverty/ Adryan Russ score. Ann Crumb, Harriett D. Foy, Kathleen Mahony-Bennett, Jan Maxwell, Cass Morgan, Julie Prosser. Order at Kritzerland.com.

MelodylandMelody Hollis: Welcome to Melodyland
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Solo album for thirteen-year-old cabaret artist and musical theatre performer (White Christmas). Recorded live at Sterling's at Vitello's. "Melodyland," "Born To Entertain" (Ruthless!), "Part Of Your World" (The Little Mermaid), "Sherman Brothers Nonsense Words Medley," Reflection/The Girl I Mean To Be" (Mulan/The Secret Garden), "Hit Me With A Hot Note," The Boy From ..." (The Mad Show), "I Know Now" (Snoopy! The Musical), "Children Will Listen" (Into The Woods), "I Want To Be A Rockette (Kicks: The Showgirl Musical), "A Quiet Thing" (Flora, The Red Menace), "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy/Love You Didn't Do Right By Me" (White Christmas), "Fascinatin' Rhythm/I Got Rhythm," "Tomorrow" (Annie), "When You Wish Upon A Star" (Pinocchio). Conceived and Directed by Bruce Kimmel, with musical direction by Steve Hollis. Arrangements by John Boswell and Bruce Kimmel. Orders at Kritzerland.com.

Playing the BillPlaying the Bill: The Original Cast Recording
(Saarens Productions - new on CD/mp3)
Original musical about the waning years of vaudeville by Steve Saari which premiered at Chief Theater in Bemidji, Minnesota in August 2011.

Served with a TwistServed with a Twist: Entree Entertainment's Singing Waiters
(Anteater Recordings - new CD/mp3)
By L.A.'s Entree Entertainment's Singing Waiters, the world's longest-running singing waiter act in the world. "From This Moment On," "Friend Like Me," "You Can't Stop the Beat," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

My Time to FlyMy Time to Fly: Music and Lyrics by Harriet Goldberg
(Hargold Music - new on mp3)
Vocals featuring Krisanthi Pappas and Dane Vannatter singing Harriet Goldberg's original songs in the style of the old standards. Recorded in Boston. Tim Ray on piano, Dave Clark on bass, Bill Reynolds on drums, Ken Cervenka on trumpet and flugelhorn and Billy Novick on tenor sax, alto sax and clarinet.

O Little Town of BethlehemO Little Town of Bethlehem (Ring out those Bells)
(Dominic Gerrard - new mp3)
Having starred opposite each other in the West End Phantom of the Opera, Gina Beck (West End Wicked) and ENO's Scott Davies reunite for this Christmas song single. At CD Baby.

Olympus the MusicalOlympus the Musical First Cast Recording
(Dr. L's Music - new mp3)
Original workshop recording of Olympus the Musical. Lyrics and book Jenny Tarof, music Larry Tarof.

OttvilleOttville (Original Workshop Recording)
(new on mp3)
New :rock-jazz fusion" musical. Score by Edward Bean and Trevor Dorner. At CD Baby.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Meet Me in St. LouisMeet Me in St. Louis [Blu-ray]
(Warner Home Video - new on 2-disc Blu-Ray)
CDU
1944 musical film featuring Judy Garland. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Extras: introduction by Liza Minnelli; commentary by John Fricke with Margaret O'Brien, Irving Brecher, Hugh Martin and Barbara Freed-Saltzman; Meet Me in St. Louis: The Making of an American Classic (Narrated by Roddy McDowall); Hollywood: The Dream Factory (Emmy-Award winning 1972 MGM-TV special, narrated by Dick Cavett; Becoming Attractions: Judy Garland (1996 TCM special); Meet Me in St. Louis (1966 TV pilot with Shelley Fabares and Celeste Holm); Bubbles (1930 Warner Bros. short featuring Judy Garland at age 7); Skip To My Lou (rare 1941 musical short with Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane); Audio Vault: "Boys and Girls Like You and Me" outtake (reconstruction using still photographs), Lux Radio Theater Broadcast from December 2, 1946; CD sampler with "Meet Me In St. Louis" (Ensemble), "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"; illustrated bound-in book.

Stars & Stripes ForeverStars and Stripes Forever
(Fox - new 2-disc Blu-Ray)
CDU
1952 film about John Phillip Sousa. Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, and Ruth Hussey. 89 minutes. Bonuses on the Blu-Ray disc.


BOOKs Now Available:

Piper LaurieLearning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir by Piper Laurie
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book)
Piper Laurie remembers her long, surprising life as a film, theater and TV star.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

End of the RainbowEnd of the Rainbow OLC U.S. Release
(Sony Masterworks - new on CDEnd of the Rainbow - Tracie Bennett
CD Universe
Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett in Judy Garland play with music. "Anything But Love/Just In Time," "Medley The Bells Are Ringing for Me and My Gal / You Made me Love You/ The Trolley Song," "The Man That got Away," "When You're smiling the whole World Smiles With you," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Get Happy/By Myself," "When the sun Comes Out," "Smile," "I could go on Singing," "San Francisco," "Zing Went the Strings of my Heart," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (Bonus Track). Previously released in the UK and available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Lady and the Tramp Blu-RayLady 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.

Love Never Dies
(Universal - new on Blu-Ray/DVD)
Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater musical, filmed live. Stars Ben Lewis and Anna O'Byrne.





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

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