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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/26/13

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:

November 19, 12, 5 | October 29, 22, 15, 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:

Christine Ebersole: Strings Attached
(Motéma Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Christine Ebersole with violinist Aaron Weinstein. Produced by Birdland owner Gianni Valenti. "lush, orchestral, classic songs from the 20's through the 40's." "Shall We Dance," "The Things We Did Last Summer," "This Time the Dream's on Me," "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "Am I Blue," "Moon Dreams," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "After You've Gone/Too Gone Too Long," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Jitterbug Waltz," "Something There," "La La Lu." Liner notes by Ann Hampton Callaway.

Frozen (Deluxe)
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunes)
2013 animated film soundtrack. Songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and original score by Christophe Beck (Paperman). Performances by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff and more; end-credit recording of "Let It Go" by Demi Lovato. 2nd CD includes outtakes, demos and karaoke versions. CD set features 55 tracks; 59 tracks on the digital version.

Meet John Doe Studio Cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman musical based on the 1941 Capra film. Heidi Blickenstaff, James Moye, Joel Blum, Robert Cuccioli, John Jellison and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. "Yesterday's News," "I'm Your Man," "Page Eight, At the Top / Fast Talking," "I Hope You Can See This," "I Feel Like a Man Again," "Get the Picture," "Be More," "Money Talks," "He Threw Me," "He Speaks to Me," "Entr'acte / Meet John Doe Jingle," "Thank You," "Bigger Than Baseball," "Who the Hell," "Lighthouses," "New American Times," "Finale (Between Manhattan and Brooklyn)."

Wicked Deluxe 10th Anniversary
(VerveUMe - on 2 CDs)
With bonus tracks; "Popular Song" by MIKA (featuring Ariana Grande); deluxe packaging featuring "greenified" anniversary artwork, and booklet with new essays by Stephen Schwartz and Gregory Maguire. October 29 digital release; CDs released November 19. Vinyl version to be available online and at the Gershwin Theatre. Mp3 and iTunes versions previously released.


The Girl I Left Behind Me: by Jessica Walker
(Original Cast Records - new digital album)
Jessica Walker and Neil Bartlett tribute to the artistry and glamour of the often outrageous cross-dressing women of the British music hall and American variety stages. A contemporary look at what it means when a woman wears the trousers - on stage. Featured at 59E59 Theatres 'Brits Off Broadway' in May 2013. Samples, individual tracks and digital album available at CD Baby.

Home for the Holidays: by Kevin Dozier & Alex Rybeck
(Brannock Productions - new EP mpe)
"Silent Night," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "O Holy Night," "I'll Be Home for Christmas / Goodbye for Now," "Together This Christmas," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Bless Your Heart." Samples, single tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

Liz Callaway: Merry and Bright
(new EP on mp3/iTunes)
Liz Callaway (Baby, Merrily We Roll Along) sings "Joy to the World," "Grown-Up Christmas List," Silent Night / Mary, Did You Know? (with Ann Hampton Callaway), "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (arranged by and sung with Nicholas Callaway Foster), "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

(VCI - new on DVD)
1937 musical film featuring Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Nat Pendleton, Alastair Sim. Songs by Samuel Lerner (as Sammy Lerner), Al Goodhart and Al Hoffman, Harry Revel & Mack Gordon; Harry M. Woods. Director Sonnie Hale.

Head Over Heels
(VCI - new on DVD)
1937 musical film. Jessie Matthews, Louis Borel, Robert Flemyng, Romney Brent. Director Sonnie Hale. Songs by Harry Revel & Mack Gordon.

BOOKs Now Available:

Three War Stories: Novellas
(Argo-Navis - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By David Mamet: The Redwing, Notes on Plain Warfare and The Handle and the Hold.


Fun Home Original Off-Broadway Cast
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Original cast recording with score by Jeanine Tesori. Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone.

Stephen Ward Original Cast recording Import
(Decca - new import CD)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End performances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding. Tracks "Human Sacrifice" and "Hopeless When It Comes To You" now available for free download. UK release is pre-ordering at Amazon UK

Yank! Original Off-Broadway Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD)
David and Joseph Zellnik score. Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner. Music direction by Rob Berman. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. "Opening Speech," "Remem'bring You," "Yank," "Polishing Shoes," "The Saddest Gal What Am," "Betty," "Click," "Get It, Got It, Good," "Rememb'ring You / Letters," "Blue Twilight," "You, You," "Yank (reprise)," "A Couple of Regular Guys," "Your Squad Is Your Squad," "Light On Your Feet," "Just True," "My Soldier," "A Couple of Regular Guys (reprise)," "Final Speech / Remem'bring You (reprise)." Recorded November 21-22. Pre-ordering at PS Classics.


Wynn Place Show: A Biased History of the Rollicking Life & Extreme Times of Wynn Handman and the American Place Theatre
(Smith & Kraus - Hardcover/Paperback Book)
By Jeremy Gerard. 400 pages.


Track list announced:

Sierra Boggess: Awakening: Live at 54 Below
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
"I Have Confidence," "Welcome: Awakening," "Lovely," "Inspiration: Opera," "Quando M'en Vo," "Donde Lieta," "Inspiration: My father," "Wildflowers," "Inspiration: Nature," "How Come," "Just Around the Riverbend," "Can You Imagine," "Part of Your World," "Inspiration: You are Enough!," "I Don't Care," "Inspiration: Gillian Lynne, Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber," "The Ultimate Medley with apologies to ALW," "Inspiration: Barbra Streisand," "Before the Parade Passes By," "A Quiet Thing," "Inspiration: Grandparents," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "You'll Never Know," "Closing Remarks," "Live Out Loud," "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes." Produced by Michael Moritz and executive-produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Liner notes by Hal Prince and Andrew Lloyd Webber. To be released digitally December 6.

To be released 11/28/13:

Stage Door: Bristol Hippodrome: 100 Years
(Redcliffe Press - Paperback Book)
History of the 1,951-seat theatre in Bristol, England. 160 pages.

Twelfth Night and Richard III Limited Edition Set: Shakespeare on Broadway
(Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare - Book set)
Limited-edition set of the Arden King Richard III and Twelfth Night, enhanced with full-color images from the two Shakespeare's Globe productions. Includes detailed on-page notes and expert introductions to the plays' historical, critical and theatrical contexts.