Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/18/14

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CDs Now Available:

Annie 2014 soundtrack
(RCA - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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). Version sold by Target stores has bonus tracks "Something Was Missing" and "Cut To the Chase."

Christmas at Downton Abbey
(Warner Bros - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
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.

The Golden Age of Tin Pan Alley
(Rivermont - new on 2 CDs)
51 tracks on two CDs by performer/muiscologist Ian Whitcomb. Previously released and unissued tracks. Disc: 1: "At the Ball, That's All," "They Didn't Believe Me," "I'm Crying Just For You," "Kismet - An Arabian Song and Fox Trot," "If I Could Be With You (One Hour To-Night)," "Oh! I Wish I Was Tarzan," "You Went Away Too Far," "Who's Sorry Now," "The Charleston," "Dance and Grow Thin," "Wonderful One," "I Was a Fool," "Me-ow," "Every Now and Then," "Da, Da, Da, My Darling," "Just the Same," "Sweet Cider Time When You Were Mine," "Play a Simple Melody," "Everywhere You Go," "My Cutie's Due (At Two-to-Two Today)," "My Sweetie," "Old New England Moon," "The Flower Garden Ball," "Honey Bunch," "Who Wants a Bad Little Boy?," "Chong (He Come From Hong Kong)," "The Honeysuckle and the Bee," "Disc: 2: "Mandy, How Do You Do?," "Robinson Crusoe's Isle," "My Wife Is Dancing Mad," "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?," "That Twentieth Century Rag," "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier," "When Alexander Takes His Ragtime Band to France," "When the Bees Make Honey," "A Precious Little Thing Called Love," "She Lives Down In Our Alley," "Emma Louise," "For Me and My Gal," "Rosy Cheeks," "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry," "It's All Over Now," "Dream Train," "Mandy," "Till We Meet Again," "A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet," "A Cottage For Sale," "Twelve O' Clock at Night," "Girl of My Dreams," "I'll Take Care of Your Cares," "The House of Dreams." Includes deluxe illustrated 32-page booklet with extensive notes by Glenn Robison.

Henry Mancini: The Soundtrack Collection
(Legacy - 9 CD set)
18 original Mancini soundtrack albums on nine discs plus rare bonus tracks, including a never-before-heard version of "Nothing To Lose" from The Party performed by Julie Andrews. The Pink Panther, , The Return of the Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, Hatari!, Oklahoma Crude, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, High Time, Experiment In Terror, Darling Lili, Gunn, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, Two for the Road, Arabesque, The Great Race, Me, Natalie, The Party, Visions of Eight.

Johnny Mathis: The Complete Global Albums Collection
(Sony - on 13 CDs)
Mathis Mercury label 1963-67 discography includes these albums: "The Sounds Of Christmas" (1963), "Tender Is The Night" (1964), "The Wonderful World Of Make-Believe" (1964), "This Is Love" (1964), "Olé" (1965), "Broadway" (1964-1965), "Love Is Everything" (1965), "The Sweetheart Tree" (1965), "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (1966), "So Nice" (1966), "Johnny Mathis Sings" (1967), "The Global Singles and Unreleased" (2 discs). Box set in mini-LP jackets replicating the front and back of each album.

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
(Concord/10 Spot - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Live recording from November 28 PBS special Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. "I Could Have Danced All Night," "Maybe This Time," "My Coloring Book," "Bring Him Home," "Fathers and Daughters," "Hard Times Come Again No More," "Upon This Rock," "Over the Rainbow," "Popular," "For Good," "Little Sparrow," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again," "All the Things You Are," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)," "I Was Here." Version sold at Target stores includes bonus tracks "I Will Always Love You," "Heart of the Matter" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

Let's Misbehave: Billy Dee Williams
(Explore Multimedia/U.K. - new import CD)
Re-release of 1961 Prestige album of jazz sets; first time on CD or as download. "A Taste of Honey," "Let's Misbehave," "Don't Cry," "Life's a Holiday," "I Like It Here," "Warm Tonight," "Nothin' For Nothin'," "I Wonder What Became of Me," "House of Flowers," "Red Sun Blues." Booklet includes new additional liner notes by album producer Don Schlitten.

The Man Who Saved Christmas
(Take the Cakeable Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Studio cast recording of family musical comedy by Ron Lytle (loosely based on the true story of Erector Set inventor A.C. Gilbert). Thirty-four singers, along with a fourteen-piece orchestra. Chris Vettel, Ryan Drummond, Melissa O'Keefe, Sheelagh Murphy, Michael P. Mendelsohn, Jordyn Foley and Pierce Peter Brandt. Sample clips, tracks, digital album and CD available at CD Baby.

