Judy Collins - Sings Broadway (HQCD)
Judy Collins - Sings Broadway (HQCD)
Judy Collins - Sings Broadway (HQCD)
Judy Collins - Sings Broadway (HQCD)

Judy Collins - Sings Broadway (HQCD)

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Judy Collins – Vocals  [click here to see more vinyl featuring Judy Collins]

Broadway Musicians : Albert Regni, Alexander Vselensky, Barry Finclair, Belinda Whitney-Barratt, Clay Ruede, Daniel Reed, David Kossoff (2), Dorian Rence, Erik Friedlander, Eugene Moye, Evan Johnson (6), Francesca Corsi, Fred Sherry, Hank Jaramillo, Jay Berliner, Jeanne Leblanc, Jill Jaffe, John Beal, John Moses, Julien Barber, Lee Musiker, Les Scott, Elizabeth Mann, Lois Martin, Marilyn Reynolds, Mark Thrasher, Mary Rowell, A. Maura Giannini, Mia Wu, Nardo Poy, Peter Gordon (8), Rebecca Young, Regis Landiorio, Richard Henrickson, Richard Sarpola, Robert Lawrence (3), Roger Wendt (2), Ronald Oakland, Ronald Sell, Russell Rizner, Steven Kenyon, Sue Pray, Suzanne Ornstein, Thad Wheeler

Orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick (2 to 12)

Arranged by Judy Collins

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1), Tim Rice (1), Burton Lane (2), W.Y. Harburg (2), Alan Jay Lerner (4), Frederick Loewe (4), Meredith Willson (7), Oscar Hammerstein II (8), Richard Rodgers (3, 6, 8, 11), Lorenz Hart (3, 6, 8, 11), George & Ira Gershwin (2, 5, 9), Vernon Duke (9), Irving Berlin (10), Stephen Sondheim (12)

 

1 HQCD

Studio

Stereo

Label : EvoSound 

Original Label : Platinum

Engineered by Andy Grassi, Alan Silverman

Mixed and mastered by Alan Silverman

Produced by Judy Collins, Alan Silverman

Executive-Producer – Ivan Mogull

Liner Notes by Pete Seeger

Photography by Claus Wickrath

Deluxe hard folder with lyric booklet

Originally released in September 1999

Reissued in October 2014



Tracks:

      1. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
      2. How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
      3. My Heart Stood Still
      4. I've Grown Accustomed To His Face
      5. Embraceable You
      6. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
      7. Till There Was You
      8. Younger Than Springtime
      9. I Can't Get Started
      10. They Say It's Wonderful
      11. My Funny Valentine
      12. Send In The Clowns


            Reviews:

            “Though defined early on as a folksinger, Judy Collins was tackling theater music in orchestral settings as early as her 1966 In My Life album, and she scored a Top 40 hit in 1977 with Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music. So, an album of Broadway standards, most of them arranged by Sondheim orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, seems like a good idea for her. Collins' voice has a timbre similar to that of Broadway star Barbara Cook; they share a certain warmth and sincerity, though Cook's singing has an ingenuousness to it, while Collins' is more ethereal and aloof. Nevertheless, Collins' best moment on Classic Broadway is her version of "Till There Was You," Cook's showcase number from The Music Man. She also fares well on reflective songs like "Younger Than Springtime," "They Say It's Wonderful," "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and a remake of "Send in the Clowns" that is as good as ever. But the becalmed, uninvolved nature of her singing is less well suited to songs that require some emotional input -- the stormy, self-deceptive "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," say, or the comically mocking "My Funny Valentine." (One thing Collins never displays is a sense of humor.) Worst of all is Rodgers & Hart's "Bewitched," an expression of female arousal that Collins simply can't handle; it's no wonder that she uses the bowdlerized pop lyrics employed in the 1950s by people like Doris Day, but even Day sounded sexier. As such, Classic Broadway is a mixed bag by a wonderful singer who might have been better advised in some cases to select songs she was better able to interpret.” AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann


            Ratings:

            AllMusic : 3 / 5 ; Discogs : 5 / 5

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