Talkin' Broadway Sound Advice Recap Week of 6/28/16 (updated 7/1/16)

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Earlier recaps:

2016: June 21, 14, 7 | May 31, 24, 17, 10, 3 | April 26, 19, 12, 5 | March 29, 22, 15, 8, 1 | February 23, 16, 9, 2 | January 26, 19, 12, 5, 2016 | 2015


CDs Now Available:

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
West End production cast recording (previously played U.S. as What's It All About?. Recorded November 2015. Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Kyle Riabko arranger and music director. Cast/musicians includes Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris, James Williams. Co-conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer. Released earlier on mp3 and at iTunes.

Don Walker: The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, Emily Dickinson Poems
(Albany Records - new on CD/mp3)
Music by Don Walker. With soprano Ann Moss and pianist Karen Rosenak. This Whole Experiment of Green, Four Poems of Emily Dickinson, Arias from Past the Hedge, The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, Four Songs of Emily Dickinson, God & Emily, A Fact Withheld the Little Child.

Patty Duke: The Complete Album Collection
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
Four albums plus bonus tracks. Don't Just Stand There (1965), Patty (1966), Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls (1967) and a ever-before released album of folk songs Duke recorded with United Artists in 1968. 48 tracks. See Amazon for track listings.

The Point! - Original London cast recording
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
First time on CD. Score by Harry Nilsson. 1977 Mermaid Theatre cast, including Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz. "Overture", "Everything's Got 'Em" (Company), "Me and My Arrow" (Davy Jones), "Poli High" (Company), "Remember" (Veronica Clifford), "To Be a King" (Noel Howlett and Company), "He's Leaving Here This Morning (Bath)" (Micky Dolenz), "Think About Your Troubles" (Davy Jones and Company), "Blanket for a Sail" (Davy Jones), "Life Line" (Davy Jones), "Thursday (Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today)" (Felix Rice), "It's a Jungle Out There" (Micky Dolenz), "O.V. Waltz" (Davy Jones and Company), "Are You Sleeping" (Davy Jones and Company), "Gotta Get Up" (Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz), "Reprise Overture." Originally released on LP in the UK in 1978. Musical director Mike McNaught.

Two Cities: Original London Cast
(new import CD)
1969 musical previously released on LP. Score by Jeff Wayne (music) and Jerry Wayne (lyrics). Edward Woodward, Kevin Colson, Nicolette Roeg, Elizabeth Power, Leon Greene. Score plus demo recordings. "The Best of Times," "Tender Love and Patience," "Independent Man / What Would You Do," "Look Alike," "And Lucie Is Her Name / Golden Haired Doll," "Suddenly," "The Time Is Now," "The Machine of Doctor Guillotine," "Two Different People," "Only a Fool," "Will We Ever Meet Again," "Knitting Song," "Quartet - Two Different People / Will We Ever Meet Again / Only a Fool / Knitting Song," "Long Ago," "It's a Far, Far Better Thing." BONUS DEMO TRACKS: "The Wine That Flows in the Street," "Tender Love and Patience," "What Would You Do Without Me," "Look Alike," "Someone to Love," "For Justice We March," "Let Them Eat Cake," "The Proposal Song," "I Would Give My Life," "The Machine of Doctor Guillotine." Released June 10, 2016.


DIGITAL DOWNLOADs Now Available:

Broadway for Orland: "What the World Needs Now"
(digital single at iTunes)
Featuring Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Andréa Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Joshua Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Nina Hennessey, James Monroe Iglehart, Julie James, Carole King, Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, Zachary Levi, Jose Llana, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Janet Metz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Rory O’Malley, Orfeh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christine Pedi, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, Lillias White, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, B.D. Wong and Tony Yazbeck. Produced by Broadway Records' Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky, and Producer James Wesley in conjunction with Playbill at Avatar Studios. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. CD single can be purchased at BroadwayRecords.com.

Jenna Ushkowitz: Standing on My Own
(DLC Music - digital single mp3/at iTunes)
Jenna Ushkowitz (Spring Awakening) performs song by Daniel and Laura Curtis to launch the 2016 Your Voice Competition.


BOOKs Now Available:

Color Me Sondheim: A coloring book for all ages featuring the Broadway Musicals of Stephen Sondheim
(CreateSpace - Paperback Book)
38 pages.


MUSIC to be released this Friday, July 1:

Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined
(Ghostlight Records - new on 2 CDs)
West End production cast recording (previously played U.S. as What's It All About?. Recorded November 2015. Score by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Kyle Riabko arranger and music director. Cast/musicians includes Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen, Greg Coulson, Anastacia McCleskey, Stephanie McKeon, Renato Paris, James Williams. Co-conceived by Kyle Riabko and David Lane Seltzer.

Don Walker: The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, Emily Dickinson Poems
(Albany Records - new on CD)
Music by Don Walker. With soprano Ann Moss and pianist Karen Rosenak. This Whole Experiment of Green, Four Poems of Emily Dickinson, Arias from Past the Hedge, The Thoughtfulness of Thirst, Four Songs of Emily Dickinson, God & Emily, A Fact Withheld the Little Child.

