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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/2/14

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:

August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Betty Comden sings songs from Treasure Girl and Chee-Chee - CDR
(JAY Records - new CD-R)
Material previously available on vinyl. Treasure Girl (George & Ira Gershwin): "I Don't Think I'll Fall In Love Today," "What Are We Here For," "Feeling I'm Falling," "Oh, So Nice," "Where's The Boy? (Here's The Girl); Chee-Chee (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart): "Dear, Oh Dear," "Moon Of My Delight," "Singing A Love Song," "I Must Love You," "Better Be Good To Me." Arranged and played by Richard Lewine. Mastered from the original master tape. Available at Dress Circle.


The Littlest Revue Digital
(Original Cast Records - new digital)
1956 original Off-Broadway cast recording (Painted Smiles). Songs by Vernon Duke, Ogden Nash, John Latouche, Sheldon Harnick, Lee Adams, Charles Strouse, John Strauss, Sidney Shaw, Sammy Cahn and Michael Brown. Joel Grey, Larry Storch, Charlotte Rae, Tammy Grimes (Off-Broadway debut), Tommy Morton, George Marcy, Beverly Bozeman. "Overture," "Backer's Audition," "The Shape of Things," "Madly in Love," "I Lost the Rhythm," "Game of Dance," "Third Avenue El," "Fly Now and Pay Later," "Summer Is a-Comin' In," "You're Far from Wonderful," "Good Little Girls," "Spring Doth Let Her Colours Fly," "Born Too Late," "I'm Glad I'm Not a Man," "Love Is Still in Town," "The Power of Negative Thinking," "2nd Avenue & 12th Street Rag," "A Little Love, A Little Money." Sample clips, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq
(Kino Lorber - new on DVD)
2013 documentary about ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, muse of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, who was afflicted with polio at age 27. Directed by Nancy Buirski. Includes interviews and footage, some in black and white, of the dancer. Narrators include Jacques D'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell and Michael Stuhlbarg as the voice of Jerome Robbins. 91 minutes. Released June 2014.

Dracula Blu-ray
(Universal Studios - new Blu-ray)
1979 film, based on the Bram Stoker novel, starring Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve, Tony Haygarth and Jan Francis. Digital copy plus UltraViolet; The Revamping of Dracula; feature commentary with Director John Badham; Universal Classic Monsters trailer; "Dracula" TV Series trailer. Original score by John Williams. 110 minutes.

The Elephant Man
(Kino Lorber - new on DVD)
1982 TV movie adaptation of Bernard Pomerance play. Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway, Penny Fuller, Glenn Close. Special features: interview with co-star Kevin Conway; interview with director Jack Hofsiss. 90 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:

If/Then Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Songs from the Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey Broadway score. Presented in vocal lines with piano accompaniment. Contains: "Always Starting Over," "Best Worst Mistake," "Here I Go," "Hey, Kid," "It's a Sign," "Love While You Can," "Some Other Me," "What the Fuck?," "What Would You Do?," "You Don't Need to Love Me," "You Learn to Live Without," "You Never Know." 120 pages.

Month Upon a Time
(Vocal Selections and Sheet Music)
Vocal selections and individual song sheet music for new Jeff Blumenkrantz song cycle. At

One Night with Janis: Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Vocal selections collection includes 19 songs: "Ball and Chain," "Cry Baby," "Down on Me," "I Shall Be Released," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven," "Kozmic Blues," "Little Girl Blue," "Maybe," "Me and Bobby McGee," "Mercedes Benz," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," "Piece of My Heart," "Spirit in the Dark," "Stay with Me," "Summertime," "Tell Mama," "Today I Sing the Blues," "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)," "Turtle Blues."

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
(W.W. Norton - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audiobook read by Elizabeth Ashley)
Biography by John Lahr. 784 pages.

Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World's Most Beloved Musical
(St. Martin's Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Barbara Isenberg. Material from interviews with the men and women behind the original production, the film and significant revivals: Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein and more/ Published in celebration of Fiddler's 50th anniversary.


