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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/17/14

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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June 10, 3 | May 27, 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

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Aladdin OBC
(Disney - new on CD)
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." Released 5/27/14 on mp3 and iTunes

Crazy for You 2014 Stratford Festival Cast
(new digital album)
Current Stratford Festival cast recording of Gershwin score. Josh Franklin, Natalie Daradich, and Tom Rooney. "Overture/Kr-a-Zy for You," "I Can't Be Bothered Now," "Bidin' My Time," "Could You Use Me?/Shall We Dance?," "Girls Enter Nevada," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Slap That Bass," "Embraceable You," "I Got Rhythm," "The Real American," "Folk Song (Is a Rag)," "What Causes That?," "Naughty Baby," "Stiff Upper Lip," "They Can't Take That Away from Me/but Not for Me," "Nice Work If You Can Get It." Samples, individual tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Duke Ellington: The Original Recordings That Inspired The Broadway Hit After Midnight
(Sony/Legacy - new on CD/iTunes)
Drawn from the RCA and Columbia catalogs. "Daybreak Express" (1999 Remastered - Take 2/Alternate Take), "Happy as the Day Is Long," "I've Got the World on a String," "Braggin' in Brass" (From the Broadway Revue, "Cotton Club Parade of 1938"), "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" (From the Broadway Revue, "Blackbirds of 1928"), "Diga Diga Doo," "East St Louis Toodle-Oo," "Stormy Weather" (Album Version), "Raisin' the Rent" (From the Broadway Revue, "Cotton Club Parade of 1933"), "Creole Love Call" (Album Version), "The Mooche" (Album Version), "Black and Tan Fantasy," "It Don't Mean a Thing" (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Album Version), "Cotton Club Stomp" (1989 Remastered), "Rockin' in Rhythm."

Ed Ames' Opening Night / More I Cannot Wish You
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Twofer of Ames' first solo album, recorded in 1964, featuring songs from Broadway musicals, and another collection of Broadway favorites recorded in 1966. Available on today from July 1 at

Heathers Original Off-Broadway cast
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Laurence O'Keefe-Kevin Murphy score. Barrett Wilbert Weed, Elle McLemore, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee, Heather Duke, Jon Eidson, Evan Todd, Anthony Crivello, Dan Cooney and Michelle Duffy. Produced by Michael Croiter, Murphy and O'Keefe. Recorded 4/15-16. Digital release expected earlier.

John Michael Dias: Write This Way
(Roxsteady Music - new on CD/digital album)
Frankie Valli Broadway replacement/alternate and tour in Jersey Boys. "On Broadway," "Almost Like Being in Love / This Can't Be Love," "The Way Life Is," "Soon It's Gonna Rain," "Take Me Back to Manhattan / New York State of Mind," "Slap That Bass," "I Don't Remember You / Sometimes a Day Goes By," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Gravity," "Without Your Love," "Being Alive," "Taking the Wheel." Samples, individual tracks, digital album and CD available at CD Baby.

Where The Sky Ends: The Music of Michael Mott
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
"Just Like Me" (Justin Guarini), "The Left Side of the Moon" (Zachary Levi), "The Devil" (Sierra Boggess), "Don't Stop Dancin'" (Bryan Terrell Clark with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry and Lindsay Rider), "Dare To Dream" (from Faustus, Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan), "Her Embrace" (from Faustus, Josh Young), "Hold Me Tight" (Orfeh), "Try" (Jeremy Jordan), "Let You Go" (from Mob Wife, Jacqueline Petroccia), "Gone" (Ben Fankhauser with Shauna Goodgold, Bruce Landry & Lindsay Rider), "Sky (Interlude)" (Michael Mott), "Sky" (Michael Mott).


Hedwig and the Angry Inch OBC Digital
(Atlantic Records - mp3/iTunes)
Broadway cast recording of Stephen Trask musical. Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Justin Craig (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Matt Duncan (bass, vocals), Tim Mislock (guitar, vocals), and Peter Yanowitz (drums, vocals). Produced By Stephen Trask, Tim O'heir, and Justin Craig. "America the Beautiful," "Tear Me Down," "The Origin of Love," "Deutschlandlied," "Sugar Daddy," "When Love Explodes (Love Theme from "Hurt Locker: The Musical")," "Angry Inch," "Wig In A Box," "Wicked Little Town," "The Long Grift," "Hedwig's Lament," "Exquisite Corpse," "Wicked Little Town (Reprise)," "Midnight Radio." CD to be released July 15.

