Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap 12/9/14

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December 2 | November 25, 18, 11, 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:

Anika Larsen: Sing You To Sleep
(Yellow Sound Label - new on CD/iTunes)
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."

Hark!: The Broadway Boys
(PS Classics - new on CD)
From the Broadway Boys roster of tenors. Landon Beard, Danny Calvert, Mykal Kilgore, Tyler Maynard, Jesse Nager, Kyle Post, Zak Resnick and Gabe Violett with guests Shoshana Bean and Shayna Steele. "Angels We Have Heard on High," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Today (Just Come Home)," "The Lights (The Chanukah Song)," "Do You Hear What I Hear?," "A Place Called Home," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "In the Bleak Midwinter," "The Christmas Song," "Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)," "Imagine Me." Digital release made previously: on mp3/iTunes.

Metropolitan Klezmer: Mazel Means Good Luck
(Rhythm Media Records - new on CD/mp3/iTunes)
Recorded live at The Emelin Theatre. "Nokh a Gleyzl Vayn —C Minor Bulgar" (Ken O'Hara Freylekhs), "Bonia's Nigun" (Cartagena Chosidl), "Mazel [Means Good Luck]" (by Artie Lane, Jack Beekman & Leo Fuld), "Yankele" (Adapted by Anna Guzik: Kolybelnaia" (Lullaby), based on Yankele by Mordechai Gebirtig), "Baltic Blue" (by Debra Kreisberg), "Cheburashka Wistful Waltz" (by Mikhail Ziv), "Guys & Dolls & Bagels" (adapted from "Adelaide's Lament and "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" by Frank Loesser, as well as traditional "Bublichki, Beygelekh"), "Di Fire Korbunes" (Music by David Meyrowitz / Lyric by Louis Gilrod) plus bonus live tracks: "Mainly Rumanian Interludes," rare Yiddish ballad of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, performed in centenary commemoration at Cooper Union Great Hall; "J Edgar Klezmer: When Izzy Met Jenny" from Eve Sicular's musical documentary theater piece J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files. Sample clips, individual tracks, CD and digital album available at CD Baby.

Sandy Bainum - It Might Be Fun
(Kritzerland - new on CD/iTunes)
Album of original songs by Bruce Kimmel. "It Might Be Fun," "When You're Waiting for Love," "I See Rainbows," "Three Acts," "Falling Out of Love," "Here On Earth," "What Do I Do Now?," "I'm Here," "Who Do I Have to Blank to Get Out of this Show?," "It Doesn't Get Easier," "Maybe Something More," "No Letting Go," "The Lights and the Smiles," "Truly Married," "Two Roads." Recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Studios Studio A with a 35-piece orchestra. Arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Lanny Meyers and produced by Bruce Kimmel. Also available at


The Route to Happiness London Studio Cast - Digital
(new on mp3/iTunes)
Complete show recording. Alexander S. Bermange score. Featuring Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster, and Louise Dearman. Produced by Mike Dixon. Disc One: "Overture," "Prologue," "A Man in Mind," "I Want It All," "Somehow I'll Be Famous," "Coda of Opening Sequence," "Holding On," "Just One More Ex," "Fingers in Pies," "Next!," "I Just Love Weddings," "A Fateful Meeting," "Montage" Disc Two: "Entr'acte," "These Days," "We'll Make It," "Better We'd Not Met," "Plan B," "Waiting for the Call," "Not My Fault," " to Have It All," "This Isn't Me," "Getting Through," "I'll Never Change a Single Thing," "The Route to Happiness." Deluxe double CD format available in the UK at Dress Circle

DVD/Blu-Rays Now Available:

Funny Lady - Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-ray)
1975 fictional musical sequel to Funny Girl featuring songs by Kander & Ebb and others. Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen and Arnold Schulman, based on a story by Schulman. Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen. Special Features: In Search of a Star; The New Look of Barbra in "Funny Lady"; Dancing on the Water; original theatrical trailer. ]there is no Isolated score on this title.] Limited edition of 3,000 units.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new Blu-ray)
1969 British film based on Muriel Spark's novel (which also inspired the preceding play by Jay Presson Allen). Maggie Smith (Oscar for Best Actress), Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin. Score by Rod McKuen. Directed by Ronald Neame. Special Features: isolated music & effects track; audio commentary with director Ronald Neame and actress Pamela Franklin; original theatrical trailer. Limited edition of 3,000 Units.

Yentl - Blu-ray
(Twilight Time - new on Blu-ray)
1983 film featuring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving. Score by Michel Legrand and Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman. Special Features: director's extended cut of the film and the theatrical version; introduction to the film by Barbra Streisand; audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande; deleted scenes; introduction to special features by Barbra Streisand; The Director's Reel featurette; the rehearsal process with materials from Barbra's archives; My Wonderful Cast and Crew featurette; deleted song; storyboard sequences; Barbra's 8mm concept film with optional narration; still galleries; theatrical trailers. [there is no isolated score on this title.] Limited edition of 3,000 units.


Anthony Newley Sings The Good Old Bad Old Days
(new import CD)
Songs from Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse musical which ran for 309 performances at London's Prince of Wales Theatre in 1971-72. Featuring several songs that were later cut from the final West End production. Previously unreleased recordings restored from Newley's own private archive. "The Good Old Bad Old Days," "The Fool Who Dared to Dream," "The Wisdom of the World," "A Cotton Pickin' Moon," "We've Got a Cure For Everything on Broadway," "And Women Must Wait," "Today," "Tomorrow," "Yesterday," "Thanksgiving Day," "I Do Not Love You," "The Good Things in Life," "The People Tree," "It's a Musical World," "The Wisdom of the World" (Alternate Version), "Hell of a Night," "It's a Funny Old World," "Mustn't Grumble Can't Complain," "What's the Matter God?" (Live), "Mister Sniffles" (Bonus Track). Also in the UK at Dress Circle

Jamie Cullum: Interlude
(Blue Note - new on CD/mp3/iTunes/Vinyl)
From the American songbook along with a couple modern surprises. U.S. version includes three bonus tracks. "Interlude," "Don't You Know," "The Seer's Tower," "Walkin'," "Good Morning Heartache" (with Laura Mvula), "Sack O' Woe," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (with Gregory Porter), "My One And Only Love," "Lovesick Blues," "Losing You," "Out Of This World," "Make Someone Happy," "Come And Get Me," "Lullaby Of The Leaves," "Come Rain Or Come Shine."

Warner Musical Collection on Blu-ray
(Warner - new Blu-rays w/ 3D versions on 4 discs)
Four musicals on Blu-ray: First time on Blu-ray for Kiss Me, Kate (3D version included), The Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, plus Singin' in the Rain. Also being released individually: Kiss Me, Kate, The Band Wagon and Calamity Jane. Set includes collectible art cards.