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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 5/27/14

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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Earlier recaps:

May 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

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CDs Now Available:

Les Misérables: From Stage to Screen Audiobook
(Applause - new audiobook on 3 CDs)
By Benedict Nightingale and Martyn Palmer. Read by Peter Polycarpou. Based on 2013 momento book.

Rocky OBC recording
(Universal - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens score. Cast includes Andy Karl, Margo Seibert, Terence Archie, and Dakin Matthews, Danny Mastrogiorgio. Ain't Down Yet," "My Nose Ain't Broken," "Raining," "Patriotic," "My Nose Ain't Broken (Reprise)," "The Flip Side," "Adrian," "Wanna Know Why," "Fight From The Heart," "One Of Us," "Training Montage 1," "In The Ring," "Training Montage 2 ("Eye Of The Tiger")," "Happiness," "I'm Done," "Southside Celebrity," "Undefeated Man," "Keep On Standing," "The Fight (Round 15)." Recorded 3/17/14.


Aladdin OBC Digital
(Disney - new on mp3/iTunes)
Menken/Ashman score; additional lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart, Courtney Reed, Brian Gonzales, Brandon O'Neill, Jonathan Schwartz, Clifton Davis, Don Darryl Rivera, Merwin Foard, Michael James Scott, and Jonathan Freeman. "Overture," "Arabian Nights," "One Jump Ahead," "One Jump Ahead (Reprise)," "Proud of Your Boy," "These Palace Walls," "Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim," "A Million Miles Away," "Diamond in the Rough," "Friend Like Me," "Act One Finale," "Prince Ali," "A Whole New World," "High Adventure," "Somebody's Got Your Back," "Proud of Your Boy (Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Sultan Reprise)," "Prince Ali (Jafar Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo," "Proud of Your Boy," "Genie Medley." CD to be released June 17.

Suitcase of Memories: Sam Harris
(new digital album/iTunes)
Songs selected by Sam Harris fans. A Change in My Life" (w/ Rockapella), "Satan's Li'l Lamb" (Americana), "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Time After Time," "Blue Skies," "Get Here," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This / Move On," "I Love You More," "I Can't Make You Love Me" (w/ Mai Bloomfield), "My Reclamation" (For Marriage Equality), "Somewhere Out There," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues / Stormy Weather," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "Moon River," "You've Got a Friend" (Gospel Version), "Wind Beneath My Wings," "The Rescue" (Revival Version), "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat," "Not While I'm Around" (From "Sweeney Todd"), "Who Can I Turn To?," "You Are So Beautiful," "In My Life," "Take My Hand, Precious Lord / You'll Never Walk Alone," "A World of Difference," "Sugar Don't Bite" (new acoustic version), "Over the Rainbow" (orchestral version). Clips and digital album available at CD Baby.

BOOKs Now Available:

First Date : Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Broadway score by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. 10 songs: "Allison's Theme #1," "Allison's Theme #2," "The Awkward Pause," "Bailout Song #1," "The Check!," "First Impressions," "The Girl For You," "I'd Order Love," "In Love With You," "The One," "Safer," "Something That Will Last," "That's Why You Love Me," "The Things I Never Said." 128 pages.


Jersey Boys: Music From Motion Picture
(Rhino - new on CD)
Highlights CD with songs from the 2014 film featuring John Lloyd Young, Mike Doyle, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen. 2-CD deluxe version also expected.

(Warner Archive - new Blu-ray)

1955 musical film adaptation of Alexander Borodin/Robert Wright/George Forrest musical. Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Sebastian Cabot, Monty Woolley, Jack Elam. Directed by Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen. Screenplay by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis.

Next to Normal Original Fürth Cast 2013
(HitSquad - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Tom Kitt/ Brian Yorkey score. Pia Douwes, Thomas Borchert, Dirk Johnston, Sabrina Weckerlin, Dominik Hees and Ramin Dustdar. Pre-ordering at

Tamar of the River
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Prospect Theatre cast recording of score by Marisa Michelson and Joshua H. Cohen. Margo Seibert, Ako, Erik Lochtefeld, Mike Longo, Vince B. Vincent, Jen Anaya, Adam Bashian, Margot Bassett, Troy Burton, Tamrin Goldberg, Mary Kate Morrissey, Jeremy Greenbaum (The Fantasticks) and Aaron Komo. Recorded 3/31/14.


Added, no release date:

Holler If Ya Hear Me
(new recording)
2014 Broadway musical inspired by the music of Tupac Shakur. Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside, Christopher Jackson, John Earl Jelks, Tonya Pinkins, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Saul Williams.