Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 12/8/15

Earlier recaps:

December 1 | November 24, 17, 10, 3 | October 27, 20, 13, 6 | September 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | August 18, 11, 4 | July 28, 21, 14, 7 | 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:

Gigi Deluxe soundtrack
(WaterTower Music - new CD-R/mp3)
Warner Archive Collection. Score by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner. 1958 film soundtrack. Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier, Hermione Gingold. "Main Title," "Opening," "Interlude/And There Is The Future," "Thank Heaven For Little Girls," "Meet Gigi," "Gaston's House," "Armenonville/It's A Bore Prelude," "It's A Bore," "After It's A Bore" (Extended version), "Aunt Alicia," "Parisians Introduction," "The Parisians," "Ice Skating Sequence" (Extended version), "Dissolve Maxim's/Gossip" (Extended version), "Introduction To Maxim's Waltz / Waltz At Maxim's" (She's Not Thinking Of Me)" (Extended version), "It's A Bore" (Reprise), "To The Inn" (Extended version), "Goodbye Madame," "Bore Montage," "The Night They Invented Champagne," "Trouville" (Extended version), "I Remember It Well," "Panting Grandma" (Outtake), "Lessons" (Extended version), "Upset," "Gaston's Soliloquy," "Gigi," "Gaston With Flowers," "You Never Told Me," "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore," "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" (Reprise / Extended version), "Aunt Alicia's March" (Extended version), "Bracelet" (Extended version), "Say A Prayer For Me Tonight," "Gigi's Big Moment," "Second Gossip" (Extended version / vocal outtake), "Waltz At Maxim's, Dance Version" (Extended version), "Gaston's Decision," "Change Of Heart/End Title" (Gigi Soundtrack), "The Parisians" (Extended version / piano-vocal prerecording), "The Night They Invented Champagne" (Piano-vocal prerecording), "Say A Prayer For Me Tonight" (Piano-vocal prerecording). Also available in 12-track version. Released 11/20/15

Judy Garland: Best of Lost Tracks 1929-59
(JSP - new import CD)
Lawrence Schulman's selections from JSP's 2010 4CD set plus three from one of his previous Garland collections, and two new-to-CD tracks ("Over the Rainbow" with its verse, and "The Stars and Stripes Forever"). "Bill," "Medley: On The Good Ship Lollipop/The Object Of My Affection/Dinah," "Broadway Rhythm," "Franklin D Roosevelt Jones," "Comes Love," "Minnie From Trinidad," "Over the Rainbow," "On The Sunny Side Of The Street," "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart," "The Boy Next Door," "Speak Low," "The Trolley Song," "Long Ago (And Far Away)," "I May Be Wrong (But I Think You re Wonderful)," "I ve Got The Sun In The Morning," "(I m In Love With) A Wonderful Guy," "Mean To Me," "My Ship (Has Sails That Are Made Of Silk)," "Look For The Silver Lining," "Who?," "The Man That Got Away," "The Land Of Let s Pretend," "On Revival Day," "Goody Goodbye," "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead," "Over The Rainbow," "The Stars And Stripes Forever."

Lady in the Van Soundtrack
(Sony - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack from 2015 film based on Alan Bennett play (directed by Nicholas Hytner and featuring Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden and Jim Broadbent). Original music composed by George Fenton and classical pieces featured in the movie. "Miss Shepherd's Waltz," "Moving in," "Two Women —Tango," "Re-parking," "In Care," "The Neighbours," "Special Paint," "Collision and Confession," "Piano Concerto No 1 —Extract," "The New Van," "Broadstairs," "Impromptu in Gb Major- Extract," "Curtain Down," "Alive and Well," "Freewheeling," "The Day Centre," "A Sepulchre," "Remembering Miss Shepherd," "Walk through the Cemetery," "The Ascension (Miss Shepherd's Waltz)," "Impromptu in Gb Major D.899, No.3, Op 90 —Clare Hammond," "Piano Concerto No 1 in E Minor, Op.11, 2Romance (Larghetto)," "Piano Concerto No 1 in E Minor, Op.11, 3Rondo."

Susan Egan: Softly
(Terpsichore Music - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
New solo album. "Nocturnes," "Think of Me," "Embraceable You / 'Til There Was You," "Love to Me," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "Anyone Can Whistle / Not While I'm Around," "Make Believe," "Lay Down Your Head," "With You," "A Quiet Thing," "I Wish You Love." With Stephen Cook and Danilo Lozano. CD & digital available at CD Baby. Released 11/26/15.

