Posted by: T.B._Admin. (SoundAdvice@talkinbroadway.com) 11:45 am EST 11/08/22

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Digital Music Now Available:

bluesBlues for an Alabama Sky
(Broadway Records - new digital album)
Original music by Benjamin Kwasi Burrell from National Theatre's production of Blues For an Alabama Sky. "Harlem," "Folies Bergere," "Hold on to Your Dreams," "Rise and Shine," "Alabama Sky." Released 11/4/22.

DVD/Blu-Ray Now Available:

Fancy PantsFancy Pants
(KL Studio Classics - new Blu-ray)
1950 musical film adaptation of Ruggles of Red Gap. Directed by George Marshall. Screenplay by Edmund L. Hartmann and Robert O'Brien. Bob Hope, Lucille Ball (dubbed by Annette Warren), Bruce Cabot, Jack Kirkwood. Music by Van Cleave. Includes songs by Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. Remastered in HD by Paramount Pictures – From 4K Scans of the 35mm YCM Three-Strip Technicolor Elements. One hour 32 minutes.

Music to Be Released This Friday, November 11:

Almost Famous bootlegAlmost Famous The Musical - 1973 Bootleg EP
(Masterworks Broadway - 12" vinyl disc)
Four songs from Almost Famous the musical. Score by Tom Kitt, with some lyrics by Cameron Crowe. Limited edition package. Chris Wood, Anika Larsen, Solea Pfeiffer, Drew Gehling, Casey Likes, Rob Colletti, Matt Bittner, Chad Burris, Gerard Canonico, Julia Cassandra, Brandon Contreras, Jakeim Hart, Van Hughes, Jana Djenne Jackson, Katie Ladner, Danny Lindgren, Erica Mansfield, Alisa Melendez, Emily Schultheis, Daniel Sovich, Libby Winters, and Matthew C. Yee.

December SongsDecember Songs for Voice and Orchestra
(P.S. Classics - new digital album)
Maury Yeston's December Songs, sung by Victoria Clark. 37-piece orchestra conducted by Ted Sperling and scored by Larry Hochman. The booklet features complete lyrics, in addition to liner notes by Matthew Gurewitsch. Produced by Bart Migal, Ted Sperling, and Maury Yeston. CD release date 11/25/22.

BarrowmanJohn Barrowman: Centre Stage
(Westway Music - new album)
New solo album with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "Pure Imagination," "Corner of the Sky," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Heart of Stone With Natalie Paris," "Man of La Mancha," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Marry Me a Little / Being Alive," "Beautiful City," "As If We Never Said Goodbye," "It All Fades Away." WestwayMusic.com.

LeaLea Michele: Christmas in the City
(Real Gone Music - new LP)
Lea Michele's 2019 album on vinyl. "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Christmas in New York," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (with Jonathan Groff), "Do You Want To Build a Snowman?," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Silent Night," "White Christmas" (with Darren Criss), "Silver Bells," "Angels We Have Heard on High" (with Cynthia Erivo), "O Holy Night." Gatefold album jacket containing a printed inner sleeve featuring photos of Lea spreading some Christmas cheer. Snow white vinyl pressing limited to 1500 copies.

Million ChristmasMillion Dollar Quartet Christmas
(BFD/The Orchard - new on CD)
2022 national tour cast recording. Jared Freiburg as Jerry Lee Lewis, Kathleen Macari as Dyanne, Bill Scott Sheets as Johnny Cash, Alex Swindle as Elvis Presley, Michael Sinclair as Brother Jay, and Jamie Pittle as W.S. "Fluke Holland" along with Mark Andrew Miller as Carl Perkins and additional musicians: Jonny Baird, Martin Lynds, and Chuck Mead. "Santa Claus is Back in Town," "Blue Christmas," "Cotton Top ," "Go Tell It On The Mountain / I Shall Not Be Moved," "Santa Baby," "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus," "Bad Kid," "Silent Night," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree / Jingle Bell Rock," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Mele Kalikimaka," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Jingle Bells," "Run Rudolph Run"; Bonus Tracks: "Don't Be Cruel," "Chantilly Lace," "Billboard Medley: Que Sera Sera / Let the Good Times Roll / Hot Diggity / Tutti Frutti," "Ring of Fire." Produced by Chuck Mead. Recorded and mixed at Inglehood Studios in Nashville, TN by Cowboy Keith Thompson, with mastering by Alex McCollough of True East Mastering. Digital version released 10/28/22.

Holiday FeelingSteve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme: That Holiday Feeling!
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Expanded edition of 1964 album with eight bonus tracks, including three from 1969 RCA album Christmastime in Carol and Song (Lawrence's "Go Tell It on the Mountain," Gorme's "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," and their "Hurry Home for Christmas") with the orchestra and chorus of renowned conductor Arthur Fiedler; their early duet of Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; Steve Lawrence's take on "White Christmas"; Steve Lawrence "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"; previously unreleased 1967 recording of "The First Noel;" and Eydie's brassy "My Favorite Things." Personal note from David Lawrence describing his work restoring the original two-track master along with liner notes by Joe Marchese and added photos. Remastered and restored from the original stereo tapes under the supervision of David Lawrence.

To SteveTo Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim
(Working Girl Records - new album)
Based on Liz Callaway's 54 Below show. "Opening Medley," Intro: Welcome, "Broadway Baby," Intro: Merrily We Roll Along, "Old Friends / Like it Was," "What More Do I Need?," "The Miller's Son," Intro: A Little Sondheim Travel, "What Do We Do? We Fly!," Intro: Evening Primrose, "I Remember / Take Me to the World," Intro: A Sondheim Lullaby, "Not While I'm Around / Now You Know," Intro: Follies in Concert, "In Buddy's Eyes," Intro: My Dad and Follies, "The Road You Didn't Take," "Loving You," Intro: A Note from Steve, "Move On (Duet with Nicholas Callaway Foster)," Intro: The Terror of Singing Sondheim, "Another Hundred Lyrics," "Send in the Clowns," Intro: It Always Comes Back to Merrily, "Our Time," Intro: How Lucky Were We?, "With So Little to be Sure Of." Musical direction and arrangements by Alex Rybeck. Guest singer Nicholas Callaway Foster. CD includes a 16 page booklet, with essays by Liz Callaway and Scott Simon. LizCallaway.com.

Newly Listed Recordings:

Date and details TBA:

Kimberly Akimbo
(new album)
2022 original Broadway cast recording of score by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Victoria Clark, Steven Boyer, Justin Cooley, Alli Mauzey, Bonnie Milligan, Olivia Elease Hardy, Fernell Hogan, Michael Iskander, Nina White. Date and details TBA.

Newly Listed Books:

November 11:

Strange LoopA Strange Loop
(Hal Leonard - new paperback book)
Vocal selections songbook for Broadway musical by Michael R. Jackson. Arranged for vocal line with piano accompaniment. "Boundaries," "Didn't Want Nothin'," "Exile in Gayville," "Inner White Girl," "Intermission Song," "Inwood Daddy," "Memory Song," "Periodically," "Precious Little Dream / AIDS Is God's Punishment," "Second Wave," "A Strange Loop," "A Sympathetic Ear," "Today," "Tyler Perry Writes Real Life," "We Wanna Know." 136 pages.

January 31, 2023:

Oscar InnovationOscar Hammerstein II and the Invention of the Musical
(Yale Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Laurie Winer. "Diving deep into Hammerstein’s life, examining his papers and his lyrics, critic Laurie Winer shows how he orchestrated a collective reimagining of America, urging it forward with a subtly progressive vision of the relationship between country and city, rich and poor, America and the rest of the world. His rejection of bitterness, his openness to strangers, and his optimistic humor shaped not only the musical but the American dream itself. His vision can continue to be a touchstone to this day." 368 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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