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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 8/9/11

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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Earlier recaps:

August 2, 2011 | July 26, 2011 | July 19, 2011 | July 12, 2011 | July 5, 2011 | June 28, 2011 | June 21, 2011 | June 14, 2011 | June 7, 2011 |May 31, 2011 | May 24, 2011 | May 17, 2011 | May 10, 2011 | May 3, 2011 | April 26, 2011 | April 19, 2011 | April 12, 2011 | April 5, 2011 | March 29, 2011 | March 22, 2011 | March 15, 2011 | March 8, 2011 | March 1, 2011 | February 22, 2011 | February 15, 2011 | February 8, 2011 | February 1, 2011 | January 25, 2011 | January 18, 2011 | January 11, 2011

CDs Now Available:

(LML Music - new on CDChanteur - Lee Lessack
Studio recording of Less Lessack concert conceived and directed by Brian Lane Green. Features songs by Michel Legrand, Jacques Brel, Gilbert Bécaud and Charles Aznavour and more. "The Summer Knows / Between Yesterday and Tomorrow," "I Will Wait For You," "The Importance of the Rose (L'important C'est La Rose)," "She," "The Sound of Your Name," "The Windmills of Your Mind / Autumn Leaves," "Yesterday When I Was Young," "Pieces of Dreams," "What Now My Love," "Hymne à l'Amour," "Song of Bernadette," "If We Only Have Love." Arrangements by John Boswell. CD available now at LML Music.

David Burnham: One Day
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3One Day - David Burnham
2nd solo album from David Burnham (The Light in the Piazza, Wicked). "I Can Fly," "Already Gone," "Unchained Melody," "Three Little Words ," "Fly Again (Mom's Song) ," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Beautiful," "If We Believe," "If I Loved You," "Always Have You And Me," "One Day," "I Can Fly" (with Camp Sing). CD available now at LML Music.

Jim Van Slyke: The Sedaka Sessions
(LML Music - new on CDJim Van Slyke - The Sedaka Sessions - Jim Van Slyke
"That's When The Music Takes Me," "The Other Side Of Me," "Brighton" (Duet with Neil Sedaka), "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Pray For Rain/Laughter In The Rain," "Gone With The Morning," "Wish I Was A Carousel/One More Ride On The Merry Go Round," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Lonely Night" (Angel Face), "The Hungry Years," "Should've Never Let You Go," "The Diary," "Solitaire," "Working On A Groovy Thing," "The Immigrant" (Duet with Neil Sedaka). Executive Producer Tony McAnany. Producer Dan Weiner, Jim Van Slyke. Piano Tim Di Pasqua. Jim Van Slyke ("Solitaire"); Bass Malcolm Gold; Drums Dan Weiner.

Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far
(LML Music - new on CDThe Journey So Far - Lea Salonga
Recorded at the Café Carlyle with musical director Larry Yurman on piano, Jack Cavari on guitar, John Miller on bass, and Dave Ratajczak on drums. Selections include "My Romance," "Let's Fall In Love," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Salamat Salamat Musika," "I Have Dreamed," "Something's Coming" and "There'll Be Time."

Tom Michael: Let Me Be Your Home
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3Let Me Be Your Home - Tom Michael
Collection of pop songs, standards, and movie and Broadway favorites by award-winning vocalist. Includes three duets with his long-time singing partner Beckie Menzie. "If I Never Met You," "It's A Most Unusual Day," "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "If," "Chicago / Celebrate Me Home / Where You Lead," "Too Late Now," "Out Of This World," "Let Me Be Your Home," "Give Me The Simple Life • Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning," "So Many People," "Somewhere," "The Perfect Cup Of Coffee." CD available now at LML Music.

Tom Wopat: Consider It Swung
(LML Music - new on CDConsider It Swung - Tom Wopat
"That's Life," "Spinning Wheel," "But Not For Me," "Ode To Billie Joe," "2 Grey Rooms," "Maybe Someday Baby," "Thailand Sea," "You'd Rather Have The Blues," "Deacon Blues," "50 Checks," "You Fascinate Me So," "42nd Street," "Natural Man," "The Last Night Of The Year."


archy and mehitabel Studio Cast
(Masterworks Broadway - mp3/iTunesArchy and Mehitabel: A Back Alley Opera - Various Artists
1957 cast. George Kleinsinger/Joe Darion score (later retitled Shinbone Alley for Broadway). Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, David Wayne, Percival Dove. Official digital release.

