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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/15/13

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:

October 8, 1 | September 24, 17, 10, 3 | 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:

Cowardy Custard
(MasterWorks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on 2 CD-Rs/mp3/iTunes)
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." Delayed from original release date

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. Previously released on mp3 and iTunes

Linda Eder: Christmas Where You Are
(new on CD)
"Christmas Waltz/It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Medley)," "The Silence Of Snow," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Grown-Up Christmas List," "Angels We Have Heard On High/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Medley)," "Baby, It's Cold Outside (Duet With Jake Wildhorn)," "Christmas Where You Are," "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree/Holly Jolly Christmas (Medley)," "The First Noel," "Merry Christmas Darling," "Mary, Did You Know?," "Coventry Carol." Available exclusively at

Sandy Bainum: Simply
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Songs from the Great American Songbook and more. "Dancing All the Time," "Simply," "A Cockeyed Optimist," "Goodnight, My Someone," "On the Other Side of the Tracks," "Make the Man Love Me," "Bluesette," "Why Can't I Forget?," "Where or When," "You and Me Against the World," "Don't Quit While You're Ahead," "Isn't This Better?," "Something to Sing About," "On My Way to You," "The Beautiful Land/Pure Imagination." Available at

Tommy Cecil and Bill Mays: Our Time/Sondheim Duos, Volume 2
(new on CD/iTunes)
Second volume of acoustic jazz interpretations of Sondheim songs from Cecil (bass) and Mays (piano). "Everybody Says Don't," "Johanna," "Our Time," "Moments in the Woods," "Finishing the Hat," "The Miller's Son," "Losing My Mind," "The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened," "Agony," "Being Alive," "Rich and Happy." Clips and album available at CD Baby. Volume 1: Side by Side was released in 2012.


Love Quirks Studio Cast Recording
(new on mp3/iTunes)
Score by Seth Bisen-Hersh. Crystal Davidson, Nathan Freeman, Rori Nogee & Brian Shaw. Clips, tracks and mp3 album available at CD Baby and iTunes.

Penny Black, The Musical
(new on mp3/iTunes)
Composed, performed and produced by multi-instrumentalist, Ed Weston. Lyrics by John Collings. Vocals by Lisa Coleman and Stewart McGhee. Clips, tracks and digital album available at CD Baby and iTunes.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

It's Love Again
(VCI Entertainment - new on DVD)
1936 musical film. Robert Young, Jessie Matthews. Directed by Victor Saville. Music by Sam Coslow and Harry Woods.

Sailing Along
(VCI Entertainment - new on DVD)
1938 musical film Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Jack Whiting, Roland Young. Directed by Sonnie Hale.

Shrek the Musical
(Fox - Multi-format/DVD)
Filmed Broadway show with score by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire. Brian d'Arcy James, Daniel Breaker, Sutton Foster, Christopher Sieber. Extras include From Swamp To Stage: The Making of Shrek the Musical; Shrek The Musical Songbook of seven songs; Shrek The Musical Songbook. Released on Amazon streaming video September 17.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Leonard Bernstein Letters
(Yale University - Hardcover Book)
Nigel Simeone, editor. Wide-ranging selection of letters; correspondents include Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members. Most being published for the first time. 624 pages.


Aida: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(new Region 2 DVD)
Verdi opera performed in 2012. Joseph Wolverton, Liuba Sokolova, Ashley Holland, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Orchestra is conducted by Andrew Greenwood. Order at Dress Circle

Ballads for the Age of Science Box Set
(Harbinger Records - new on 6 CDs/)
1961 set of educational recordings that introduce scientific concepts and terms using catchy, easily learned words and music. Performers include Tom Glazer, Dottie Evans, Dorothy Collins, Marais and Miranda. The Tony Mottola Orchestra, directed by Hecky Krasnow. Famed illustrator Leo Leonni designed original covers for each album. Hy Ruchlis was the science advisor. Available now on iTunes by individual album: Space Songs, Energy & Motion Songs, Weather Songs, More Nature Songs, Experiment Songs, Nature Songs .

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn
(Columbia - new on CD/CD-DVD set)
Live recording of recent Barclays Center concert. Concert included "Streisand signatures ... rarely performed radio hit ... selection from new recording "Release Me" ... medley of tunes from Gypsy." Accompanied by 60-piece orchestra, Chris Botti, Jason Gould and Roslyn Kind. Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Airs on PBS November 29.

Christmas With Patti Page
(Real Gone Music - new on CD)
Mercury album released in different formations between 1951 and 1995. "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," "Christmas Choir," "The First Noel," "Christmas Bells," "White Christmas," "Santa Claus is Coming To Town," "The Christmas Song," "Pretty Snowflakes," "I Wanna Go Skating With Willie," "Where Did My Snowman Go?," "The Mama Doll Song," "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus," "Little Donkey," "Home For The Holidays," "Christmas Greetings From Patti (radio spot), "The Christmas Song," "Silent Night." Includes three tracks from The Patti Page Show TV series and one radio spot. Liner notes are by Page nephew Tim Akers. Mastered by Mike Milchner of SonicVision.

Marry Me A Little Original Off-Broadway Cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Stephen Sondheim score. Keen Company cast of Lauren Molina and Jason Tam. Includes first recording of "Rainbow" and songs added to the score in this production: "Ah But Underneath" and "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" in addition to "Saturday Night," "So Many People," "A Moment With You," "Bang!," "Silly People," "Can That Boy Foxtrot!," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "It Wasn't Meant to Happen," "Little White House," "Who Could Be Blue?," "The Girls of Summer," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "Marry Me A Little," "Happily Ever After" and "There Won't Be Trumpets." Recorded April 26. Released on mp3 and iTunes 9/24.

Perry Como: That's Where I Came In - Standards And Rarities
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Como's uncharted singles and "B" sides from the 1940s and '50s, many appearing on CD for the first time. Includes "She's a Lady" with Betty Hutton. 26 tracks


Announced, no release date:

From Jay Records: The Landing (John Kander and Greg Pierce) Vineyard cast recording with David Hyde Pierce, Julia Murney, Paul Anthony Stewart, and Frankie Seratch; and Six Wives (Edward Thomas and Joe Masteroff) studio recording with Alexander Gemignani and Alexandra Silber.