Patty Duke: The Complete Album Collection
(Real Gone Music - new on 2 CDs)
Four albums plus bonus tracks. Don't Just Stand There (1965), Patty (1966), Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls (1967) and a ever-before released album of folk songs Duke recorded with United Artists in 1968. 48 tracks. See Amazon for track listings.

The Point! - Original London cast recording
(Varese Sarabande - new on CD)
First time on CD. Score by Harry Nilsson. 1977 Mermaid Theatre cast, including Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz. "Overture", "Everything's Got 'Em" (Company), "Me and My Arrow" (Davy Jones), "Poli High" (Company), "Remember" (Veronica Clifford), "To Be a King" (Noel Howlett and Company), "He's Leaving Here This Morning (Bath)" (Micky Dolenz), "Think About Your Troubles" (Davy Jones and Company), "Blanket for a Sail" (Davy Jones), "Life Line" (Davy Jones), "Thursday (Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today)" (Felix Rice), "It's a Jungle Out There" (Micky Dolenz), "O.V. Waltz" (Davy Jones and Company), "Are You Sleeping" (Davy Jones and Company), "Gotta Get Up" (Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz), "Reprise Overture." Originally released on LP in the UK in 1978. Musical director Mike McNaught.


Recordings RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Fool Britannia / Scandal / Stop the World I Want
(Cherry Red Records - on 2-CD import set)
Fool Britannia, comedy satire written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse and recorded live by Newley, Bricusse, Peter Sellers, Joan Collins, Daniel Massey and Michael Lipton before an invited audience, August 6, 1963; soundtrack from 1989 film Scandal featuring Frank Sinatra, Guy Mitchell, The Shadows, Johnny Preston, Jimmy Smith, Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren, Chubby Checker, Julie London, John Coltrane, and Enrico Caruso; original British cast recording of Stop the World - I Want to Get off, featuring Anthony Newley with Anna Quayle; and a selection of satirical sketches and songs and from 1960s British TV shows "That Was the Week that Was" which includes performances by Millicent Martin, David Frost, Roy Kinnear, Lance Percival, Willie Rushton, and and "The Establishment," with Eleanor Bron, and John Fortune.


Books RECENTLY MADE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

Broadway Nights: A Romp of Life, Love, and Musical Theatre - Audio Version
(Audible Studios - audiobook on CD)
Seth Rudetsky's 2007 book read by Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, Ann Harada, Richard Kind, and Jonathan Groff.

Hamilton: Easy Piano Selections
(Hal Leonard - Paperback Book)
Nine songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: "Alexander Hamilton," "Burn," "Dear Theodosia," "Helpless," "My Shot," "The Schuyler Sisters," "That Would Be Enough," "Wait for It," "You'll Be Back." 80 pages.

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
(Crown Archetype - Hardcover Book/Paperback/Kindle Edition/Audiobook)
Carol Burnett shares behind-the-scenes stories about her weekly TV show and about the people she worked with. 320 pages.

Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Keith Garebian. Takes a new look at My Fair Lady as a romantic musical comedy. Chapters: Rex Harrison: Alpha Male, Julie Andrews: Chaste Vocal Diva, Moss Hart: Sexually Ambiguous Dazzler, "Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?", Queer Meanings, Conclusion, Works Consulted. Part of Routledge's Fourth Wall series: short, accessible accounts of some of modern theatre’s best loved works. 136 pages.

2017 On Broadway Wall Calendar
(Time Factory - Wall Calendar)
12 Broadway musicals plus 4-month bonus spread. Production notes by Michael Gioia (Playbill.com)

Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre: A Style Guide for Singers
(Routledge - Paperback Book)
By Nathan Hurwitz ("A History of American Musical Theatre: No Business Like It"). Explores the output of the great composers ... from Gilbert and Sullivan and Irving Berlin to Alain Boublil and Andrew Lloyd Weber ... through a brief biography, a stylistic overview, and a comprehensive song list with notes on suitable voice types and further reading. Chapters: English Language Light Opera; 1910s Contemporary American Songs; The Great Songwriters of Tin Pan Alley; The Great Wits and Sophisticates; The Great Jazz Composers; Writers of the Integrated Musical; The Composers of the Golden Age of the American Musical; Stephen Sondheim - Sui Generis; New Sounds; The Mego-Musical; Musicals of the 1990s and 2000s; Popular Styles - The Jukebox Musicals. 224 pages.


OTHER NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Added, no release date:

Paramour
(Sony - new on CD)
Cirque du Soleil Broadway show. Songs and selections from the show, including material by Bob & Bill and Andreas Carlsson. Features Jeremy Kushnier as A.J., the director; Ruby Lewis as Indigo, the starlet; and Ryan Vona as Joey, the composer. To showcase all 10 signature songs including "Hollywood Wiz," "The Honeymoon Days of Fame" and "Everything (The Lover's Theme)." Recorded June 29 and 30.




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