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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 4/3/12

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:


March 27 | March 20 | March 13 | March 6 | February 28 | February 21 | February 14 | February 7 | January 31 | January 24 | January 17 | January 10 | January 3


December 27 | December 20 | December 13 | December 6 | November 29 | November 22 | November 15 | November 8 | November 1 | October 25 | October 18 | October 11 | October 4 | September 27 | September 20 | September 13 | September 6 | August 30 | August 23 | August 16 | August 9 | August 2 | July 26 | July 19 | July 12 | July 5

CDs Now Available:

Bobby Belfry & The David Budway Trio: One Lucky Day
(new on CD/mp3/iTunesOne Lucky Day - Bobby Belfry & The David Budway Trio
New album from award winning and critically acclaimed singer and musicians. "I Want You to Be My Baby," "Arthur's Theme (the Best That You Can Do)," "Where or When," "Until I Met You/Say What?," "One of These Days (the Apartment Song)," "The Folks Who Live On the Hill," "Skylark," "I Thought About You," "Young At Heart," "Stardust," "When the Sun Comes Out," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Moon River." CD, download and clips CD Baby.

Doris Day: With a Smile and a Song
(Sony Masterworks - new on 2 CDs/mp3/iTunesWith a Smile and a Song - Doris Day
Doris Day hand-picked the set list: one disc of songs from her films, the other of her favorite Columbia Records tracks. Disc One: "On Moonlight Bay," "Till We Meet Again," "It Had To Be You," "I'll See You In My Dreams," "It's Magic (78rpm Version)," "By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon," "Secret Love," "I Speak To The Stars (from "Lucky Me")," "Love Me Or Leave Me," "At Sundown," "Shaking The Blues Away," "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)," "Pillow Talk," "My Romance," "Little Girl Blue."; Disc Two: "Easy To Love," "Imagination" (78rpm Version), "You Go To My Head" (78rpm Version), "Don't Take Your Love From Me," "But Beautiful," "The Song Is You," "Our Love Is Here To Stay," "Oh, But I Do," "Here We Go Again," "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread," In Love In Vain," "With A Smile And A Song," "Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)," "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas)," "There They Are."

Leslie Uggams: Uptown Downtown
(new on CD/mp3)
"Rhapsody in Blue / There's a Boat That's Leaving for New York / New York, New York," "Them There Eyes," "My Own Morning," "Born in a Trunk," "Sunny Side of the Street," "Up a Lazy River," "A Tisket, A Tasket," "I Wanna Be Around / You Made Me Love You," "Up on the Roof," "Hello Young Lovers," "Good Morning Heartache," "It Don't Mean a Thing / Take the A Train," "Love," "Yesterday / Yesterdays," "Anyplace I Hang My Hat Is Home," "Broadway," "Summertime," "I Got Plenty of Nothin'," "If He Walked into My Life," "Stormy Weather," "The Man I Love." CD, download and clips available at CD Baby.

Meredith Braun: Someone Else's Story
(Stagedoor Records - new on import CD/mp3/iTunesSomeone Else's Story - Meredith Braun
Debut solo album for Meredith Braun, West End musical theatre performer (Sunset Boulevard, The Secret Garden, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. Musical Direction by Paul Bateman. Recorded at London's Angel Studios September December 2011. "Someone Else's Story," "China Doll," "No One Is Alone / Not While I'm Around," "Meadowlark," "Close Your Eyes," "Love Never Dies," "Papa Can You Hear Me?," "You Must Love Me," "Rainbow Connection," "Wait A Bit," "Good Thing Going / Not A Day Goes By," "Take Me Home" and Bonus Tracks "Se Dormi" ("Close Your Eyes" - Italian Version) and "L'arc En Ciel" ("Rainbow Connection" - French Version). Will be available first, on March 26, at Stage Door Records.

