Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 9/8/15

Earlier recaps:

September 1 | August 18, 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 Now Available:

Chip Deffaa's Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue: Original Cast Album
(Garret Mountain Records - CD/mp3/iTunes)
44 tracks. Released 8/20/15.

I Could Go On Singing: Susan Hodgdon Sings the Songs of Judy Garland
(new on CD)
Recorded live at Don't Tell Mama on March 5th, 2015."If You Feel Like Singing, Sing," "When You're Smiling," "Children's Medley: Snowflakes / Liza /Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe / Lorna," "I Concentrate On You," "Send My Baby Back to Me," "Heartbroken," "What Now My Love," "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues," "I'd Like to Hate Myself in the Morning," "But Not for Me," "Judy Singing to Her Father: Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "Be a Clown," "Medley: Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart / Johnny One Note / You Made Me Love You ( I Didn't Want to Do It) / I Don't Care / Swanee / Get Happy / The Trolley Song / The Boy Next Door / I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / The Man That Got Away / The Pur," "Alone Together," "I Could Go On Singing," "Little Drops of Rain," "Finale: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows / Over the Rainbow." Clips and CD available at CDBaby.

John Pizzarelli: Midnight McCartney
(Concord Records - new on CD)
"Silly Love Songs," "My Love," "Heart of the Country," "Coming Up," "No More Lonely Nights," "Warm and Beautiful," "Hi, Hi, Hi," "Junk," "My Valentine," "Let 'Em In," "Some People Never Know," "Maybe I m Amazed," "Wonderful Christmastime." Jessica Molaskey co-producer and providing background vocals. Bucky Pizzarelli providing rhythm guitar on several tracks and a solo on "Junk." Martin Pizzarelli on bass throughout. Madeline Pizzarelli transcribed "Warm and Beautiful" for her father to sing in a different key.

Julie Budd: Remembering Mr Sinatra
(Emerald Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"I've Got The World On a String," "All the Way," "The Best Is yet to Come," "Medley: More Than You Know / The Very Thought of You / The Nearness of You," "In the Wee Small Hours," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "I'm a Fool to Want You," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "How About You." Released 9/1/15.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Aristocats
(Disney - new on 2 CDs)
Over 40 tracks from the 1970 animated musical film. Maurice Chevalier, Liz English, Robie Lester, Dean Clark, Gary Dubin, Phil Harris, Scatman Crothers, Thurl Ravenscroft, Ruth Buzzi. Featuring the complete soundtrack (35 tracks) available for the first time ever, plus eight Lost Chords and five bonus songs. Songs by Richard and Robert Sherman, Floyd Huddleston, Al Rinker, Terry Gilkyson. Bonus tracks: "How Much You Mean to Me/Court Me Slowly Demo" (Richard M and Robert B Sherman), "How Much You Mean to Me/Court Me Slowly" (Corey Burton and Kate Higgins), "Pourquois? Demo" (Richard M Sherman), "Pourquois?" (Kate Higgins), "My Way's the Highway Demo" (Richard M Sherman), "My Way's the Highway" (Randy Crenshaw), "Le Jazz Hot Demo" (Richard M Sherman), "Le Jazz Hot" (Ty Taylor), "The Aristocats Album Version" (The Mike Sammes Singers), "Scales and Arpeggios Album Version" (Susan Novack, Gregory Novack, Victor Sweler and The Mike Sammes Singers), "She Never Felt Alone Album Version" (Robie Lester), "Thomas O Malley Cat Album Version" (Phil Harris), "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat Album Version" (Phil Harris and The Mike Sammes Singers). Released 8/21/15.


Judy Norton: Reflections
(Jn Production - digital albumon mp3/at iTunes)
Live performance by TV and stage performer Judy Norton ("The Waltons"). "Feeling Good," "Accentuate the Positive," "Big Time," "Gypsy in My Soul," "Stuff Like That There," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Smile," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "The Way We Were / Where Do You Start?," "Adelaide's Lament," "Stand By Your Man," "Stompin' At the Savoy." Released 8/31/15.

To Do. To Be.: The Music of Tim Prottey-Jones
(new digital album on mp3/iTunes)
New music from musical theatre, short films and feature length films, performed by Tim Prottey-Jones and other West End singers. "Have You Ever?" (with Amy Lennox), "Sunshine" (with Joe Tracini), "Keep Your Distance" (with Alistair Brammer & Emma Hatton), "I'll Be With You Always" (with Jacqueline Hughes), "The Song of Sin" (with Paul Ayres), "Regret Me" (with Ambra Caserotti), "Kiss Till You Can't Kiss Anymore" (with Declan Bennett), "I Tried to Save You" (with Tyrone Huntley), "I for One" (with Zrinka Cvitesic), "You" (with Evelyn Hoskins & Brian Gilligan), "Robert Louis Stevenson" (with The Paper Hearts), "Leaving for You" (with Arthur Darvill), "Blame It On Me" (with Andrew Bateup), "Have You Again" (with Cameron Sharp), "Nothing" (with Laura Pitt-Pulford)."

