Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/10/15

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March 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6, 2015


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CDs Now Available:

A Billie Holiday Songbook: Lara Downes
(Steinway & Sons - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Concert arrangements by pianist-composer Jed Distler performed by Steinway artist Lara Downes. "Roberta: Yesterdays," "God Bless the Child," "Blue Moon," "Willow Weep for Me," "Don't Explain," "Body and Soul," "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You," "I Wished on the Moon," "Them Three Eyes," "Billie's Blues," "Good Morning Heartache," "The End of a Love Affair," "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Ain't Nobody's Business," "Strange Fruit," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)," "I'm a Fool to Want You," "I'll Be Around," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Solitude," "Road to Rio: But Beautiful." Also available (and on sale, at the time of posting) at ArkivMusic.com.

John Owen-Jones: Rise
(new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
Welsh musical theatre actor and singer (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera). "Rise Like a Phoenix," "Corner of the Sky," "Kiss the Air," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "Bui Doi," "For Good," "Bread of Heaven," "How Great Thou Art," "You Are So Beautiful ," "Motherless Child," "Falling Slowly," "O Holy Night," "Anthem Fawr Y Nos ," "Adre'n Ol."

Peggy Lee: At Last, the Lost Radio Recordings
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
Songs Peggy never recorded commercially, ranging from popular standards to novelty numbers to songs popularized her peers, with musical direction by Sonny Burke in Los Angeles and Russ Case in New York. Most haven't been heard since they were originally broadcast. Licensed directly from the Peggy Lee estate, with remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision "Let's Get Away From It All," "I ll See You In My Dreams," "A Most Unusual Day," "Cry," "Night & Day," "It Takes Two To Tango," "Solitaire," "Did Anyone Call?," "Please Mr. Sun," "The Wheel of Fortune," "Ev'ry Time," "Somewhere Along The Way," "And So To Sleep Again," "Undecided," "Everything Happens To Me," "A Kiss To Build A Dream On," "That Great Come And Get It Day," "My Darling, My Darling," "Just One More Chance," "Since My Love Has Gone," "Jump Through The Ring," "I Got Rhythm," "Pretty Eyed Baby," "Ol Buttermilk Sky," "Oh Look At Me Now," "When I Fall In Love," "Come What May," "Johnny One-Note," "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)," "Come On-A My House," "Here In My Heart," "Danny Boy," "Half As Much," "Go, Go, Go," "I'll Never Smile Again," "Once In Awhile," "Trust In Me," "Blacksmith Blues," "Domino," "Heigh Ho (It s Off to Work We Go)," "Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be," "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," "Skylark." Booklet includes rarely-seen photos, and liner notes by David Torrensen, long-time editor of PeggyLee.com, her official website.

Perry Como Live on Tour
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
CD debut reissue of live album recorded in Chicago in 1980. "Overture: Till the End of Time/Round and Round/Catch a Falling Star/Prisoner of Love/Temptation/Hot Diggity Dog (Dog Ziggity Boom)/It's Impossible," "Where or When," "Beautiful Noise," "You Needed Me," "Temptation," "Bing Crosby Medley: Blue Skies/But Beautiful/Dear Hearts and Gentle People/Sweet Leilani/Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive/Swingin on a Star/Pennies from Heaven;/Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra/White Christmas/In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," "If I Could Almost Read Your Mind," "Perry Como Medley: Till the End of Time/Catch a Falling Star/Round and Round/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "You ll Never Walk Alone," "You Are Never Far Away from Me (Theme)," "Oh Marie," "It Could Happen to You," "And I Love Him So," "It s Impossible," "Send in the Clowns." Includes some extended bits of crowd interaction. Nick Perito provides the accompaniment, and Ray Charles directs the choir and provided the arrangements. Liner notes by Matthew Long and photos from the Sony archive featuring images taken on this very tour. Remastering by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York.

The Sound of Music Soundtrack (50th Anniversary Edition)
(Legacy - new on CD/mp3)
Soundtrack from the 1965 film. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr. Remastered and expanded to feature previously unreleased score cues and all vocal performances for the first time in one release. Booklet includes new introductory notes from Julie Andrews and Ted Chapin, rare photos and illustrations from the film, and liner notes by Laurence Malson. "Prelude" and "The Sound Of Music," "Overture / Praeludium / Dixit Dominus / Morning Hymn / Alleluia," "Maria," "I Have Confidence," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "My Favorite Things / Salzburg Montage," "Do-Re-Mi," "The Sound of Music," "The Lonely Goatherd," "Edelweiss," "Grand Waltz," "Laendler," "So Long, Farewell," "Processional Waltz," "Goodbye Maria / How Can Love/Survive Waltz," "Edelweiss Waltz," "Entr'acte," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things" (reprise), "Something Good," "Processional" and "Maria" (The Wedding), "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" (reprise), "Do-Re-Mi" (reprise), "Edelweiss" (reprise), "So Long, Farewell" (reprise), "Nuns" and "Nazis / Escape / Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (reprise) / Finale *," "End Titles."


