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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/15/13

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 8, 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:

Backbeat: The Musical
(Rhino Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes iconBackbeat the Musical (Original Cast Recording) - Various Artists
Original cast album for new musical based on the 1994 Universal film. To play L.A. in January 2013, directed by David Leveaux. Co-written by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys. Rock classic score. 23 tracks. New CD release; released digitally in 2012.

Far Away Places: Patti LuPone Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below. Backed by a five piece orchestra. "Gypsy In My Soul," "Nightlife," "Bilbao," "Far Away Places," "Black Market," "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking," "I Wanna Be Around," "Ah, the Sea is Blue," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Pirate Jenny," "By the Sea," "I Regret Everything," "Hymn to Love," "Travelin' Light," "Nights on Broadway," "September Song." Produced by Robert Sher. Executive Produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium, and Ken Mahoney.

Memory and Mayhem: Norbert Leo Butz Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at New York nightclub 54 Below. "Intro," "Home," "The Way Young Lovers Do," "The Waking," "I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You," "Killing The Blues," "Can't Let Go," "If These Walls Could Speak," "Poison and Wine," "Georgia On My Mind," "No One," "16 Tons"/"Great Big Stuff," "Broken Bicycles," "Be Mine," "Shadow of Doubt." Produced by Aaron Ankrum and Michael Moritz. Executive Produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard, of The Broadway Consortium, and Ken Mahoney.


Dave Willetts: Once in a Lifetime, the 25th Anniversary Collection
(Stage Door Records - new on mp3/iTunesThe 25th Anniversary Collection - Dave Willetts
Digital release of UK theatre performer album of brand new songs, live concert recordings and 16 previously unreleased tracks. CD available at Stage Door Records.

Patricia Racette: Diva on Detour
(GPR Records - new on mp3/iTunesDiva on Detour - Craig Terry & Patricia Racette
Metropolitan Opera star crossover album. Live recording. "I Got Rhythm - Get Happy," "Carnival in Flanders: Here's that Rainy Day," "Not a care in the world," "Angel Eyes," "I'm Calm," "Milord," "Padam-Padam," "La Vie en rose," "A Star Is Born: The Man That Got Away," "To Keep My Love Alive," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Where or When," "You've Changed," "Guess Who I Saw Today," "Where Do You Start?," "Kiss Me, Kate: So In Love," "Mon Dieu (My God)," "Not a Day Goes By." Recorded at GPR/Sound Associate Studios. CD version available at GPR Records and to be released wide 1/27/13.

Sweeney Todd German
(BR Klassik - new on mp3/iTunes)
Sondheim: Sweeney Todd - Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, Jane Henschel & Mark Stone
Digital release of first recording of the score by a German opera company. May 2012 concert production with the M√ľnchner Rundfunkorchester (Bavarian Radio Orchestra) at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. Mark Stone (Baritone), Jane Henschel, and Diana DiMarzio (of the Broadway revival) as the Beggar Woman. Conductor: Ulf Schirmer. CD to be released by ArkivMusic on 1/29/13.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

How Green Was My Valley
(Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1941 film (adapted as A Time for Singing musical). Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour
(new on Blu-Ray)
UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber/ Tim Rice musical, shown in theaters. Ben Forster, Tim Minchin and Melanie Chisholm. U.S. release date of DVD later this year; PBS telecast in 2013.

(Acorn Media - on 4 DVDs)
13-part Masterpiece Theatre presentation with Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry. Originally released in 2008.

BOOKs Now Available:

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


Classical Barbra
(Sony - new on CD)
1976 Streisand album, digitally remastered with two bonus tracks (first ever release of "An Sylvia" and "Auf dem Wasser zu singen" recorded during the original sessions).

Emmy Rossum: Sentimental Journey
(Warner Bros - new on CD)
Singer/actress (Phantom of the Opera film) solo album. "Sentimental Journey," "The Object Of My Affection," "I m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover," "These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)," "I ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time," "Summer Wind," "Many Tears Ago," "All I Do Is Dream Of You," "Nobody Knows You When You re Down And Out," "Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)," "Things," "Pretty Paper," "Keep Young And Beautiful."

Harry Connick, Jr.: Smokey Mary
(Sony - new on CD)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame [Blu-ray]
(Disney - new Blu-ray set, 3 Discs)
1996 animated musical film with Alan Menken score.

Megan Hilty: It Happens All the Time
(Masterworks - new on CD)
Musical theatre (Wicked, 9 to 5, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and TV ("Smash") star debut solo album.

Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
(Kultur - new on DVD)
Part of the 2012 "The Globe on Screen" series. Eve Best and Charles Edwards.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
(Acorn - new on 3 DVDs)
1978 PBS television series based on the novel, starring Geraldine McEwan. Bonus: author Muriel Spark on Jean Brodie (2 minutes).

Wodehouse Playhouse: Complete Collection
(Acorn Media - new on 6 DVDs)
1974-78 BBC series full set of 20 comic P.G. Wodehouse stories. Pauline Collins and John Alderton. Introductions by Wodehouse for the first seven stories.


Information added:

(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; "Second Hand Baby Grand" sung by Christine Ebersole.

Moved to February 26:

Patty Duke: Don't Just Stand There/ Patty
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1965 and 1966 albums by Patty Duke plus bonus track. "Don't Just Stand There," "Why Don't They Understand," "Downtown," "Danke Schoen," "Everything But Love," "A World Without Love," "Say Something Funny," "Too Young," "What The World Needs Now Is Love," "Save Your Heart For Me," "Ribbons & Roses," "The End Of The World," "Funny Little Butterflies," "Lonely Little In Between," "The World Is Watching Us," "Yesterday," "All Through The Day," "Whenever She Holds You," "Little Things Mean A Lot," "One Kiss Away," "I Love How You Love Me," "Sure Gonna Miss Him," "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Nothing But You." Liner notes with photos and quotes.

Patty Duke: Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls/ Sings Folk Songs
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1967 album plus never released 1968 album of folk songs. Remastered from original tapes. Liner notes include photos and quotes from Duke. "It's Impossible," "Come Live With Me," "Give A Little More," "I'll Plant My Own Tree," "Theme From Valley Of The Dolls," "My Own Little Place," "Half-Hearted Kisses," "Roses Are Red," "A Million Things To Do," "Forever Yours," "Learn To Live With Your Heartbreak," "I Want Your Love," "Colors," "The Cruel War," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "And We Were Strangers," "Puff The Magic Dragon," "The Bells Of Rhymney," "Time To Move On," "Donna, Donna," "Shine For Me," "The Housewife's Lament," "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye," "Blowin' In The Wind."