BOOKs Now Available:

Offstage Voices: Life in Twin Cities Theater
(Minnesota Historical Society Press - Paperback Book)
By Peg Guilfoyle. Foreword by Sally Wingert. Behind the scenes look at a wide range of Minneapolis/St. Paul theaters, including the Guthrie, the Playwrights' Center, Ten Thousand Things, Mixed Blood, Penumbra, Theater Latté Da, Mu Performing Arts, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and many more. Interviews with actors, artistic directors, designers, and playwrights. 224 pages.

Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries
(Nick Hern Books - Hardcover Book)
By Antony Sher. Follow-up to Sher's 1985 Year of the King. Resulting from Sher's researching, rehearsing, and performing Falstaff for a 2014 Royal Shakespeare Company production. Supplemented by Sher's own paintings and sketches. 208 pages.


If/Then OBC on Vinyl
(Masterworks Broadway - 2-disc vinyl album)
U.S. Tour commemorative vinyl edition. Limited manufacturing run. 2-LP gatefold set plus digital download card. Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey score. Idina Menzel, James Snyder, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon.

Jack and the Beanstalk TV Special
(Warner Archive - DVD-R)
1967 Hanna-Barbera film with blend of live action and animation. Songs by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. Gene Kelly, Bobby Riha, Ted Cassidy plus vocal talents including Marni Nixon. 59 minutes.

Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy Collection Volume 1
(Warner Archive - 4 DVD-R discs)
Naughty Marietta, Rose-Marie, Maytime, and The Girl of the Golden West. 467 minutes.

Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy Collection Volume 2
(Warner Archive - 4 DVD-R discs)
Sweethearts, New Moon, Bitter Sweet, and I Married an Angel. 396 minutes.

A Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream (World Premiere Recording)
Broadway Records - new on 2 CDs)
2 CD set with special edition photo booklet from the 2014 world premiere production. Marla Mindelle (Cinderella), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray), Saum Eskandani (Disaster!), joined by several dozen children and teen performers from Newtown, CT. Features a new rock score by Eric Svejcar with lyrics by William Shakespeare, Eric Svejcar and Michael Unger. "Puck's Prologue," "Four Days," "The Course of True Love," "How Happy Some Can Be," "I Can Play That Too," "Over Hill, Over Dale," "Merry Wanderer," "The Forgeries of Jealousy," "Fetch Me That Flower," "Spaniel," "I Know a Bank," "Fairies' Lullaby," "Run Through Fire," "What a Dream," "Donkey-Angel," "Be Kind and Courteous," "Pas De Quatre," "Overcast the Night," "Up and Down," "Come Sit Thee Down," "Be As Thou Wast Wont to Be," "Swifter Than the Wandering Moon," "I Just Had the Strangest Dream," "More Strange Than True," "Philostrate," "Pyramus And Thisbe," "So Are You To My Thoughts-Sonnet 75," "Midnight," "If We Shadows Have Offended." Also at Broadway Records - order there and you will receive a digital copy as a free gift prior to the CD release.

Thérèse Raquin OLC
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Music by Craig Adams. Book and lyrics by Nona Shepphard. "Sang et Neuf / At the End," "Snuggy Little House," "Having a Fit," "Snuggy Little House 2," "The Passage," "You Are Not Still, Therese," "Thursday Nights," "You Are Not Quiet, Therese," "May as Well and Why Not," "A Brutal Beginning," "I Breathe You In," "An Ultimatum," "A Sunday Stroll," "The Stream," "A Sunday Tragedy," "Who Knows?," "Sweet Perfume of Violets," "The Passage," "Thursday Nights," "A Quiet Wedding," "A Bridal Bed," "A Snuggy Old Age," "The Avenging Hand," "Sang Et Nerfs," "If I Had Known," "At the End."

We Love Disney (Deluxe Edition)
(Verve/Disney - new on CD)
Compilation album. "Friend Like Me" (NE-YO), "Part of Your World" (Jessie J), "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (Jason Derulo), "The Rainbow Connection" (Gwen Stefani), "Zero To Hero" (Ariana Grande), "In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice" (Jhené Aiko), "I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)" (Fall Out Boy), "Colors of the Wind" (Tori Kelly ), "A Spoonful of Sugar" (Kacey Musgraves), "Ev'rybody Wants To Be a Cat" (Charles Perry), "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" (Jessie Ware), "Let It Go" (Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts), "It's a Small World" (Various Artists). Bonus tracks: "It's Not Easy Being Green" (Brenna Whitaker), "A Whole New World" (Yuna). Produced by David Foster. Available in standard + digital set; standard vinyl + digital set; deluxe CD + digital set; deluxe vinyl + digital; Disney collector's boxed set.


Added, no release date:

Pacific Overtures 25th Anniversary Remixed and Remastered Complete Recording
(JAY Records - new on 2 CDs)
Limited edition of the OLC with a lavish booklet containing the libretto with a slip packaging and is only available directly from JAY Records. Will also be available as a download from iTunes.