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SOUND ADVICE WEEKLY RECAP PT 1: MUSIC & BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE + UPCOMING RELEASE NEWS
Last Edit: T.B._Admin. 12:59 pm EDT 07/28/20
Posted by: T.B._Admin. (SoundAdvice@talkinbroadway.com) 12:59 pm EDT 07/28/20

Complete information on all known upcoming releases of theatre related audio and video recordings can be found on our Upcoming Releases page. Recordings released last week and earlier can be viewed here.

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DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Jeff HarnarJeff Harnar: Dancing in the Dark
(PS Classics - new on mp3)
15th anniversary reissue of Jeff Harnar's American Songbook album. "I Say Hello," "Shall We Dance?," "Dancing in the Dark," "Love, Look Away," "Put 'em in a Box (Tie It With a Ribbon)," "How Little We Know," "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)," "Lonely Town," "You Can Do No Wrong," "Taking a Chance on Love," "East Side of Heaven," "By Myself," "Blue Skies," "I Walk a Little Faster." Accompanied by full orchestra. Alex Rybeck, musical director, arranger and co-producer with Harnar. Also at iTunes, Spotify.

MascheratoMascherato: The Musical
(digital album on mp3/at iTunes)
Studio cast album recording of score by Michael Elderkin. Book by James Willett. Rob Houchen, Katy Treharne, Jeremy Secomb, James Spilling, Nathaniel Parker, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Mathew Healy, Emma Kershaw, Signora Da Monte, Colonel Emir, Ioanna Kimbook. Orchestra conductor, Jae Alexander. Chorus conductor, Michael Elderkin. Orchestra recorded on February 6-7, 2020 at Abbey Road Studios, London. Chorus and soloists recorded on March 19-20, 2020 at Masterchord Studios, London. Mixed at Masterchord Studios, London. Released 7/10/20.


Books Now Available:

Playing by Ear Playing by Ear: Reflections on Sound and Music
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book)
In Peter Brook's collection of essays, the director reflects on the role of music in theatre and performance and revisits some of the best-known productions from his career, including Titus Andronicus, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, and The Prisoner. Topics range from how to evoke "true listening" to the relationship between words and music to the "living presence" of silence. 80 pages. Previously released in a Kindle Edition.

Janis PaigeReading Between the Lines: A Memoir (Janis Paige)
(Golden Age Press - Hardcover Book)
By Janis Paige. A memoir filled with stories of luminaries from the past. Chronicles such adventures as the author's journeys to the battlefields of Vietnam and Korea as well as one unforgettable trip to South Africa; her film career, vaudeville, Broadway, nightclubs, television and soaps; and her work to protect the legacy of her late husband, songwriter Ray Gilbert. 528 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, July 31:

Free as AirFree as Air
(JAY Records - new on CD)
2014 London cast recording of score by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds. Gerald Harper, Gillian Lewis and Patricia Bredin. At JayRecords.com.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Nick CorderoNick Cordero: Live Your Life
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2019. Nick Cordero's cabaret performance, directed and music directed by Michael J Moritz Jr. Guest performers include Kathryn Gallagher, Drew Gehling, Sara Chase, and Zach Braff.


Books/Plays RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Singular SensationSingular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD/Audible Edition)
By Michael Riedel. Account of recent Broadway history—spanning from the debut of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Sunset Boulevard to Disney’s The Lion King. Drawing upon more than 150 insider interviews, Riedel walks us through the Broadway we know and love today: an industry awash in big hits and bigger money, while also being an industry split between its adherence to old art forms and the allure of popular culture. 352 pages.

A Strange LoopA Strange Loop: A Musical
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize winning musical. 120 pages.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added to August 21:

Sarah StilesSarah Stiles: You Can Ukulele With Me
(Broadway Records - new EP)
Collaboration between Sarah Stiles (Tootsie, Hand to God) and songwriter Holly Gewandter. Five tracks.





Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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