Product Description & Reviews
Jule Styne is best remembered as the composer of such Broadway classics as Gypsy and Funny Girl, but before that, he was one of Hollywood’s most successful songwriters, with an amazing string of hits that garnered ten Academy Award nominations. Jule Styne in Hollywood brings together some of the best artists from Broadway, cabaret and jazz in all-new recordings of Styne's greatest film songs. Jule Styne in Hollywood gathers 20 different vocalists to perform 21 songs that Styne wrote for the movies before he moved on to Broadway fame. That means no Gypsy or Bells Are Ringing here, but there are many familiar standards such as "Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week," "I Don't Want to Walk Without You," "Three Coins in the Fountain," and "Time After Time" (you'll notice a Frank Sinatra theme, as Ol' Blue Eyes loved Styne's work with Sammy Cahn, who wrote the majority of the lyrics represented). And the unfamiliar fare sounds great when sung by some of Broadway's best and brightest, including Light in the Piazza costars Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett, and married duo Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (Veteran Leslie Uggams's heavy vibrato among these golden voices takes some adjusting to.) Also noteworthy is the presence of Sara Zahn, whose outstanding 2001 album Songs of Carolyn Leigh proved she's perfect for this sort of material. Another excellent effort by PS Classics' nonprofit archival wing dedicated to the preservation of American song. --David Horiuchi
Features & Highlights
|Item Weight:||0.23 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.75 x 0.45 x 0.45 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.2 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.9 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches|
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