Ann Hampton Callaway - From Sassy To Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project
(Shanachie - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "Introduction," "I'm Gonna Live 'Till I Die," "A Night In Tunisia (Interlude)," "Misty," "In A Mellow Tone," "Chelsea Bridge," "Whatever Lola Wants," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Mean To Me," "Wave," "Send In The Clowns," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love/That's All," "Un Bel Di/Poor Butterfly."

Dave Koz & Friends: The 25th Of December
(Concord Records - new on CD)
Saxophonist Dave Koz with guest singers. "The First Noel," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (featuring Johnny Mathis), "This Christmas" (featuring Eric Benet), "Do You Hear What I Hear" (featuring Gloria Estefan), "My Grown Up Christmas List" (featuring Heather Headley), "Another Silent Night" (featuring Richard Marx), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (featuring Kenny G), "The 25th of December" (featuring BeBe Winans), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" (featuring India.Aire)" (featuring Trombone Shorty), "O Holy Night" (featuring Jonathan Butler), "Medley: O Come All Ye Faithful / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (featuring Fantasia), "All You Need Is Love" (featuring Eric Benet)" (featuring Johnny Mathis)" (featuring Heather Headley)" (featuring Richard Marx)" (featuring Jonathan Butler)" (featuring Maysa)" (featuring BeBe Winans)" (featuring Gloria Estefan)" (featuring Stevie Wonder).

Jay Johnson: The Two & Only!
(Pop Twist - new DVD)
Live recording of 2007 Best Special Theatrical Event. 114 minutes.

Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas
(Green Hill - Amazon exclusive CD)
Pianist Jim Brickman with Kenny Rogers, John Oates, Jana Kramer, Anne Cochran, John Trones and Tracy Silverman. "Joy to the Night," "All I Want for Christmas Is You," "That Silent Night (featuring Kenny Rogers)," "Away in a Manger/Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," "Bethlehem Sunrise," "I Wish It Was Christmas All Year (featuring Anne Cochran)," "Blue Christmas," "Ol Saint Nick," "Night Before Christmas (featuring John Oates)," "Christmas in Brazil (featuring Tracy Silverman)," "Holly, Ivy & Mistletoe," "A Celtic Night (Oiche Nuin) (featuring Orla Fallon & John Trones)," "Roses in December," "Through the Night," Bonus Track "Clouds (tribute to Zach Sobiech, featuring Jana Kramer).

Let the Season In: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
(new on CD)
New holiday album with the Choir, Deborah Voigt and voice actor John Rhys-Davies. Music that celebrates the work of Charles Dickens.

Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
(Sony Masterworks - new CD/mp3 with digital booklet/iTunes)
Composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs, with Shawn Colvin & Chris Botti, Lisa Fischer, Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma, Rickie Lee Jones, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding & Wayne Shorter, Becca Stevens and Susan Tedeschi, interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's works. "New York Tendaberry," "The Confession," "Map to the Treasure," "Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp," "Been on a Train," "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Gibsom Street," "Save the Country," "To a Child," "And When I Die."

Miss Saigon new London cast
(First Night/Polydor - new on 2 CDs)
Live recording of Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. 2014 London revival cast. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll. Disc: 1: "Overture," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's Yours," "Sun And Moon," "Asking For Leave," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Intervention," "Last Night Of The World," "The Morning Of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Coo-Coo Princess," "You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte -," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Too Much For One Heart," "Kim's Nightmare," "Sun And Moon (Reprise)," "Room 317," "Maybe," "The Confrontation," "Paper Dragons," "The American Dream," "Little God Of My Heart." Currently pre-ordering at Dress Circle and Amazon UK. Amazon UK also shows a one-disc version.

(Ghostlight - new on CD/Digital)
Public Theater cast album of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's futuristic rock musical (additional music by Curtis Moore). Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Damiano, Emilee Dupre, Claybourne Elder, Semhar Ghebremichael, Jonathan David, Leslie Odom Jr., Victoria Platt, Angela Polk, Devin L. Roberts, Matt Sax, Haaz Sleiman, Manuel Stark. CD pre-ordering at Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom.