Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 8/18/15- Last recap until week of September 1.

Earlier recaps:

August 11, 4 | July 28, 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 Available This Week:

Love Birds Original Edinburgh Cast
(SimG Records - new on CD)
Score by Robert J. Sherman. New musical currently playing at Edinburgh Fringe. Ruth Betteridge, Greg Castiglioni, John Guerrasio, George Knapper, Jonny Purchase, Joanna Sawyer, Anna Stolli, Rafe Watts, Ryan Willis. "Prologue," "Mary Poppins," "Tinpanorama," "Sadie Macaw (Part 1)," "The Bird With The Broken Heart (Nobody Knows)," "Valentine," "Sadie Macaw (Part 2)," "Old Fashioned Guy," "The Flipper Flap," "Old Fashioned Guy (Reprise)," "The Sharpest SmilE," "Paint A Rainbow," "Crunchy Crackers," "On Cloudy Days," "Love Birds," "Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow," "Love Birds (Finale)." At Dress Circle.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Available This Week:

It Shoulda Been You OBC - Digital
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove score. Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, with David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Ferrall, Aaron C. Finley, Mitch Greenberg, Jillian Louis, and Edward Hibbert. "I Never Wanted This," "This Day (Opening)," "Who," "It Shoulda Been You," "Back In The Day," "Perfect," "Nice," "Albert's Turn," "Where Did I Go Wrong," "Beautiful," "A Perfect Ending," "Love You Till The Day," "Jenny's Blues," "Whatever," "A Little Bit Less Than," "What They Never Tell You," "Perfect/Whatever Reprise," "That's Family," "Finale." Expected 8/21/15.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Ann Veronica London cast
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Cyril Ornadel/David Croft score. Original 1969 London cast album, first time on CD. Digitally remastered. Mary Millar, Hy Hazell, Arthur Lowe, Peter Reeves, Charles West, Ian Lavender and John Inman. "Overture / a Whole Person," "I Don't See What Else I Could Have Said," "Maternity," "Opportunity," "Sweep Me Off My Feet," "Ann Veronica," "One Man's Love," "Chemical Attraction," "I Couldn't Do a Thing Like That," "Why Can't I Go to Him," "They Can't Keep Us Down," "Stand In Line / Home Sweet Home / Glad to Have You Back," "If I Should Lose You," "You're a Good Man," "Too Much Meat," "Ann Veronica (Reprise)." Extensive booklet with rare production photographs and detailed sleeve notes. Currently pre-ordering at Stage Door Records in the U.K. (should appear on Amazon soon).

Johnny Mathis: The Singles
(Sony - new on 4 CDs/iTunes)
For the first time in one anthology, every Johnny Mathis recording which was first issued for the singles market, as well as tracks released exclusively on compilations: 1958's "Johnny's Greatest Hits," 1959's "More Johnny's Greatest Hits," and 1981's "The First 25 Years--The Silver Anniversary Album." 31 of the 87 tracks are being released on CD for the very first time.

Pageant new Off-Broadway cast
(Jay Records - new on CD)
Albert Evans/Bill Russell/Frank Kelly score. Nick Cearley, Nic Cory, Alex Ringler, Marty Thomas, Seth Tucker, Curtis Wiley and John Bolton."Overture / Natural Born Females," "Hair Aware," "Texas Tap," "A Salute To Dixie," "A Classical Fantasia," "Banking On Jesus," "Snappin' Fresh," "Girl Power," "Something Extra (Reprise)," "Goodbye," "Miss Glamouresse," "She's the One," "Exit Music," "It's Gotta Be Venus." Released on iTunes 6/2/15.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition
(Fox - Blu-ray/DVD)
Includes both the U.S. and UK versions of the film; "Rocky-oke: Sing It!"; commentary By Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn (Magenta); Don't Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I; An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II; Mick Rock (a photographer); Mick Rock's Picture Show (a gallery); A Few From The Vault; deleted musical scenes "Once In A While," Super Heroes"; outtakes; alternate B&W opening; alternate credit & misprint ending; "Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show" (1995); Beacon Theater, New York City (10th Anniversary); "Time Warp" music video; The Midnight Experience; pressbook & poster gallery; and more (apparently including collectible fishnet stockings, pink rubber gloves, and the original movie soundtrack cd).

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Studio album inspired by Regent's Park open air theatre production in 2015. Gene De Paul and Johnny Mercer score, with new songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn. Laura Pitt-Pulford, Alex Gaumond, Sam O'Rourke. National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martin Yates. "Overture," "Bless Your Beautiful Hide," "Wonderful, Wonderful Day," "One Man," "Goin' Courtin'," "Challenge Dance," "Love Never Goes Away," "Sobbin' Women," "We Gotta Make It Through the Winter," "A Woman Ought To Know Her Place," "Lonesome Polecat," "Spring, Spring, Spring," "Glad That You Were Born," "Wedding Dance," "Finale," "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" (Bonus Track). Released digitally earlier at iTunes.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Gwen Verdon: A Life on Stage and Screen
(McFarland & Co - Paperback Book)
By Peter Shelley. First full-length biography of the American dancer, singer and actress Gwen Verdon. Covers her life and career, as an individual and also in her collaborations with choreographers Jack Cole and Bob Fosse. Includes a brief appendix with information about DVD and video availability. 277 pages.

OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Moved to October 9:

It Shoulda Been You OBC
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Barbara Anselmi and Brian Hargrove score. Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, with David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Ferrall, Aaron C. Finley, Mitch Greenberg, Jillian Louis, and Edward Hibbert. "I Never Wanted This," "This Day (Opening)," "Who," "It Shoulda Been You," "Back In The Day," "Perfect," "Nice," "Albert's Turn," "Where Did I Go Wrong," "Beautiful," "A Perfect Ending," "Love You Till The Day," "Jenny's Blues," "Whatever," "A Little Bit Less Than," "What They Never Tell You," "Perfect/Whatever Reprise," "That's Family," "Finale." Also pre-ordering at Ghostlight website.

Added, no release date:

Cry-Baby
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger score from 2008 Broadway show.




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