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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/25/11

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CDs Now Available:

Babes in Arms
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
First CD release of 1951 Goddard Lieberman-produced studio recording of Rodgers & Hart score. Mardi Bayne, Mary Martin, Jack Cassidy. Lehman Engel, conductor. "Overture," "Where or When," "Babes in Arms," "I Wish I Were in Love Again," "Way Out West," "My Funny Valentine," "Johnny One Note," "Imagine," "All at Once," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "You Are So Fair," "Finale." Pre-ordering at ArkivMusic.

Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 13
(Rock-It Science - new CD)
Cast members from The Addams Family, Anything Goes, Baby It's You, Billy Elliot, Catch Me if You Can, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (featuring Daniel Radcliffe), Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Memphis, The Phantom of the Opera, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent (off-Broadway), Sister Act, Spiderman, Wicked and John W. Engeman Theater's cast of Camelot. Produced by Lynn Pinto. Can be ordered at

Follies in Concert/Stavisky
(Masterworks - 2-CD set at Amazon)
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Re-release of 1985 original cast CD. Concert presentation of Sondheim score. Licia Albanese, Carol Burnett, Liz Callaway, Betty Comden, Barbara Cook, Adolph Green, André Gregory, George Hearn, Howard McGillin, Erie Mills, Liliane Montevecchi, Phyllis Newman, Mandy Patinkin, Daisy Prince, Lee Remick, Arthur Rubin, Elaine Stritch, Jim Walton. The reissue also includes Stephen Sondheim's score to the film Stavisky. Eco-packaging. CD available at Arkiv Music.

Footloose The Musical
(Ghostlight - on CD/mp3Footloose (The Musical) [Original Broadway Cast Recording] - Original Broadway Cast
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Updated and remastered re-release of out-of-print 1998 cast recording. New album artwork by Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo. Reflects changes made to the show by the original writers after their Broadway run and subsequent productions around the world. Tom Snow (music), Dean Pitchford (lyrics) score; additional music was contributed by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Jim Ambler, Stephen Lee Anderson, Robin Baxter, Rosalind Brown, Bryant Carroll, Paul Castree, Catherine Cox, Kathy Deitch, Hunter Foster, Stacy Francis, Artie Harris, Billy Hartung, Dee Hoty, Jeremy Kushnier, Donna Lee Marshall, Tom Plotkin, Jennifer Laura Thompson. "Footloose/On Any Sunday," "The Girl Gets Around," "I Can't Stand Still," "Somebody's Eyes," "Learning To Be Silent," "Holding Out For A Hero," "Heaven Help Me," "I'm Free/Heaven Help Me," "Still Rockin'," "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Can You Find It In Your Heart?," "Mama Says (You Can't Back Down)," "Almost Paradise," "Can You Find It In Your Heart? (reprise)," "Footloose (finale)." Cut song "Still Rockin'" newly recorded by Hunter Foster with members of the original orchestra (produced, recorded and mixed by Joel Moss). Album originally produced by Tommy Krasker and Tom Snow, and recorded and mixed by Joel Moss. Already released digitally.

Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life
(Concord Jazz - new on CD/mp3The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life - Michael Feinstein
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Feinstein revisits the 1960s music of Frank Sinatra and his circle (Bobby Darin, Ann-Margret, Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis, Jr.). "Thirteen Women," "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "C'est Comme Ça," "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?," "Sway," "Luck Be A Lady / All I Need Is The Girl," "I'll Be Around," "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Lady Is A Tramp," "For Once In My Life," "The Good Life," "Once In A Lifetime." Recorded May 12 at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, backed by a 32-piece orchestra.

Winter Wonderettes
(LML Music - new on CD/mp3/iTunesWinter Wonderettes - Original Studio Cast Recording - Misty Cotton, Julie Dixon Jackson, Bets Malone & Darcie Roberts
Original studio recording. Misty Cotton, Julie Dixon Jackson, Bets Malone and Darcie Roberts. holiday sequel to the off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes. Created by Roger Bean. CD wide release; available digitally in January 2011.


With Glee
(new on iTunesWith Glee - John Gregor
Original cast recording of Prospect Theatre show. John Gregor score. Zach Bandler, Christopher Davis Carlisle, Jason Edward Cook, Greg Horton, Erin Jerozal, Dan Lawler, Max Spitulnik.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Terence Rattigan Collection
(Warner Home Video/BBC - 5 disc DVD set)
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Heart To Heart (1962 with Ralph Richardson, Kenneth More, Derek Francis), All On Her Own (1968; Margaret Leighton), Separate Tables (1970 with Geraldine Mcewan, Eric Porter, Robert Harris), French Without Tears (1976;Michael Gambon, Anthony Andrews, Nigel Havers, Tom Woodward), The Winslow Boy (1977 with Eric Porter, Alan Badel), The Browning Version (1985 with Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Michael Kitchen), After The Dance (1992 with Anton Rogers, Imogen Stubbs, Gemma Jones), The Deep Blue Sea (1994 with Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Penelope Wilton), Adventure Story (1961 with Sean Connery, Margaretta Scott). Extras: excerpts from the Apollo's Separate Tables with John Mills and Jill Bennett; Cause Celebre at Her Majesty's Theatre with Glynis Johns.

Winnie The Pooh
(Disney - new on 3 Blu-Ray/DVD)
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Animated film with voices of Jim Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Peter Cullen, John Cleese, Bud Luckey. Some new songs written and performed by Zooey Deschanel.

