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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 9/3/13

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:

August 27, 20, 13, 6 | 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:

1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera
(Morphius - new on CD/mp3/iTunes previously released)
Conceived by David Dudley and Dave Israel. "[T]urns a forgotten war into an unforgettable rock spectacle of 19th century war history insanely re-imagined, as a hilarious & sexy 1970s rock spectacle a la Judas Priest, KISS, AC/DC." Presented in June at the Capital Fringe Festival.

Adultolescence, Vol. 1
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
By Stephen Matthew Barnett. "character-driven, chamber-pop, art-song cycle that traverses the many aspects of the human condition during that period between adolescence and adulthood: life, love, relationships, identity, politics, celebrity, success, failure, spirituality & truth." Clips, tracks and album available at CD Baby.

Constance Howard: Broadway Baby Grand
(IMI - new on CD)
Connie Howard plays solo piano arrangements. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Send in the Clowns," "Tomorrow," "Phantom of the Opera Medley," "My Favorite Things," "Memory," "Love Song Medley: As Long as He Needs Me, Where Is Love?, 'til There Was You, All I Ask for You," "Cabaret," "What I Did for Love," "Edelweiss." Available at CD Baby.


Rachel Tucker: The Reason
(Big Hand Recordings - new mp3/iTunes)
Digital U.S. release of debut album from West End Elphaba. "Small Bump," "The Reason," "I'll Cover You," "Stone Cold Sober," "No One But You," "One Night Only," "My Immortal," "Gone Too Soon," "Defying Gravity," "Jolson Medley." CD available at Amazon UK. Released 8/12/13

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Good Companions
(Gaiam Vivendi - new on DVD)
1933 film musical version of J. B. Priestley's novel and Edward Knoblock play. John Gielgud, Jessie Matthews and Edmund Gwenn as Jess Oakroyd. Music by George Posford, lyrics by Douglas Furber. Directed by Victor Saville. Black & white. 93 minutes.

Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain
(PBS - new on DVD)
Follows every aspect of "getting the play from the page to the stage" in the 51-year-old annual Niagara-on-the-Lake theatre festival. Debuted on PBS July 19, 2013. 60 minutes.

BOOKs Now Available:
Backstage Pass to Broadway: True Tales from a Theatre Press Agent
(Heliotrope Books - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Susan L. Schulman. Unpublished photographs from the author's private collection. Cover art by Fraver. Released 8/13/13.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
(Grove Press - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Christopher Durang play, 2013 Tony Award Best Play. 120 pages. Released 8/13/13.


Barbra Streisand: Classic Christmas Album
(Sony Legacy - new on CD)
Selections from "A Christmas Album" and "Christmas Memories." "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting an an Open Fire)," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "A Christmas Love Song," "The Best Gift," "It Must Have Been the Mistletoe," "I Remember," "I Wonder as I Wander," "Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)," "Snowbound," "Jingle Bells?," "My Favorite Things," "Christmas Lullaby," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Christmas Mem'ries," "White Christmas."

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory OLC
(Sony Music Classical - new on CD)
UK release of original cast recording. Score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Cast includes Douglas Hodge. Pre-ordering at Amazon UK.

Cowardy Custard
(MasterWorks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on 2 CD-Rs/download)
1972 Original London cast. Olivia Breeze, Geoffrey Burridge, Jonathan Cecil, Tudor Davies, Elaine Delmar, Laurel Ford, Peter Gale, John Moffatt, Patricia Routledge, Anna Sharkey, Una Stubbs, Derek Waring. The story of Noël Coward's life told through song and biographical snippets. Original track list: "If Love Were All," "I'll See You Again," "Time and Again," "Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?," "Try To Learn To Love," "Kiss Me," "Go Slow, Johnny," "Tokay," "Dearest Love," "Could You Please Oblige Us With a Bren Gun?," "Come the Wild, Wild Weather," "Spinning Song," "Parisian Pierrot," "Play, Orchestra, Play," "Any Little Fish," "A Room With a View," "When You Want Me," "Specially For You," "Beatnik Love Affair," "I'm Mad About You," "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Louisa," "Mad About the Boy," "The Stately Homes Of England," "Twentieth Century Blues," "I Went To a Marvellous Party," "Mrs. Worthington," "Why Must the Show Go On?," "London Is a Little Bit Of All Right," "What Ho, Mrs. Brisket," "Don't Take Our Charlie For the Army," "Saturday Night At the Rose and Crown," "London At Night," "There Are Bad Times Just Around the Corner," "Alice Is At It Again," "The Passenger's Always Right," "Useful Phrases," "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?," "St. Peter's," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "Nina," "I Like America," "Bronxville Darby and Joan," "Darjeeling," "I Wonder What Happened To Him?," "Miss Mouse," "Let's Do It," "Last Words," "Touring Days," "Nothing Can Last For Ever," "Would You Like To Stick a Pin In My Balloon?," "Mary Make-Believe," "Dance, Little Lady," "Men About Town," "Forbidden Fruit," "Sigh No More," "Younger Generation," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart." At MasterWorks Broadway September 10 and ArkivMusic and by download on October 1.

