Some great Australian recordings feature on new CDs arriving in Arts.
All of these and many more are currently available on Listening Posts 7 & 8 in Arts. There are eight jukebox listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.
This Australian Cast Recording of the 2012 revival of popular musical Annie features an all-star cast including Anthony Warlow, Nancye Hayes and Todd McKenney. It is currently playing at the Regent for a 12 week season. Based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip, Annie was originally produced in Australia in 1978 co-starring Jill Perryman as Miss Hannigan, followed by a revival in 2000 also with Warlow as Daddy Warbucks. Tomorrow and It’s a Hard Knock Life are two show stopping numbers included on the disc.
This 2012 Stage Door release of the Original 1961 Australian Cast of The Sound of Music features June Bronhill as Maria. It was recorded live on stage at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, during the shows three year run. The CD includes ten bonus tracks not previously released. It also includes three songs not used in the famous film version. The Library holds several other cast recordings of this very popular show.
Shakin All Over and Rock Me Gently are 2-disc compilation albums in the series Australian pop of the 60s and Australian pop of the 70s. They feature many great artists and groups from the period such as The Seekers, Normie Rowe, Johnny Farnham, The Twilights, Sherbet, Air Supply and Rick Springfield. There are further volumes covering more of the 60s and 70s, as well as the 80s.
Live at Bennetts Lane / Robert Burke, Tony Gould, Tony Floyd, Nick Haywood. Jazzhead Recording, 2010.
Jazz performers Robert Burke (Tenor & Soprano Sax), Tony Gould (Piano), Tony Floyd (Drums) and Nick Haywood (Bass) appear on Live at Bennetts Lane – recorded at Melbourne’s top jazz venue, just off Lt. Lonsdale Street near the Library, over a three year period.
Two releases showcasing local 70s pop group Sherbet, include a greatest hits compilation, and a rerelease of the US recorded 1978 studio album Highway 1, featuring top ten hits Howzat and Another Night on the Road.
Another recording from John Cargher’s bequest, A Voyage of Discovery features operatic highlights courtesy of Opera Australia.