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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 8/6/13

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 30, 23, 16, 9, 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:

50 Shades! The Musical
(eOne - on CD)
Al Samuels, Amanda Blake Davis, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Dan Wessels touring parody musical. Amber Petty, Chris Grace, Emily Eden, Jessica Kemock, Spencer Rose, Nick Semar, Matthew Nolan, Caroline Reade, Victor Show. CD in theaters and available for $11.99 through August 12 at Digital version pre-ordering at iTunes.

Alfie Boe: Storyteller
(Decca - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
U.S. release of 2012 U.K. album by singer/stage performer (Les Miserables) - with a bonus track. "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You," "It's Over," "If I Can Dream," "Angie," "Shine A Light," "Everybody's Talking," "It's Now Or Never," "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "Angel From Montgomery," "Wayfaring Stranger," "Rank Strangers To Me." Bonus Track: "Angel." Produced by Mike Hedges.

Future Wife: We're Gonna Die
(Virtual Label - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Debut album based on Young Jean Lee's live show (at at the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center through August 17) featuring songs and personal stories. Joining in on the album are David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock), Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt (Matmos), Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and Colin Stetson, some of whom also contributed music. Mike Hanf, Andrew Hoepfner, Nick Jenkins, Ben Kupstas and Young Jean Lee. "Uncle John" (Read By Adam Horovitz), "Emily & Jenny" (Read By Kathleen Hanna), "Lullaby For The Miserable," Family Reunion" (Read By Sarah Neufeld), "I Still Have You," Henry" (Read By Martin Schmidt), "No Comfort For The Lonely," White Hair" (Read By Drew Daniel), "When You Get Old," Father" (Read By David Byrne), "Beth" (Read By Laurie Anderson), "Horrible Things," Conclusion" (Read By Colin Stetson), "I'm Gonna Die." Produced by Shannon Fields.

Icon: Andrew Lloyd Webber
(Verve - new on CD)
Compilation album. "Superstar" (Murray Head With The Trinidad Singers), "As If We Never Said Goodbye" (Glenn Close), "Memory" (Betty Buckley), "Any Dream Will Do" (Donny Osmond), "All I Ask Of You" (Sarah Brightman & Steve Barton), "I Don't Know How To Love Him" (Yvonne Elliman), "Love Never Dies" (Sierra Boggess), "Buenos Aires" (Elena Roger), "Love Changes Everything" (Michael Ball), "Tell Me On A Sunday" (Marti Webb), "Starlight Express" (Ray Shell).

Terri White: Upon Request
(new on CD)
"Home," "Music that Makes Me Dance," "Who Can I Turn To?," "I am Changing," "Here's That Rainy Day," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life," "Killing Me Softly," "Mustang Sally," "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "You Are So Beautiful/More Than You Know," "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Available at her official website. Digital release expected in early 2014.


Music of the Night by Fred Mickey Finn
(new digital single)
Fred "Mickey" Finn (San Diego singer; host of 1966 NBC summer replacement variety series) and Cathey Reilly Finn (first woman inducted into the American Banjo Hall of Fame). Clip and track available at CD Baby. Also available: "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."

Revolutionary: Jason Forbach
(new digital at iTunes/CD Baby)
New single by the touring Les Misérables Enjolras. The song was written by Forbach and writing partner Wesley King. Relates to his experience "on the barricades." Accompanied by a folk rendition of "Bring Him Home" and instrumental version of "Revolutionary." A portion of the proceeds from the song will benefit music education charity Ear Candy charity, which helps to provide musical instruments to struggling music programs in schools.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

(20th Century Fox - new on Blu-Ray; 2 discs)
1933 Oscar-winning film based on Noël Coward play.

Smash: Season Two DVD
(Universal Studios - on 4 DVDs)
Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jack Davenport, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus. Guest stars include Jennifer Hudson, Liza Minnelli, Sean Hayes, Bernadette Peters. 17 episodes plus never-before-seen bonus content including deleted scenes and more.


