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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 1/21/14

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:

January 14, 7, 2014 | December 31, 17, 10, 3 | November 26, 19, 12, 5 | October 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | September 24, 17, 10, 3 | August 27, 20, 13, 6 | July 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | June 18, 11, 4 | May 28, 21, 14, 7 | April 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | March 26, 19, 12, 5 | February 26, 19, 12, 5; January 29, 22, 15, 8, 1

CDs Now Available:

Alexis Gershwin: Long Ago and Far Away
(Rhapsody Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
:Jazzy interpretations" of Gershwin classics performed by the niece of George & Ira Gershwin. "'S Wonderful," "I've Got a Crush On You," "Love Walked in / But Not for Me," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Summertime," "Isn't It a Pity," "Soon," "Long Ago (And Far Away)," "(Our) Love Is Here to Stay," "They All Laughed," "How Long Has This Been Going On?," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "Someone to Watch Over Me." Samples, tracks, digital and CD album at CD Baby. Mp3 also available at Amazon (CD is out of stock there).

Jennifer Holliday: The Song Is You
(Shanachie Entertainment/Euphonic Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Standards, two new songs, tributes to others. "Prelude…Invitation To Love," "Love Dance," "The Look of Love," "At Last," "Prelude…Jenny's Serenade of Love," "The Song Is You (feat. Joe Gransden & the JG Big Band)," "Love Me By My Name," "Touch," "Nobody Does It Better," "Prelude…Two Hearts "Real-Talk" In Love," "Are You Leaving Me?," "The One You Used To Be," "It's Not About You," "Prelude…The Promise for True-Love," "Love Is On the Way." Produced by Daniel Moore and Jennifer Holliday.

(on 2 CDs/digital)
Musical (aka YMCA) based on a play by Joyce Greller, by Galt MacDermot (music), with lyrics by Jim Rado and Gerome Ragni. Performed by Debra Byrd, Leata Galloway, David Lasley, Galt MacDermot, Caroline Peyton, Gerome Ragni. Samples, tracks, digital and CD album available at CD Baby. [Released in 2009 and will be added to archive.]


David Edwards: Giving Voice
(new digital album/iTunes)
Baritone David Edwards. First-time recordings by theatre composer Elliot Weiss, including two duets with Broadway's Alix Korey and one with New York actress Mary Ellin Kurtz. "Before the Curtain Comes Down," "Save Me, Miss Robinson," "Who Will Love Her?" (with Alix Korey), "Ice Cream" (with Alix Korey), "But Not Today," "I've Been That Guy" (with Mary Ellin Kurtz), "I Can Hear the Angels Sing," "Fathers and Sons," "The Life That Jack Built," "The Cello Song," "Everyone Whispers My Name." Samples, tracks and digital album at CD Baby.

A Night With Janis Joplin Digital
(Broadway Records - new mp3/iTunes)
OBC recording. Mary Bridget Davies, Taprena Michelle Augustine, de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Allison Blackwell. "Tell Mama," "Maybe (Chantels)," "Summertime," "Turtle Blues," "Down On Me," "Piece Of My Heart," "Today I Sing The Blues," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out," "Spirit In The Dark," "Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)," "Maybe," "Little Girl Blue," "Cry Baby," "Kozmic Blues/I Shall Be Released Medley," "Me And Bobby McGee," "Ball And Chain," "Stay With Me," "I'm Gonna Rock My Way To Heaven" (previously unrecorded), "Mercedes Benz." CD to be released 2/11/14.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Dual Format Edition
(Criterion Collection - new 2 Blu-ray 3 DVD set)
1963 comedy film directed by Stanley Kramer. Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters, Buster Keaton, Joe E. Brown, William Demarest, Andy Devine, Peter Falk, Sterling Holloway, Edward Everett Horton, Don Knotts, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine, Jim Backus, Ben Blue, Paul Ford, Jimmy Durante, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Jerry Lewis, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Jack Benny, Zasu Pitts, Carl Reiner, Ethel Merman, Alan Carney, Barrie Chase, Lloyd Corrigan, Selma Diamond, Norman Fell, Stan Freberg, Madlyn Rhue, Arnold Stang, Jesse White, Howard Da Silva. New, restored 4K digital film transfer, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. New high-definition digital transfer of a 202-minute extended version of the film, reconstructed and restored by Robert A. Harris using visual and audio material from the longer original road-show version-including some scenes returned to the film here for the first time, with 5.1 surround Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray. Extras: new audio commentary with Mark Evanier, Michael Schlesinger, and Paul Scrabo; Stan Freberg's original TV and radio advertisements with new introduction by Freberg; original and rerelease trailers, and rerelease radio spots; booklet featuring essay by film critic Lou Lumenick; new documentary on the film's visual and sound effects, featuring rare behind-the-scenes footage; 1974 talk show hosted by Stanley Kramer featuring Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, and Jonathan Winters; 1963 press interview featuring Kramer and members of cast; two-part 1963 episode of the CBC's "Telescope" on film's press junket and premiere; 2012 The Last 70mm Film Festival featuring cast and crew members, hosted by Billy Crystal.

BOOKs Now Available:

Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
(Simon & Schuster - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever). Theatre-oriented young reader fiction.


(Disney - Blu-ray/DVD set & on DVD)
2013 animated musical film. Original score by Christophe Beck and original songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q). Voices by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds. Blu-ray extras The Making of Frozen; D'frosted: Disney's Journey From Hans Christian Andersen to Frozen; Breaking The Ice: The Real Making of Frozen; 4 deleted scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee; original theatrical short: "Get A Horse"; "Let It Go" music videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh; teaser trailer.


The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartz: From Godspell to Wicked and Beyond
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Paul R. Laird. Based on interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators. Topics: Schwartz' major shows and other projects. Focuses on the process of collaboration and a descriptive analysis of music and lyrics.


Moved to 2/25/14:

Fun Home Original Off-Broadway Cast
(P.S. Classics - new on CD)
Original cast recording with score by Jeanine Tesori. Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Beth Malone. Also pre-ordering at PS Classics.

Yank! Original Off-Broadway Cast
(PS Classics - new on CD)
David and Joseph Zellnik score. Bobby Steggert, Ivan Hernandez, Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman, Tally Sessions, Andrew Durand, David Perlman, Chris Ruth, Joe Medeiros, Zak Edwards and Todd Faulkner. Music direction by Rob Berman. Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. "Opening Speech," "Remem'bring You," "Yank," "Polishing Shoes," "The Saddest Gal What Am," "Betty," "Click," "Get It, Got It, Good," "Rememb'ring You / Letters," "Blue Twilight," "You, You," "Yank (reprise)," "A Couple of Regular Guys," "Your Squad Is Your Squad," "Light On Your Feet," "Just True," "My Soldier," "A Couple of Regular Guys (reprise)," "Final Speech / Remem'bring You (reprise)." Recorded November 21-22. Pre-ordering at PS Classics.

Moved to 4/8/14:

Young at Heart
(Olive Films - new Blu-Ray/DVD)
1954 musical film with Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. 117 minutes.