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Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 10/21/14

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:

October 14, 7, 1 | September 16, 9, 2 | August 26, 19 | 12 | 5 | July 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | June 24, 17, 10, 3 | May 27, 20, 13, 6 | April 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | March 25, 18, 11, 4 | February 25, 11, 18, 11, 4 | January 28, 21, 14, 7, 2014 | 2013

Quick list of all Amazon links for this week.

CDs Now Available:

Nostalgia: Annie Lennox (Deluxe Amazon Exclusive)
(Blue Note - new on 2 CDs/single album mp3 and iTunes)
Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century —including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Disc: 1: "Memphis In June," "Georgia On My Mind," "I Put A Spell On You," "Summertime," "I Cover The Waterfront," "Strange Fruit," "God Bless The Child," "You Belong To Me," "September In The Rain," "I Can Dream, Can't I?," "The Nearness Of You," "Mood Indigo." Disc: 2: Annie Lennox Discusses Nostalgia, "I Put A Spell On You (live)."

Richard Troxell: So in Love
(Blue Sky - new on CD/mp3)
American operatic tenor Richard Troxell sings "I Love Paris," "Old Devil Moon," "So in Love," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "September Song: Autumn Leaves," "Sing You Sinners," "All the Things You Are," "I'd Do Anything," "If I Only Had a Brain," "People," "When You Wish Upon a Star." Sample clips, individual tracks, CD and digital album at CD Baby.

Storm Large: Le Bonheur
(Heinz Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Solo album from Storm Large, of Pink Martini. "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Sacred Love," "A Woman's Heart," "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," "Forbidden Fruit," "N.I.B.," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Unchained Melody," "Ne me quitte pas," "It's All Right with Me," "Saving All My Love for You," "Satellite of Love," "Stand up for Me."

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Billy Crystal 700 Sundays Extended Version
(HBO Studios - new on DVD)
Crystal's Broadway show, as presented as an HBO comedy special. 14 additional minutes of performance that was cut from the HBO broadcast. 134 minutes.

The Best of the Danny Kaye Show
(MVD - new on 2 DVDs)
Six complete episodes (three in black-and-white, three in color) from the CBS 1963 TV season. Guests include Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Harry Belafonte, Michelle Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, John Gary, Lovelady Powell, and others. 300 minutes.

(VAI - new on DVD)
1955 television musical version. Music by Clay Warnick, based on themes of Robert Schumann, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Script by William Friedberg and Neil Simon, based on the book by Johanna Spyri. Jeannie Carson, Natalie Wood, Wally Cox, Elsa Lanchester, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Clary, Bil & Cora Baird and their Marionettes. Produced and directed by Max Liebman. 80 minutes.

The Red Skelton Show: The Early Years - 1951 - 1955
(Shout! Factory - new on 11 DVDs)
90 episodes of Skelton's half-hour series, many not seen since the broadcast dates. Bonuses: America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton featurette; dress rehearsal and special bonus episode: Deadeye From Mars - gives a look at Red's rehearsal process on a classic episode, followed by the final broadcast version; special bonus episode: The Look Magazine Movie Awards - Red hosts an award show honoring several of Hollywood's all-time greats, featuring Walt Disney, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby among others.

Yankee Doodle Dandy Blu-ray
(Warner Archive Collection - new Blu-ray)
1942 musical film about George M. Cohan. James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Extras: Special Features: Leonard Maltin hosts Warner Night at the Movies 1942 with Casablanca trailer; 1942 newsreel; Warner Bros. short Beyond the Call of Duty; Warner Bros. vintage cartoon Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid; James Cagney in wartime short You, John Jones; Yankee Doodle Dandy theatrical trailer; Let Freedom Sing!: The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy documentary; audio commentary with Warner Bros. historian Rudy Behlmer; John Travolta remembers James Cagney featurette; audio-only extras radio show and pre-recording session outtakes/rehearsals; vintage Warner Bros. cartoon Yankee Doodle Daffy. *Note: animated cartoons presented in 1080p HD

BOOKs Now Available:

#SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business Audiobook
(Audible audiobook/iTunes audiobook)
Features the voices of Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita, Megan Hilty, Brian Dennehy, Julia Murney, Will Swenson, Keala Settle, Tituss Burgess, Krysta Rodriguez and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. All royalties earned from the sale will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Seth's Broadway Diary, Volume 1
(Dress Circle Publishing - new Paperback)
Chronicling Seth Rudetsky's unique life on and around the Great White Way ... his personal Broadway experiences, such as going to the final performance and party for Rent, watching in terror as Jeff Bowen was dragged off the stage during [title of show], and the night he saw Spring Awakening and helped Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele break (-ish) the law.


The Angel Band Project: An Evening With Norbert Leo Butz
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Live recording of May 2013 concert for survivors of sexual abuse at Sheldon Hall in St. Louis. "Intro," "Home," "Born Too Late," "Peace," "If These Walls Could Speak," "Hope for Me Yet," "Mary," "Lost in the Stars," "Band Introductions," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Not Even the King," "The Difficult Kind," "Fix You," "Country Roads," "Proud Mary." With Michael J. Moritz, Jr., Jennifer Hopper, Devon Cahill, Joe Graziosi, Adam DeAscentis, Khaled Tabbara, Jimmy Leahey, Bill LaGuardia. Proceeds from the album will benefit The Angel Band Project's music therapy program for survivors of sexual violence.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
(new Blu-ray/DVD)
Film version of Ed Graczyk's play. Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, Mark Patton.

