Sound Advice
Schedule of New & Upcoming CD, DVD & Book Releases

Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 3/11/14

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:

March 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

CDs Now Available:

Kat Gang: Dream Your Troubles Away
(Arbors - new on CD)
Actress-singer performs "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams," "I Don't Know Enough About You," "Say It Isn't So," "Nobody Else But Me," "In My Solitude," "(Baby, Baby) All The Time," "Down With Love," "Hard Hearted Hannah," "Some of These Days," "I Didn't Know About You," "I Wish I Were In Love Again," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "More Than You Know." Accompanied by Warren Vache, John Allred, Harry Allen, Mike Renzi and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Stephen Ward Original Cast recording Import
(Decca - new import CD/mp3/iTunes)
New musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christopher Hampton and lyricist Don Black (West End performances begin December 3). Cast features Alexander Hanson, Charlotte Spencer, Charlotte Blackledge, Anthony Calf, Daniel Flynn and Joanna Riding.Released in the UK 12/30/13 and available at Dress Circle
and Amazon UK

Time For Judy Canova: The Rare Recordings 1928 - 1962
(Sepia Records - new on CD/iTunes)
27 rare tracks first time on CD, by the vaudeville, Broadway, radio and film comedienne-actress-singer. "The Frog Went a-Courtin'," "Hannah My Love ," "Pore Little Thing Cried Mammy," "Smarty Pants," "St. Louis Blues," "Down the Alley And Over the Fence," "Time for Jookin'," "Is It True?," "Some One," "Good Night Soldier," "A Tiny Little Voice," "You Don't Have to Say You're Sorry," "Stars And Stripes on Iwo Jima," "You Stole My Heart," "It Couldn't Be True," "My Fickle Eye," "Apple on a Stick," "Go to Sleepy, Little Baby," "No Vacancy," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Twenty Five Chickens, Thirty Five Cows," "Never Trust a Man," "No Letter Today," "Bananas Ain't Got No Bonies," "Out on the Plains," "Fiddle Around," "Mr. Heartache And Mr. Blue."

Lena on the Blue Side & Bonus Tracks
(Sepia Records - new on CD/iTunes)
1962 album featuring mainly blues inspired songs from the Great American Songbook. Arranged and conducted by Marty Gold. Also, ten bonus tracks from Lena Horne's single releases, all making their CD debut, including four songs Jamaica recorded with Neal Hefti and his orchestra not included on the Broadway cast album. "Paradise," "The Rules of the Road," "Darn That Dream," "I Wanna Be Loved," "I Hadn't Anyone Till You," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "It's a Lonesome Old Town," "I'm Through With Love," "What'll I Do," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "They Didn't Believe Me," " As You Desire Me," "Sweet Thing," "That Old Feeling," "Ain't It De Truth," "Take It Slow, Joe," "Cocoanut Sweet," "Push De Button," "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," "You'd Better Know It," "Where Is Love?," "Come on Strong."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Equus Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1977 film version of Peter Shaffer play. Richard Burton, Harry Andrews, Peter Firth, Eileen Atkins, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright, Jenny Agutter. Directed by Sidney Lumet, Tony Palmer. Score by Richard Rodney Bennett. Extras: 1988 In From The Cold: The World Of Richard Burton (128 minutes); isolated score track; audio commentary with Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman; original theatrical trailer. Sold at

BOOKs Now Available:

The Snow Geese: A Play
(Overlook TP - Paperback Book)
Play by Sharr White.


All Will Be Well: The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions (Digital)
(Ghostlight Records - new on mp3/iTunes)
Sherie Rene Scott. Songs by Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Talking Heads, Pete Townshend, Annie Lennox, Dire Straights, Buddy Holly, Kate Bush and Noah & The Whale, as well as original compositions by Music Director Todd Almond. "Five Years Time," "Oh, Sean," "Honestly," "All I Want," "I Am an Animal," "Love over Gold," "This Is Why We Do This," "Moments of Pleasure," "Devotion," "Life During Wartime (Bonus Track)." Digital booklet. Single track "Oh, Sean" available now at iTunes

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life (Biography and Autobiography)
(Bloomsbury Methuen Drama - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Stephen Parker, Brecht's life and work, through letters, diaries and unpublished material, including medical records. 704 pages.

Symphonica: George Michael
(Island - new on CD)
Recorded during 2011-2012 tour. "new versions of old classics as well as new classics." "Through," "My Baby Just Cares For Me," "A Different Corner," "Praying For Time," "Let Her Down Easy," "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Feeling Good," "John And Elvis Are Dead," "One More Try," "Cowboys and Angels," "Idol," "Brother Can You Spare A Dime," "Wild Is The Wind," "You've Changed." Produced by George Michael and Phil Ramone.


Brunette Ambition: Lea Michele
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Audiobook/Kindle Edition)
Lea Michele "shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that's part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide." 224 page, with photos.


Amazon link added:

Andy Capp OLC
(Stage Door Records - new import CD)
1982 West End musical featuring Tom Courtenay, Val McLane, John Bardon, Alan Price, Vivienne Ross, Judith Barker, Nicky Croydon, Robert Vahey. "On My Street," "We're Waiting," "Good Evening," "I Ought to Be Ashamed of Myself," "Good Old Legs," "I Have a Dream," "Oh Gawd, MenÂ… Beasts!," "Points of View," "Spend, Spend, Spend," "Don't Tell Me That Again," "Frozen Moments," "On My Street (Reprise)," "I Could Not Have Dreamed Him," "Goin' to Barcelona," "Time Heals," "Hermione," "When You've Lived in Love With Someone," "Mrs. Scrimmett," "The Trouble With People," "It's Better to Be in Simple Harmony," "The Wedding," "I Ought to Be Ashamed of Myself (Reprise)." Remastered from original master tapes. Full color 8-page booklet. Also available in the U.K. from

Added to March 17:

Love on 42nd Street
(new on mp3/iTunes)
Original music by British composers Daniel and Laura Curtis performed by Broadway and West End stars. Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Simon Bowman, Sierra Boggess, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Katy Treharne and "Your Voice Competition" winner Kasia Howley. "Why Am I Falling?," "You Caught Me Off Guard," "Wished That I Could Call You," "Tell Me What Makes a Man," "What Love Is For," "No Time For Romance," "Now," "You Fixed My Broken Wings." Proceeds go to BBC Children in Need.

Added to April 21:

Elaine Paige: The Ultimate Collection
(Rhino - new on CD)
Pre-ordering at Amazon UK.