Sweeney Todd Chichester Festival Cast UK Release
(First Night Records - new import CD)
Recorded February 25. Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. "Prelude / The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "No Place Like London," "Worst Pies in London," "My Friends / The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Johanna," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd," "Wait," "Kiss Me," "Ladies in their Sensitivities," "Pretty Women," "Epiphany," "A Little Priest," "God, That's Good!," "Johanna (Reprise)," "By the Sea," "Not While I'm Around," "Searching," "Judge's Return," "Final scene," "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd." Available now in the UK: at Dress Circle and Amazon UK (even with shipping, may be cheaper than the import); U.S. import release April 10.

What Is This Thing ...?: Earl Wentz Plays Love Songs of Cole Porter
(Sixpence, Inc. - new on CD)
Pianist, composer and musical director Earl Wentz' arrangements of Cole Porter songs. First of a planned 4-CD collection recorded just prior to his death in 2009. 12 Cole Porter love songs: "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "In the Still of the Night," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Easy To Love," "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "I Love You," "Begin the Beguine," "True Love," "It's De-Lovely," "Night and Day," "You Do Something To Me." Available at

BOOKs Now Available:

The Horse's Mouth: How Handspring and the National Theatre Made War Horse
(Oberon Books - Paperback Book)
By Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler and Simon Annand (illustrator). Generously illustrated with the work of award-winning photographer Simon Annand, this book takes you behind the scenes, describing how Tom Morris, director at the National Theatre, interacted with the Handspring Puppet Company in developing ideas for the staging of the piece. It also gives a clear account of how the puppets were designed and constructed.

Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform
(Univ of California Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
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By Stephen Hinton. First musicological study of Weill's complete stage works.


John Pizzarelli: Double Exposure
(Telarc - new on CD)
Classic pop songs in a jazz setting. "I Feel Fine," "Harvest Moon," "Traffic Jam," "Ruby Baby," "Alison," "Rosalinda's Eyes," "Elizabeth Reed," "Drunk On the Moon," "Walk Between Raindrops," "Free Man in Paris," "Take a Lot of Pictures" (original song written by Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey), "I Can Let Go Now," "Diamond Girl." Larry Fuller (keyboards), Martin Pizzarelli (bass) and Tony Tedesco (drums) plus organist Larry Goldings and a four-piece horn section arranged by Don Sebesky: Tony Kadleck, John Mosca, Kenny Berger and Andy Fusco.

Lysistrata Jones
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording. Liz Mikel, Patti Murin, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Josh Segarra, Jason Tam, LaQuet Sharnell, Alex Wyse, Biti Strauchn. "Right Now: Opening," "Right Now: Party Time," "Just Once," "Change the World," "No More Giving It Up," "Lay Low," "I Don t Think So," "You Go Your Way," "Where Am I Now?," "Writing on the Wall," "Hold On," "Don t Judge A Book," "Right Now: Operetta," "When She Smiles," "Hold On (reprise)," "The Final Game," "Give it Up!," "Never Say Never" (Curtain Call), Bonus Track: TBA.

Merrily We Roll Along 2012 Encores! Cast Recording
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Grupper, Elizabeth Stanley and Betsy Wolfe. a 23-piece orchestra conducted by Rob Berman. Jonathan Tunick orchestrations.

The Music of Smash
(Columbia - new on CD)

Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Will Chase and cast. "Touch Me," "Stand," "Who You Are," "Crazy," "Beautiful," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Shake It Out," "Brighter Than the Sun," "Let Me Be Your Star," "The 20th Century Fox Mambo," "Mr& Mrs Smith," "Let's Be Bad," "History Is Made at Night."

