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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 8/30/11

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CDs Now Available:

Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre
(Rounder - new on CD-R/mp3/iTunesDoctor Selavy's Magic Theatre (Original Soundtrack) - Stanley Silverman
1972 Off-Broadway musical. Score by Stanley Silverman and Tom Hendry. Denise Delapenha, Mary Delson, Jessica Harper, George McGrath, Steve Menken, Jackie Paris, Barry Primus, Ron Schlee, Amy Taubin. First complete recording, with some tracks left off the original LP and James Taylor's "Life On The Inside." 29 tracks.

Matt Zarley: Change Begins With Me
(new CD/mp3/iTunesChange Begins With Me - Matt Zarley
Original songs from songwriter-singer-actor Matt Zarley (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tommy, A Chorus Line). Includes his new single, "WTF."

A Minister's Wife
(PS Classics - new on CD)
Original Off-Broadway (Lincoln Center Theatre) cast recording of musical based on Shaw's Candida. Marc Kudisch, Kate Fry, Bobby Steggert, Liz Baltes and Drew Gehling. Score by Joshua Schmidt (music) and Jan Levy Tranen (lyrics). Pre-orders made at PS Classics' website will ship two weeks before release date.

BOOKs Now Available:

Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques
(Focal Press - Paperback Book)
By Shannon Slaton (Broadway and tour sound designer). Guide to live sound mixing for theatre. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment, set ups, and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time.

Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television (Paperback Version)
(Oxford Univ Press - Paperback Book)
Authoritative reference that covers stage, film, and television musicals in one volume. More than two thousand entries; musicals, performers, composers, lyricists, producers, choreographers, and more. 704 pages.

The Wizard of Oz: Selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's New Stage Production
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
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Follies 2011 Revival Cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDs)
2011 Broadway revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim score. Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines, Don Correia, Christian Delcroix, Rosalind Elias, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Lora Lee Gayer, Michael Hayes, Leah Horowitz, Jayne Houdyshell, Florence Lacey, Mary Beth Peil, David Sabin, Kirsten Scott, Frederick Strother, Nick Verina, Susan Watson, Terri White, Jenifer Foote, Pamela Otterson, Clifton Samuels, Kiira Schmidt, Brian Shepard, Ashley Yeater. Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations. Also pre-ordering at PS Classics for early shipment.

Ocean's Kingdom
(Telarc - new on CD/vinyl)
Paul McCartney's orchestral score for dance commissioned by the New York City Ballet. Collaboration with New York City Ballet's Master in Chief Peter Martins for the September 22 world premiere of the ballet.


The Astaires: Fred & Adele
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Kathleen Riley. Story of the dancing siblings told in depth and within its historical and theatrical context.

The Irving Berlin Reader (Readers on American Musicians)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Benjamin Sears. Chronology of Berlin's life and work, each section with a critical introduction to contextualize the materials within the framework of American musical history. The writings, many by Berlin himself, provide a new perspective on Berlin that highlights his musical genius in the context of his artistic development.

Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Jeffrey Magee. Study of Berlin's work in and for the theater ... does not shy away the darker aspects of Berlin's career.

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol: Piano/Vocal/guitar
(Alfred Publishing - Paperback Book)
Songbook for Bob Merrill/Jule Styne score from 1962 NBC animated show. Historical foreword by animation expert Darrell Van Citters is included. Songs include "It's Great to Be Back on Broadway," "Ringle, Ringle," "The Lord's Bright Blessing," "Alone in the World," "Winter Was Warm," "We're Despicable," "The Lord's Bright Blessing" (Reprise).

Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years
(William Morrow - Hardcover/Kindle/Audiobook)
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Fourth and final entry in Gregory Maguire's Oz series; the first was adapted for the musical Wicked.


Added to October 18:

Broadway Stories: Sandi Patty
(Stylos Entertainment - new on CD)
With The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Jack Everly conductor. "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Smile," "Swingin Love Medley- I Just Found Out About Love, This Can't Be Love, Our Love Is Here To Stay," "All of Me," "The Man I Love," "Sound of Music Medley- Sound OF Music, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain," "A Doll Sings The Guys- Willkommen, If I Were A Rich Man, Ya Got Trouble, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin' , Get Me To The Church On Time, Bring Him Home," "Send In The Clowns," "Love Is Only Love," "You'll Never Walk Alone."

Added to November 7:

Carol Channing: True to the Red, White and Blue
(new on CD)
New Carol Channing patriotic-themed album. To include "Over There," "Dear Old Glory," "God Bless America," "America," and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." 11 tracks. "God Bless America," "Battle Hymn of The Republic," "Yankee Doodle Dandee/Grand Old Flag medley," "Dear Old Glory," "Before The Parade Passes By," "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" (duet with Lulu Roman), "Battle Hymn Of The Republic," "Don't Sit Under The Apple tree" (duet with T Graham Brown), "Amazing Grace," "St. Louis Blues," "America The Beautiful." A portion of the profits from album sales will benefit the Channing/Kullijian Foundation (, which advocates arts education in schools.

Thanks to Max Preeo for his contributions.

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