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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/8/13

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:

January 1 | 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

CDs Now Available:

13 The Musical
(new on CD)
U.K. National Youth Music Theatre cast of Jason Robert Brown score. "13/Becoming A Man," "The Lamest Place In The World," "Hey Kendra," "One Day In October," "Get Me What I Need," "Opportunity," "What It Means To Be A Friend," "All Hail The Brain," "Terminal Illness," "Getting Ready," "Any Minute," "Good Enough," "Being A Geek," "Bad Bad News," "Tell Her," "It Can't Be True," "If That's What It Is," "A Little More Homework," "Brand New You." CD available at Sh-K-Boom. Previously released digitally on mp3 and iTunes

Bye Bye Birdie Soundtrack
(Masterworks Broadway - on CD/mp3)
Newly remastered with three bonus tracks. "Bye Bye Birdie," "Opening Credits," "The Telephone Hour," "How Lovely To Be Woman," "We Love You Conrad," "Honestly Sincere," "Hymn For A Sunday Evening," "One Boy," "Put On A Happy Face," "Kids," "One Last Kiss" (Gym Rehearsal Outtake)," "A Lot Of Livin' To Do," "The Sultans' Ballet," "One Last Kiss," "Rosie," "Bye Bye Birdie" (Reprise)," Bonus Tracks: "One Last Kiss" (Jesse Pearson)" "How Lovely To Be A Woman" (Ann-Margret), "Bye Bye Birdie" (Ann-Margret).

The Chalk Circle by Marc Forde
(new on CD/mp3)
Third educational musical from this UK company. Inspired by the Brecht play. Includes audio tracks, a licence to perform the work, curriculum approaches for teachers, lyrics and full production script, instrumental scores, photos of cast members and musicians, backing tracks, notes for a teachers by Marc Forde; Story of The Chalk Circle, songbook for piano and voice. Clips, CD, digital tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Chaplin: The Musical OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CDChaplin: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
Recorded November 5. Score by Christopher Curtis. Cast includes Rob McClure, Jim Borstelmann, Jenn Colella, Ethan Kazakhstan, Erin Mackey, Michael McCormick, Christiane Noll, Zachary Unger and Wayne Alan Wilcox. "Overture/Prologue," "Look at All the People," "Whatcha Gonna Do?," "If I Left London," "Sennett Song," "Look at All the People," "Tramp Shuffle - Part 1," "Tramp Shuffle - Part 2," "Life Can Be Like the Movies," "The Look-A-Like Contest," "Just Another Day in Hollywood," "The Life That You Wished For," "All Falls Down," "Man of All Countries," "What Only Love Can See," "The Exile," "Where Are All the People?," "What Only Love Can See (Reprise)," "This Man," "Finale/Tramp Reprise." Released on mp3 and iTunes 12/4/12.

Eydie Gorme & Steve Lawrence: Cozy / Two on the Aisle
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Twofer of Great American Songbook album and a Broadway album plus bonus tracks. "Cozy," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "Like In Love," "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House," "Would You Like to Take a Walk," "A Fine Romance," "I Like the Likes of You," "Without You I'm Nothing," "She Didn't Say Yes," "Blue Room," "Personality," "Two Sleepy People," "Two on the Aisle," "Till There Was You," "Make Someone Happy," "The Party's Over," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Namely You," "A Lot of Livin' to Do," "Our Language Of Love," "It's Love," "Til Tomorrow," "Just My Luck," "Put on a Happy Face," "The Facts of Life," "I'm a Girl —You're A Boy," "My Claire de Lune," "Go Away Little Girl," "Blame It on the Bossa Nova."

Hansel and Gretel by Marc Forde
(new on CD/mp3)
Fourth educational musical from this UK company. Adaptation by Humperdinck takes the story and gives it a few unexpected turns along the way. Includes audio tracks, a licence to perform the work, curriculum approaches for teachers, lyrics and full production script, instrumental scores, photos of cast members and musicians, backing tracks, notes for a teacher on how to put on the musical by Marc Forde, Story of Hansel and Gretel, songbook for piano and voice. Clips, CD, digital tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Jack Jones: I've Got a Lot of Livin' to Do / Gift of Love
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Digitally remastered - first time on CD, two 1962 Jack Jones albums, plus four bonus tracks. "I've Got a Lot of Livin To Do," "It's a Lonesome Old Town," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Swinging Thru the Park," "Bye Bye Baby," "Donkey Serenade," "I Love Paris," "When I Take My Sugar To Tea," "Big Time," "Me And My Big Ideas," "When a Man Cries," "I Like the Likes of You," "I See Your Face Before Me," "Like Someone In Love," "Gift of Love," "Time After Time," "Then I'll Be Tired of You," "I Wish You Love," "Somewhere Along the Way," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Poetry," "Nina Never Knew," "Too Late Now," "Pick Up the Pieces," "Dreamin' All the Time," "She's My Darling, She's My Heart," "That's Her Little Way," "I've Got My Pride."

Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap: Something to Remember
(Ghostlight - new on CDSomething To Remember - Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap
"Where or When," "I Thought About You," "Why Did I Choose You," "Somebody Loves Me," "A Ghost Of A Chance," "Isn't This A Lovely Day?," "Something To Remember You By," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "I Was Telling Him About You," "Stars," "Where Do You Start?," "The Best Thing for You," "Solitude," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Two for the Road." Released on mp3 and iTunes 12/4/12.

Showgirl: by Christine Deaver
(new on CD/mp3)
Christine Deaver (Teatro ZinZanni Seattle) album. "Everybody's Girl," "Frim Fram Sauce," "Temptation," "Long John Blues," "Baby, You've Got What It Takes," "Lies of Handsome Men," "Fails Romance," "You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Sunday Morning After," "Bacharach Medley," "Tell Me On a Sunday/You Can Have the T.V.," "There Is Always One More Time." Clips, album and digital tracks available at CD Baby.

