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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 2/12/13

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:

February 5; January 29, 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:

Bombshell: The New Marilyn Musical from Smash
(Sony - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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.

Hot Spell/The Matchmaker
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Twofer of soundtracks: Hot Spell, music composed and conducted by Alex North; and The Matchmaker soundtrack, music composed and conducted by Adolph Deutsch. Limited release of 1000 copies. Order at Kritzerland.

In His Grace (a Musical Comedy)
(new on CD)
Studio cast recording of the musical comedy score by Jane Martin Billeaudeaux. The show premiered at Cité Des Arts in Lafayette, Louisianan, in 2010. Original cast members Larry Blount, Jessica LeBlanc Berry, Caroline Helm, Chelsea Ellison, Lisa Shannon and Kara Boudreaux, plus Dana Duhon and Scott Alan Stagg.

Jane Morgan What Now My Love & Jane Morgan at Cocoanut Grove
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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.

Janene Lovullo: Broadway, Intimate
(new on CD/mp3)
Tour and Broadway performer Janene Lovullo. "Anything Goes," "Beauty Secrets," "Memory," "Cool," "Bring Him Home," "I Wish It So," "Somebody Somewhere," "Night Song," "Learn to Be Lonely," "I Cain't Say No," "Anyone Can Whistle," "If I Loved You." Arrangements by Christopher Marlowe. Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Kevin Dozier: Love's Never Lost
(Brannock Productions - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Second solo album from MAC and Backstage Bistro Award singer. "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Take Me to the World," "Wonderful! Wonderful!," "Falling Out of Love," "Almost," "Always/Time Heals Everything," "Sail Away," "Love's Never Lost," "Perfect," "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," "Hold to My Hand," "What a Funny Boy He Is," "I'll Tell the Man in the Street," "I Hear Bells," "The Journey." Produced by Paul Rolnick, arrangements and musical direction by Alex Rybeck. CD is less expensive at CD Baby.

Look Around: by Eden Espinosa
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Stage singer/actress debut solo album. "I'm Not That Girl," "Stone Cold Sober," "Petrified," "I Know the Truth," "I Miss the Mountains," "With You," "Once Upon a Time," "One Song Glory," "Look Around." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby. Also available from CD Baby through Amazon. Released 12/18/12.

Paul Motian: On Broadway 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5
(Winter & Winter - 5 CD set)
"Limited Deluxe Hardcover Edition." Paul Motian and Trio's (Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano and Charlie Haden) five On Broadway albums. The 50 tracks include songs by the Gershwins, Sammy Kahn, Arlen & Harburg, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Erven Drake, Van Heusen & Burke, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Harburg & Lane, Irving Berlin, Harry Warren, Vincent Youmans, Livingston & Evans, Al Dubin, Frank Loesser and more.

Road to Hong Kong & Say One for Me
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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 Farnon and his orchestra. Say One For Me songs performed by Bing Crosby, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner. Digitally remastered and in stereo. 28 tracks total.

Shoshana Bean: O'Farrell Street
(Shotime Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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."

Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Orchestra/big band hybrid of the '60s and '70s," with a thirty-piece orchestra. Tracks include "I've Got Your Number," "The Good Life," "The Secret O' Life," "The Afterlife," "Since You Asked," "Meeting Across the River," "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," "Call Me," "Born to Be Blue," "I Won't Dance."


Gay's the Word 2012 London Studio Cast
(JAY Records - new on iTunes)
Ivor Novello/Alan Melville score. Sophie-Louise Dann, Helena Blackman, Josh Little, Doreen Hermitage, Eileen Page, Jonny Purchase, Myra Sands, Elizabeth Seal. "Ruritania," "Everything Reminds Me of You," "Guards on Parade," "It's Bound To Be Right on the Night," "Father Thames," "Finder, Please Return," "An Englishman In Love," "If Only He'd Looked My Way," "Vitality!," "Teaching," "Vitality! Reprise," "Sweet Thames," "Gaiety Glad," "If Only He'd Looked My Way Reprise," "A Matter of Minutes," "A Matter of Minutes Reprise," "On Such a Night as This," "Bees Are Buzzin'," "Bees Are Buzzin' Reprise," "Finale." CD to be released in April, but available now at The Jermyn Street Theatre and directly from

BOOKs Now Available:

Gielgoodies!: The Wit and Wisdom of John Gielgud
(Oberon Books - Hardcover/Kindle Book)
By Jonathan Croall, with a foreward by Simon Callow. Gielgud biographer on the wit, love of scandal and gossip, wicked put-downs, and bawdy humor of John Gielgud. Compiled from extensive interviews and unpublished letters


Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
(Acorn Media - new on DVD)
2013 PBS Great Performances show. Examines the phenomenon that "the songs of the Broadway musical were created almost exclusively by Jewish Americans." Narrated by Joel Grey. Interviews with Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, Phyllis Newman, Charles Strouse, Harold Prince, Maury Yeston, Mary Rodgers Guettel, Ernie Harburg, Marc Shaiman, David Shire, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Stephen Schwartz and many others. Footage includes performances by David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Broderick and Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Nathan Lane, Al Jolson, Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand, Joel Grey, Dick Van Dyke, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Unclear whether or not this will include the bonus disc that PBS is including: additional interview clips and performances (3 hours); 16-page viewer's guide featuring reflections on Jewish Broadway, with an introduction by Executive Producer Barbara Brilliant; and a biography of narrator Joel Grey.

The Diary Of Anne Frank: Original Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Alfred Newman 1959 soundtrack. First time on CD. Original album artwork and new liner notes.

Doctor Faustus (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
(Kultur Video - new on 2 DVDs)
Featuring Paul Hilton as Faustus and Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles.