DVD/Blu-Ray Video Now Available:

2014 Tony Awards Show
(new at Amazon and iTunes)
CBS telecast with host Hugh Jackman. Also available, The Tony Awards, 2013.

BOOKs Now Available:

Hidden Identity
(MLR Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
New detective novel by Adam Carpenter (Belasco Theatre ticket-taker Joseph Pittman), with Broadway as its backdrop.

Judith of Bethulia
(GPR Records - Paperback Book/new Audiobook)
New Charles Busch play. "Imagine the outrageous Mae West in a Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic." 68 pages. Release 3/14/13. Busch also narrates the new Audible audiobook version.


Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
(MPI Home Video - new on DVD)
2013 documentary on the stage, TV and film actress. Interviews, comments and appearance by friends and co-workers Rob Bowman, Alex Baldwin, James Gandolfini, Cherry Jones, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince, John Turturro, George C. Wolfe and others. Special Features: making of, deleted scene, interview outtakes, teasers & trailer. 81 minutes.

Live Out Loud: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Milly (Matilda) and Abigail (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) Shapiro 54 Below appearance.

Steve Lawrence Conquers Broadway
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
26 showtunes from such shows as Gypsy, Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music, West Side Story, My Fair Lady and The King And I. "It's All Right With Me," "Shall We Dance," "Just In Time," "Bewitched," "Small World," "Too Close For Comfort," "People Will Say We're In Love," "Everything's Comin' Up Roses," "The Sound Of Music," "Out Of This World," "Tonight," "Hello Young Lovers," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "Night And Day," "It's Love," "Make Believe," "Till There Was You," "All The Things You Are," "Begin The Beguine," "Someday," "The Song Is You," "Isn't It A Pity," "So In Love," "Speak Low."

A Trip To Bountiful
(A&E Home Video - new on DVD)
2014 TV production of Horton Foote play. Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Clancy Brown, Keke Palmer, Devon Abner and Arthur French. 90 minutes.

Vera Lynn: National Treasure: The Essential Collection
(Decca - new 2 CD set)
English singer Dame Vera Lynn, who recently celebrated 90 years of showbusiness. Chart hits from 1940 to 1945, including five No.1 hits, two of which went on to become alternative national anthems: "We'll Meet Again" (No.1 in 1940), "Yours" (No.1 in 1941), "The White Cliffs Of Dover" (No.1 in 1942), "You'll Never Know" (No.1 in 1943) and "It Can't Be Wrong" (No.1 in 1944). All tracks completely re-mastered for this release, many of taken from the original un-played source, and several tracks have only ever been available on the original 78rpm. "We'll Meet Again," "Wishing," "Wish Me Luck," "I'll Pray For You," "Goodnight Children Everywhere," "It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow," "I Hear A Dream," "When You Wish Upon A Star," "A Nightingale Sang," "The Woodpecker Song," "I'll Never Smile Again," "The Mem'Ry Of A Rose," "Love Is All," "Room 504," "Who Am I," "Do I Love You?," "The Bells Of St Mary's," "Yours," "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire," "I'll See You Again," "That Lovely Weekend," "White Cliffs Of Dover," "How Green Was My Valley," "Home Sweet Home," "Someone'S Rocking My Dreamboat," "White Christmas," "That Autumn In Old London Town," "When The Lights Go On Again," "I'm Yours Sincerely," "I've Heard That Song Before," "You'll Never Know," "Close To You," "It Can'T Be Wrong," "Besame Mucho (Kiss Me)," "I'm Sending My Blessings," "It's Like Old Times," "Long Ago And Far Away," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "Little Star (Estrellita)," "Do You Ever Dream Of Tomorrow?," "Coming Home," "When Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers," "A Child's Prayer," "A Little Bit Of Heaven," "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms," "Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight," "We'll Meet Again" (Katherine Jenkins duet), (New) "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart."


(TCG - Paperback Book)
Play by Will Eno.

The Realistic Joneses
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Broadway play by Will Eno.

Title and Deed / Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Will Eno.