Some great new arrivals include latest releases and favourite titles in pop, rock, film soundtracks, opera, classical, musical theatre and the visual arts, on CD, DVD and online database.

Molly : music from television mini-series soundtrack by various artists.

Liberation Music, 2015

Liberation Music, 2015

Pinups : original recording remastered by David Bowie.

Parlophone, 2015, c1973

Parlophone, 2015, c1973

Molly is the 2-disc soundtrack from the recently televised mini-series on the life of local pop music legend, Ian “Molly” Meldrum.  It includes many songs and artists featured on the long-running  weekly pop music ABC-TV show Countdownwhich he presented.  Tracks include The Real Thing by Russell Morris, Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro, Howzat by Sherbert, April Sun in Cuba by Dragon, Your Song by Elton John, and many others.

Pinups is the 2015 remastered version of the 7th studio album, and No. 1 chart-topper by David Bowie, originally released in 1973.  It contains cover versions of Bowies favourite songs from mid-1960s London.  The albums front cover also features a photo of Bowie with 1960s supermodel Twiggy.

All of these CDs are currently available on the Listening Posts in Arts.  The online catalogue indicates which Listening Post the CD is available on.  There are eight jukebox listening posts in the Arts Reading Room, where you can listen to CDs from the audiovisual collection.

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

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

1000 Masterworks : Durer to Warhol, directed by Reiner E. Moritz (DVD).

Arthaus Musik, c2011

Arthaus Musik, c2011

1000 Masterworks is a 10-DVD box set from one of the most successful TV series ever produced on art history.  It includes renowned authors taking a close-up and personal look at various masterpieces by artists from Durer to Warhol.  Ten minutes is devoted to each work of art, and questions asked include – What does this work of art convey? What was the intention of the painter?  What is the context of the work, relative to the period in which it originated?

These and other DVDs and audio-visual material, can be requested via the online catalogue and viewed in the AV Centre in the Library, during normal opening hours.

A Passage to India : expanded original motion picture soundtrack : limited collectors edition, composed and conducted by Maurice Jarre.

Parlophone, 2013, c1985

Parlophone, 2013, c1985

Vertigo : original motion picture soundtrack, composed by Bernard Herrmann.

Varese Sarabande, 1996

Varese Sarabande, 1996, c1958

The Apartment : music from the motion picture, music composed and conducted by Adolph Deutsch. / The Fortune Cookie : original motion picture soundtrack, music composed and conducted by Andre Previn.

Kritzerland, 2009, c1960

Kritzerland, 2009, c1960

Renowned composers of film music are featured in a great selection of original motion picture soundtracks.

These include scores to classic movies such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo by Bernard Hermann, David Lean’s A Passage to India by Maurice Jarre, and a single release of two scores for the Billy Wilder films – The Apartment and The Fortune Cookie by Adolph Deutsch and Andre Previn.   Two popular children’s movies are also featured – Home Alone by John Williams and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by John Barry.

Home Alone : original motion picture soundtrack, music composed and conducted by John Williams.

CBS Records, 1990

CBS Records, 1990

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : original motion picture soundtrack, music composed by John Barry, lyrics by Don Black. / Petulia : original motion picture soundtrack, composed and conducted by John Barry.

Film Score Monthly, 2005

Film Score Monthly, 2005

Teatro alla Scala : the golden years, Vol. 1 (DVD).

Dynamic, 2015

Dynamic, 2015

The history of the world famous opera house, La Scala, in Milan is told through a series of interviews by Italian journalist, Enzo Biagi, with the artists and stars (conductors, singers and dancers) from its golden years in this recent DVD release, Teatro Alla Scala, Vol. 1.

Hamilton : original Broadway cast recording, composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Atlantic, 2015

Atlantic, 2015

Hamilton is the original Broadway cast recording of the musical with a hip hop music score, that recently dominated the 2016 Tony Awards with 16 nominations, winning 11 including one for Best Musical.

The show is about American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also composed In the Heights, recently produced at Chapel off Chapel in Melbourne.  An Australian season of Hamilton is due in 2017.

American Psycho : the musical : London cast recording, music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik.

Concord Records, 2016

Concord Records, 2016

Salad Days : original London cast recording, music by Julian Slade, book and lyrics by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade.

Masterworks Broadway, 2016, c1954

Masterworks Broadway, 2016, c1954

Two London Cast recordings from different periods also feature.

There is the Masterworks Broadway re-release of the 1954 London Cast of Salad Days, the classic musical by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade, and American Psycho : the musical based on the controversial 1991 novel, with music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik.

40 Most Beautiful Winter Classics (online).

Warner, 2008

Warner, 2008

The above album featuring 40 Most Beautiful Winter Classics  is also available through the Naxos Music Library database.  It is available free online in the Library, or from home if you are one of our Victorian registered users.  In a selection geared more to the northern Winter the album includes favourites by Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi, as well as popular songs such as Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, and Winter Wonderland.

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