Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/28/15

Earlier recaps:

July 21, 14, 7 | June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

The Bodyguard The Musical
(First Night Records - new on CD/iTunes)
World premiere cast recording. Featuring Alexandra Burke, Rachel Marron, Melissa James, Nicki Marron. "Rachel Marron Entrance," "Queen Of The Night," "How Will I Know," "Greatest Love Of All," "Saving All My Love For You," "Mayan Medley (Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, So Emotional)," "Run To You," "I Have Nothing / End Of Act One," "All The Man That I Need," "I'm Every Woman," "Fletcher," "All At Once," "Run To You Reprise / Going Home," "Jesus Loves Me / Phone Call," "Nicki's Death," "Jesus Loves Me Reprise," "One Moment In Time," "He's My Bodyguard," "I Will Always Love You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody." CD available at Dress Circle UK and Amazon UK.

Cool Rider
(new on CD)
London studio recording. Ashleigh Gray,Aaron Sidwell,Reece Shearsmith, Mark Anderson, Bronte Barbe, Daniel Buckley, Joshua Dowen,Lucinda Lawrence, Hannah Levane, Niall Sheehy. "Overture," "Back to School," "Who's that Girl?," "Score Tonight," "Mr Sandman," "Cool Rider," "Who's that Guy?," "Reproduction," "Do It for Our Country," "Charades," "Prowlin'," "Brad," "Girl for All Seasons," "(Love Will) Turn Back the Hands of Time," "Rock-a-Hula-Luau (Summer Is Coming)," "We'll Be Together." Available at Dress Circle.

Cris Groenendaal: Mostly Live
(new on CD/mp3)
Live and studio recorded Broadway and cabaret music by singer/actor Cris Groenendaal. "Invocation and Instructions to the Audience," "Spring," "Mrs. Worthington," "Blackbird/in My Life," "Co-Dependent With You," "Her Face," "Land Where the Good Songs Go/Over the Rainbow," "April in Fairbanks," "Easier to Love," "Bring Him Home," "Music of the Night," "Entering Marion," "Send in the Clowns," "For Good," "I'll Be Seeing You." Clips, tracks, and album available at CD Baby.

Lost West End
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Brings together over 20 "lost" West End productions, from 1976 to 2009. "Call Me Robin Hood" —Peter Howarth (Robin Prince Of Sherwood), "The World Was Changed this Morning" —Alexander Hanson (Valentines Day), "Beautiful Colours" —Angela Richards (Liza Of Lambeth), "Only One Rose" —Andrew C Wadsworth (Troubadour), "The Four Dames" —Michael Mears, Nicola Kimber, David Rappaport (I) , "Illusions" —Arturo Brachetti (Y) , "Like a Child" —Miriam Stockley (Bernadette), "Eternally" —Dollie de Luxe (Which Witch), "I Never Told Him I Love Him" —Simone Dee (Prisoner Cell Block H), "Don't Look Back" —Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie (Maddie), "The Souvenirs Of Second Best - Mary Carewe, Company (Lautrec)", "Being a Woman" —Susannah Fellows (Beautiful and Damned), "Touch Me" —Robert Fardell (Behind the Iron Mask), "Say Goodbye - Julie-Alanah Brighten (La Cava), "She Lives with Me" —Simon Burke (Leonardo), "Only Believe" —Meredith Braun (Out Of The Blue), "One Night" —Gayatri Iyer (The Far Pavilions), "Gone with the Wind - Janene Lovullo (Gone with the Wind), "Poor Little Silly Young Me" —Tammy Joelle (Too Close To The Sun), "I'll Go No More A-Roving" —David Essex (Mutiny!), "I Have Your Love" —Philippa Healey (Tess of the D'Urbervilles). Available directly from the U.K. at

A Spoonful of Sherman Original London Cast
(SimG Records - new on 2 CDs)
2014 London cabaret show produced, written, and hosted by Robert J. Sherman (also served as a book launch for Moose: Chapters From My Life. With Robert B. Sherman's autobiography). Greg Castiglioni, Stuart Matthew Price, Charlotte Wakefield, Emma Williams. Track list and CD available at Dress Circle.


Alix Korey / A Live Concert for BC/EFA
(new digital album)
Live concert recorded in 1995 for BC/EFA. "Everything Is Possible," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Meadowlark," "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Rainbow High Rehearsal," "Rainbow High," "Tell Me On a Sunday," "There but for You Go I," "We Can Be Kind." Clips and digital album available at CD Baby.

VINYL Now Available:

The Sound Of Music Anniversary Soundtrack: Vinyl/Hybrid SACD - DSD
(Analog Spark/Razor & Tie - new on 2-LP vinyl/vinyl-SACD)
Newly remastered and expanded two disc version on 180-gram vinyl. And the original 16-track RCA Victor soundtrack album on 180-gram vinyl and super audio CD (SACD).

BOOKs Now Available:

The Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals
(Voyageur Press - Hardcover Book)
By Eric Grode. Profiles 150 of the best, biggest, most influential, and most fascinating Broadway musicals and plays ever produced, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. 320 pages.

2016 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - new wall calendar)
Features Alladin, Beautiful, Cinderella, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then, Lady Day, Les Miserables, Matilda, Motown the Musical, Newsies, Violet.

Crime Wave (The Jimmy McSwain Files Book 2)
(MLR Press - Paperback book/Kindle Edition)
By Adam Carpenter (pseudonym for Broadway ticket-taker Joseph Pittman.

Stella and Charlie, Friends Forever
(Blue Apple Books - Hardcover Book)
By Bernadette Peters, illustrated by Liz Murphy. Children 3-7 years. 40 pages.


Peter Pan (1955 and 1956) Collector's Edition
(VAI - new Blu-ray/DVD)
Mary Martin as Peter Pan in the live 1956 telecast, with Cyril Ritchard, Kathy Nolan, Sondra Lee, and Heller Halliday. From the original kinescopes. Produced for television by Jerome Robbins. Bonus feature: the 1955 telecast. Black and white, 235 minutes total. Currently pre-ordering at VAI. Also available, the 1956 on DVD.


Moved to September 25:

Bend It Like Beckham OLC
(Sony Classical UK - new on CD)
Howard Goodall/Charles Hart score. At Amazon UK and Dress Circle

Added to October 9:

The Light Princess OLC
(Universal - new on CD)Score by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson. London cast plus exclusive bonus tracks sung by Tori Amos. Musical played London's Lyttelton Theatre in 2013.