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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/3/13

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 26, 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:

Natalie Toro: Just in Time for Christmas
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Musical theatre performer sings "Just in Time for Christmas," "The Christmas Song," "Baby It's Cold Outside" (with Ryan Kelly), "Ave Maria / O' Holy Night," "Once Upon a Christmas Song" (by Peter Kay), "Our First Christmas Together" (by Phil Coulter), "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (with Jon Secada). Samples, CD and digital album at CD Baby. Released 11/12/13.

The Sound of Music TV soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Studio recording for NBC production (to be presented live on December 5) with Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Christiane Noll. Rodgers & Hammerstein score. "Preludium," "The Sound of Music," "Maria," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going On Seventeen," "The Lonely Goatherd," "How Can Love Survive?," "Reprise: The Sound of Music," "The Grand Waltz," "Landler," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "No Way To Stop It," "Something Good," "Processional & Maria" (The Wedding), "Reprise: Sixteen Going On Seventeen," "Reprise: Do-Re-Mi" (The Concert), "Edelweiss" (The Concert), "Reprise: So Long, Farewell" (The Concert), "Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "End Credits."


Laurence Owen: Kith & Kin (A Christmas Song)
(new digital single/at iTunes)
British singer and performer. Sample and track available at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Carmen Jones Blu-ray
(Fox - new Blu-Ray)
1954 film version of Bizet/Hammerstein musical version of the opera. Directed by Otto Preminger. Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Olga James, Joe Adams, Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll.

(Criterion Collection - new Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
1975 film directed by Robert Altman. Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Geraldine Chaplin, Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson. Bonuses: Audio commentary with director Robert Altman; new documentary on the making of the film, interviews with Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nicholls, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph and Joan Tewkesbury; archival interviews with Altman; behind-the-scenes footage; demos of Carradine singing his songs from the film; trailer; booklet featuring Molly Haskell essay.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance
(Deutsche Grammophon - new on DVD)
Ballet directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, "with Beauty pricking herself on the poisoned rose in 1911 and awakening 100 years later in the contemporary world." Music by Peter Tchaikovsky. Released in U.S. 9/30/13. Blu-ray to be released in U.K. 12/23/13.

BOOKs Now Available:

Teddy Ferrara by Christopher Shinn
(Theatre Communications Group - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
Play by Obie Award winner Christopher Shinn (Where Do We Live, Four, Other People, What Didn't Happen, On the Mountain, The Coming World).

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.


August: Osage County Soundtrack
(Columbia/Sony - new on CD)
Soundtrack for film version of Tracy Letts' play. Original score by Gustavo Santolalla; additional music by Adam Taylor; songs by Bon Iver, Kings of Leon, Eric Clapton, John Fullbright, Billy Squier and JD and the Straight Shot, and Benedict Cumberbatch, who performs a song on screen. "Himmon, TX" (Bon Iver), "Last Mile Home" (Kings Of Leon), "Lay Down Sally" (Eric Clapton), "Don't Let Go" (Deron Johnson, Adam Taylor), "The Kiss" (Adam Taylor), "The Stroke" (Billy Squier), "Gawd Above" (John Fullbright), "The Decision" (Adam Taylor), "Forward" (Adam Taylor), "Violet's Song" (JD and the Straight Shot), "Can't Keep It Inside" (Benedict Cumberbatch), "End Credits" (Gustavo Santaolalla), "And Then They're Here" (Gustavo Santaolalla), "Barb Balcony" (Gustavo Santaolalla).

Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role with Secrets from Inside the Audition Room
(It Books - new Paperback Book/Kindle Edition)
By Jen Rudin. Foreword by Janeane Garofalo. 240 pages.

Minding the Score: The Music of Harry L. Alford
(New World Records - new on CD/mp3)
Composer of American popular song and vaudeville shows; songs written between 1905-1925. Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. Rick Benjamin, musical director. "The Hustler," "Jazorient," "Some of These Days & My Ever Lovin' Southern Gal," "Roll 'Em Up," "Just A-Wearyin' for Yo," "The Smiler" (Piano Solo), "The Smiler Rag," "Fiancée: The Bride to Be," "Jazette," "The Memphis Blues," "Independent Moving Picture March "Imp"," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "The Peacemaker," "Jazz Elite," "Spooks: A Midnight Chase," "A Perfect Day," "Memories" (Piano Solo), "Memories," "Shapiro's Song Successes No4," "Call of the Elk: The Official B.P.O.E March."