Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Jane Harvey Sings Sondheim, redux

"Everyone sings Sondheim, but no one gets to the heart of his songs with more bite, wit, and deliberation than Jane Harvey. Her 1988 album has become a cult classic, but until now we’ve never heard it in all its glory. The original release was softened with strings (now gone); intricate medleys were cut to pieces; and other gems were dropped entirely. Now we hear, among other diptychs and triptychs, “I’m Still Here” as a defiant sequel to “Broadway Baby,” and “Losing My Mind” as the wind-up for “Sorry-Grateful” and “Too Many Mornings.” The restored tracks include one of the album’s most sublime moments, “There Won’t Be Trumpets.” Restored at last to its original concept, Jane Harvey Sings Sondheim is a masterpiece that honors the songwriter and the singer. " --- Gary Giddins, author of Jazz (with Scott DeVeaux) and Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams

Singer Jane Harvey's Sings Sondheim CD is now available at for the lowLowLOW price of only $19.99. How can they afford to do it? Why, because of volumeVolumeVOLUME, of course!

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