Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim

Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim

by Cleo Laine
     
 

Few singers have Cleo Laine's innate respect for words and not just song lyrics: Laine has recorded Shakespeare adaptations that found the British chanteuse caressing each syllable with her perfect diction and elegant phrasing. So how could she go wrong taking on the work of that most literate of all Broadway composers, StephenSee more details below

Overview

Few singers have Cleo Laine's innate respect for words and not just song lyrics: Laine has recorded Shakespeare adaptations that found the British chanteuse caressing each syllable with her perfect diction and elegant phrasing. So how could she go wrong taking on the work of that most literate of all Broadway composers, Stephen Sondheim? Laine finds the exquisite pathos in such Sondheim favorites as "Send in the Clowns," "Losing My Mind," "Anyone Can Whistle" and "Not a Day Goes By," but also gives gloriously exuberant readings of " I'm Still Here," "Little Things You Do Together," "Liaisons," "Everybody Says Don't," and "Miller's Son." And her "Ladies Who Lunch" perfectly catches Sondheim's trademark mix of wit, rueful longing, and satire. Lesser-known songs including "I Remember," "I'm Calm," and "No One Is Alone" are approached as if they too were familiar standards. Laine is a class act, and a sophisticated project like this is a hand-in-white-glove fit for her.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
A project ideally suited for Cleo Laine's marvelous voice and theatrical training. She did an album devoted to songs by Broadway great Stephen Sondheim, giving them both the necessary show biz twists and also adding enough charm and flair to attract the non-Broadway audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635770223
catalogNumber:
7702

Tracks

  1. Everybody Says Don't  - Cleo Laine
  2. Losing My Mind  - Cleo Laine
  3. Ah, But Underneath  - Cleo Laine
  4. I Remember  - Cleo Laine
  5. Liaisons  - Cleo Laine
  6. You Could Drive a Person Crazy  - Cleo Laine
  7. Not While I'm Around  - Cleo Laine
  8. The Ladies Who Lunch  - Cleo Laine
  9. Send in the Clowns  - Cleo Laine
  10. The Little Things You Do Together  - Cleo Laine
  11. Anyone Can Whistle  - Cleo Laine
  12. I'm Calm  - Cleo Laine
  13. No One Is Alone  - Cleo Laine
  14. The Miller's Son  - Cleo Laine
  15. Not a Day Goes By  - Cleo Laine
  16. I'm Still Here  - Cleo Laine

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cleo Laine   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gloria Agostini   Harp
Sanford Allen   Violin
Lamar Alsop   Violin
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Benny Aronov   Keyboards
Seymour Barab   Cello
Karl Bargen   Viola
John Beal   Bass
John Campo   Woodwind
David Carey   Percussion
Gayle Dixon   Violin
Katsuko Esaki   Violin
Barry Finclair   Violin
John Frosk   Trumpet
David Gale   Trumpet
John Gale   Trombone
Winterton Garvey   Violin
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Dennis James   Bass
Hank Jaramillo   Percussion
Joel Kaye   Woodwind
Carol Landon   Viola
Robert Lawrence   Violin
Jesse Levine   Viola
Charles McCracken   Cello
Homer Mensch   Bass
Kermit Moore   Cello
John Moses   Woodwind
Ron Oakland   Violin
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Donald Palma   Bass
John Pizzarelli   Guitar
Seymour Red Press   Woodwind
Marilyn Reynolds   Violin
Alvin Rogers   Violin
Ron Sell   French Horn
Robert Steen   Woodwind
Roger Wendt   French Horn
Wilmer Wise   Trumpet
Marilyn Wright   Violin
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Anahid Ajemian   Violin
Emanuel Vardi   Viola
Maxine Roach   Viola
Vincent Fanuele   Trombone
Sol Greitzer   Viola
Richard Hagen   French Horn
Gabriel Morales   Cello

Technical Credits

Frank Rodriguez   Engineer
Jonathan Tunick   Arranger
Mort Goode   Liner Notes

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