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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 7/12/11

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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CDs Now Available:

Greetings From Yorkville
(Anya & Robert Recordings - new on CD/mp3)
Original cast recording of show presented at the SoHo Playhouse in 2007, directed by Thommie Walsh and Baayork Lee and performed by the writers, Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki. Available at CD Baby.

Irene Dunne Sings Kern and Other Rarities
(Sepia Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunesSings Kern and Other Rarities - Irene Dunne
Irene Dunne's only solo album. Plus previously un-issued tracks from the vaults and alternate takes from the Great American Songbook. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star," "All the Things You Are," "Why Was I Born?," "Babes In the Wood," "They Didn't Believe Me," "Lovely to Look At," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream," Show Boat Exploitation Disc 1, Show Boat Exploitation Disc 2, "I Have the Room Above Her" (with Allan Jones), "Make Believe" (previously un-issued), "They Didn't Believe Me" (alternate and un-issued take), "Why Was I Born?" (alternate and un-issued take), "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" (previously un-issued), "All the Things You Are" (alternate and un-issued take), "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (alternate and un-issued take), "Babes in the Wood" (alternate and un-issued take), "If Love Were All," "Sing My Heart," "You Couldn't Be Cuter."

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway's BOOM!
(PS Classics - new on CD/iTunesLiz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway: Boom!-Live at Birdland - Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway
Their live show, which "celebrates the soundtrack of these sisters' childhood with unforgettable songs from the '60s and '70s." To includes songs from writers such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Jimmy Webb, Stevie Wonder and others. Backed by musical director, arranger and pianist Alex Rybeck, bassist Jared Egan, and drummer Ron Tierno, with Rybeck and Egan doubling on background vocals Also pre-ordering at

The Music Man OLC
(Sepia Records - new on CD/iTunesThe Music Man (Original London Cast) - Various Artists
Complete 1961 Original London Cast recording in stereo, with Van Johnson, Patricia Lambert, Denis Waterman. Plus previously-unreleased demo recordings of an early version of the score performed by Meredith Willson ("The Blue Ridge Mountains," "Too Soon Old And Too Late Smart," "In Love With The Memory Of You," "A Wonderful Plan," "You Don't Have To Kiss Me Goodnight," "I Want To Go To Chicago," "Mother Darlin'," "River City, Go, Go, Go."). 27 tracks total.

She Loves Him: Kate Baldwin Sings Sheldon Harnick
(PS Classics - new on CDiTunesShe Loves Him-Live at Feinstein's - Kate Baldwin
Recorded live at Feinstein's in March 2011. Includes songs from Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello! and rarely-heard songs from Harnick's early Off-Broadway career, film scores and unproduced musicals. Harnick joins Baldwin on several selections.

Sweet Bye and Bye
(PS Classics - new on CD/iTunesSweet Bye and Bye: 2011 Studio Cast Recording - Various Artists
Studio cast recording of 1946 musical by Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash (the libretto was by S.J. Perelman and Al Hirschfeld) that closed out of town. Marin Mazzie (in the role originated by Delores Gray), Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Sara Jean Ford, Telly Leung, Michele Ragusa, Graham Rowat, Jim Stanek. Prologue, "Sweet Bye and Bye," Scientists Scene, "Born Too Late," Pope's Entrance, "Ham That I Am," Solomon at Futurosy, "Diana," "Yes, Yes," "As You Were Saying," "Factory Ballet," "Too Enchanting," "I Says to Him," "Let's Be Young," "Round About," "Executives Anonymous," "Knife's Recitative," "Our Parents Forgot to Get Married," "My Broker Told Me So," "Just Like a Man," "Utility Polka," "It's Good," "Where is Bundy?," "The Sea-Gull and the Ea-Gull," "Eskimo Bacchante," "Sweet Bye and Bye (reprise)." Orchestra conducted by Eric Stern. David Dabbon vocal director. "A futuristic farce sending up big business, telecommunications, self-help groups and even the traditions of courtship and matrimony." Album produced by Tommy Krasker. Orchestrations by Jason Carr. To be recorded in May with an early summer release. Also pre-ordering at

Winnie the Pooh
(Disney - new on CD/mp3)
Soundtrack for new animated film, featuring some songs by Bobby Lopez.

DVDs Now Available:

West End Stars in Conversation
(Dress Circle exclusive - all-region DVD
Celebrity interviewer Neil Sean interviews some of the biggest names on the West End stage today. Exclusive interviews never before aired on TV. John Barrowman, Elaine Paige (talks about Follies), Jason Donovan, Summer Strallen. 75 minutes.


Ghost the Musical
(import CD)
OLC recording of Dave Stewart, Bruce Joel Rubin score. Sharon D. Clarke, Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy. Overture, "Here Right Now," "Unchained Melody," "More," "Three Little Words," "Sam's Murder," "Ball Of Wax," "I Can`t Breathe," "Are You A Believer?," "With You," "Suspend My Disbelief /I Had A Life," "Rain / Hold On," "Life Turns On A Dime," "Focus," "Talkin' ‘bout A Miracle," "Nothing Stops Another Day," "I'm Outta Here," "Unchained Melody (dance) / The Love Inside." Also pre-ordering at Dress Circle

Kristin Chenoweth: Some Lessons Learned
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
Album of country-pop songs. Songs by Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Tom Douglas, Hillary Scott, Jodi Marr, Victoria Shaw, Dolly Parton, Eric Bazilian, Gary Burr, Shane McAnnally, and Kristin Chenoweth ("What Would Dolly Do?" and "Mine to Love"). Single "I Want Somebody (Bitch About)" to be available for download on May 31. Produced in Nashville by Bob Ezrin.


Glee: Season Two
(20th Century Fox - new on 4 DVDs)

Jason Graae: Perfect Hermany
(Kritzerland Records - new on CD)
Jason Graae Sings Jerry Herman. Recorded live at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, California. Directed by Lee Tannen, with musical direction by John Boswell. Album produced by Bruce Kimmel; recorded and mixed by John Adams. Introduction, Overture, "Just Leave Everything to Me" / "There's No Reason in the World," "You I Like," "One Person," "It Only Takes a Moment" / "Loving You," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Tap Your Troubles Away," "You're My Best Girl," "Marianne" / "Mrs. S.L. Jacobowsky," "I Don't Want to Know," "I Am What I Am," "Hello, Dolly!," "You I Like" Reprise, Encore: "Jerry Medley", "I Promise You a Happy Ending" and patter. First 100 copies signed by Graae. Expected 3rd week in August; reorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier..

Memories of Chekhov: Accounts of the Writer from His Family, Friends and Contemporaries
(McFarland & Co - Paperback Book)
Peter Sekirin, editor. Documentary biography of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) ... over 100 memories of Chekhov's close friends, family and colleague writers and artists, such as Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Maxim Gorky. Utilizing material from the archives and rare periodicals from the 1900s-1930s ... new discoveries for both specialists and general enthusiasts.


Added to November 15:

West Side Story 50th Anniversary Edition
(20th Century - new on 2-disc/4-disc Blu-Ray sets)
1961 film version of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents musical. Four-disc set includes two-disc Blu-ray, newly restored DVD, Tribute CD and collectible memorabilia. Hundreds of hours of restoration, new 7.1 digital audio and extras including featurettes Pow! The Dances of West Side Story, A Place for Us: West Side Story's Legacy; storyboard to film comparison montage; song-specific commentary by Stephen Sondheim.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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