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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/19/13

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:

March 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

2012: 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:

A Different Light: David Friedman Sings His Own Songs
(Midder Music - new on CD)
"A Different Light," "As Long As I Can Sing," "Catch Me," "Choices," "Coming Home," "Help Is On the Way," "I Can Hold You," "If," "I Finally Let Go," "I'll Be Here with You," "In Your Eyes," "Just in Time for Christmas," "Just When You Think," "Let Me Be the Music."

Michael Ball: Both Sides Now
(Union Square Music - import CD)
From Michael Ball's UK concert tour. "Both Sides Now," "The Perfect Song," "I Won't Let You Go," "Closest Thing To Crazy," "Love and Affection," "Suddenly," "I Will Always Love You," "I Won't Send Roses," "Run," "Love Don't Live Here Anymore," "Songbird," "When She Loved Me," "Fight The Fight" (from Tim Rice/Stuart Brayson From Here to Eternity), "Make You Feel My Love," "Love Changes Everything" (with Il Divo). Released in the U.K. on February 25.

Les Misérables Deluxe Soundtrack
(Republic Records - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
42 tracks, 22 of them previously unreleased. Previously unseen photos from the film set as well as additional explanatory notes.


Ruthie Sings Gershwin - Love Is Here to Stay
(Enda Markey Presents - new mp3/iTunes)
"Love Is Here to Stay," "Somebody Loves Me," "Someone to Watch over Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Lady Be Good," "'S Wonderful," "But Not for Me," "Summertime," "The Man I Love," "Embraceable You," "Boy! What Love Has Done to Me," "They All Laughed," "Swanee," "Love Walked In."

See Rock City and Other Destinations Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
(Yellow Sound Records - new mp3)
2010 Transport Group cast recording of Brad Alexander & Adam Mathias score. Stanley Bahorek, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jonathan Hammond, Ryan Hilliard, Mamie Parris, Bryce Ryness, Sally Wilfert.

BOOKs Now Available:

Writing the 10-Minute Play
(Limelight Editions - Paperback Book)
By Glenn Alterman. For the beginning or seasoned playwright, as well as for actors and others wishing to attempt their first ten-minute play. From the idea, to starting the play, to developing, to rewriting, to completing and marketing. Includes an extensive listing of ten-minute play contests. In-depth interviews with playwrights who have had success with their ten-minute plays, and publishers of ten-minute plays and producers of ten-minute play festivals. Also included are several award-winning ten-minute plays, and a discussion by the respective playwrights on start to finish. 180 pages.


10: Original Soundtrack
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Henry Mancini score, with some vocals by Julie Andrews and Dudley Moore. "Don't Call It Love" (Instrumental), "He Pleases Me" (vocals Julie Andrews), "Keyboard Harmony," "It's Easy to Say" (with chorus), "Something for Jenny," "Don't Call It Love" (with chorus), "Get It On" (with chorus), "It's Easy to Say" (vocals Julie Andrews and Dudley Moore), "The Hot Sand Mexican Band," "I Have an Ear for Love" (vocals Max Showalter), "It's Easy to Say" (Instrumental, piano solo Dudley Moore), "Ravel's Bolero,"

Michael Feinstein: Change of Heart: Songs of Andre Previn
(Xenon - new on CD)
Michael Feinstein album of selections from André Previn. Lyricists include Dory Langdon, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Alan Jay Lerner, and Johnny Mercer. Includes selections: cut from Valley of the Dolls, written for unproduced Goodbye, Mr. Chips musical, from The Good Companions musical. "(You've Had a) Change of Heart," "The Easy Way," "Empty Is My Room," "Yes," "Give a Little More," "It's Good to Have You Near Again," "Just for Now," "Little Lost Dream," "Medley: A Second Chance / Why Are We Afraid?," "Quiet Music," "You're Gonna Hear From Me," "Goodbye."

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
(Concord Music Group - Hardcover Book/2 CDs/DVD)
Musical by Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis, and Meg Ryan. 11x11 book with leather-tine flexible cover, housed in a hardcover slipcase, plus two CDs and a DVD. Includes the full script of the play plus handwritten lyrics and other notes from the production. CDs include music and dialog excerpts. DVD features interview footage with Stephen, John and T Bone plus footage of John recording the show-closing song "Truth."

A Time for Singing
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
First ever CD release of original Broadway cast recording of John Morris/Gerald Freedman score for the musical based on Richard Llewellyn novel "How Green Was My Valley." Shani Wallis, Laurence Naismith, Tessie O'Shea, and Ivor Emmanuel. Remastered from original masters. Limited edition of 1500 copies. Pre-ordering at They are also releasing Alfred Newman How Green Was My Valley film soundtrack.

Total Faith: Live From the Royal Room at the Colony
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
"Opening Medley," "Take Me Back To The Eighties," "Band Intros / Shy," "Duck Story," "Ev'rything I've Got," "Little Shop Story," "Medley: Somewhere That's Green / Suddenly Seymour," "Tattooed Boy In Memphis," "Crossword Puzzle," "Henry Story / No While I'm Around," "If He Walked Into My Life," "Lydia, The Tattooed Lady," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Coney Island," "But The World Goes 'Round," "Medley: Take Me Back To Manhattan / Before The Parade Passes By," "Bless Your Heart."

Passion New Off Broadway cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
2013 Classic Stage Company cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Melissa Errico, Judy Kuhn, Ryan Silverman, Stephen Bogardus, Jeffry Denman. Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Produced by Tommy Krasker. Currently pre-ordering at PS Classics.


To be released this Friday, March 22, 2013:

Les Misérables
(Universal - Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet/DVD)
2012 musical film. Score by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit. Directed by Tom Hooper. Extras: The Stars of Les Miserables; Creating the Perfect Paris; The Original Masterwork mini-documentary; commentary with Director Tom Hooper. Extras exclusive to Blu-ray: Les Miserables Singing Live; Battle at the Barricade; The West End Connection with Cameron Mackintosh and theatrical stars; Les Miserables on .

Added to April 9, 2013:

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." U.S. release. Was released in the UK in October 2012.

Added to May 2013:

David Friedman Sings More of His Own Songs
(new on CD)
"Let Me Fly," "Listen to My Heart," "Live It Up," "My Simple Wish," "Open Your Eyes to Love," "The Gifts of Trouble," "There Is Life," "The Truth About Christmas," "Trick of Fate," "Trust the Wind," "We Can Be Kind," "We Live on Borrowed Time," "What I Was Dreamin' Of," "You're Already There," "You're There," "Your Love."