Janis Siegel: Night Songs: A Late Night Interlude
(Palmetto Records - new on CD/mp3)
New album from jazz singer (The Manhattan Transfer) Janis Siegel. "Love Saves (Salva Pantallas)," "Slow," "Love and Paris Rain," "If You Never Come to Me," "Marie," "You're Mine, You," "Sweet September Rain," "A Flower is a Lovesome Thing," "Midnight Sun," "Lover," "Say You'll Go," "Clair De Lune."

Rosemary Clooney: On Broadway
(Sepia Records - new on CD)
Compilation album. "Clap Hands! Here Comes Rosie! / Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'," "Hello, Young Lovers," "Get Me to the Church On Time," "Hey, Madame with José Ferrer," "We're Not Children with José Ferrer," "Keep It Simple," "Morning Music Of Montmartre," "Hey, Look Me Over," "What Takes My Fancy," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face ," "Flattery with José Ferrer," "Love Eyes," "Sorry For Myself," "What I Mean to Say," "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'," "Bali Ha'i," "Love, Look Away," "Shine On, Harvest Moon," "Love Is a Feeling," "It's Alright with Me," "Hey There," "This Can't Be Love," "Mack the Knife," "By Myself," "Without Love," "Cabin in the Sky," "Tonight," "Lullaby Of Broadway."

The Testament of Mary
(Simon & Schuster Audio - Audiobook)
By Colm Tóibín's novel, read by Meryl Streep. The basis of the Broadway play starring Fiona Shaw. Unabridged. The novel was published in hardcover, Kindle format, and eBooks format in November 2012.


Brief Encounter - Opera Vocal Score
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
By Andre Previn.

Mr. B.: The Music and Life of Billy Eckstine (Hal Leonard Jazz Biography Series)
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
By Cary Ginell. Life story of legendary singer.

Nice Work If You Can Get It Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Broadway musical with the work music of George and Ira Gershwin. 20 songs, including "Blah, Blah, Blah," "But Not for Me," "Delishious," "Fascinating Rhythm," "I've Got a Crush on You," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "'S Wonderful," "Someone to Watch over Me," "Sweet and Low-Down," "They All Laughed," "Treat Me Rough," "Will You Remember Me?" 122 pages.

Sondheim Film and Television Songs - Revised edition
(Rilting Music - Paperback Book)
"Back in Business" (Dick Tracy), "Dawn" (Singing Out Loud), "The Glamorous Life" (A Little Night Music, film version), "Goodbye for Now" (Theme from Reds), "I Never Do Anything Twice" (The Seven Percent Solution), "I Remember" (Evening Primrose), "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" (Evening Primrose), "Little Dream" (The Birdcage), "Live Alone and Like It" (Dick Tracy), "More" (Dick Tracy), "No, Mary Ann" (The Thing Of It Is), "Rainbows" (Into the Woods, film version), "Sand" (Singing Out Loud), "Sooner or Later" (Dick Tracy), "Theme from Stavisky," "Take Me to the World" (Evening Primrose), "They Ask Me Why I Believe in You" (I Believe in You), "The Two of You" (Kukla, Fran and Ollie), "Water Under the Bridge" (Singing Out Loud), "What Can You Lose?" (Dick Tracy), "When" (Evening Primrose). 180 pages.


Back on pre-order, added to August 27:

Omnibus: Gene Kelly - Dancing: A Man's Game
(Entertainment One Music - new on DVD)
1958 Omnibus TV show with Fred Astaire.

Added, no release date:

Grease Australian Cast
(Universal Music - new on CD)
Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey score. 2013 Australian cast recording of Rob Mills, Gretel Scarlett, Bert Newton, Todd McKenney, Anthony Callea, Val Lehman, Lucy Maunder and Stephen Mahy. "Overture," "Sandy," "Grease is the Word," "Summer Nights," "Those Magic Changes," "Freddy My Love," "Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee," "Greased Lightnin'," "Mooning," "We Go Together," "Shakin' at the High School Hop," "Born to Handjive," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Beauty School Dropout," "Rock'n'Roll Party Queen," "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," "You're The One That I Want."