New arrivals include this holiday season selection of festive, popular, opera and film music on CD, currently showcased on our listening posts in the Arts Reading Room. 

Opera for the people featuring Hector Crawford and his Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Lyric, [2017]

Lyric, [2017]

That holiday feeling by Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme.

GL Music Co., 2002, c1964

GL Music Co., 2002, c1964

Opera for the people is a compilation, edited by Geoffrey Orr, featuring two live performances of La Traviata and Martha, recorded in the 1950s.  Hector Crawford conducts the Australian Symphony Orchestra, with a stellar line-up of local singers of the day, including Glenda Raymond, John Lanighan and Maurice Williams.   Former Channel Nine newsreader, Eric Pearce, also features as the Announcer.

That holiday feeling is a classic compilation of festive songs by popular singing duo of the 1950s and 60s, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.  First released in 1964, the album includes hits such as White Christmas, Winter wonderland, The Christmas song, Baby it’s cold outside, Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Santa Claus is comin’ to town, Happy Holiday, the title track – That holiday feeling, and Sleigh ride – just follow this link to a film clip tribute.

Ladies in black : music from and inspired by the motion picture by various artists.

Sony Music, 2018

Sony Music, 2018

The greatest showman : original motion picture soundtrack.  Original songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

Atlantic, 2017

Atlantic, 2017

Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri : original motion picture soundtrack.  Score composed by Carter Burwell.

Varese Sarabande, [2017]

Varese Sarabande, [2017]

Film soundtracks feature three recent box office hits.  Ladies in black includes a selection of chart-toppers inspired by the Australian film set in Sydney in 1959, about a group of department store employees.  Performers include Elvis Presley (It’s now or never), Roy Orbison (Only the lonely), Percy Faith & His Orchestra (Theme from “A summer place”), Perry Como (Catch a falling star), Doris Day (Que sera sera – whatever will be, will be), Ella Fitzgerald (Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!), Tim Finn featuring Elliot Finn (Always be happy), and many more.

The greatest showman is the blockbuster musical based on the story of PT Barnum, with Hugh Jackman, on an album that is still charting well a year after the films release.  Original songs are by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.

Three billboards outside Ebbing Missouri features a score composed by Carter Burwell for the Oscar winning comedy crime-drama, as well as tracks from Joan Baez, The Four Tops, Monsters of Folk and Townes Van Zandt.

Golden by Kylie Minogue

BMG/Liberator Music, 2018

BMG/Liberator Music, 2018

Golden is the latest release by Australian pop music icon, Kylie Minogue, ahead of her nation-wide tour next March.  The tuneful opening track on an album filled with a country and western flavour, is also her latest hit single, Dancing – just follow this link to see the song performed live.

Christmas with Pavarotti by Luciano Pavarotti

Decca, 2016

Decca, 2016

Summer: the original hits by Donna Summer

Mercury Records, 2018

Mercury Records, 2018

What would Christmas be without Pavarotti?!  Christmas with Pavarotti is a double album set featuring his most popular performances of Christmas classics including traditional and modern songs.  Fellow Three Tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras as well as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Lionel Richie, join him on some tracks too.

Summer: the original hits is a compilation of disco favourites by American singer-songwriter, Donna Summer, including I feel love, On the radio, No more tears (Enough is enough) and Last dance.

Enjoy!

All of these CDs are currently available on listening posts in Arts as indicted on the online catalogue.  There are eight listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to a mixed choice of up to 70 CDs from the audiovisual collection

  • On each Listening Post, just press the View Current Titles box on touch screen panel to access full list of CD titles.  
  • Select title for list of disc tracks.  Select track and use on-screen controls to playback.

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