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“The musical Godspell first opened in New York in a tiny off-off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1971 before moving to a slightly larger off-Broadway house on the Upper West Side and, eventually, onto Broadway itself; a movie version was released in 1973. This two-CD set packages the original cast and original soundtrack albums together [...]

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“The Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011 Broadway revival of Anything Goes offers a fresh take on Cole Porter”s 1934 hit musical while keeping close to the freewheeling spirit of the original. The production was a huge success, winning Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical and for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a [...]

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“You know those dads who are such music freaks that they teach their children everything about Dylan, say, or the Ramones, and then flip out when the kids go over to Ke$ha? Sure you do. “The Music Never Stopped’’ is about how one of those dads gets his comeuppance and realizes how lucky he is.” [...]

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“The cast continues to grow, with Chord Overstreet (Sam) singing two Justin Bieber tunes and Darren Criss (Blaine) steering the Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” into Euro-dance territory. Gwyneth Paltrow (substitute teacher Hollie Holiday), who helped Glee score a Top 20 hit with Cee Lo’s “Forget You” in late 2010, makes three cameo appearances [...]

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“Heather Morris (Brittany) steps out from behind her ditzy cheerleader façade to perform a pair of Britney Spears songs, and it’s nice to see another member of the supporting cast enjoy a much-deserved turn in the spotlight. The album’s true highlight, though, is an a cappella version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” performed by Criss [...]

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“The soundtrack to Christina Aguilera’s silver screen debut Burlesque shines the spotlight on Xtina, who is in full-bore diva mode — a return to the splashy swing of Back to Basics.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“If it’s new Daft Punk, we expect it to, uh, faire l’amour to our cochleas. Even without the benefit of visuals, this Tron reboot has heartstopping glitch traps and wide yawning sound chasms, pulling your ears through expansive twists and turns that make an orchestral movie soundtrack feel thrillingly visceral.” –The Boston Phoenix Check Our [...]

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Check Our Catalog “King George VI (Colin Firth) — father of the current queen, Elizabeth — is a shy man who suffers from an acute stutter. When he unexpectedly ascends the throne of England in 1936, he must rally his nation over the radio through the Depression and Second World War. His wife, Queen Mother [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The soundtrack to Tyler Perry’s adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s 1975 Tony-nominated play consists of new and previously unreleased material…The disc should be considered another valued outgrowth of Shange’s work: a deeply resonating cultural touchstone.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “The Jonas Brothers leave behind stiff mature soul for bubblegum pop that’s perhaps not as snappy as A Little Bit Longer but a lot closer to that fizzy rush than anything they’ve done since 2008. After a few years of the JoBros attempting to sound older than their years, this switch is [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Unique among rock musicals, the original cast recording actually feels like rock & roll, no doubt because Green Day functioned as the house band for this original cast recording, lending muscle so heavy it’s disarming, particularly when it’s paired with the cast’s ready-for-the-stage vocals…there’s never been a Broadway cast album that sounds [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Beck revisited his slacker-punk roots with the songs he wrote for Scott’s band Sex Bob-Omb; though they’re performed by Michael Cera and the other actors in the film…Meanwhile, Broken Social Scene are Crash and the Boys, the rival band whose “I’m So Sad, So Very Very Sad” lasts a whopping five seconds. [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Rivera is an expressive singer with a limited range who shows her age here and there, but she puts across the songs well, especially those that have more rhythm. She is really at home when the rhythm turns Latin.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “The plot line of studious teenager Jenny, compelled to discover the larger picture of life through worldly suitor Peter circa 1961, only gets the ball rolling for the music in the soundtrack of the film An Education. Director Lone Scherfig and screenplay author Nick Hornby decided to base the backing music on [...]

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Check Our Catalog The soundtrack features 16 songs including the original songs performed in the film by Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell.

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Linda Eder: Soundtrack

Check Our Catalog “Soundtrack finds Linda Eder musically “going to the movies” with a carefully selected set of songs from films that span five decades. The originals may be familiar and beloved, but Eder and her band reworked them, rendering the songs in an intimate, fireside style.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air is set in airports and boardrooms across the United States, opening itself up to a soundtrack like the one Randall Poster and Rick Clark assembled: a collection of songs that speak to what America is today.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Not all Glee members are created equal–Cory Monteith (the show’s hunky football captain) and Dianna Agron (the alternately caustic and vulnerable head cheerleader) can’t sing nearly as well as their co-stars–but this soundtrack has enough star power to keep things trucking along, especially when powerhouse alto Lea Michele takes the wheel.”–All Music [...]

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Check Our Catalog “When the Glee kids nail something — like a version of Van Halen’s ”Jump” that made my cheeks sore from smiling — the title of this joyful franchise could not be more apt.”–Entertainment Weekly

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Check Our Catalog This film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Nine was directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and features an all-star cast led by Academy Award winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Sophia Loren. Nine tells the story of a famous filmmaker (Day-Lewis) and the nine women who play pivotal roles in his [...]

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