Ernest in Love Off-Broadway Cast
(Masterworks Broadway - mp3/iTunes)
 Ernest In Love (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
1960 cast of musical based on The Importance of Being Earnest. Lee Pockriss/Anne Croswell score. Louis Edmonds, John Irving, Leila Martin, Gerrianne Raphael, Sara Seegar, Lucy Landau, George, Christina Gillespie and Alan Shayne. Official digital release.

Halloween: The Musical
(new mp3)
John deHaas' parody of John Carpenter's Halloween. Recorded fall 2010 by the Orlando, Florida, cast and musicians.

Say, Darling OBC
(Masterworks Broadway - mp3/iTunesSay, Darling (Original Soundtrack) - Various Artists
1958 cast. Richard Bissell, Abe Burrows, Marian Bissell musical. David Wayne, Vivian Blaine, Johnny Desmond. Official digital release.

The Mad Show Off-Broadway Cast
(Masterworks Broadway - mp3/iTunesThe Mad Show - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording - Mary Rodgers
Original 1966 cast. Music by Mary Rodgers. Lyricists include Larry Siegel, Marshall Barer, Steven Vinaver, Stephen Sondheim. MacIntyre Dixon, Linda Lavin, Dick Libertini, Paul Sand, Jo Ann Worley. "Overture - Opening Number," "Academy Awards For Parents," "Eccch!," "The Boy From...," "Well It Ain't," "Misery Is," "Handle With Care," "Hate Song," "Entr'acte," "You Never Can Tell," "The Real Thing," "Looking For Someone," "Kiddie T.V.," "The Gift Of Maggie (And Others)," "Football In Depth," "Finale." Official digital release.

The Nervous Set Original Broadway Cast
(Masterworks Broadway - mp3/iTunesThe Nervous Set (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Tommy Wolf
1959 cast. Tommy Wolf/Fran Landesman score. Tom Aldredge, Del Close, Larry Hagman, Richard Hayes, Gerald Hiken, Tani Seitz. Official digital release.

Now Is the Time For All Good Men Off-Broadway Cast
(Masterworks Broadway - mp3/iTunesNow Is the Time for All Good Men - Nancy Ford
Original 1967 cast. Nancy Ford/Gretchen Cryer score. Sally Niven, Judy Frank, David Cryer, Donna Curtis, David Sabin, Margot Hanson, Regina Lynn, Art Wallace, John Bennett Perry, Murray Olson, Anne Kaye, and Steve Skiles. Official digital release.

BOOKs Now Available:

Judy: A Legendary Film Career
(Running Press - Hardcover Book)
By John Fricke. Tells the story of Garland's movie work in unprecedented detail. Hundreds of never-before-published photos, newly-assembled contemporary reviews, insight from her costars and coworkers, and production histories are provided for each film in which she appeared. The text is illustrated by more than five hundred photos, encompassing poster art; costume tests; behind-the-scenes candids; onstage and backstage glimpses of her theatrical successes; and personal snapshots.

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.


Anything Goes 2011 Broadway Revival Cast
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, with Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes, Jessica Stone, Walter Charles, Robert Creighton, Andrew Cao, Raymond J. Lee, Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams, with John McMartin and Jessica Walter.

Forever Plaid The Movie
(New Video Group - new on DVD)
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Film version of Stuart Ross Off-Broadway musical. Shown on some PBS stations. Stan Chandler, David Engel, Larry Raben, Daniel Reichard. David Hyde Pierce narrates. David Snyder musical director and pianist. Written and directed by Stuart Ross and Alan Helm.

Half-Past Wednesday
(Masterworks Broadway/Arkiv Music - on CD-R/mp3/iTunes)
1962 Off-Broadway musical. Music by Robert Colby and lyrics by Robert Colby and Nita Jonas. Dom DeLuise, Robert Fitch, Sean Garrison, Audre Johnston, David Winters. CD-R will also be available at ArkivMusic.


Health and Safety Guide for Film, TV, and Theater (Second Edition)
(Allworth Press - Paperback Book/Kindle)
By Monona Rossol. Expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today.

The Wizard of Oz: Selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Stage Production
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)


Added to October:

Silence! The Musical
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Musical adaptation of he film. Music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. Brent Barrett, Jenn Harris, Callan Bergmann, Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupre, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Hiller, Howard Kaye and Lucia Spina. Recorded 8/8/11.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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