Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/30/15

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CDs Now Available:

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Cinderella
(Disney - on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
Disc One contains the full soundtrack of the film and Disc Two contains 7 Lost Chords (demos and recreations) and 9 bonus tracks. Disc two: "I'm in the Middle of a Muddle" (Demo), "I'm in the Middle of a Muddle," "I Lost My Heart at the Ball" (Demo), "I Lost My Heart at the Ball," "The Mouse Song" (Demo), "The Mouse Song," "Sing a Little, Dream a Little" (Demo), "Sing a Little, Dream a Little," "Dancing on a Cloud" (Demo), "Dancing on a Cloud," "The Dress That My Mother Wore" (Demo), "The Dress That My Mother Wore," "The Face That I See in the Night" (Demo), "The Face That I See in the Night," "Cinderella: Prologue," "Cat and Mice/The King's Plans," "Entanglements/Dress Building," "The Palace at Evening/ A Dress for the Ball," "Royal Fanfare and Reception at the Palace," "So This is Love: Waltz," "Midnight Chase," "A Perfect Fit," "Cinderella: Finale." Released 6/16/15.

Scott Hamilton Plays Jule Styne
(Blue Duchess Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Tenor sax musician Scott Hamilton. "You Say You Care," "The Party's Over," "Time After Time," "All the Way," "Sunday," "Just in Time," "People," "It's You or No One," "Bye Bye Baby." Tim Ray on piano, Dave Zinno on bass, and Jim Gwin on drums. Clips, tracks, digital album and CD available at CDBaby. Also (more expensive) on CD/mp3 at Amazon. Released 5/9/15.


The Visit OBC Digital
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on mp3 at
Kander and Ebb score. Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Mary Beth Peil, George Abud, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, John Riddle, Elena Shaddow, Timothy Shew, and Michelle Veintimilla. "Prelude," "Out of the Darkness," "At Last," "I Walk Away," "I Know Claire," "A Happy Ending," "You, You, You," "I Must Have Been Something," "Look at Me," "A Masque," "Eunuch's Testimony," "Winter," "Yellow Shoes," "A Confession," "I Would Never Leave You," "Back and Forth," "The Only One," "Fear," "A Car Ride," "Love and Love Alone," "In The Forest Again," "Finale." Produced by Michael Croiter. Recording date 4/27/15. Wide release July 10.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Show Boat San Francisco Opera
(EuroArts - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
Oscar Hammerstein/Jerome Kern musical based on Edna Ferber novel. 2013 San Francisco Opera production at War Memorial Opera House directed by Francesca Zambello' (currently in limited release in theaters). John DeMain, conductor. Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Morris Robinson, Angela Renee Simpson, Harriet Harris, Kirsten Wyatt, John Bolton. 177 minutes. Also available to be ordered directly at

BOOKs Now Available:

The Business of Broadway: An Insider's Guide to Working, Producing, and Investing in the World's Greatest Theatre Community
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book)
By Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney. In-depth analysis of the infrastructure at the core of successful theatre. Manager/producer Mitch Weiss and actor/writer Perri Gaffney take readers behind the scenes to reveal what many don't know about how Broadway works, describing more than 200 jobs that become available for every show. 256 pages.


Barbara Dickson: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
(Music Video Distributors - new CD/DVD set)
Scottish singer and actress Barbara Dickson (Blood Brothers, Spend Spend Spend) live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1987. Selections include "Caravans," "I Think It'S Going To Rain Today," "It's Money That I Love," "Maccrimmon's Lament," "As Time Goes By," "Another Suitcase In Another Hall," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," "Pride (In The Name Of Love)," "I Know Him So Well," "For All We Know," "Don'T Think Twice, It'S Alright," "I Know Him So Well [with Elaine Paige]."

(HBO Studios - new on Blu-ray/DVD)
2015 HBO film based on the life of Bessie Smith. Starring Queen Latifah.

The Scottsboro Boys OLC
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Kander & Ebb score. West End transfer cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer. "Minstrel March," "Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!," "Commencing In Chattanooga," "Alabama Ladies," "Nothin'," "Electric Chair," "Go Back Home," "Shout," "Make Friends With the Truth," "That's Not the Way We Do Things," "Never Too Late," "Financial Advice," "Southern Days," "Alabama Ladies" (Reprise), "Zat So?," "You Can't Do Me," "The Scottsboro Boys," "Minstrel March (Reprise)," "Last Scene," "Exit Music," "Go Back Home" (Bonus Track). Recorded at Abbey Road's Studio Two. Produced by John Yap. Executive producer Paula Marie Black. Digital version released at iTunes earlier.


Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World
(Princeton Architectural Press - Hardcover Book)
By Mirko Ilic and Steven Heller. Foreword by Julie Taymor. 1,100 posters for Shakespeare's plays, designed artists representing 55 countries. Trove of theatrical artifacts for theater and design lovers alike. 320 pages.


Added to September 18:

Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein
(Motéma - new on CD)
Four-time Grammy winner singer/pianist Karrin Allyson album of Rodgers & Hammerstein songs. "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," "Many a New Day," "Happy Talk," "I Cain't Say No," "I Have Dreamed," "Out Of My Dreams," "Bali H'ai," "When I Think Of Tom/Hello Young Lovers," "We Kiss In a Shadow," "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught," "Something Wonderful," "Surrey With a Fringe on Top," "Something Good," "Edelweiss." iTunes Bonus track: This Nearly Was Mine." Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass. Recorded at Sear Sound in New York City on May 1st & 2nd, 2015. Arranged by Allyson, executive produced by Jana Herzen and produced by Allyson in association with Michael Leonhart.