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Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/9/13

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:

July 2 | June 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

CDs Now Available:

Pippin New Broadway Cast recording
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Score from Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz musical. Recorded April 29. Matthew James Thomas, Patina Miller, Andrea Martin, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise, Erik Altemus, Andrew Cekala, Rachel Bay Jones. New orchestrations by Larry Hochman. Charlie Alterman musical director. "Magic To Do," "Corner Of The Sky," "War Is A Science," "Glory," "Simple Joys," "No Time At All," "With You," "Spread A Little Sunshine," "Morning Glow," "Entr'acte," "On The Right Track," "Kind Of Woman," "Extraordinary," "Love Song," "I Guess I'll Miss The Man," "Finale," "Corner Of The Sky" (Sing-A-Long), "Simple Joys" (Sing-A-Long), "Kind Of Woman" (Sing-A-Long), "Extraordinary" (Sing-A-Long). To include previously unrecorded material. Album produced by Stephen Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch. Released digitally June 4.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Mamma Mia! The Movie - Blu-ray
(Universal Studios - new Blu-Ray)
2008 film version of stage musical. Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski.

BOOKs Now Available:

Edwin Booth: A Biography and Performance History
(McFarland and Co - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/ at eBooks)
By Arthur W. Bloom.

Journey's End: A Biography of a Classic War Play
(Oberon Books - Paperback Books)
By Robert Gore-Langton. Paperback version to be released September 10.

The Handle and the Hold
(Amazon Digital Services - Kindle Single)
By David Mamet.


Don't Worry 'bout Me & Broadway Bongos & Mr B
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Two LPs by Mr. "B" Billy Eckstine: Broadway showstoppers set to a Latin beat and standards. 26 tracks in total first time on CD and re-mastered in stereo. "From This Moment On," "I Could Write a Book," "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Tonight," "Stranger in Paradise," "Get Out of Town," "Old Devil Moon," "On The Street Where You Live," "There's a Small Hotel," "Something I Dreamed Last Night," "Till There Was You," "What Kind of Fool Am I," "It Isn't Fair," "(Love Is) The Tender Trap," "Beauty of True Love," "The Exodus Song," "Guilty," "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," "Tender Is The Night," "Jeannie," "Stranger in Town," "I Want To Talk About You," "I Apologize," "My Foolish Heart."

Eydie Gorme: Blame It on the Bossa Nova
(Real Gone Music - on CD/mp3)
1963 album plus two bonus tracks recorded with Luis Bonfa. "One Note Samba," "Melodie D'Amour," "The Gift," "The Sweetest Sounds," "Dansero," "Blame It on the Bossa Nova," "Desafinado," "The Message," "Almost Like Being in Love," "Moon River," "The Coffee Song," "I Remember You," "Sweet Talk," "Oba Oba."

Icon: Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Verve - new on CD)

Shades of Blue: Harold Sanditen Live at the Pheasantry
(LML Music - new on CD)
Cabaret singer's second album, recorded live at the Pheasantry in London. Steve Bentley-Klein (violin, trumpet, flugelhorn); Bob Sydor (flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Michael Roulston (piano, background vocals); Dave Olney (double bass); Paul Merser (drums, percussion). "Shakin' The Blues Away," "Birth of the Blues," "Waters Of March," "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me," "No More Blues," "Way You Look Tonight," "I'm Hip," "I Saw the Light," "Landslide," "Moondance," "Love For Sale/Me and Mrs Jones," "He's Got a Way," "Night in Tunisia/You and the Night and the Music," "Bluebird," "Boy Named Sue," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Stately Homes of England," "Blues Skies."

Steve Lawrence Sings Of Love and Sad Young Men / Portrait Of Steve
(Real Gone Music - on CD)
1967 albums Sings of Love and Sad Young Men plus 1972s Portrait of Steve. "I'm a Fool to Want You," "Tender Is the Night," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," "The Thrill Is Gone," "Good Times," "Just Say I Love Her," "The Gal That Got Away," "I Want to Be with You," "When Your Lover Has Gone," "With So Little to Be Sure Of," "The Ballad of the Sad Young Men," "Traces," "Who's Sorry Now," "Make It Easy on Yourself," "The Good Life," "In the Still of the Night," "More," "Oh My Love," "Easy Come, Easy Go," "The Rest of the World," "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Possibly relabeling of 2010 CD release.

Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme: Cozy/A Man and A Woman
(Real Gone Music - on CD)
Two duet albums. Cozy recorded with Don Costa for United Artists in 1961, and A Man and a Woman released by RCA in 1970.From the original tapes. "Cozy," "Wouldn't It Be Lovely," "Like in Love," "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House," "Would You Like to Take a Walk," "A Fine Romance," "I Like the Likes of You," "Without You I'm Nothing," "She Didn't Say Yes," "Blue Room," "Personality," "Two Sleepy People," "A Man and a Woman," "Wave," "Suddenly You," "Made for Love," "Love for Love," "Love Is Blue/Autumn Leaves," "Think Happy," "Watch What Happens," "Turn Down Day," "Bossa Nova Roma," "Boys & Girls."

Wilford Brimley with the Jeff Hamilton Trio
(Capri - new on CD)
Actor Wilford Brimley and the Jeff Hamilton Trio, with Tamir Hendleman on piano and Christoph Luty on bass. Songs include "I Wish You Love," "Pick Yourself Up," "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "Waltz For Debby," "I Have Dreamed," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "Love Letters," "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," "Ain't She Sweet." 15 tracks.

The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / UltraViolet + Amazon-Exclusive Flash Drive)
(Warner Home Video - new box set)
3D Blu-Ray with hours of extra content: Sing-a-long feature with the film; Complete Magic Cloak of Oz silent shorts (60 min); all-new making-of documentary; The Dreamer of Oz TV Special (101 min); Munchkins at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Featurette (20 min); Patchwork Girl of Oz (60 min); 6 hour MGM documentary When the Lion Roars (exclusive to Blu-Ray); and more. Also included, promotional items: 48 pg hardcover photo book; ruby slippers sparkle globe; collectible award pin set by The Noble Collection; Journal; frameable map of Oz; and Amazon exclusive promotional item 4 GB Wicked Witch of the East flash drive. Also available in single Blu-Ray and a 2-disc setwith documentary, but not the extra items.


The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances
(Taylor Trade Publishing - new Paperback Book)
Herbie J. Pilato traces Montgomery's career, chronicling just how much her real life spilled into her historic roles on stage and screen. Based on exclusive interviews with the actress and commentary provided by entertainment professionals, journalists, and historians. Including plot summaries, air dates, release dates, and behind-the-scenes notes and anecdotes of select performances.

Giant (Perennial Classics)
(HarperCollins - Kindle Edition/ at eBooks)
Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Edna Ferber, the basis for new Michael John LaChiusa/Sybille Pearson musical.

Stage Blood: Five tempetuous years in the early life of the National Theatre
(Faber and Faber Plays - Hardcover Book)
by Michael Blakemore. "The candid and at times painfully funny story of the events that led to his dramatic exit in 1976. He recalls the theatrical triumphs and flops, his volatile relationship with Olivier including directing him in Long Day's Journey into Night, the extravagant dinners in Hall's Barbican flat with Harold Pinter, Jonathan Miller and the other associates, the opening of the new building, and Blakemore's brave and misrepresented decision to speak out."


Apparently canceled:

A Chorus Line London Revival
(Sony - new on CD)
2013 London cast. UK release.