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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 6/5/12

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:


May 29 | May 22 | May 15 | May 8 | May 1 | April 24 | April 17 | April 10 | April 3 | 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:

Alfie: Alfie Boe U.S. Release
(Decca - new on CDAlfie - Alfie Boe
New solo album by Alfie Boe (Les Miserable Anniversary concert). "Being Alive," "Maria," "When I Fall In Love," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Music of the Night," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Song to the Siren" (with Robert Plant), "In My Daughter?s Eyes," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" (with Nick Jonas), "Wheels of a Dream," "It Was a Very Good Year," "Who Am I," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Previously released in the UK and available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Lift - A New Musical
(new on CD)
Original concept album of score by Craig Adams and Ian Watson. Jack Shalloo, Julie Atherton, Louise Dearman, Jennifer Tierney, Michael Xavier, Paul Ayres. Pre-order at Dress Circle

Ramin Karimloo: Human Heart
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3Human Heart - Ramin Karimloo
West End performer (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Love Never Dies). "Show Me Light," "Coming Home," "Music of the Night," "Broken Home," "Guiding Light," "Song of the Human Heart," "Constant Angel," "Til I Hear You Sing," "Eyes Of A Child," "Inside My World," "Everything I do (I Do It For You)," "Cathedrals." Previously released in the UK under the title Ramin. He will be touring North America in September.

Rock of Ages Soundtrack
(WaterTower Music - new on CD/mp3Rock of Ages (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists
Soundtrack of te movie based on the Broadway musical. Songs by Def Leppard, Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, and more, performed by the movie cast, including Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, and Malin Akerman.


(new digital in two parts at iTunes - Act One; 16 tracks and Act Two; 11 tracks)
Remastered 1986 studio recording of Dave Clark/ Jeff Daniels/ David Soames score; additional songs by David Pomeranz. Ashford & Simpson, Burt Bacharach, John Christie, Murray Head, Jimmy Helms, Julian Lennon, Freddie Mercury, Laurence Olivier (spoken "Theme From Time"), Cliff Richard, Leo Sayer, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder. Digital booklet(s) included.

BOOKs Now Available:

Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Dominic McHugh. Based on previously-unpublished documents ... a completely new behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the show.

Peter and the Starcatcher: The Annotated Script of the Broadway Play
(Disney Editions - Paperback Book)
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Script for the play with commentary by playwright Rick Elice, director Marco Paguia, composer Wayne Barker; set designer Donyale Werle, and original young-adult novel authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Behind-the-scenes information and photos of the cast and crew. Introduction by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. 192 pages. Ages 18 and up.

The Vermont Plays: Four Plays by Annie Baker
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Circle Mirror Transformation, which takes place in a summer acting class and alternates between theater exercises and moments between classmates; The Aliens explores weighty topics of love and death through the easy banter of the slackers behind the local coffee shop; Body Awareness, set during Body Awareness Week at the local college; Nocturama, in which a twenty-six-year-old Brooklynite returns to live with his mom and video game obsessed stepfather.

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown - Piano/Vocal Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
14 songs from the Broadway musical based on the film by Pedro Almodovar. Score by David Yazbek. Includes "Invisible," "Island," "Lie to Me," "Lovesick," "Madrid Is My Mama," "The Microphone," "Model Behavior," "Mother's Day," "My Crazy Heart," "On the Verge," "Shoes from Heaven."


Henry IV Part 2: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
(Kultur Video - new on DVD)
Jamie Parker, Roger Allam, Oliver Cotton. Old Globe production shown in movie theaters. 171 minutes.

Matt Doyle: Constant
(new EP on mp3 and iTunes)
Six-song EP with original songs by Doyle and his co-writer Will Van Dyke. "Don't Wait," "What You Stole," "Can't Stay Here," "Can't Have You," "Love Ain't Making Me Right," "Walls." Produced by Van Dyke and Derik Lee. Recorded and mixed by Derik Lee at Downtown Recording Studios in New York City.

Scott Alan: Live
(new on 2 CDs)
Recorded April at Birdland. "Overture," "I'm A Star" (Natalie Weiss), "Please Don't Let Me Go" (Jeremy Jordan), "And There It Is/Magic" (Louise Dearman & Julia Murney), "Now" (Laura Osnes), "Love, Love, Love" (Pentatonix), "Kiss The Air" (Caissie Levy), "Anymore" (Raena White), "The Distance You Have Come" (Richard Fleeshman), "Again" (Christiane Noll), "At This Moment" (Marc Broussard), "Blessing –rj Helton), "Always/Goodnight" (Sierra Boggess & Jane Monheit), "Disc Two), "Watch Me Soar" (Stephanie J. Block), "Surrender" (Melissa Van Der Schyff), "Home" (Liz Callaway And Ann Hampton Callaway), "Till Then" (Christopher Jackson), "I've Already Won" (Alexander Sage Oyen" (Winner Of "I'm A Star" Contest Featuring Jack Beatson, Paul Ianniello, Mindy Pack, Nick Pitera, Sidonie Smith, Heather Traska, Camille Trzcinski And Stefani Wood), "Over The Mountains" (Ben Fankhauser), "Say Goodbye" (Willemijn Verkaik), "Free" (Mykal Kilgore Featuring Danielle Greaves, Christina Robinson & Kenneth Robinson), "Never Neverland" (Fly Away—Kerry Ellis), "Look" (A Rainbow—Lea Salonga), "), "Bonus Tracks), "Take Me Away" (Hadley Fraser And Ramin Karimloo, Studio Recording), "Ignited By A Dream" (Scott Alan, Live). Songs arranged and orchestrated by Jesse Vargas. Background vocals were arranged by Michael McElroy, with the exception of the song "I've Already Won," which was arranged by Michael Orland ("American Idol") and Antonio Sol. Will also be available at CDBaby after release.

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

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