Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Burlesque, the soundtrack to the Sony Pictures film Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. The highly anticipated soundtrack features new recordings performed and co-written by five time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera, with production by Tricky Stewart, Linda Perry and Ron Fair and songwriting by Claude Kelly, Tricky Stewart and Sia. The soundtrack also features two brand new tracks performed by the legendary Cher, including "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me", a powerful Diane Warren penned ballad which was produced by Matt Serletic. This marks Cher's first new original song in seven years as well as her first movie musical. The soundtrack also includes remakes / covers of classic songs such as Etta James' "Something's Got A Hold On Me" and "Tough Lover" and Mae West's "A Guy What Takes His Time" all performed by Christina Aguilera.
The 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and nine 2011 Tony AwardsÂ® say it's the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says, "It's the funniest musical of all time." And The New York Times says, "It's the best musical of this century." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show's Jon Stewart calls it "A crowning achievement. So good, it makes me angry."
The Sound of Music (35th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
This double-disc celebration of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein movie musical starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will get you nearly every note from the film soundtrack including extended versions of favorite songs, orchestral tracks and even an interview with Richard Rodgers.
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical that has been seen by more than 30 million people in 160 cities and 8 languages around the world. Bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to movie audiences, Summer 2008 is the season for MAMMA MIA! Produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, MAMMA MIA s all-star cast which, in addition to Meryl Streep, includes Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper. (Universal Pictures)An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she s raised alone. For Sophie s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski) from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Songs include: I Have A Dream, Honey, Honey, Money, Money, Money, Thank You For The Music,Mamma Mia!, Chiquita, Dancing Queen,Lay All Your Love On Me, Super Trouper,The Name of The Game, Voulez-Vous,S.O.S., Knowing Me, Knowing You,Our Last Summer, The Winner Takes It All, Take A Chance on Me, I Do, I Do, I Do and Waterloo.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Brand: My Favorite Things
The original soundtrack + new bonus trackIncludes a brand-new, very special version of My Favorite Things sung by Lea Michelle from the hit TV show GLEE !!! Nominated for ten Academy Awards and winner of five (including Best Picture and Best Director), The Sound of Music was the number one Box Office Champion from 1966 to 1972 it, according to Variety s survey. Today it stands as the most successful movie musical of all time. The movie has also made a successful transition to the small screen, appearing as a perennial favorite on television throughout the world, and has transitioned from home video to laser disc, DVD and Blu-ray. The motion picture soundtrack, released internationally on the RCA label, has gone gold and platinum and sold well over 10 million units worldwide. To coincide with 20th Century Fox s new Blu-Ray release, Legacy Recordings is offering a new special version of the beloved musical, complete with revised liner notes and brand-new photos. The Sound Of Music 45th Anniversary Edition includes a very special nod to the music s impact and influence on younger generations: My Favorite Things, sung by Lea Michelle of the hit TV show Glee. The song s relevance today in pop culture is a sign of the endearing and lasting achievement of this cinematic and musical touchstone.
Jersey Boys Music From The Motion Picture And Broadway Musical
The album's 25 tracks combine songs recorded by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with music recorded by the Broadway cast. (In 2005, Rhino released the platinum-selling Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2007 GrammyÂ® Award for Best Musical Show Album.) This 2014 collection opens with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing the group's #1 song, the 1975 smash "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)." All of the group's #1 hits are here, including separate performances of "Sherry" and "Dawn (Go Away)" by both Frankie Valli and Four Seasons and the Broadway cast.
Manufacturer: Big Machine
There is plenty to like about the first season of ABC's prime-time drama Nashville. The centerpiece, of course, is music. Actors Connie Britton (Rayna James), Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes), Charles Esten (Deacon Clayborne), Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Connor), Sam Palladino (Gunnar), and others actually perform the songs in the series backed by a host of ace studio players. T Bone Burnett is Nashville's music producer, and he's enlisted some of Music City's finest songwriters and the help of longtime friend Buddy Miller to co-produce (and perform on) most of the songs here.The end result is a collection that provides a compelling argument that contemporary country music doesn't need to divorce itself from its history. It also makes a solid case for the radio accessibility of Americana and alt-country. Most of the music here -- Britton's elegant ''Buried Under,'' her duet with Panettiere on ''Wrong Song,'' and Panettiere's duet with Esten on ''Undermine'' use contemporary country tropes, without sacrificing soul for production sheen. In other words, it's both the singer and the song that hook a listener.Virtually all of these instruments (especially drums and percussion) sound warm and natural, and serve to accent and support the vocals rather than overwhelm them. Panettiere's ''Love Like Mine,'' and her performance on the radio mix of ''Telescope'' would likely chart if they were released as singles. Americana numbers such as the Civil Wars' ''If I Didn't Know Better,'' performed by Palladino and Bowen, scored big on YouTube and prompted numerous Twitter conversations. So too the rootsy version of ''Telescope,'' performed by Lennon & Maisy Stella (aged nine and twelve, who play Britton's daughters on the series), with only an acoustic guitar for accompaniment. ''Twist of Barbwire,'' performed by Jonathan Jackson (Avery), is a tom-tom and whammy bar-driven rocker with just enough twang to make it walk between rockabilly and alt country. It probably doesn't hurt that it was written by Elvis Costello. Esten's ''Si...