Michael Ball: If Everyone Was Listening...
(USM TV - new on CD)
"Bad Things," "Simple Love," "I Won't Give Up," "Jessie," "Still the Same," "You Needed Me," "Stuck Like Glue," "The Climb," "Need You Now," "May You Never," "What We Ain't Got," "If Everyone Was Listening," "Let It Be Me," "Angel," "Falling Slowly." Available at at Amazon UK.

Something's Gotta Give: Simon Keenlyside, Scarlett Strallen
(Naxos - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Baritone Simon Keenlyside with soprano Scarlett Strallen. David Charles Abell conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra in original orchestral arrangements, a number of which have been specially restored for this recording. Selections include "Reviewing the Situation," "If I Were a Rich Man," "When Did I Fall in Love?," "Stranger in Paradise," "All the Things You Are," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Girl Next Door," "Something's Gotta Give," "Night and Day," "So in Love," "I Wonder What He'll Think Of Me!," "O What a Beautiful Morning," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "If I Loved You," "People Will Say We're in Love," "It's Magic."

Worzel Gummidge the Musical
(Stage Door Records - new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
1981 original London cast album of Denis King/Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall score for show based on popular television series; plus Christmas maxi single. First time on CD. Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Lucy Baker. First staged in 1980 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and transferred to London's Cambridge Theatre in 1981. Full colour eight-page booklet. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Available directly from the U.K. at Stage Door Records.


Honeymoon in Vegas OBC Digital
(Ume - mp3/iTunes)
Jason Robert Brown score. Cast includes Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar. "Overture," "I Love Betsy," "Never Get Married," "Anywhere But Here," "When You Say Vegas," "Out Of The Sun," "The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight," "Betsy's Getting Married/The Game," "Coming To An Agreement," "Do Something," "Entr'acte," "Hawaii/Waiting For You," "Ev'ryday Is Happy In Hawaii," "Friki-Friki," "You Made The Wait Worthwhile," "A Little Luck," "The Garden Of Disappointed Mothers," "Isn't That Enough?," "Airport Song," "Higher Love," "I've Been Thinking," "Elvii In Flight," "Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale." Recorded week of 10/17. Digital and in-theater release. CD to be available January 3.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
(new Blu-ray/DVD)
Film version of Ed Graczyk's play. Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, Mark Patton.

BOOKs Now Available:

It Happened on Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way
(Taylor Trade - Paperback Book)
Paperback reprint of 1998 book by Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer. From World War II through the early 1980s, stories from celebrities, producers, costume designers, critics, sons and daughters of Broadway; Carol Channing, Charles Durning, Hal Prince, Donna McKechnie, Hal Holbrook, Andrea McArdle, Al Hirschfeld, John Rait, John Lahr and more. Stage and backstage photos, caricatures, playbills and posters.

The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters - Volume 2
(Dress Circle Publishing - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition in part one and part two)
Second in series by Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, designers, directors, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. Volume 2 features the Palace Theatre, the Barrymore Theatre, the Gershwin Theatre, the Circle in the Square, the Shubert Theatre, the Criterion Center Stage Right, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and the Nederlander Theatre. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle Publishing.


Moved to December 2:

Chess Remastered Deluxe Edition
(new import 2CD/1 DVD set)
1984 concept album in a remastered and expanded edition. Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice score. Barbara Dickson, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley, Bjorn Skifs. Includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks plus a DVD (Region 2) featuring an in-depth documentary and five video clips of songs from the album: Magasinet Special Chess documentary produced by Swedish Television in 1984; promotional videos of "One Night In Bangkok," "Nobody's Side," "The Arbiter," "I Know Him So Well," "Pity The Child." CD Disc 1: "Merano," "The Russian and Molokov / Where I Want to Be," "Opening Ceremony," "Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquillity)," "The American and Florence / Nobody's Side," "Chess," "Mountain Duet," "Florence Quits," "Embassy Lament," "Anthem." CD Disc 2: "Bangkok / One Night in Bangkok," "Heaven Help My Heart," "Argument," "I Know Him So Well," "The Deal (No Deal)," "Pity the Child," "Endgame," "Epilogue: You and I / the Story of Chess," "Press Conference," "Intro Mountain Duet (Der Kleine Franz)," "Anthem." Also available directly from the UK at Dress Circle.

Added, no release date:

The Scottsboro Boys OLC
(JAY Records - new on CD)
Kander & Ebb score. West End transfer cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer. To be recorded in December at Abbey Road's Studio Two. Produced by John Yap. Executive producer Paula Marie Black.