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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/4/14

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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January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

CDs Now Available:

From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook
(Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
January 28, 2013, concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. Disc 1: "Seasons of Love" (Robin De Jesus, Ashley Blanchet and From Broadway With Love chorus), "Sandy Hook Elementary School Song" (Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School), "Beautiful City" (Stephen Schwartz), "Defying Gravity" (Julia Murney with Stephen Schwartz on piano), "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe" (Christine Ebersole), "Funny/The Duck Joke" (Janet Metz & Richard Kind), "I Wan'na Be Like You" (Richard Kind), "Ol' Man River" (Phillip Boykin with Jeffrey Saver at the piano), "Still" (Brett Boles, From Broadway With Love Chorus), "When You're Good to Mama" (Mary Testa), "Finishing the Hat" (Michael Cerveris), "Sunday" (Michael Cerveris, Newtown High School Chamber Choir and From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Somewhere" (Newtown High School Chamber Choir), "Raise Your Voice" (members of the Broadway and Touring Cast of Sister Act). Disc 2: "Just One Person" (Sesame Street Performers & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Blue Suede Shoes / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / I Hear You Knockin" (members of the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet featuring Lee Rocker on Bass), "I'm a Believer" (Micky Dolenz & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "Good Morning Baltimore" (Nikki Blonsky & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "You Can't Stop the Beat" (Nikki Blonsky, Brooke Tansley, Micky Dolenz, Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Marc Shaiman at the piano), "Sing" (Paul Scott Goodman & From Broadway With Love Chorus), "The Impossible Dream" (Brian Stokes Mitchell), "Finding Wonderland" (Capathia Jenkins & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "If I Had My Way" (Linda Eder & From Broadway With Love Chorus with Frank Wildhorn at the piano), "One Voice" (From Broadway With Love Company & Students From Sandy Hook Elementary School)

Together Original Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Soundtrack for American release of Armenia Balducci's 1979 film Amo non Amo starring Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell and Terence Stamp. Music by Burt Bacharach. Songs by Burt Bacharach and Paul Anka. Jackie DeShannon, Michael McDonald, Libby Titus sing. "I Don't Need You Anymore" (Jackie DeShannon), "I Think I'm Gonna Fall in Love," "In Tune" (Libby Titus), "If We Ever Get Out of Here," "On the Beach," "I've Got My Mind Made Up" (Michael McDonald), "I Don't Need You Anymore (Reprise)" (Jackie DeShannon), "Find Love" (Jackie DeShannon), "Luisa," "I've Got My Mind Made Up" (Instrumental). Notes by Joe Marchese with contributions from all principals. Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios.

Toomorrow Original Soundtrack Recording
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1970 British "cosmic musical trip." Music by Ritchie Adams, Mark Barkan, Hugo Montenegro. Produced by Don Kirshner and Harry Saltzman. Olivia Newton-John sings. "You're My Baby," "Taking Our Own Sweet Time," "Toomorrow" (Instrumental), "Let's Move On," "Walkin' on Air (Instrumental)," "If You Can't Be Hurt," "Toomorrow," "Walkin on Air," "Spaceport," "Happiness Valley," "Let's Move On," "Goin' Back."


The Baker's Wife
(Original Cast Records - mp3 album)
Digital version of 1976 recording of Stephen Schwartz score, remastered. Patti LuPone, Paul Sorvino, Kurt Peterson and Teri Ralston. "Chanson," "Merci, Madame," "Gifts of Love," "Proud Lady," "Serenade," "Meadowlark," "Any-Day-Now Day," "Endless Delights," "If I Have to Live Alone," "Where Is the Warmth?," "Finale (Gifts of Love)." Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Karen Oberlin & Sean Harkness - A Wish
(Miranda Music - new digital album on mp3/iTunes)
"I'll String Along With You," "More Than You Know," "A Wish," "Train in the Distance," "Do You Think This Happens Every Day?," "The Kind of Man a Woman Needs," "Love," "Autumn Nocturne," "My Valentine," "Poor You," "No One Knows," "My One and Only Love," "Remind Me." Samples, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

BOOKs Now Available:

Frozen: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. 11 songs and color artwork. Songs: "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?," "Fixer Upper ," "For The First Time In Forever," "For The First Time In Forever (Reprise)," "Frozen Heart," "Heimr Arnadalr," "In Summer," "Let It Go," "Love Is An Open Door," "Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People," "Vuelie."

The Hallway Trilogy
(TCG - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Adam Rapp series of connected plays Rose, Paraffin and Nursing.

Newsies: Stories of the Unlikely Broadway Hit
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
By Disney Book Group. Follows the show and the history, with contemporary and historical illustrations. 160 pages. [ Review]

Nice Work If You Can Get It Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Broadway musical with the work music of George and Ira Gershwin. 20 songs, including "Blah, Blah, Blah," "But Not for Me," "Delishious," "Fascinating Rhythm," "I've Got a Crush on You," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "'S Wonderful," "Someone to Watch over Me," "Sweet and Low-Down," "They All Laughed," "Treat Me Rough," "Will You Remember Me?" 122 pages.

Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Eddie Shapiro. In-depth conversations with twenty leading women of Broadway, including Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Uggams, Judy Kaye, Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donna Murphy, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Victoria Clark, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and Laura Benanti. Foreword by Elaine Page. Official release date 2/28/14.


Doris Day: Music, Movies & Memories
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Collection of "rare and previously unreleased songs." "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" (1947), "Some Sunday Morning With Les Brown & His Orchestra," "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" (Lullaby Of Broadway), "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal" (Starlift, duet with Gordon Macrae), "'S Wonderful" (Starlift), "How Well I Know," "Ready, Willing & Able" (Young At Heart), "Hold Me In Your Arms" (Young At Heart), "Que Sera, Sera (live charity version), "Soft As The Starlight" (The Glass Bottom Boat), "The Gypsy In My Soul" (The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special), "Medley: Secret Love/Who Will Buy/The 59th Street Bridge Song" (The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special), "The Way We Were" (Doris Day Today), "Best Friends" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Wildfire" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Octopus's Garden" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Stewball - Duet With Terry Melcher" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" (Doris Day's Best Friends), "A Word From Doris" (Radio Interview), "In The Studio."

Doris Day Sings Her Great Movie Hits
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
First time on CD. 1966 10-song compilation originally on the Columbia/Harmony budget label, with added Columbia bonus tracks. Songs from Pillow Talk, Please Don't Eat The Daisies, Do Not Disturb, Send Me No Flowers, Move Over Darling, It Happened To Jane, Teacher's Pet, Lover Come Back, The Glass Bottom Boat, The Tunnel of Love, Jumbo, The Pajama Game, Twinkle & Shine, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Julie. "Pillow Talk," "Please Don't Eat The Daisies," "Do Not Disturb," "Send Me No Flowers," "Twinkle Lullaby," "It Happened To Jane," "Move Over Darling," "Caprice" (inspired by Caprice), "Any Way The Wind Blows," "Teacher's Pet," "Julie," "Lover Come Back," "Au Revoir Is Goodbye With A Smile," "Should I Surrender," "Glass Bottom Boat," "Be Prepared," "Tunnel Of Love," "This Can't Be Love," "Possess Me," "Run Away, Skidaddle, Skidoo," "I'm Not At All In Love," "Twinkle And Shine," "Que Sera, Sera," "We'll Love Again."

Heartbeat Of Home: Songs from the Show
(Decca - new on CD)
Music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Joseph O Connor. From the "the new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance ... a diverse array of multicultural influences, blending the thunder and drama of Irish dance with the sultriness and attitude of Latin American salsa, and the glorious rhythms of Africa." "Heartbeat," "Farewell to the Homeplace," "Waltz of the Wild Wind Sea," "Danza Pasion," "Reel Roots," "Baila Conmigo," "You Haunt My Dreams," "Dreamdance," "Lead Me Home," "Reel of Arrivals," "Fiesta Mundo," "Taking Flight," "Flamenco Fuego," "Cuba Cuba," "The Night I Danced with You," "Passion and Pride." The show will be telecast on PBS in March 2014, with dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain, and choreography by David Bolge.

Irish the Musical
(Dptv Media - new on Blu-Ray)
Filmed at Wexford Opera House by Passionate Film and Music Group for PBS (the show is expected to tour). Set in Dublin in 1905, "the story of a quartet of performers leaving Ireland and hoping to make it big in New York." Nigel O'Connell, Sharon Sexton, Brian Flanagan, Aine Whelan.

Sabrina Blu-ray
(Warner/Paramount - new Blu-ray)
1954 film based on Samuel Taylor's play Sabrina Fair. Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden. Directed by Billy Wilder. Extras: Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon; Sabrina's World; Supporting Sabrina; William Holden: The Paramount Years; Sabrina documentary; Behind the Gates: Camera.


Broadway Musicals, Show-by-Show: Eighth Edition
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stanley Green and Cary Ginell. Updated edition of Broadway reference book, first published in 1985. Chronologically arranged, beginning with The Black Crook in 1866. New entries and photos from recent years, including Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Book of Mormon, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once, Newsies: The Musical, Annie (revival); Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kinky Boots, A Night with Janis Joplin, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, pithy commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes

Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
By Stephen Citron. Third volume of the Great Songwriters series. The artists' works are clarified and put into context with their contemporaries. Quadruple chronology that reveal Sondheim's and Lloyd-Webber's lives within the scope of world events, copious quotations from their works, and many never-before-published illustrations.

Transforming Pain to Power: Unlock Your Unlimited Potential
(Berkeley/Penguin Books - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
Motivational book by playwright/actor by Daniel Beaty.


New release date:

Carrie the Musical: What Where They Thinking?
(Applause - Paperback Book)
By Carrie librettist and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen. Tracks his personal four-decade history with the piece - from reading the manuscript in 1973 while a reader for producer David Susskind, to writing the screenplay for the 1976 Brian de Palma film; from deciding to turn it into a musical in 1984, to the path that led to the controversial Royal Shakespeare Company and legendary Broadway production in 1988; to its rebirth Off-Broadway in 2012. Naming names, telling never-before-told stories, and revealing what its creators were thinking. An informative and educational behind-the-scenes look into how musicals are written and put together. 208 pages.