Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 10/29/19 (updated 11/1/19)

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CDs Now Available:

Ambassador: Original London Cast Recording
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
First in Stage Door Records' Cast Album Masters Series. Music by Don Gohman and lyrics by Hal Hackady. 1971 OLC: Toni-Sue Burley, Margaret Courtenay, Danielle Darrieux, Penny Everton, Blain Fairman, Judy Gridley, Neville Jason, Howard Keel, Judith Paris, Brian Rowley, Lamona Snow, Isobel Stuart, Nevil Whiting, David Wheldon Williams. "Overture," "A Man You Can Set Your Watch By," "It's a Woman," "Lambert's Quandry / Lilas," "The Right Time, the Right Place," "Surprise," "Charming," "All of My Life," "What Can You Do with a Nude?," "Love Finds the Lonely," "Tell Her," "Young with Him / I Thought I Knew You," "Lilas / What Happened to Paris," "Too Much to Forgive," "That's What I Need Tonight," "You Can Tell a Lady By Her Hat / This Utterly Ridiculous Affair / Gossip," "Not Tomorrow," "Thank You, No! / All of My Life (Reprise)." Album was produced by Norman Newell and recorded by RCA Records in November 1971. Digitally remastered from the studio master tapes. Limited to 500 copies only. Also at

Ben Bagley's Contemporary Broadway Revisited
(Kritzerland - new on CD)
Songs by Kander & Ebb, Jones and Schmidt, Jerry Herman, Bock & Harnick, and others. Starring Katharine Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Margaret Whiting, Anthony Perkins John Reardon, Fay De Witt, Kaye Ballard, Helen Gallagher, and more. Recording has been remastered, booklet errors corrected, with the cover art of Harvey Schmidt. At

Hadestown OBC
(on 2 CDs)
Score by Anaïs Mitchell. Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Patrick Page, Andre De Shields, Jewelle Blackman, Kay Trinidad, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer. "Road to Hell," "Any Way the Wind Blows," "Come Home with Me," "Wedding Song," "Epic I," "Livin' it Up on Top," "All I've Ever Known ("In spite of herself...") [Intro]," "All I've Ever Known," "Way Down Hadestown," "A Gathering Storm," "Epic II," "Chant," "Hey, Little Songbird," "When the Chips are Down ("Songbird vs. rattlesnake...") [Intro]," "When the Chips are Down," "Gone, I'm Gone," "Wait for Me ("Hey, the big artiste...") [Intro]," "Wait for Me," "Why We Build the Wall," "Why We Build the Wall ("Behind closed doors...") [Outro]," "Our Lady of the Underground," "Way Down Hadestown (Reprise)," "Flowers," "Come Home with Me (Reprise)," "Papers (Intro)," "Papers (Instrumental)," "Nothing Changes," "If it's True," "How Long?," "Chant (Reprise)," "Epic III," "Epic III (Intro) [Instrumental]," "Promises," "Word to the Wise," "His Kiss, the Riot," "Wait for Me ("If you wanna walk out of hell...") [Intro] [Reprise]," "Wait for Me (Reprise)," "Doubt Comes In," "Road to Hell (Reprise)," "We Raise our Cups." Includes 64-page booklet, including full libretto and production photos. Released previously on mp3 and at iTunes.

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra: I Shouldn't Be Telling You This
(Decca - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes/vinyl)
Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (members?), Sharon Van Etten, Inara George, Fiona Apple, Anna Calvi, and Gina Saputo. "Let's Face The Music and Dance," "The Sidewinder / The Beat Goes On," "Driftin'," "The Thrill Is Gone / Django," "The Kicker," "Don't Worry 'Bout Me," "The Cat," "Four on Six / Broken English," "If I Knew Then," "Make Someone Happy," "Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day." Follow-up to Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra 2018 debut album "The Capitol Sessions."

DIGITAL MUSIC Now Available:

Juliano Rossi: The Last White Christmas
(Künstlerhafen - new digital album)
German jazz singer holiday album with Rebekka Bakken and Les Brünettes. "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "When I'm Thinking of Christmas," "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Heaven on Earth (Himmel På Jord)," "The Last White Christmas," "I Love the Winter Weather," "Mele Kalikimaka," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "The Christmas Song." CD format available at Amazon UK.


