Experiment

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Mandy Patinkin, who can wring the greatest drama or the most manic comedy out of a theater song, used only his most tender interpretive talents for his third album, Experiment. As usual, the selections came almost exclusively from Broadway shows the exception, Harry Chapin's "Taxi," was a classic story-song, and one-third of them were by Stephen Sondheim. They dated back to the 1920s Irving Berlin's "Always" and up to the '80s Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer's "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables, but Patinkin brought a consistency to them by singing gently in his trembling, innocent tenor, starting with "As Time Goes By" complete ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Mandy Patinkin, who can wring the greatest drama or the most manic comedy out of a theater song, used only his most tender interpretive talents for his third album, Experiment. As usual, the selections came almost exclusively from Broadway shows the exception, Harry Chapin's "Taxi," was a classic story-song, and one-third of them were by Stephen Sondheim. They dated back to the 1920s Irving Berlin's "Always" and up to the '80s Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer's "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables, but Patinkin brought a consistency to them by singing gently in his trembling, innocent tenor, starting with "As Time Goes By" complete with its rarely sung introductory verse and ending with Cole Porter's "Experiment." The album was in a sense one long suite or, given the brevity of many of the selections, one long medley, the songs often segueing seamlessly into each other. The album seemed designed to answer Patinkin's critics, who had found his previous recordings melodramatic and hysterical. He was reined in on the ironically titled "Experiment," but even if this was Mandy Patinkin Lite, it was appealing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/1994
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 075597933048
  • Catalog Number: 79330

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mandy Patinkin Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
David Nadien Violin
Sanford Allen Violin
Belinda Whitney-Barratt Violin
John Beal Bass
Kenneth Bichel Synthesizer
Alfred Brown Viola
Max Ellen Violin
Harvey Estrin Reeds, Woodwind
Lawrence Feldman Reeds, Woodwind
Joyce Hammann Violin, Concert Master
Richard Henrickson Violin
Susan Jolles Harp
Olivia Koppell Viola
Scott Kuney Guitar
Jesse Levy Cello
Charles Libove Violin
Richard Locker Viola
Joe Passaro Percussion
Laura Seaton Violin
Robert Steen Reeds, Woodwind
Mineko Yajima Violin
Ronald Zito Drums
Ann Labin Violin
Paul Ford Piano
Eric Stern Conductor
Katherine LiVolsi Stern Violin
Peter Gordon French Horn
John Miller Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Mandy Patinkin Contributor
Alain Boublil Composer
Robert Hurwitz Executive Producer
Tom Lazarus Engineer
John McClure Producer
Paul Ford Arranger
Daniel Troob Orchestration
Herman Hupfeld Composer
Mourou Jean Claude J. Lucchetti Composer
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