Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 3/13/18 (updated 3/16/18)

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2018: March 6 | February 27, 20, 13, 6 | January 30, 23, 16, 9, 2

2017 | 2016 | 2015

CDs Now Available:

Calendar Girls The Musical "original London recording"
(Decca - new on CD)
Score by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow. The musical, based on the film Calendar Girls, played the West End in 2017 and expected to tour the U.K. in 2018 with a new cast. Recording cast unknown, but the West End cast included Joanna Riding, Claire Moore, Claire Machin, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Debbie Chazen, Marian McLoughlin, James Gaddas, Jeremy Clyde, John Davitt. "Yorkshire," "Girls," "Scarborough," "Who Wants a Silent Night?," "Very Slightly Almost," "Spring Fete," "Time Passing," "Sunflower," "Dare," "Protect Me Less," "Girls (reprise)," "So I've Had a Little Work Done," "What Age Expects," "Kilimanjaro," "Dare (reprise)," "My Russian Friend and I," "For One Night Only," "Sunflower of Yorkshire"; Bonus Tracks" "Scarborough" (Gary Barlow and Joanna Riding), "Dare" (Gary Barlow and Cast), "Yorkshire" (Gary Barlow and Cast). Also at Amazon UK.

Unmasked: The Platinum Collection
(Verve - new 4-disc set)
Curated by Really Useful Group and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Collection of recordings of the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Includes recordings from the past five decades, plus newly-recorded versions of songs by Lana Del Rey, Gregory Porter, and Nicole Scherzinger. Singers like Barbra Streisand, Madonna, Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Elvis Presley and, released for the first time, Beyoncé singing "Learn To Be Lonely: from the 2005 Academy Awards, with Lloyd Webber accompanying on piano. Also, five newly created orchestral suites, specially prepared from existing recordings emphasizing the orchestral aspects of his work. 40-page book with track notes by Michael Coveney; and a note from Andrew himself as well as specially written tributes from Barbra Streisand, Glenn Close, Michael Crawford and Tim Rice among others. Also available in 2-disc set and 20-track mp3 album. See track list here. [Amazon curently says "Available March 20," but some have shipped already this week.]


"Dangerous to Dream" from Frozen
(Disney - new digital single mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen on Broadway by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Caissie Levy (Elsa). Released 3/9/18.

Ramin Karimloo: From Now On
(Masterworks - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
Ramin Karminloo sings a song by Pasek & Paul from the movie The Greatest Showman. Released 3/16/18.

Shoshanna Bean: This Is Me
(Shotime Records - new digital single mp3/at iTunes)
Shoshanna Bean sings song from The Greatest Showman, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Released 2/27/18.

Shoshanna Bean: Spectrum
(Shotime Records - new digital album mp3/at iTunes)
"I Wanna Be Around," "Strange Thunder," "All to Me," "Remember the Day," "Stay," "Make it Rain," "With a Little Help From My Friends," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," "How Deep is the Ocean." Released 2/9/18.

Songs from Rise, Week #1
(Atlantic records - new digital singles mp3 and at iTunes)
Songs to be featured on the Tuesday, March 13 episode of new musical TV show "Rise": Spring Awakening montage, "I Believe," "Football Freestyle" (by Lin-Manuel Miranda), "Just Breathe", "Glorious." Released 3/9/18.

Songs from Rise, Week #2
(Atlantic Records - new digital singles on mp3/at iTunes)
Songs from the March 20 episode of "Rise" on NBC performed by the cast. "The Song of Purple Summer" (featuring Amy Forsyth), "Word of Your Body" (featuring Auli'i Cravalho and Damon J. Gillespie). Released 3/16/18.

"True Love" from Frozen
(Disney - new digital single on mp3/at iTunes)
New song written for Frozen musical by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Performed by Patti Murin as Anna. Also available for listening at Released 3/16/18.

BOOKs Now Available:

Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Kevin Winkler. A look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director. Considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in Broadway musical theater over four decades, tracing his early dance years and the importance of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins on his work. It examines how each of the important women in his adult life—all dancers—impacted his career and influenced his dance aesthetic; and how his evolution as both artist and individual mirrored the social and political climate of his era and allowed him to comfortably ride a wave of cultural changes. Part of OUP's Legacy Series. 304 pages.

The Greatest Showman: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack - songbook
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Piano/vocal/guitar songbook for the 2017 musical drama biopic about P.T. Barnum. Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. "Come Alive," "From Now On," "The Greatest Show," "A Million Dreams," "Never Enough," "The Other Side," "Rewrite the Stars," "This Is Me," "Tightrope." Includes full-color photos of scenes from the movie.


Everybody's Talking About Jamie
(new import CD)
Musical score by Dan Gillespie Sells (music) and Tom MacRae (lyrics). Unclear if this is the 2017 concept album or something else.

Kate Rockwell: Back to My Roots
(Broadway Records - new on CD/digital)
Solo album by Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls: The Musical). "Hey There Good Times," "Bring on the Men," "I Know Things Now You Know," "Buenos Aires," "What You Don't Know About Women," "I'm Breaking Down," "The Games I Play," "Song on the Sand," "Somewhere That's Green," "Schoenberg Lloyd Webber (or...Two Composers, One Song)," "Unexpected Song." Executive Produced by Yael Silver, along with producers Michael Croiter Jason Loffredo, and Showmance Productions.


Take You Wherever You Go
(Grand Central Publishing - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook on CD)
Memoir by Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon. Foreword by Samuel L. Jackson. 240 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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