Almost Like Being in Love

Almost Like Being in Love

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by Stevie Holland
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
150 Music
UPC:
0659057793122
catalogNumber:
5

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stevie Holland   Primary Artist
Robert DeBellis   Flute
Jesse Green   Piano,Keyboards
Sean Harkness   Guitar
Gary William Friedman   Keyboards
Neil Braunstein   Percussion
Frank Hauch   Bass
Greg Hesselink   Cello

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Gene Lees   translation
Will Holt   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Chip Fabrizi   Engineer
Ralph Blaine   Composer
Gary Crawford   Executive Producer
Gary William Friedman   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Adrian Anderson   Composer
Stevie Holland   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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Almost Like Being in Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Encountering artists of the quality of Stevie Holland is a rarity. Although she has a successful history of being a musical comedy stage presence, she seems to have found her inimitable niche in the role of a cabaraet singer. Stevie Holland seems to have it all: she is beautiful to the eyes, she is a very intelligent musician who is in complete control of a voice that is lush and mellow as a mezzo-soprano and at the same time can belt out torch songs with utter abandon, just the way they must be sung in order to deliver the heart and message of this music. She is a stylist, owning her songs with the same kind of passion that recalls Edith Piaf, Mabel Mercer, Etta James, Nina Simone, and yes...Streisand and Garland. Stevie Holland cares deeply for the lyrics of these songs - paying as much attention to the rarely heard verses of well known standards as to the popular chorus portion. There is one other singer who pays as much attention to these details - Michael Feinstein. An odd comparison? Listen for yourself. The musical arrangements by husband Gary William Friedman work on every track and the sound engineering is immediate and warm. Being passionately committed to classical music and to the songs of the masters as sung by such giants as Fleming, Popp, Graham, Te Kanawa, Bonney, Ameling, etc I am not an easy critic for 'pop music', but Stevie Holland is an exceptional, gifted, comunicative singer - one who elevates standard popular to the level of art song. This is one magnificent album. Spread it around and join the line waiting for the next one!