Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/28/14

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Earlier recaps:

October 21, 14, 7, 1 | September 16, 9, 2 | 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:

The Garland Variations
(JSP - 5-CD box set)
Remastered. Songs Garland recorded in the studio on multiple occasions between 1937 and 1962. Produced by John Stedman and compiled by Lawrence Schulman. 115 tracks, including three songs never previously released on CD. Multiple recordings from the Decca, MGM, Capitol and Columbia labels of "Everybody Sing," "(Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You," "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," "It Never Rains But What It Pours," "In Between," "Ten Pins In The Sky," "The Jitterbug," "Over The Rainbow," "Figaro," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Swanee," "Embraceable You," "I'm Nobody's Baby," "Buds Won't Bud," "Our Love Affair," "It's a Great Day for The Irish," "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow," "Danny Boy," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "How About You?," "F.D.R. Jones," "For Me and My Gal," "After You've Gone," "I Got Rhythm," "But Not for Me," "Bidin' My Time," "Could You Use Me?," "Boys and Girls Like You and Me," "The Trolley Song," "Meet Me In St. Louis," "Skip to My Lou," "The Boy Next Door," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "It's a Great Big World," "On The Atchison, Topeka and The Santa Fe," "In The Valley (Where The Evening Sun Goes Down)," "March Of The Doagies," "Swing Your Partner Round and Round," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "Last Night When We Were Young," "The Man That Got Away," "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)," "Judy's Olio," "Judy At The Palace," "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," "Lucky Day," "Come Rain Or Come Shine," "By Myself," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Do It Again," "It Never Was You." Available at Amazon UK.

Home for Christmas: John Schneider and Tom Wopat
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Merry Christmas," "Christmas Time is Here," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Cool Yule," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Even the Snow," "Love," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Waltz," "Johnny, It's Cold Outside," "The Secret of Christmas," "Coal," "Blue Xmas," "Holiday Season," "Ponch & John," "On a Quiet Christmas Morn," "Silver Bells," "Egg Nog."

My Dream Duets: Barry Manilow
(Verve - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/vinyl)
Barry sings with late singers including John Denver, Judy Garland, Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong and Whitney Houston. "The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart," Goody Goody," Dream A Little Dream Of Me" (Mama Cass), "I Believe In You And Me" (Whitney Houston," Sunshine On My Shoulders," Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," Moon River" (Andy Williams," The Look Of Love" (Dusty Springfield), "The Candy Man," I Wanna Be Loved By You" (Marilyn Monroe), "What A Wonderful World / What A Wonderful Life" (Louis Armstrong).

Peter Hollens
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3 and iTunes available earlier)
Debut album from the YouTube a cappella star. Guest artists Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling and Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix. "I See Fire," "Skyrim (Main Theme)," "I Won't Give Up," "Les Miserables Medley," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Shenandoah," "She Moved Through the Fair," "Hallelujah," "Our Special Love," "The Parting Glass," "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair," "Ashland's Song," "Misty Mountains."


Songs of Life and Love by Larry Nestor
(Bearmanor Media - new digital album)
Music by Larry Nestor. Sample clips, tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.

Vocal Majority Chorus: Something's Coming
(digital album)
2009 out of print album now available in digital format. "Something's Coming," "I'm On My Way," "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Luck Be a Lady," "Where Is Love?," "Aquarius," "Memory," "Tonight," "Somewhere," "Ol' Man River," "Circle of Life." Sample clips, tracks, and digital album at CD Baby.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Bridges of Madison County: Vocal Selections - Vocal Line with Piano Accompaniment
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
From Jason Robert Brown score. "Almost Real," "Always Better," "Another Life," "Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles," "Falling into You," "It All Fades Away," "Temporarily Lost," "To Build a Home," "What Do You Call a Man like That?," "When I'm Gone," "Wondering," "The World Inside a Frame." 128 pages.

The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen
(Weslayan - Hardcover Book)
By Rose Eichenbaum. Aron Hirt-Manheimer, editor. Interviews with Peter Bogdanovich, Julie Taymor, Mel Brooks, Tim Van Patten, Hal Prince, Barry Levinson and others; with Eichenbaum's portrait photographs. 272 pages.

The River
(TCG - Paperback Book)
New play by Jez Butterworth. To premiere on Broadway in October 2014.


Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
(Universal Studios - on 13 DVDs)
24 films: College Humor (1933), We're Not Dressing (1934), Here is My Heart (1934), Mississippi (1935), Rhythm on the Range (1936), Waikiki Wedding (1937), Double or Nothing (1937), Sing You Sinners (1938), East Side of Heaven (1939), Road to Singapore (1940), If I Had My Way (1940), Rhythm on the River (1940), Road to Zanzibar (1941), Birth of the Blues (1941), Holiday Inn (1942), Road to Morocco (1942), Going My Way (1944), Here Come the Waves (1944), Road to Utopia (1946), Blue Skies (1946), Welcome Stranger (1947), Variety Girl (1947), The Emperor Waltz (1948), and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) - plus American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered, trailers and featurettes.