Victor/Victoria deluxe soundtrack
(WaterTower Records - new CD-R/mp3)

Warner Archive Collection. 1982 film soundtrack. Henry Mancini score. Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren. "Main Title" (Crazy World), "Cherry Ripe," "Alone In Paris," "Gay Paree," "You And Me" (Orchestral Underscore Version 1), "You And Me / The Idea," "Enter Leclou," "A Sub For Lover," "King's Can Can," "Le Jazz Hot," "Medley: Le Jazz Hot" (Bows)/The Unveiling," "You And Me" (Orchestral Underscore Version 2), "I'm Horny," "Chicago, Illinois," "The Shady Dame From Seville," "Cat And Mouse," "Chicago, Illinois," "The Big Lift," "Elegant," "Drag Blues," "You And Me," "Bedroom Radio," "Crazy World" (Le Matelot Club), "You And Me" (Orchestral Underscore Version 3), "Crazy World," "Medley: Crazy World/Sad Victoria," "King's Can Can" (Reprise), "The Shady Dame From Seville," "Finale" (Shady Dame/Le Jazz Hot/Crazy World/You And Me), "You And Me" (Original Soundtrack Album Version), "The Shady Dame From Seville" (Rehearsal). Released 11/20/15.

The Wiz Live! Original Soundtrack
(Sony Masterworks/Broadway Records - new on CD/mp3/at iTunes)
Soundtrack recording from 2015 "The Wiz Live" televised live musical. Cast includes Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills. "Prologue," "The Feeling We Once Had," "Tornado," "He's the Wizard," "Soon As I Get Home," "You Can't Win," "Ease On Down the Road," "Slide Some Oil to Me," "I'm a Mean Ole Lion," "Be a Lion," "So You Wanted to See the Wizard," "What Would I Do If I Could Feel," "We Got It," "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News," "A Brand New Day," "Y'All Got It," "Believe in Yourself," "Home." New material by Harvey Fierstein. Music producer Harvey Mason Jr. Music Director Stephen Oremus.

BOOKs Now Available:

The Penguin Arthur Miller: Collected Plays
(Penguin Classics - Hardcover Book Set)
Hardcover edition set published to celebrate the centennial of Miller's birth. Includes The Man Who Had All the Luck, All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, An Enemy of the People, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, The Price, The Creation of the World and Other Business, The Archbishop's Ceiling, The American Clock, Playing for Time, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Last Yankee, Broken Glass, Mr. Peters' Connections, and Resurrection Blues. 1312 pages.

On Sondheim: An Opinionated Guide
(Oxford Univ Press - new Hardcover Book/Kindle Edition)
"Ethan Mordden takes the reader on a tour of Stephen Sondheim's work, arguing for the importance and appeal of the composer-lyricist in American theater and, even more, in American culture." Each musical has a dedicated chapter, plus there are articles on Sondheim's life and his major influences, and comprehensive bibliographical and discographical essays. 224 pages.


Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb
(Univ Press of Mississippi - Paperback Book/Kindle Edition already available)
Paperback issue of 2011 book by Clifton Webb (Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter) with David L. Smith. Foreword by Robert Wagner. Hardcover and Kindle Edition already available.


Amazon link added:

Dorothy Loudon at the Blue Angel and Other Rarities
(Stage Door Records - new on CD)
Dorothy Loudon's live club act, recorded in stereo album at New York's Blue Angel supper club in 1959, accompanied by the Norman Paris trio, plus Loudon's complete rare singles recorded between 1951-1955. First time on CD. Retro LP packaging. Limited to 500 copies. At the Blue Angel: "Red Hot Mama / Someday My Prince Will," "Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love," "Louisiana," "South Rampart Street Parade," "I Like a Hungry Man," "Westport," "Six Feet of Papa," "Supper on the Table," "You Gotta See Your Mama," "Great Day," "Jamboree Jones," "Dixie Medley," "Bei Mir Bist du Schon; Bonus tracks: "Nickelodeon Rag," "Rustle a Paper," "How High the Moon," "Would I Love You," "I Wanna Say Hello," "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," "Zing a Little Zong," "Ma-Ma, Ma-Ma Put the Kettle on," "Nickel And Dime Man," "Sinnin' Again," "I'm With You," "Last Stop," "Mississippi Mambo," "Bei Mir Bist du Schoen," "All for the Lack of a Bobbin." Available for early shipping from Stage Door Records UK.

Added to February 14, 2016:

Hilary Kole: Judy Garland Project
(Miranda Music - new on CD)
Hilary Kole solo album with Paul Gill, Aaron Kimmel, John DiMartino, Joel Frahm, Christiana Liberis, Juliette Jones, Stephanie Matthews, Reenat Pinchas. "Zing," "The Boy Next Door," "Just In Time," "You Made Me Love You," "Stompin At The Savoy," "The Man That Got Away," "A Cottage For Sale," "I Wish I Was In Love Again," "Look For The Silver Lining," "The Trolley Song," "Get Happy," "Embraceable You," "As Long As He Needs Me," "It Never Was You," "Over The Rainbow." Represents her 2016 cabaret show. There is a Japan release already available as an import.