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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/29/13

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 22, 15, 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:

Emmy Rossum: Sentimental Journey
(Warner Bros - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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."

From Up Here Original Cast Recording
(new on CD/mp3)
Musical by Aaron Lee Lambert had world premiere at South Hill Park in Bracknell, June 2012 and was streamed live on the Internet. Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
(DRG Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
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 Barasch, Peter Benson, Robert Creighton, Alison Cimmet, Jim Walton, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote and Spencer Plachy. Recorded December 10, 2012. Produced by Hugh Fordin and engineered by Cynthia Daniels.

Patricia Racette: Diva on Detour
(GPR Records - new on CD)
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. Previously released digitally on mp3 and iTunes. You can read our review here.

Rebecca Luker: I Got Love (Songs of Jerome Kern)
(PS Classics - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
From her 54 Below show, Luker covers three decades of Kern songs. "Can't Help Singing," "Not You," "Saturday Night," "Bill / Can't Help Lovin' That Man," "My Husband's First Wife," "And I Am All Alone," "The Song Is You," "I Got Love," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "The Enchanted Train," "Once in a Blue Moon," "I'm Old Fashioned," "I'll Be Hard to Handle," "April Fooled Me," "Why Was I Born?."Arrangements by music director and orchestrator Joseph Thalken.

Sweeney Todd
(BR Klassik - new on CD)
Sondheim: Sweeney Todd - Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, Jane Henschel & Mark Stone
CD 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. Released digitally earlier, on mp3 at ArkivMusic/Amazon and iTunes

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

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.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Anarchist
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by David Mamet.

Lincoln: The Screenplay
(TCG - Paperback Book)
By Tony Kushner. Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin.


Molly Ringwald: Except ... Sometimes
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Jazz album. Clayton Cameron on drums, Allen Mezquida on alto saxophone, Peter Smith on piano and Trevor Ware on bass. "Sooner Or Later," "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "I Believe In You," "I'll Take Romance," "The Very Thought Of You," "Exactly Like You," "Where Is Love," "Pick Yourself Up," "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men," "Don't You (Forget About Me)."


Added to April 2, 2013:

Hello, Dolly!
(Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1969 film featuring Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Danny Lockin, Tommy Tune, Fritz Feld, Marianne McAndrew, E.J. Peaker, Louis Armstrong. Directed by Gene Kelly.