Christmas at Downton Abbey
(Warner Bros - new on 2 CDs)
Collection of well-known carols and hymns; exclusive new recordings of traditional carols from cast members Elizabeth McGovern (solo "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and "The First Noel" with Ovenden) and Julian Ovenden (solos "O Holy Night, Sussex Carol," "Silent Night" plus a duet on "Twelve Days of Christmas" with Katie Marshall); a special, spoken word Christmas story read by Jim Carter; and a new extended seasonal suite version of the John Lunn's "Downton Abbey" theme music, part 1 & part 2. 45 tracks in all.

Ethel Waters Live on the Air
(Mr. Music - new on CD)
20 live tracks by Ethel Waters recorded between 1941-1953 for radio performances with backing by Reginald Beane, Herman Chittison, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson. Tracks include: "St. Louis Blues," "Stormy Weather," "Dinah," "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," and others. Digitally remastered at the archives.

Pete Kelly's Blues - Blu-ray
(Warner Archive - new on Blu-ray)
1955 film with songs, about a jazz band and gangsters. Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Lee Marvin, Jayne Mansfield, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee (Oscar nomination).

Scott Alan Greatest Hits: Volume One
(new on mp3)
To include a studio recording of the Alan's newest hit and a dance remix featuring Taylor Dayne. "The Distance You Have Come" (Natalie Weiss), "Never Neverland (Fly Away)" (Stephanie J. Block), "It's Good to See You Again" (Marcus Paul James), "Home" (Shoshana Bean), "Blessing" (Rj Helton), "Behind These Walls" (Kerry Ellis), "I'm a Star" (Eden Espinosa), "Kiss The Air" (Oliver Tompsett), "Defective" (Samantha Barks), "Again" (Hadley Fraser), "Watch Me Soar" (Willemijn Verkaik), "Over The Mountains" (Stuart Matthew Price), "And There It Is" (Lisa Brescia), "In This Moment" (Marc Broussard), "Anything Worth Holding on To" (Cynthia Erivo), "Goodnight" (Liz Callaway), "I'm Coming Home to You" (Christina Marie), "I'm Coming Home to You" (Claes Rosen remix; Taylor Dayne), "Taking Back My Life" (Claes Rosen; Jonathan Mendelsohn).


Track list added:

Annie 2014 soundtrack
(RCA - new on CD)
Soundtrack for new film adaptation of Thomas Meehan/Martin Charnin/Charles Strouse musical. Cast includes Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz. "Overture" (Cast), "Maybe" (Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith & Amanda Troya), "It's The Hard-Knock Life" (Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith & Amanda Troya), "Tomorrow" (Quvenzhané Wallis), "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here" (Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne & Stephanie Kurtzuba), "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" (Sia), "Moonquake Lake" (Sia & Beck), "Little Girls" (Cameron Diaz), "The City's Yours" (Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhané Wallis), "Opportunity" (Quvenzhané Wallis), "Easy Street" (Cameron Diaz & Bobby Cannavale), "Who Am I?" (Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz & Quvenzhané Wallis), "I Don't Need Anything But You" (Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis & Rose Byrne), "Tomorrow (Reprise)" (Cast), "Opportunity" (Sia Version).

Added for November:

Metropolitan Klezmer: Mazel Means Good Luck
(Rhythm Media Records - new CD/digital album)
Recorded live at The Emelin Theatre. "Nokh a Gleyzl Vayn —C Minor Bulgar" (Ken O'Hara Freylekhs), "Bonia's Nigun" (Cartagena Chosidl), "Mazel [Means Good Luck]" (by Artie Lane, Jack Beekman & Leo Fuld), "Yankele" (Adapted by Anna Guzik: Kolybelnaia" (Lullaby), based on Yankele by Mordechai Gebirtig), "Baltic Blue" (by Debra Kreisberg), "Cheburashka Wistful Waltz" (by Mikhail Ziv), "Guys & Dolls & Bagels" (adapted from "Adelaide's Lament and "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" by Frank Loesser, as well as traditional "Bublichki, Beygelekh"), "Di Fire Korbunes" (Music by David Meyrowitz / Lyric by Louis Gilrod) plus bonus live tracks: "Mainly Rumanian Interludes," rare Yiddish ballad of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, performed in centenary commemoration at Cooper Union Great Hall; "J Edgar Klezmer: When Izzy Met Jenny" from Eve Sicular's musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files.


(Broadway Records - new on CD)
12-year-old Broadway actress/musician/performer, Isabela Moner (Evita) debut album.