Newsies the Musical OBC
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Alan Menken/ Jack Feldman score (book by Harvey Fierstein). Danny Troob orchestrations. Arrangements by Michael Kosarin. Jeremy Jordan, John Dossett, Capathia Jenkins, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kara Lindsay, Ben Frankhauser. Recorded March 4-5. "Overture," "Santa Fe (Prologue)," "Carrying the Banner," "The Bottom Line," "That's Rich," "I Never Planned on You/Don't Come a-Knocking," "The World Will Know," "Watch What Happens," "Seize the Day," "Santa Fe," "King of New York," "Watch What Happens (Reprise)," "The Bottom Line (Reprise)," "Brooklyn's Here," "Something to Believe In," "Once and For All," "Finale." Bonus tracks on CD only: "Santa Fe" (Performed by Jeremy Jordan accompanied by Alan Menken), "Seize The Day" (Full Song with Dance Break), "King of New York" (Full Song with Dance Break). Street date for CD May 15; released digitally April 10; orders placed through Newsies website will be released April 30.


Moved to May 22:

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess New Broadway Cast Recording
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
Score by George Gershwin, Dubose & Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Orchestrations by William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke. Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier, with Phillip Boykin, Nikki Renée Daniels, Joshua Henry, Christopher Innvar, Bryonha Marie Parham, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt André Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson III, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Heather Hill, David Hughey, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Alicia Hall Moran, Cedric Neal, Phumzile Sojola, Nathaniel Stampley, Julius Thomas III, J.D. Webster, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson. Also pre-ordering at for early April 24 shipping. Recorded 3/26/12.

Added for Summer 2012:

Pipe Dream 2012 Encores! cast
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Live recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein score. Music Director Rob Berman. Robert Russell Bennett orchestrations and John Morris dance arrangements restored by Bruce Pomahac. Will Chase, Laura Osnes, Leslie Uggams, Tom Wopat among cast of 29. Summer 2012 release.

Added for Fall 2012:

Scott Alan: Live
(new on CD)
To feature "I'm a Star" contest winner Alexander Sage Oyen, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Marc Broussard, Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton Callaway, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Richard Fleeshman, Hadley Fraser, RJ Helton, Christopher Jackson, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Mykal Kilgore, Caissie Levy, Jane Monheit, Laura Osnes, Lea Salonga, Melissa van der Schyff, Oliver Tompsett, Willemijn Verkaik, Natalie Weiss and Raena White. Fall 2012 release.

Available now at MasterworksBroadway; official released date is May 8:

Julie & Carol: Live at Carnegie Hall and Julie & Carol: Live at Lincoln Center
(Masterworks - new on 2 CDs/mp3)
Specially priced 2-CD set. 1962 Julie & Carol: Live at Carnegie Hall and 1971 Julie & Carol: Live at Lincoln Center. CD 1: "No Mozart Tonight," "You're So London," "Oh Dear What Can The Matter Be," "From Russia: The Nausiev Ballet," "Meantime," "From Switzerland: The Pratt Family," "History Of Musical Comedy" (medley illustrating the history of musical theater in America since the early 20th century), "From Texas: Big "D""; CD 2: "Opening," "Our Classy, Classical Show ," "Girls In The Band," "Madame Abernall's / I Could Have Danced All Night," "He's Gone Away ," "Medley Of The 60's" (13 minutes; 46 songs that had come and gone since the Carnegie Hall show) "Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie," "Finale." Released earlier at

Liza at the Winter Garden
(Masterworks Broadway - new on CD)
1974 live Broadway recording. Overture ("Liza With A "Z"," "Ring Them Bells," "I Can See Clearly Now," "Maybe This Time," "Cabaret"), "If You Could Read My Mind/Come Back To Me," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "Exactly Like Me," "The Circle," "More Than You Know," "I'm One Of The Smart Ones," "Natural Man," "I Can See Clearly Now," "And I In My Chair (Et Moi Dans Mon Coin)," "There Is A Time (Le Temps)," "Quiet Thing," "Anywhere You Are/ I Believe You," "Cabaret Medley," "Curtain Bows / Cabaret," Bonus Live Tracks: "You and I," "It Had to Be You" and "My Shining Hour." Street date. Released earlier at April 3, a month before street date.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff. Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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