Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 11/11/14

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November 4 | October 28, 21, 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

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CDs Now Available:

The Angel Band Project: An Evening With Norbert Leo Butz
(Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
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. Previously released on mp3 and iTunes

The Definitive Miss Saigon Live Recording
(First Night/Polydor - new import on 2 CDs/mp3/listed previously 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/mp3/listed previously 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.

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").

Tappin' and Yappin' 2014 Orlando Cast Recording
(new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
2014 Orlando Fringe show. Joy Andersen & John B. Dehaas. "Tappin' and Yappin'," "Pull Back and Smile," "Flea Hop Fun," "Rat a Tat Tap," "Gams," "Read These Lips," "Good Girl Cindy," "A Christmas Song," "Pull Back and Smile (Reprise)," "Tappin' and Yappin' Bows." Sample clips, individual tracks, CD and digital album at CD Baby.

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
(Universal Studios - on 13 DVDs)
24 films: College Humor (1933), We're Not Dressing (1934), Here is My Heart (1934), Mississippi (1935), Rhythm on the Range (1936), Waikiki Wedding (1937), Double or Nothing (1937), Sing You Sinners (1938), East Side of Heaven (1939), Road to Singapore (1940), If I Had My Way (1940), Rhythm on the River (1940), Road to Zanzibar (1941), Birth of the Blues (1941), Holiday Inn (1942), Road to Morocco (1942), Going My Way (1944), Here Come the Waves (1944), Road to Utopia (1946), Blue Skies (1946), Welcome Stranger (1947), Variety Girl (1947), The Emperor Waltz (1948), and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) - plus American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered, trailers and featurettes.

Jersey Boys
(Warner Home Video - new Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack/DVD+UltraViolet)
2014 film based on the Broadway musical. John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza. Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Special features: From Broadway to the Big Screen featurette; Too Good to Be True featurette; "Oh, What A Night" To Remember.

Southern Baptist Sissies
(Breaking Glass Pictures - new on DVD)
2013 film based on Del Shores' award-winning play. Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, , Matthew Scott Montgomery, Bobbie Eakes and Willam Belli.

BOOKs Now Available:

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion
(Rowman & Littlefield - Hardcover Book)
By Kenneth LaFave.

Paula Vogel (Michigan Modern Dramatists)
(Univ of Michigan Press - Paperback Book)
By Joanna Mansbridge. First book-length study of Vogel and her work ... examines the theories shaping the playwright and her plays, the production and reception of her work, and the aesthetic structure of each play, grounding the work in cultural materialist, feminist and queer theory, and theater and performance studies scholarship. 232 pages.

Title and Deed / Oh, the Humanity and other good intentions
(TCG - Paperback Book)
Plays by Will Eno.

Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song
(Oxford Univ Press - Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
By Todd Decker. Examines how the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II song has shaped, and been shaped by, the African American experience ... and how it has been reworked in musical genres from pop to jazz, opera to doo wop, rhythm and blues to gospel to reggae.


American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered - The Soundtrack
(Universal - new on CD)
Some of Bing Crosby Decca recordings, with radio tracks and film/TV soundtrack excerpts. "I've Got A Pocketful of Dreams" (rehearsal), "Star Dust," "A Fine Romance" (with Dixie Lee), "Medley: Mississippi Mud / I Left My Sugar Standing in the Rain" (with Harry Barris and Al Rinker), "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (outtake), "San Fernando Valley," "You're Just in Love" (with Judy Garland), "Moonlight Becomes You," "Sweet Leilani," "Swinging on a Star," "Put it There, Pal" (with Bob Hope), "White Christmas," "It's Been a Long, Long Time" (featuring Les Paul), "Temptation," "Just One More Chance," "The Second Time Around," "The Oldest Established" (with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra), "Now You Has Jazz" (with Louis Armstrong), "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho," "Medley: I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore / I Wish I Were In Love Again" (with Maurice Chevalier), "Where the Blue of the Night" (Meets the Gold of the Day), "I Surrender Dear."

Anika Larsen: Sing You to Sleep
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD)
Debut album from Tony nominee Anika Larsen."Summertime," "Somewhere Out There," "Count on Me," "Sleepy Man," "The Moon Is Made of Gold," "You Can Close Your Eyes (With Jessie Mueller," "Four-Leaf Clover," "Al Otro Lado Del Rio," "Fields of Gold," "Baby Mine," "Annie's Song," "Make You Feel My Love."

Bing Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
(Universal - new on CD)
Compilation of Decca and radio tracks. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (with Connee Boswell), "Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon," "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'," "When I Lost You," "Tell Me Little Gypsy," "All By Myself," "Always" (with Eugenie Baird), "Let's Start the New Year Right," "Abraham," "Kate (Have I Come Too Early, Too Late?), "Blue Skies (featuring Les Paul), "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Easter Parade" (with Trudy Erwin), "Some Sunny Day," "Call of the South" (with Gary Crosby), "Play a Simple Melody" (with Dick Powell), "There's No Business Like Show Business" (with the Andrews Sisters and Dick Haymes), "Puttin' on the Ritz," "A Man Chases a Girl (Until She Catches Him), "The Song is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On), "White Christmas" (with Michael Buble).