Eydie Gorme: Amor/ More Amor
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Gorme's 1960s Spanish-language albums. "Piel Canela," "Y," "Nosotros," "Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado," "Di Que No Es Verdad," "Historia De Un Amor," "Sabor A Mi," "Amor," "Noche De Ronda," "Caminito," "Media Vuelta," "La Ultima Noche," "Vereda Tropical," "Cuatro Vidas," "No Te Vayas Sin Mi," "Mas Amor," "Desperademente," "Guitarra Romana," "Oracion Caribe," "Flores Negras," "Mala Noche," "Fuego Bajo Tu Piel," "Luna Lunera," "Nochecita."

A Fine Romance Complete Collection
(Acorn Media - DVD set)
19802 British comedy starring real-life couple Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams.

Margaret Whiting: Maggie Isn't Margaret Anymore/ Pop Country
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1967-1968 album twofer. Remastered from original stereo master tapes, plus three bonus tracks. Maggie Isn't Margaret Anymore: "Only Love Can Break A Heart," "There's A Kind Of Hush," "My Cup Runneth Over," "Just Like a Man," "By Now," "I Remember You," "This Is My Song," "Somethin' Stupid," "Here to Stay," "Because," "If This Is Goodbye"; Pop Country: "I Hate to See Me Go," "Release Me," "I Love You So Much It Hurts," "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)," "I Can't Stop Loving You," "I Almost Called Your Name," "You Don't Know Me," "Gentle on My Mind," "It Keeps Right on a Hurtin'," "Am I Losing You"; Bonus Tracks, all previously unreleased: "I'm Losing My Mind," "Boys Fall in Love," "The Heart of a Sailor."

Margaret Whiting: The Wheel Of Hurt (Deluxe Edition)
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Twofer of Whiting's first London album, from 1966, plus 13 rare single sides, all first time on CD. Remastered from the original stereo master tapes. "The Wheel of Hurt," "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me," "The World Inside Your Arms," "Winchester Cathedral," "Somewhere There's Love," "Where Do I Stand," "It Hurts To Say Goodbye," "Time After Time," "Show Me A Man," "You Won't Be Sorry, Baby," "Nothing Lasts Forever," "But Why," "Let's Pretend," "Faithfully," "Can't Get You Out Of My Mind," "Maybe Just One More," "Where Was I," "Love's The Only Answer," "At The Edge Of The Ocean," "Love Has A Way," "("Z" Theme) Life Goes On," "Until It's Time For You To Go," "I'll Tell Him Today," "The Wheel of Hurt" (German version), "Nothing Lasts Forever" (German Version). Included are notes by Will Friedwald and photos from the Whiting family private archive.

Natalie Cole new album
(Verve - new on CD)

Steve Lawrence: Winners!/On A Clear Day
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
1963 "On a Clear Day" Columbia album (Don Costa, Al Cohn and Torrie Zito) paired with 1970 "Winners" RCA album of songs from Broadway's greatest musicals (arrangements by Marion Evans). "Cotton Fields," "Misty," "Around the World," "Who's Sorry Now," "It's Not for Me to Say," "Kansas City," "Go Away Little Girl," "All the Way," "Moon River," "Teach Me Tonight," "Lollipops and Roses," "Volare," "On a Clear Day," "Who Can I Turn To," "You'd Better Love Me," "Try to Remember," "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?," "Mama, a Rainbow," "She Loves Me," "If I Ruled the World," "What Kind of Fool Am I," "On a Wonderful Day Like Today," "People."


Added/modified listing:

Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County Studio Album
(Hear Music - new on CD)
Album for "southern gothic supernatural musical" by Stephen King-John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Neko Case, Kris Kristofferson, Dave & Phil Alvin, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham, Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. One track, Elvis Costello performing "That's Me," available for listening on the official website. (Hear Music is a joint venture between Concord Music Group and Starbucks.) Unclear whether this is the (enhanced CD) Standard Edition with complete "soundtrack," dialog excerpts and digital libretto or the (2CD/1DVD) Deluxe Edition with the complete "soundtrack" with and without dialog, deluxe art work, handwritten lyrics, specially printed libretto and the "Making of Ghost Brothers" mini-documentary DVD featuring in-depth interviews with King, Mellencamp and Burnett along with other bonus material. Also expected: digital editions for tablets, smartphones and e-readers which will allow users to interact with the complete "soundtrack" and digital libretto, as well as exclusive video and graphic materials. Official website states "Available in the U.S. June 4, 2013."

Possibly cancelled:

First Performances 1
(Legendary Entertainment - on DVD)
Debut TV appearances of some of entertainment legends. The first collection includes Barbara Streisand's television debut at age 20, Ethel Merman's musical-comedy debut, and Award-winning Broadway star Dorothy Louden. Plus the launch of Carol Burnett's "frumpy" washerwoman. Hours of classic variety entertainment from the hit series The Garry Moore Show. May have been cancelled.

Omnibus: Gene Kelly - Dancing: A Man's Game
(Entertainment One Music - new on DVD)
1958 Omnibus TV show with Fred Astaire. May have been cancelled.

Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies: The John Wilson Orchestra
(EMI - new on CD)
Wilson Orchestra performs Rodgers & Hammerstein film songs, with film-version arrangements. "Oklahoma! Main Title / Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'!," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Carousel Waltz," "If I Loved You," "June is Bustin' Out All Over," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "Soliloquy," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "Bali Ha'i," "Twin Soliloquies / Some Enchanted Evening," "The King and I Overture," "The Sound Of Music - Main Title / Rex Admirabilis," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "I Have Confidence."