Donny Osmond: The Soundtrack of My Life
(Sony - new on CD)

Home for Christmas: John Schneider and Tom Wopat
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
"Merry Christmas," "Christmas Time is Here," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Cool Yule," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Even the Snow," "Love," "Sleigh Ride," "Christmas Waltz," "Johnny, It's Cold Outside," "The Secret of Christmas," "Coal," "Blue Xmas," "Holiday Season," "Ponch & John," "On a Quiet Christmas Morn," "Silver Bells," "Egg Nog."

Perry Como: If I Could Be With You - Standards and Rarities Vol. 2
(Sepia Records - new on 2 CDs)
Over 55 rare tracks spanning 17 years of Como's career and also including the complete and never before issued on CD studio cast LP of Irving Berlin's Mr. President, Como, Ray Charles Singers, Kaye Ballard, Sandy Stewart ("Opening," "It Gets Lonely in the White House," "The First Lady," "In Our Hide-Away ," "The Secret Service," "Pigtails And Freckles," "Is He the Only Man in the World," "Is She the Only Girl in the World ," "They Love Me," "I'm Gonna Get Him," "Glad to Be Home," "Song for Belly Dancer," "Empty Pockets," "Finale: This Is A Great Country").

Something's Gotta Give: Simon Keenlyside, Scarlett Strallen
(Naxos - new on CD)
Baritone Simon Keenlyside with soprano Scarlett Strallen. David Charles Abell conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra in original orchestral arrangements, a number of which have been specially restored for this recording. Selections include "Reviewing the Situation," "If I Were a Rich Man," "When Did I Fall in Love?," "Stranger in Paradise," "All the Things You Are," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Girl Next Door," "Something's Gotta Give," "Night and Day," "So in Love," "I Wonder What He'll Think Of Me!," "O What a Beautiful Morning," "It Might as Well Be Spring," "If I Loved You," "People Will Say We're in Love," "It's Magic."

Sunny Afternoon original cast recording
(BMG/Chrysalis - new import CD)
Cast recording for new musical that tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Currently appearing at the Hampstead Theatre in London. John Dagleish, Ned Derrington, George Maguire And Adam Sopp. "You Still Want Me," "I Gotta Move/You Really Got Me," "Just Can't Go To Sleep," "Denmark Street," "A Well Respected Man," "Dead End Street," "Dedicated Follower of Fashion," "You Really Got Me," "(This Time Tomorrow into) Set Me Free," "Till the End of the Day," "This Strange Effect," "Stop Your Sobbing," "This is Where I Belong," "Where Have All The Good Times Gone/All Day and All of the Night," "This Time Tomorrow," "Maximum Consumption," "Sitting In My Hotel," "I Go To Sleep," "I'm Not Like Everybody Else," "Too Much On My Mind/Tired of Waiting," "The Moneygoround," "Sunny Afternoon," "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," "Days," "A Long Way From Home," "Waterloo Sunset," "Lola," "All Day And All Of The Night/You Really Got Me/Lola," "Look A Little On The Sunny Side." Produced by Ray Davies at Konk Studios in London. Also pre-ordering directly from the U.K. at Amazon UK


We'll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart (Broadway Legacies)
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book)
By Dominic Symonds. Explores the first, formative period of Rodgers and Hart's collaboration and their work from their first meeting in 1919 to the early 1930s as they left the theater to explore sound film. During this time, their output was prodigious, progressive, and experimental. Also covered: the theme of identity that runs throughout Rodgers and Hart's work; how the business side of the theater affected their artistic output; and their continued experimentation with a song's dramatic role within a narrative.


Moved to November 4:

The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording
(First Night/Polydor - new import on 2 CDs/already at iTunes)
Live recording of Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. 2014 London revival cast. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll. Disc: 1: "Overture," "The Dance," "Why God Why?," "This Money's Yours," "Sun And Moon," "Asking For Leave," "The Deal," "The Wedding Ceremony," "Thuy's Intervention," "Last Night Of The World," "The Morning Of The Dragon," "I Still Believe," "Coo-Coo Princess," "You Will Not Touch Him," "If You Want To Die In Bed," "Kim & Engineer," "I'd Give My Life For You"; Disc: 2: "Entr'acte -," "Bui Doi," "The Revelation," "What A Waste," "Too Much For One Heart," "Kim's Nightmare," "Sun And Moon (Reprise)," "Room 317," "Maybe," "The Confrontation," "Paper Dragons," "The American Dream," "Little God Of My Heart." Available in the U.K. at Dress Circle and Amazon UK.

The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording Highlights
(First Night/Polydor - new import CD/already at iTunes)
Highlights disc of live recording of 2014 London revival cast performing the Claude-Michel Schönberg/Alain Boublil score. Jon Jon Briones, Rachelle Ann Go, Hugh Maynard, Alistair Brammer, Eva Noblezada, Kwang-Ho, Tamsin Carroll.

Added, no release date:

Honeymoon in Vegas OBC recording
(new on CD)
Jason Robert Brown score. Cast includes Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar. Recorded week of 10/17.