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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/29/11

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CDs Now Available:

Follies 2011 Revival Cast
(PS Classics - new on 2 CDsFollies (New Broadway Cast Recording) - Various Artists
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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. 52-page full-color booklet includes essay, synopsis, lyrics, production photos. Shipping now from at PS Classics.

Hugh Martin: Hidden Treasures, Songs for Stage and Screen, 1941-2010
(Harbinger Records - new on CD)
From Harbinger Records and The Musical Theater Project showcasing the 96-year-old songwriter's gems for Broadway and Hollywood musicals dating as far back as 1941. From Hugh Martin's archives, mostly demo recordings of songs written for such stage and screen musicals as Best Foot Forward, Make a Wish, Athena and High Spirits, and from unproduced musicals including the fascinating Here Come the Dreamers, a 1961 project planned for Jeanette MacDonald and Liza Minnelli. "The Three B's", "Ev'ry Time", "Wish I May", "Gotta Dance", "The P√Ęttisserie/When Does This Feeling Go Away?,", "Suits Me Fine", "I Can't Get Used To These Clothes", "Imagine", "I Take A Dim View Of The West", "I Like The Feeling", "I Happen To Love You", "Who Is Sylvia?", "Here Come The Dreamers", "On Such A Night As This", "Did I Just Fall In Love?", "A Little Night Music", "I Know Your Heart", "A Manifestation", "If I Gave You", "New York's Good Morning Song", "Heigh-Ho For A Mother", "How Did I Feel?", "Two Is Company", "Salute To New York", "I Hate This Old Town", "When I Join The Circus", "Me An' Ludie", "I Have Something To Say To You", "I Don't Know What I Want." Hugh Martin at the piano. Produced by Ken Bloom and Bill Rudman. Includes 88 page deluxe booklet with foreword by Stephen Sondheim, numerous photos, and notes by Mark Eden Horowitz, Sheldon Harnick, Michael Feinstein, Terry O'Donnell (Martin's music editor for the last 18 years of his life), Bloom and Rudman. In stock at Qualiton. Will relist when available at Amazon and iTunes.

Linda Lavin: Possibilities
(Ghostlight - new on CD/mp3/iTunesPossibilities - Linda Lavin
CDU | B&N icon
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."


Mrs. Santa Claus
(Masterworks Broadway - new on mp3/iTunesMrs. Santa Claus (Original Soundtrack) - Jerry Herman
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).

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

The Stingiest Man In Town
(VAI - new on DVD)
1956 Television musical A Christmas Carol. Score by Fred Spielman and Janice Tore. Basil Rathbone, Vic Damone, Patrice Munsel, Johnny Desmond, Robert Weede. 92 minutes. Black & white.

BOOKs Now Available:

Fings Ain't What They Used T' Be: The Lionel Bart Story
(Omnibus Press - Hardcover Book)
By David and Caroline Stafford. Best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver!, songs "Living Doll," "From Russia With Love." Authors had exclusive access to Bart's personal archives - his unfinished autobiography, letters and scrapbooks. They have interviewed his personal secretaries, friends, family, counsellors and many of the performers, musicians and producers who worked with him. Available at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.


Doris Day: My Heart
(Arwin - new on CD)
U.S. release. Authorized remastered compilation of eight previously unreleased tracks Day recorded for her 1980s television shows and series—four Doris Day classics. Produced by Terry Melcher, prior to his death in 2004. "Happy Endings" was co-written by Terry Melcher, and Day provides a new spoken-word introduction for the song. "Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here," "Daydream," "The Way I Dreamed It," "Heaven Tonight," "My One and Only Love," "My Heart," "You Are So Beautiful," "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries," "Disney Girls," "My Buddy," "Happy Endings," "Ohio." UK release; U.S. release to be announced. Previously available as an import. UK release at Dress Circle

The People In The Picture
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of score by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler (music) and Iris Rainer Dart (lyrics). Donna Murphy, Alexander Gemignani, Christopher Innvar , Hal Robinson, Lewis J. Stadlen, Joyce Van Patten, Chip Zien, Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Jessica Lea Patty, Andie Mechanic, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter and Paul Anthony Stewart. Orchestrations by Michael Starobin. Produced by Steve Epstein. Full-color 24-page booklet. Orders placed at will ship early.

(Sony - new on CD)
Debut album from UK performer Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar). Half of the tracks are songs written by Karimloo. "Show Me Light," "Coming Home," "Music of the Night," "Broken Home," "Guiding Light," "Human Heart," "Constant Angel," "Til I Hear You Sing," "Eyes of a Child," "Inside My World," "Everything I Do," "Cathedrals." Pre-ordering at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

Scrooge - Music From The Motion Picture
(BSX Records - new on CD
New recording of the soundtrack from the 1970 film version of A Christmas Carol, featuring original music by Leslie Bricusse. Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Brian Hacksaw Williams, Katie Campbell. "A Christmas Carol," "Christmas Children," "I Hate People," "Father Christmas," "December the 25th," "Happiness," "You..You," "The Beautiful Day," "Thank You Very Much," "I ll Begin Again," "I Like Life," "Father Christmas," "Thank You Very Much" (Reprise), "A Christmas Carol" (Instrumental), "Happiness" (Instrumental), "You..You" (Instrumental), "Father Christmas" (Instrumental), "Scrooge Speaks" (Bonus, Humbug). Liner notes by Randall Larson. Produced and arranged by Dominik Hauser.


PS Classics Annual Holiday Sale: - 95% of their catalog marked down to $9.95 (Follies at the special $14.95 price).

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

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