Broadway Stories

Broadway Stories

5.0 1
by Sandi Patty
     
 

Ticking off one of the entries on her bucket list, Broadway Stories sees "The Voice" of contemporary Christian music, Sandi Patty, pay tribute to the show tunes which she used to perform before her glittering, 30-year career took off. Recorded with the 64-piece City of Prague Symphony Orchestra in the CzechSee more details below

Overview

Ticking off one of the entries on her bucket list, Broadway Stories sees "The Voice" of contemporary Christian music, Sandi Patty, pay tribute to the show tunes which she used to perform before her glittering, 30-year career took off. Recorded with the 64-piece City of Prague Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic, it's a lush and sumptuous affair which allows the five-time Grammy Award-winner to prove her worth as a leading musical theater star, whether it be through her emotive rendition of Show Boat's "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," her playful take on the jazz standard "All of Me," or her melancholic piano-and-sax-led arrangement of A Little Night Music's "Send in the Clowns." Born and raised in Oklahoma, it was inevitable that a number from one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's most famous musicals would make an appearance, but although "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" joins the likes of Carousel's "You'll Never Walk Alone" and The Sound of Music medley ("My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss"), on the list of predictable familiar selections, there are several less-obvious song choices which sets this apart from the plethora of similar Broadway-themed releases. Alongside pieces from lesser-known musicals like Lady, Be Good ("The Man I Love") and The Goldwyn Follies ("Our Love Is Here to Stay"), Patty also puts her own spin on several track associated with male performers, such as Fiddler On the Roof''s "If I Were a Rich Man," The Music Man's "Ya Got Trouble," and My Fair Lady's "Get Me to the Church on Time" in a well-worked medley entitled "A Doll Sings the Guys," and while Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" and the slightly obscure "I Just Found Out About Love" (both of which have never appeared in a musical), might technically be considered cheating, her powerful renditions might just inspire any directors listening to include them in their next production. Broadway Stories' concept may be nothing new, but its sweeping orchestral arrangements, diverse material, and Patty's warm vocals ensure that it's one of the classier musical theater-based releases of the year.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2011
Label:
Stylos Records
UPC:
0850007002169
catalogNumber:
2169

Tracks

  1. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man  - Sandi Patty
  2. Smile  - Sandi Patty
  3. Swingin' Love Medley: I Just Found Out About Love/This Can't Be Love/Ou  - Sandi Patty
  4. The Sound Of Music Medley: The Sound Of Music/My Favorite Things/Do-Re-Mi/E  - Sandi Patty
  5. The Man I Love  - Sandi Patty
  6. All Of Me  - Sandi Patty
  7. A Doll Sings The Guys: Wilkommen/If I Were A Rich Man/Ya Got Trouble/Oh,  - Sandi Patty
  8. Send In the Clowns  - Sandi Patty
  9. Love is Only Love  - Sandi Patty
  10. You'll Never Walk Alone  - Sandi Patty

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sandi Patty   Primary Artist
Jack Everly   Conductor
Randy Melson   Electric Bass
Steve Hanna   Drums
John Helvering   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Elizabeth Boltz   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Steve Potts   Piano
Heather Bays   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Kim Tabor   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Peter Nichols   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Kate Kloss Roberts   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Kathleen Hacker   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Leah Crane   Soprano (Vocal)
Mark Gilgallon   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Matthew Hume   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
North United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, In   Children's Chorus
Robin Scheevel   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Rosie Jordan   Choir Director
Stephen Enz   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Greg Scheevel   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Erin Twenty Benedict   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Doug Dilling   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Jerry Hacker   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim   Composer,Lyricist
Sandi Patty   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer,Lyricist
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bob Krogstad   Arranger,Orchestration
Jerry Herman   Composer,Lyricist
John Kander   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
John Bolt   Engineer,Mastering
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer,Lyricist
Lorenz Hart   Composer,Lyricist
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer,Lyricist
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer,Lyricist
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer,Lyricist
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer,Lyricist
Harold Adamson   Composer,Lyricist
Seymour Simons   Composer,Lyricist
Gerald Marks   Composer,Lyricist
Jan Holzner   Engineer
Steve Potts   Arranger,Producer
Michael Stewart   Composer,Lyricist
Alain Boubill   Composer,Lyricist
John Turner   Composer,Lyricist
Fred Barton   Arranger
Nicole Owens   Art Direction
Sheldon Hamick   Composer,Lyricist
Geoffrey Parson   Composer,Lyricist
Christi Warr   Executive Producer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >