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.

Annie : Australian cast recording.  Sony, 2012.

Sony, 2012

Sony, 2012

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.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The sound of music : original Australian cast.

Stage Door, 2012

Stage Door, 2012

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 : Australian pop of the 60s. Sony BMG, 2007.

Sony BMG, 2007

Sony BMG, 2007

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 FarnhamThe Twilights, Sherbet, Air Supply and Rick Springfield.   There are further volumes covering more of the 60s and 70s, as well as the 80s.

Rock me gently : Australian pop of the 70s, Volume 4.  Sony Music, c2102.

Sony Music, c2012

Sony Music, c2012

Live at Bennetts Lane / Robert Burke, Tony Gould, Tony Floyd, Nick Haywood.  Jazzhead Recording, 2010.

Jazzhead Recording, 2010

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.

The very best. / Sherbet.  Renaissance, c2007.

Renaissance, c2007

Renaissance, c2007

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.

Highway 1. / Sherbet.  Renaissance, c2008.

Renaissance, 2008

Renaissance, 2008

A voyage of discovery. / Opera Australia.  Decca, 1997.

Decca, 1997

Decca, 1997

Another recording from John Cargher’s bequest, A Voyage of Discovery features operatic highlights courtesy of Opera Australia.

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Group of people using listening post in Arts room © Andrew Lloyd

Other CDs & audiovisual material can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue, for playing on audiovisual equipment in Arts during opening hours.

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