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Jason Robert Brown in Concert with Anika Noni Rose (Live)
(new digital recording at iTunes)
Concert aired earlier on NY channel 13. Recorded in 2011 at Abrons Art Center, Jason Robert Brown, Anika Noni Rose and a band of some of Broadway's greatest musicians perform selections from The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World, 13, Wearing Someone Else's Clothes and Honeymoon In Vegas, plus the world premiere of four new songs from Brown's forthcoming second solo CD."Moving Too Fast," "I Could Be in Love With Someone Like You," "King of the World," "Still Hurting," "I Can Do Better Than That," "I'd Give It All for You," "The Old Red Hills of Home," "When You Say Vegas," "Nothing in Common," "One More Thing Than I Can Handle," "There With You," "All Things in Time," "Caravan of Angels," "Someone to Fall Back on," "Brand New You." Video available at Vimeo.com.

The Memory Show Digital
(Yellow Sound Label - new mp3)
Cast recording of Transport Group show featuring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox. Score by Zach Redler and Sara Cooper. Album produced by Michael Croiter. "Who's The President of The United States," "Single Jewish Female Seeks Man," "Memory Like an Elephant," "Yom Kippur," "You and Me Toilet," "I'm Onto Her Now," "Me and My Mother," "What's Inside," "David's Smile," "When My Mother Dies," "I'm Her Apple," "Unlovable," "Apple and Tree," "Lullaby." CD to be released March 24.


DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray
(Fox - new on 5 discs)
Special release of 1965 film. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Blu-ray Disc 1: feature film remastered in 1080p hi-def with 7.1 DTS-HD sound; Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration — all-new immersive viewing experience with behind-the-scenes images, on-screen lyrics, trivia track and location quiz; music machine sing-along; audio commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise. Blu-ray Disc 2: Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music - all-new interactive "Backlot Tour" with in-depth featurettes on the songs, the stage show and movie, the film and sound restoration and the real-life von Trapp family; A City of Song — virtual map of filming locations in Salzburg, Austria; vintage Rodgers & Hammerstein and The Sound of Music programs; screen tests, rare treasures, interviews, photo galleries and more. Blu-ray Disc 3: new hour-long documentary The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg. DVD Disc 4: feature film in standard definition; newly remastered picture and sound; optional sing-along track; music machine sing-along; The Sound of Music Tour —a living story. Disc 5: exclusive 50th anniversary soundtrack (featuring a selection of international performances of SOM musical favorites); DHD. Single DVD release coming the same day with feature film in standard definition; newly remastered picture and sound; optional sing-along track; music machine sing-along; The Sound of Music Tour —a living story.

Swing Your Lady
(Warner Archive - new on DVD-R)
1938 musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright. Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, Ronald Reagan, Nat Pengleton, Penny Singleton, Allen Jenkins. 77 minutes.


MISCELLANEOUS Now Available:

Dress Circle collectable lapel pins: Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard, Hair, Hair London, Hair New York, The Color Purple, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Mamma Mia!, Wicked.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Memory Show
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Cast recording of Transport Group show featuring Leslie Kritzer and Catherine Cox. Score by Zach Redler and Sara Cooper. Album produced by Michael Croiter. "Who's The President of The United States," "Single Jewish Female Seeks Man," "Memory Like an Elephant," "Yom Kippur," "You and Me Toilet," "I'm Onto Her Now," "Me and My Mother," "What's Inside," "David's Smile," "When My Mother Dies," "I'm Her Apple," "Unlovable," "Apple and Tree," "Lullaby." Digital version released 3/10/15.

Nicholas Rodriguez: The First Time...
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Debut solo album. "I've Never Been in Love Before /," "Amor, Amor, Amor," "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Sooner or Later," "Waters of March," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Sometimes," "He Comes For Conversation," "That's All," "Brave," "Jolene," "You'll Be in My Heart," "A Case of You." Currently pre-ordering at PSClassics.com.

Sammy Davis, Jr. Sammy Swings / Sammy Awards
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Sammy Davis, Jr. album twofer. "Temptation," "the Lady's in Love with You," "Comes Love," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "That Old Black Magic," "Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be," "Begin the Beguine," "By Myself," "the Gypsy in My Soul," "Will You Still Be Mine," "Don'cha Go 'way Mad," "Perdido ," "Blues in the Night," "It's Magic," "I've Heard That Song Before," "Love Letters," "Change Partners," "For Every Man There's A Woman," "the Man That Got Away," "Lovely To Look At," "Too Late Now," "I Fall in Love Too Easily," "Pennies from Heaven," "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To."

Side Show: Added Attractions - Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Recorded live at 54 Below on 3/9/15. Concert included never-before-heard material such as cut songs, extended versions of familiar hits, and additional surprises. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, David St. Louis, Blair Ross, Javier Ignacio, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, Henry Krieger, and others. Currently pre-ordering at BroadwayRecords.com at a special price.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

The Mountaintop (Modern Classics)
(Bloomsbury - Kindle Edition)
Play by Katori Hall.

They Told Me Not to Take that Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center
(PublicAffairs - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
B Reynold Levy. Reveals the real story behind the 1.2 billion dollar reinvention of Lincoln Center, and all the trials and triumphs along the way. 384 pages.




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