Starting Here, Starting Now Original Off Broadway Cast
(Sony - on CD-R/mp3/iTunesStarting Here, Starting Now (Original Cast Recording) - David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr.
Maltby & Shire musical revue. Loni Ackerman, George Lee Andrews, Margery Cohen. "The Word Is Love/Starting Here, Starting Now/A Little Bit Off," "I Think I May Want to Remember Today," "We Can Talk To Each Other," "Just Across the River," "Crossword Puzzle," "Autumn," "I Don't Remember Christmas," "I Don't Believe It," "Barbara," "Pleased With Myself," "Flair," "Travel," "Watching the Big Parade Go By," "I Hear Bells," "What About Today?," "One Step," "Song of Me/Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life/A New Life Coming," "Finale: Reprise of Flair." Re-issue of 1992 recording on ArkivMusic CD-R and digital. Released in 2012.


Petula Clark: In Other Words
(Stage Door Records - new mp3)
1962 album plus bonuses. 35 tracks.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Driving Miss Daisy Blu-ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-Ray Digibook)
1989 Oscar winning film based on Alfred Uhry play. Jessica Tandy, and Morgan Freeman.

Grand Hotel Blu-Ray
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-Ray)
Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore.

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.

Smash: Season One
(NBC Universal - new on 4 DVDs)
Complete first season of series about making a musical. Written by Theresa Rebeck. Music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Angelica Huston, Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Brian d'Arcy James, Jack Davenport. Extras to include gag reel, behind-the-scenes feature with Shaiman and Wittman, deleted and extended scenes.

BOOKs Now Available:

Audrey Wood and the Playwrights (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
(Palgrave Macmillan - Hardcover Book)
By Milly S. Barrange. The story of Audrey Wood, literary agent for many legendary playwrights.


(Sony - new on CD)
Recording of the fictional musical "written" on the TV show "Smash." Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Katherine McPhee, Megan Hilty, and others. Songs are from seasons one and two. "Follow in Their Footsteps" (Bernadette Peters & and Ensemble), "Let Me Be Your Star (Extended Intro)" (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty), "Smash!" (Hilty, McPhee & Ensemble), "Never Give All the Heart" (McPhee), "20th Century Mambo" (McPhee & Ensemble), "The National Pastime" (Hilty & Ensemble), "History Is Made at Night" (Hilty, Will Chase & Ensemble), "I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn't Love To Howl" (Hilty), "Mr & Mrs Smith" (Hilty & Chase), "Don't Say Yes Until I Finish Talking" (Hilty & Chase), "On Lexington & 52nd St" (Chase), "Cut, Print...Moving On" (McPhee & Ensemble), "Public Relations" (McPhee, Christian Borle & Ensemble), "Dig Deep" (Uma Thurman), "Second Hand White Baby Grand" (Hilty), "They Just Keep Moving The Line" (Hilty), "Let's Be Bad" (Hilty & Ensemble), "The Right Regrets" (Debra Messing & Borle), "(Let's Start) Tomorrow Tonight" ( Leslie Odom, Jr.), "Our Little Secret" (McPhee), "Hang The Moon" (Bernadette Peters & Hilty), "Don't Forget Me" (McPhee). The Target store version also includes a mini-CD with these bonuses: interview with Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman; "Smash!" sung by Jane Krakowski; "Never Give all the Heart" sung by Megan Hilty; "Seonc Hand Baby Grand" sung by Christine Ebersole.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood New Broadway Cast
(DRG Records - new on 2 CDs)
Broadway revival cast. Rupert Holmes score. Includes revised material and songs ("Jasper's Vision/Smoke Ballet" and eight separate tracks of confessions of the potential murderers) not on the 1985 original cast recording. Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Jim Norton, Gregg Edelman, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Andy Karl, Nicholas Bar asch, Peter Benson, Robert Creighton, Alison Cimmet, Jim Walton, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Scott, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote and Spencer Plachy. Recorded December 10, 2012. Produced by Hugh Fordin and engineered by Cynthia Daniels.

Road to Hong Kong & Say One for Me
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Two Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen soundtracks from Bing Crosby films. Road To Hong Kong songs performed by Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Joan Collins, with music performed by Robert Farina and his orchestra. Say One For Me songs performed by Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner. Digitally remastered and in stereo. 28 tracks total.

Jane Morgan What Now My Love & Jane Morgan at Cocoanut Grove
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Jane Morgan album twofer. Live album from Cocoanut Grove appearance includes "Fascination," "The Day The Rains Came" and a tribute medley to Lillian Russell. What Now My Love, produced by Burt Bacharach, includes the title song, the debut of "What Now My Love," "I'm A Fool To Want You," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Black Coffee" and "Fly Me To The Moon." 18 tracks total.

Shoshana Bean: O'Farrell Street
(Shotime Records - new on CD)
Shoshana Bean's (Wickedtake on soul music sound of the late '60s. "Cold Turkey," "Smoke and Mirrors," "5 Minutes," "Broken Even," "Gin and Cigarettes," "Blood From a Stone," "Runnin' Out of Days," "I am Not Unchanged," "Quittin' Time," "Water." Single cuts already released digitally: "Blood From a Stone" mp3/iTunes and "Running' Out of Days" mp3/iTunes.

The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond
(Entertainment One - new on DVD)
2008 documentary of the complete history of The Wizard of Oz, the story, the stage and film productions, up to Wicked. Clips and interviews from Tommy Tune, Joan Leslie, Mickey Rooney, Dom DeLuise, Joel Grey, film cast members, Mervyn LeRoy and others. Directed by Rob Marshall.