BOOKs Now Available:

Broadway Musicals, Show By Show - Seventh Edition
(Applause - Paperback Book)
Stanley Green and Cary Ginell. Updated edition of one of the best-selling and comprehensive Broadway reference books, first published in 1985, expanded to include many of the most important and memorable productions of the American musical theater, including revivals. Chronologically arranged beginning with The Black Crook in 1866, the seventh edition adds new entries and photos on numerous musicals from recent years, including American Idiot, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Hair (revival), Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, West Side Story (revival), and Fela! A wealth of statistics and inside information, plus critical reception, cast lists, commentary about each show, and numerous detailed indexes


11/8/11: The Road to Qatar!
(JAY Records - new on CDThe Road To Qatar! (Original Off Broadway Cast) - David Krane, Stephen Cole, John Yap & David Caldwell
York Theatre Company cast. David Krane and Stephen Cole score. James Beaman, Keith Gerchak, Bill Nolte, Sarah Stiles, Bruce Warren. Orchestrations by David Krane. Previously released digitally.

11/15/11: Blackbirds Of 1928 & Shuffle Along
(Masterworks Broadway/ArkivMusic - new on CD-R/digital)
Songs from Blackbirds of 1928 (1928) score by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields recorded in 1953 by Cab Calloway and Thelma Carpenter. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Diga-Diga Doo," "I Must Have That Man," "Doin' The New Low-Down." Songs from Shuffle Along score by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle recorded in 1953 by Thelma Carpenter, Avon Long, Laurence Watson, Louise Woods. "Love Will Find A Way," "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Bandana Days," "Gypsy Blues." 8-track CD-R pre-ordering at ArkivMusic.

11/15/11: Susan Egan - The Secret Of Happiness
(LML Music - new on CD)
"The Me Of The Moment," "A Musical Apology," "The Secret of Happiness," "Nina Doesn't Care," "Cock-Eyed Optimist," "Children Will Listen" (with Georgia Stitt), "Momsense," "I Have You," "The Wanting of You," "From The Stars (Isla's Song)," "All Things In Time," "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Produced by Georgia Stitt.

11/21/11: War Horse (Soundtrack)
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD)
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John Williams score for new film based on Michael Morpurgo's novel, which also inspired the stage play. "Dartmoor, 1912," "The Auction," "Bringing Joey Home, and Bonding," "Learning the Call," "Seeding, and Horse vs Car," "Plowing," "Ruined Crop, and Going to War," "The Charge and Capture," "The Desertion," "Joey s New Friends," "Pulling the Cannon," "The Death of Topthorn," "No Man s Land," "The Reunion," "Remembering Emilie, and Finale," "The Homecoming."

11/29/11: Linda Lavin: Possibilities
(Ghostlight - new on CD)
Musical Direction / Arrangements / Piano by Billy Stritch. Produced by John Brown. Recorded at Overdub Lane, Durham, NC. "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Hey, Look Me Over," "There's A Small Hotel," "In Love Again," "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)," "'Deed I Do," "It Amazes Me," "You've Got Possibilities," "Rhode Island Is Famous For You," "The Song Remembers When," "Walk Between Raindrops," "Two For The Road." Digital release coming 11/1/11.

December 2011: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Soundtrack
(Kritzerland Records - on 2 CDs)
1968 film score. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Music Supervised and Conducted by Irwin Kostal. Remastered from the first generation album master. Also includes the "Entr'Acte," the original "Main Title" (longer than the album version, with sound effects) and the film mix of the "Exit Music." Plus the complete song and picture book album tracks, released concurrently with the soundtrack, and which feature Richard M. Sherman himself singing, along with other vocalists, all conducted by Leroy Holmes. The second CD includes the film's demo recordings by Richard Sherman and playback tracks. 1200 copy limited release. Orders placed at will ship early.

12/1/11: The Music Box: The Music and Songs of Gareth Peter Dicks
(new on CD)
Songs by Gareth Peter Dicks (Bluebird: The Musical). Rebecca Lock, Richard Dempsey, Gemma Sutton, Katie Rowley Jones, Abi Finley, Jeff Nicholson, Gina Beck, Sarah Earnshaw, Ross Hunter. Available for pre-order at Dress Circle.


Added to 11/15/11:

Mrs. Santa Claus
(Masterworks Broadway - new digital)
Reissue of out of print 1996 television soundtrack with Jerry Herman score. Angela Lansbury, Charles Durning, Michael Jeter and Terrence Mann. Overture", "Seven Days 'Til Christmas" (Michael Jeter/Kristi Lynes/Jamie Torcellini/Angela Lansbury), "Mrs Santa Claus" (Angela Lansbury), "Avenue A" (David Norona/Grace Keagy/Linda Kerns/Ensemble), "Avenue A (Reprise)" (Angela Lansbury), "A Tavish Toy" (Terrence Mann/The Kids), "Almost Young" (Angela Lansbury), "Almost Young (Reprise)" (The Kids/Angela Lansbury), "Suffragette March" (Linda Kerns/Grace Keagy/Debra Wiseman/Angela Lansbury/The Women), "We Don't Go Together At All" (Debra Wiseman/David Norona), "Whistle" (Angela Lansbury/Lynsey Bartilson), "Dear Mrs Santa Claus" (Charles Durning), "Whistle (Reprise)" (Angela Lansbury/Lynsey Bartilson), "He Needs Me" (Angela Lansbury), "The Best Christmas Of All" (Charles Durning/Angela Lansbury/Ensemble).

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