American Utopia on Broadway OBC
(Nonesuch - 2-CD set)
Includes songs from David Byrne's American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career, currently on Broadway in October at the Hudson Theatre. "Here," "I Know Sometimes a Man Is Wrong / Don't Worry About the Government," "Lazy," "This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)," "I Zimbra," "Slippery People," "I Should Watch TV," "Everybody's Coming to My House," "Once in a Lifetime," "Glass, Concrete & Stone," "Toe Jam," "Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)," "I Dance like This," "Bullet," "Every Day Is a Miracle," "Blind," "Burning Down the House," "Hell You Talmbout," "One Fine Day," "Road to Nowhere," "The Great Curve." Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

Jagged Little Pill OBC
(Atlantic - new on CD)
Cast recording for new musical with score by Alanis Morissette, which begins December 5 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Jane Bruce, Anthony Cipriano, Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Logan Hart, Derek Klena, Max Kumangai, Sean Allan Krill, Ezra Menas, Lauren Patten, Nora Schell, Elizabeth Stanley. "Overture," "See Right Through You," "All I Really Want," "Hand in My Pocket," "Smiling," "Ironic," "So Unsexy," "Perfect," "Lancers Party (So Pure)," "That I Would Be Good," "Wake Up," "Forgiven," "Entr'Acte (Hand's Clean)," "Not The Doctor," "Head Over Feet," "Unprodigal Daughter," "Predator," "You Oughta Know," "Uninvited," "Mary Jane," "No," "Thank U," "You Learn."

Mark William: Come Croon With Me
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Debut album from Mark Williams, featuring the songs in his critically acclaimed nightclub act. "Overture," "Medley: Come Live Me/ Come Fly with Me/ Blue Skies/ From this Moment On," "I've Gotta Be Me/ Golden Rainbow," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," "Moon River/ Ebb Tide," "Just to Get My Name In Lights/ Everything Old Is New Again/ All I Wanted Was the Dream," "On the Street Where You Live," "Pure Imagination/ Over the Rainbow," "Bewitched/ You Do Something to Me/ That Old Black Magic/ Witchcraft," "I Want to Go to Hollywood," "Let Me Be Your Star," "A Lot of Livin' to Do/ Shine It On," "I Am What I Am," "Home." Backed by a five-piece band led by musical director Clint Edwards.

Randy Rainbow: Hey Gurl, It's Christmas!
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Randy Rainbow's debut Christmas album. Randy puts his signature twist on holiday classics and premieres a brand new Christmas song (the title track) with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Randy Rainbow and Shaiman. With special guests Alan Cumming, Kathy Griffin, Norm Lewis, and Lorna Luft. "Hey Gurl, It's Christmas!," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," "Merry Christmas Darling / What Are You Doing New Years Eve?," "Trump's Favorite Things," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "The Christmas Movie Medley: Somewhere Over the Rainbow; Somewhere in My Memory; White Christmas; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)," "Make Someone Happy." Backed by a swingin' band and new musical arrangements by Jesse Kissel. Also at

The Sound of Music 60th Anniversary
(Craft Recordings - new on CD/2-LP vinyl)

1959 Broadway cast performs the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II score. Mastered from the original 3-track master tape. New liner notes by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization's Ted Chapin. Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel, with Brian Davies, Elizabeth Howell, Kurt Kasznar, Marion Marlowe, Patricia Neway, Muriel O'Malley, Lauri Peters, Karen Shepard. "Preludium," "The Sound of Music," "Maria," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "The Lonely Goatherd," "How Can Love Survive?," "The Sound of Music," "Laendler," "So Long, Farewell," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "No Way To Stop It," "An Ordinary Couple," "Processional," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," "Edelweiss," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain."


The Movie Musical!
(Knopf - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition/Audible Audiobook)
By Jeanine Basinger. This film historian examines a dazzling array of stars, strategies, talents, and innovations in the history of musical cinema. Extensive portraits of everyone from Al Jolson to Doris Day; from Deanna Durbin to Shirley Temple and Judy Garland; from Ann Miller to Ann-Margret ... focusing on many beloved, iconic films (Top Hat, Singin' in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Sound of Music) as well as unduly obscure gems (Whoopee!, Murder at the Vanities, Sun Valley Serenade, One from the Heart). 656 pages.

Compiled by Talkin' Broadway Staff.

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