Dearest Enemy
(New World Records - new on 2 CDs)
Complete recording of Rodgers & Hart score. Disc One: "Overture," "Heigh-ho! LackaDay!," "War Is War," "I Beg Your Pardon," "Cheerio!," "Full-Blown Roses," "The Hermits," "Here in My Arms," "Finale Act One"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte," "Gavotte," "I d Like to Hide It," "Where the Hudson River Flows," "Bye and Bye (Runaround)," "Bye and Bye (Underscore)," "Bye and Bye," "Old Enough to Love," "Sweet Peter," "Yankee Doodle," "Here's a Kiss (Underscore)," "Here's a Kiss," "Act Two Finale," "Intermezzo," "Opening Chorus-Epilogue," "Bye and Bye (Reprise)," "Finale Ultimo," "Bows," "Exit Music." Produced by Larry Moore.

First Date OBC recording
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner. Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez, Sara Chase, Kristoffer Cusick, Blake Hammond, Kate Loprest, Bryce Ryness. Executive-produced by Altar Identity Studios. Produced by Michael Croiter and Dominick Amendum.

On the Riviera
(Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1951 musical comedy film featuring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet. Choreography by Jack Cole. Score by Alfred Newman and Sylvia Fine. Directed by Walter Lang. Produced by Sol C. Siegel from a screenplay by Valentine Davies and Phoebe & Henry Ephron, based on the play The Red Cat by Rudolph Lothar and Hans Adler. Extras: widescreen feature; The Rivera Story: A Remarkable Impersonation; A Portrait of Danny Kaye; The Jack of Clubs: Choreographer Jack Cole; restoration comparison; theatrical trailer; still galleries: interactive pressbook; advertising; On the Set; Glamour Shots; On with the Show.

Pennies From Heaven [Limited Collector's Edition, Soundtrack]
(Perseverance Records - new on CD)
Remastered reissue of 1981 soundtrack LP. The musical film starred Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Walken and Jessica Harper. Directed by Herbert Ross. Performances by Elsie Carlisle with Ambrose & His Orchestra, Sam Browne & The Carlyle Cousins, Connie Boswell, The Boswell Sisters, Fred Latham with Jack Johnson & His Orchestra, Bing Crosby, Arthur Tracy, Bobby Bruce, Ida Sue McCune, Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees, Dolly Dawn with George Hall & His Orchestra, Helen Kane, Walt Harrah, Gene Merlino, Vern Rowe, & Robert Tebow, Irving Aaronson & His Commanders, Ronnie Hill & Primo Scala's Accordion Band, Jack Buchanan & Elsie Randolph, Fred Astaire, Steve Martin, Lew Stone & His Band. "The Clouds Will Soon Roll By," "Yes, Yes!," "I'll Never Have To Dream Again," "Roll Along Prairie Moon," "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?," "Pennies From Heaven," "It's the Girl," "Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You," "Let's Put Out the Lights and Go To Sleep," "It's a Sin To Tell a Lie," "I Want To Be Bad," "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Let's Misbehave," "Serenade In the Night," "Fancy Our Meeting," "Let's Face the Music and Dance," "Pennies From Heaven," "The Glory of Love." Some music arranged and conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. 12-page booklet, designed by James Wingrove, containing liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.

The Slipper and the Rose
(Inception Media Group - new Blu-Ray)
1976 British musical film version of the Cinderella story with songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Gemma Craven, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Hordern, Edith Evans. Written by Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman and Bryan Forbes. Directed by Bryan Forbes. Produced by David Frost and Stuart Lyons.

That's the Way of the World
(Wea-Des Moines Video - new Blu-Ray)
1976 musical film featuring songs by Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire). Written by Robert Lipsyte. Produced and directed by Sig Shore. Harvey Keitel, Ed Nelson, Earth, Wind and Fire. 97 minutes.


Added to September 9:

Ramin Karimloo: Why Am I Falling
(Dischromedia - new single)
West End performer (Les Miserables, Love Never Dies and The Phantom of the Opera). music by Dan & Laura Curtis with lyrics by Karimloo with Dan & Laura Curtis. Written for the BBC Children in Need 2013 appeal.

Added, no release date:

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Original Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
Dave Malloy score. David Abeles, Brittain Ashford, Gelsey Bell, Catherine Brookman, Nick Choksi, Ken Clark, Ashkon Davaran, Blake DeLong, Amber Gray, Luke Holloway, Dave Malloy, Grace McLean, Azudi Onyejekwe, Paul Pinto, Phillipa Soo, Lucas Steele, Shaina Taub, Mariand Torres and Lauren Zakrin. Musical director Or Matias. Recorded August 26, 2013, at MSR Studios. Produced by Dean Sharenow, Howard and Janet Kagan and Kurt Deutsch.

Also see our review of Closer Than Ever Cast Recording