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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/1/13

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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Earlier recaps:

December 25, 18, 11, 4 | November 27, 20, 13, 6 | October 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | September 4, 11, 18, 25 | August 7, 14, 21, 28 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | June 5, 12, 19, 26 | May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | April 3, 10, 17, 24 | March 6, 13, 20, 27 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

BOOKs Now Available:

The Lyons
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Nicky Silver's Broadway play.

Les Misérables: Movie Selections (Easy Piano)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for film score, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Piano/vocal selections of 16 songs, 88 pages.

Les Misérables: Selections from the Movie
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for film score, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Piano/vocal selections of 16 songs, including the new song written for the film, "Suddenly."

(TCG - Paperback Book)
Adaptation by Enda Walsh; songwriters Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová.


I, Rhoda
(Gallery Books - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
Valerie Harper autobiography.


Corrected link & cover:

The Jazz Singer Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - Blu-Ray book set/3 DVD set)
1927 classic Al Jolson film. All-new feature digital transfer and refurbished soundtrack from restored picture elements and original Vitaphone-Sound-on-Disc recordings. Extras, Disc 1: Commentary by Ron Hutchinson and Vince Giordano; cartoons and shorts; 1947 Lux Radio Theater broadcast starring Al Jolson (audio only); Al Jolson Trailer Gallery; Disc 2: new feature-length documentary The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk; rarely-seen Technicolor excerpts from Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929 WB film, most of which is considered lost); studio shorts Finding His Voice (1929 Western Electric animated promotional short, produced by Max Fleischer), The Voice That Thrilled The World (Warner Bros. short about sound), Okay for Sound (1946 WB short celebrating the 20th anniversary of Vitaphone), When Talkies Were Young (1955 WB short looking back at the early talkies), The Voice from the Screen (1926 WB 'demonstration' film about Vitaphone technology; Disc 3: Over 3 1/2 hours worth of rare, historic Vitaphone comedy and music shorts. Collection Edition Bonuses: rarely seen behind-the-scenes photo cards; original release lobby card reproductions; original release souvenir program book reproduction; booklet with vintage document reproductions and DVD features guide; reproduction of post-premiere telegram from Al Jolson to Jack L. Warner.

Sound clips and on-site ordering available:

Rebecca Luker's I Got Love: The Songs of Jerome Kern and Noël and Cole

Sale extended:

PS Classics' Holiday Sale, through January 6: Most CDs marked down to $9.95