Chess Remastered Deluxe Edition
(new import 2CD/1 DVD set)
1984 concept album in a remastered and expanded edition. Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice score. Barbara Dickson, Murray Head, Tommy Körberg, Elaine Paige, Denis Quilley, Bjorn Skifs. Includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks plus a DVD (Region 2) featuring an in-depth documentary and five video clips of songs from the album: Magasinet Special Chess documentary produced by Swedish Television in 1984; promotional videos of "One Night In Bangkok," "Nobody's Side," "The Arbiter," "I Know Him So Well," "Pity The Child." CD Disc 1: "Merano," "The Russian and Molokov / Where I Want to Be," "Opening Ceremony," "Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquillity)," "The American and Florence / Nobody's Side," "Chess," "Mountain Duet," "Florence Quits," "Embassy Lament," "Anthem." CD Disc 2: "Bangkok / One Night in Bangkok," "Heaven Help My Heart," "Argument," "I Know Him So Well," "The Deal (No Deal)," "Pity the Child," "Endgame," "Epilogue: You and I / the Story of Chess," "Press Conference," "Intro Mountain Duet (Der Kleine Franz)," "Anthem." Also available from Dress Circle.

(Yellow Sound Label - new on 2 CDs)
Live recording of Skip Kennon and Ellen Fitzhugh score. BD Wong.

Honeymoon in Vegas OBC recording
(Ume - new on CD)
Jason Robert Brown score. Cast includes Tony Danza, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley, David Josefsberg, Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar. "Overture," "I Love Betsy," "Never Get Married," "Anywhere But Here," "When You Say Vegas," "Out Of The Sun," "The Invitation/Forever Starts Tonight," "Betsy's Getting Married/The Game," "Coming To An Agreement," "Do Something," "Entr'acte," "Hawaii/Waiting For You," "Ev'ryday Is Happy In Hawaii," "Friki-Friki," "You Made The Wait Worthwhile," "A Little Luck," "The Garden Of Disappointed Mothers," "Isn't That Enough?," "Airport Song," "Higher Love," "I've Been Thinking," "Elvii In Flight," "Honeymoon In Vegas/Finale." Recorded week of 10/17.

The Last Ship OBC
(Universal - new on CD)
Original Broadway cast recording of Sting score from current Broadway production, plus one song performed by Sting. Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Fred Applegate. "Island of Souls," "All This Time," "August Winds," "Shipyard," "If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor," "Dead Man's Boots," "The Last Ship (Part One)," "The Last Ship (Part Two)," "What Say You, Meg?," "We've Got Now't Else," "When We Dance," "The Night The Pugilist Learned How to Dance," "So To Speak," "Show Some Respect," "It's Not the Same Moon," "Underground River," "Ghost Story," "The Last Ship (Finale)," "What Say You, Meg?" (performed by Sting).

The Man Who Saved Christmas
(Take the Cakeable Records - new on CD)
Studio cast recording of family musical comedy by Ron Lytle (loosely based on the true story of Erector Set inventor A.C. Gilbert). Thirty-four singers, along with a fourteen-piece orchestra. Chris Vettel, Ryan Drummond, Melissa O'Keefe, Sheelagh Murphy, Michael P. Mendelsohn, Jordyn Foley and Pierce Peter Brandt. Pre-ordering at

Peter Pan Live!
(Universal/NBC - new on DVD)
New live production for TV. Music by Jule Styne, Mark Charlap; lyrics by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carolyn Leigh. Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie. Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman, Alanna Saunders. To air live on NBC on December 4, 2014.

Side Show Broadway revival cast
(Broadway Records - new on CD)
Broadway revival cast recording. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Robert Joy, David St. Louis. Currently pre-ordering at Expected early 2015.

The West End Goes MAD For Christmas
(Auburn Jam Records - new on CD)
Compilation album of Christmas songs by new writers, performed by a host of West End stars, in aid of MAD (Make a Difference) Trust. "Together We Can Make It", (Killian Donnelly & the cast of Les Misérables) (written by Felix Hagan), "Home", (Alistair Brammer) (written by Gus Gowland & Alistair Brammer), "I Love Christmas", (Chloe Hart) (from The Bakewell Bake Off written by The Baking Committee), "This Christmas", (written & performed by Stuart Matthew Price), "Reindeer Wives", (Harriet Thorpe, Christopher Howell & Sophie Isaacs) (written by Anderson & Petty), "A Soldier's Christmas", (Gerónimo Rauch & Nadim Naaman) (written by Nadim Naaman), "Praying For You", (Gina Beck) (written by Alexander Bermange), "The Little Match Girl", (Janie Dee) (written by Tim Connor). Includes lyric booklet including behind-the-scenes photos by Kate Scott of the recording sessions, and beautiful illustrations by artist Darryl Carpenter. Minimum of 20% percent of each album sale will go to the charity. Pre-ordering at Dress Circle.

