Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 7/7/15

Please note: This week, the music industry moves to a Friday release date schedule, vs the previously used Tuesday.

Books, DVDs, blu-rays will still be released on Tuesdays.

On Tuesdays, the weekly update will be sent, with music releases listed as being released on Friday. On Friday, I'll update.

The Recap date and format may change - let me know if you have a preference.

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:

June 30, 23, 16, 9, 2 | May 26, 19, 12, 5 | April 28, 21, 14, 7 | March 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | February 24, 17, 10, 3 | January 27, 20, 13, 6

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Becky Kilgore and Nicki Parrott: Two Songbirds of a Feather
(Arbors - new on CD)
Jazz artists perform songs from the American Songbook, and others. "Two Songbirds of a Feather," "A Woman's Prerogative," "Bluemoon/Moonglow," "El Cajon," "Life Is So Peculiar," "Two Little Girls from Little Rock," "Them There Eyes," "Theme from Valley of The Dolls," "They Say It's Spring," "S Wonderful," "When I Grow Too Old To Dream," "When Love Goes Wrong," "The Very Thought of You/Why Stars Come Out At Night."

Collabro: Act Two
(Sony Masterworks - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
British boy band, winners of Britain's Got Talent, sing songs from Broadway and the West End. Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan, Thomas J Redgrave. "All I Want," "I Won't Give Up," "A Thousand Years," "I'll Be There for You," "I Dreamed a Dream," "Memory," "Who Wants to Live Forever," "Music of the Night," "No Matter What," "Circle of Life ."

Dick Hyman: House of Pianos
(Arbors Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Jazz piano legend Dick Hyman performs live on a vintage 1914 piano at Farley's House of Pianos in Madison, Wisconsin. "Send In the Clowns," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Yesterdays," "Blue Monk," "Ugly Beauty," "Beat the Clock Theme," "All the Things You Are," "Theme from The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Misterioso," "Take the A Train."

The Visit OBC
(Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/mp3/)
Kander and Ebb score. Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, David Garrison, Mary Beth Peil, George Abud, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Newcomer, Aaron Ramey, John Riddle, Elena Shaddow, Timothy Shew, and Michelle Veintimilla. "Prelude," "Out of the Darkness," "At Last," "I Walk Away," "I Know Claire," "A Happy Ending," "You, You, You," "I Must Have Been Something," "Look at Me," "A Masque," "Eunuch's Testimony," "Winter," "Yellow Shoes," "A Confession," "I Would Never Leave You," "Back and Forth," "The Only One," "Fear," "A Car Ride," "Love and Love Alone," "In The Forest Again," "Finale." Produced by Michael Croiter. Recording date 4/27/15. Also pre-ordering for $12.99 at

BOOKs Now Available:

The Best American Short Plays 2013-2014
(Applause Books - Paperback Book)
Edited by William W. Demastes. Includes Daniel Gallant's Nine Signs of the Times, as well as short plays by Neil LaBute, John Guare, Laura Shaine Cunningham, Daniel F. Levin, Quincy Long, Halley Feiffer, Caridad Svich, and Clay McLeod Chapman.

The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age
(Knopf - new hardcover book/Kindle Edition)
More than 360 of Al Hirschfeld's iconic black-and-white and color drawings, illustrations, and photographs. With a biographical text by David Leopold, Hirschfeld authority and archivist. 336 pages.

The Realistic Joneses
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Broadway play by Will Eno.

Shake It Up: Fun and Games with Shakespeare
(Kindle Edition)
By Bob Fenster. A mix of original puzzles and "a brave new world of entertainments" based on the plays and life of the Bard. Samples and physical book available at

The Sound of Music (BFI Film Classics)
(BFI - Paperback Book)
By Caryl Finn. Covers the iconic musical numbers, arguing for their central role in the film's longevity and mass appeal, the unique emotional bond audiences establish with the film, the film's prehistories, its place amongst the tumultuous political, social and cultural events of the 1960s, and its spirited afterlife among fans around the world.

Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By David A. Jasen. Resource tool to identify Tin Pan Alley's major publishers, composers, lyricists, singers, dances, and bands. Entries arranged alphabetically and include names, birth & death dates, brief biographies, and bibliographical listings. 384 pages.


Lost West End
(Stage Door Records - new on import CD)
Brings together over 20 "lost" West End productions, from 1976 to 2009. "Call Me Robin Hood" —Peter Howarth (Robin Prince Of Sherwood), "The World Was Changed this Morning" —Alexander Hanson (Valentines Day), "Beautiful Colours" —Angela Richards (Liza Of Lambeth), "Only One Rose" —Andrew C Wadsworth (Troubadour), "The Four Dames" —Michael Mears, Nicola Kimber, David Rappaport (I) , "Illusions" —Arturo Brachetti (Y) , "Like a Child" —Miriam Stockley (Bernadette), "Eternally" —Dollie de Luxe (Which Witch), "I Never Told Him I Love Him" —Simone Dee (Prisoner Cell Block H), "Don't Look Back" —Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie (Maddie), "The Souvenirs Of Second Best - Mary Carewe, Company (Lautrec)", "Being a Woman" —Susannah Fellows (Beautiful and Damned), "Touch Me" —Robert Fardell (Behind the Iron Mask), "Say Goodbye - Julie-Alanah Brighten (La Cava), "She Lives with Me" —Simon Burke (Leonardo), "Only Believe" —Meredith Braun (Out Of The Blue), "One Night" —Gayatri Iyer (The Far Pavilions), "Gone with the Wind - Janene Lovullo (Gone with the Wind), "Poor Little Silly Young Me" —Tammy Joelle (Too Close To The Sun), "I'll Go No More A-Roving" —David Essex (Mutiny!), "I Have Your Love" —Philippa Healey (Tess of the D'Urbervilles). Available directly from the U.K. at

Paris in Springtime
(VAI - new on DVD)
Dan Dailey, Gale Sherwood, Helen Gallagher, Jack Whiting, Carleton Carpenter, and Geneviève. 1956 original TV musical. Book by William Friedberg and Neil Simon. Irwin Kostal, musical direction. Songs include "Sunshine" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Jule Styne and Leo Robin), "Mademoiselle de Paris" (Paul Durand, Henri Contet, Eric Maschwitz), "Did You Ever Get Stung?" from I Married an Angel (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart), "Back in the Old Routine" (Wilson Stone), "From Another World" from Higher and Higher (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart), "Nobody's Chasing Me" from Out of This World (Cole Porter), "Il Est un Coin de France" (Francisco Jean Lopez and Raymond Vincy), "Paris canaille" (Léo Albert C.A. Ferré), "Down With Love" from Hooray for What! (Harold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg), "Delicado" (Valdir Azevedo and Jack Lawrence), "I Can't Be Bothered Now" from the film A Damsel in Distress (George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin), "I'll Never Be the Same" (Gus Kahn, Matt Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Trine Von Stolzenau), "That's What Makes Paris, Paree" (Vernon Duke and Sammy Cahn), "La jardinière du Roi" (attrib. Marie Antoinette), "Happy Mood" (Irwin Kostal and Max Liebman).


Added to October 22, 2015:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
American premiere studio recording of Alan Menken/Stephen Schwartz score. Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renée, Andrew Samonsky, Erik Liberman. 25-piece orchestra. [Artwork may change.] Waiting list at