Worzel Gummidge the Musical
(Stage Door Records - new import CD/mp3 now available)
1981 original London cast album of Denis King/Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall score for show based on popular television series; plus Christmas maxi single. First time on CD. Jon Pertwee, Una Stubbs, Geoffrey Bayldon, Lucy Baker. First staged in 1980 at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and transferred to London's Cambridge Theatre in 1981. Full colour eight-page booklet. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Available directly from the U.K. at Stage Door Records.


Track list and iTunes link added:

Into the Woods Deluxe Soundtrack
(Disney - new on 2 CDs/iTunes)
Soundtrack for 2014 film version of Sondheim/Lapine musical. Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy, Christine Baranski, James Corden, Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lilla Crawford, Simon Russell Beale. "Prologue: Into the Woods" (Company) (14:35), "Cinderella at the Grave" (Joanna Riding) (1:41), "Hello, Little Girl" (Johnny Depp & Lilla Crawford) (2:32), "Rapunzel's Song" (Mackenzie Mauzy) (0:56), "The Cape as Red as Blood" (0:42), "The Cow as White as Milk" (Emily Blunt & James Corden) (0:30), "Magic Beans" (1:27), "Rapunzel's Hair" (1:24), "Granny's Cottage" (1:37), "I Know Things Now" (Lilla Crawford) (2:05), "The Beanstalk Grows" (0:29), "Cinderella Runs" (0:54), "A Very Nice Prince" (Anna Kendrick & Emily Blunt) (1:32), "Giants in the Sky" (Daniel Huttlestone) (2:27), "Who Cares!" (0:31), "Baker and Wife Part" (0:34), "Princes' Fanfare" (0:17), "Agony" (Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen) (2:33), "The Forbidden Tower" (2:20), "May I Compare This Ear of Corn?" (0:48), "It Takes Two" (Emily Blunt & James Corden) (2:31), "Two Midnights Gone" (0:35), "One Day Left" (0:59), "Stay With Me" (Meryl Streep) (3:15), "Jack Chops Down the Beanstalk" (1:23), "On the Steps of the Palace" (Anna Kendrick) (3:15), "She Won't Get Far With One Shoe" (0:59), "Searching for Cinderella" (1:06), "Careful My Toe" (Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard & Lucy Punch) (1:11), "The Slipper Fits" (1:13), "Rapunzel's Tear" (1:20), "This Cow Is Covered With Flour" (0:50), "Almost Midnight" (1:08), "The Witch's Transformation" (1:35), "Ever After (Instrumental)" (1:16), "Back Into the Woods" (0:50), "Find the Boy" (1:32), "Witch's Lament" (Meryl Streep) (1:16), "Any Moment" (Chris Pine & Emily Blunt) (1:41), "Moments in the Woods" (Emily Blunt) (3:08), "Your Fault" (Daniel Huttlestone, James Corden, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep & Anna Kendrick) (1:57), "Last Midnight" (Meryl Streep) (3:35), "No More (Instrumental)" (2:38), "The Far Away Prince" (1:05), "No One Is Alone" (Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Lilla Crawford & Daniel Huttlestone) (2:59), "The Giant Attack" (2:13), "Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 1)" (James Corden, Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep & Company) (3:32), "Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 2)" (Company) (1:45), "Stay With Me (Instrumental)" (2:39), "Last Midnight (Instrumental)" (3:45).

Added, no release date:

Ellen Greene: Songs for a Winter's Night
(new on CD)
Ellen Greene with Christian Klikovits, on piano, cellist Stephen Erdody, Sara Parkins on violin, Sarah Thornblade on violin, Brian Dembow on viola, David Washburn on trumpet, Steve Becknell on French horn, Eric Rittner on bass and Tim Mcintyre on drums as well as a choir. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Santa Baby," "Universal Child," "Morning Has Broken" and "Song for a Winter's Night," among others.

The Fortress of Solitude
(Ghostlight Records - new on CD)
Original cast album. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. "Superman," "One I Remember," "Time Keeps Changing," "Grab Something," "White Boy," "Ballad of Barrett Rude, Sr.," "Painting," "This Little World," "Take Me To The Bridge," "High High High School/Fuck You Up/I'm Busy Now," "Act 2 Prologue," "If I Had Known Then," "Bothered Blue," "Take It Baby," "Who's Calling Me?," "Something," "Back on the Block," "Ballad of Mingus Rude," "Sidekick," "Superman (Reprise)," "The Gift," "Middle Spaces." Recorded 11/18-19.