This Place I Know

This Place I Know

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by Stephanie J. Block
     
 
With a clear, thrilling voice capable of both intimate lyricism and unrestrained passion, Stephanie J. Block (The Boy From Oz, Pirate Queen, Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical) stands poised at the center of contemporary Broadway. It comes as no surprise, then, that an award-winning array of musical theater songwriters has assembled to join her on her debut solo album

Overview

With a clear, thrilling voice capable of both intimate lyricism and unrestrained passion, Stephanie J. Block (The Boy From Oz, Pirate Queen, Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical) stands poised at the center of contemporary Broadway. It comes as no surprise, then, that an award-winning array of musical theater songwriters has assembled to join her on her debut solo album, This Place I Know.

Composer Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime) accompanies Stephanie for the recording premiere of his "Something Beautiful," while Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) assumes the piano on the ballad "Making Good." Marvin Hamlisch not only accompanies but also arranges his own "Smart Women," cut from the Broadway play with music Imaginary Friends, while country music legend Dolly Parton joins forces with Stephanie to reinvent her 1974 classic "I Will Always Love You."

In fact, every track finds the composer joining Stephanie to interpret his or her song. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
06/02/2009
Label:
P.S. Classics
UPC:
0803607098025
catalogNumber:
980
Rank:
244399

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stephanie J. Block   Primary Artist
Dolly Parton   Vocals
Marvin Hamlisch   Piano
Andrew Lippa   Piano
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Piano
Andrew Sterman   Reeds
Steve Marzullo   Piano
Maurice Murphy   Background Vocals
Greg Skaff   Acoustic Guitar
Dave Philips   Bass
Stephen Flaherty   Piano
Steve Kenyon   Clarinet
Paul Garment   Clarinet
Stephen Schwartz   Piano
Deborah Abramson   Piano
Rema Webb   Background Vocals
Victoria Paterson   Violin
Marty Thomas   Background Vocals
Sean McDaniel   Percussion,Drums
Stephen Oremus   Piano
Kathy Deitch   Background Vocals
David Creswell   Viola
Michael James Scott   Background Vocals
Zina Goldrich   Piano,Background Vocals
Marcy Heisler   Background Vocals
Keisuke Ikuma   Oboe
Laura Sherman   Harp
Ben Cohn   Keyboards
Scott Alan   Piano
Kate Pazakis   Background Vocals
Konrad Adderly   Bass,Electric Bass
Celisse Henderson   Background Vocals
Tory Ross   Background Vocals
Paul Garment   Clarinet
Keisuke Ikuma   Oboe
Kathy Patrick   Viola
Kate Pazakis   Background Vocals
Jake Schwartz   Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Cullen R. Titmas   Background Vocals
Allison Seidner   Cello
Pavel Vinnitsky   Bass Clarinet
Jeffrey Lee Campbell   Guitar
Maia Nkenge Wilson   Background Vocals
Sean McDaniel   Percussion,Drums
Victoria Paterson   Piano,Violin
Scott Alan Smith   Piano
Michael J. Scott   Background Vocals
Paul Loesel   Piano

Technical Credits

Dolly Parton   Composer
Craig Carnelia   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Arranger,Composer
Alain Boublil   Composer
Tommy Krasker   Executive Producer
Andrew Lippa   Composer
Kevin Porter   Engineer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
Michael Starobin   Arranger
Steve Marzullo   Composer
Stephen Flaherty   Composer
John Dempsey   Composer
Jason Stasium   Engineer
Larry Hochman   Orchestration
Stephen Schwartz   Composer
Deborah Abramson   Composer
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Bart Migal   Engineer
Lynn Ahrens   Composer
Fredrik Lassen   Orchestration
Sean McDaniel   Orchestration
Stephen Oremus   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Zina Goldrich   Composer
Marcy Heisler   Composer
Daniel Ladinsky   Composer,Text
Ben Cohn   Arranger,Orchestration
Scott Alan   Composer
John Dempsey   Composer
Dominick Amendum   Audio Production
Amanda Yesnowitz   Composer
Scott Alan Smith   Composer
Paul Loesel   Composer
Scott Burkell   Composer

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This Place I Know 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Broadwaylove More than 1 year ago
This Place I Know is fantastic. The songs show off Stephanie's range and talents. Her voice is beautiful and incredibly strong and powerful. She can do sweet and lovely, or she can hit it out of the park. She's got qualities of Liza Minelli and Barbra Streisand, but adds her own little spark that makes me want to listen to the album over and over. Very well done.
Pansylady223 More than 1 year ago
This is a CD long overdue to the music world. Stephanie is blessed with a brilliantly clear, strong, wide-ranged voice. She carries a phrase like few others with precise diction some singers still ignore. Her soul can be felt in every note and her choice of songs in this debut CD lets you into her world. Her playful, at-ease sense of humor is evident in some selections, also. Stephanie has cut her teeth on many roles on and off Broadway and will hopefully get the recognition she truly deserves with this musical offering. You won't be disappointed, just blessed!
Esther-Missy_MandysMom More than 1 year ago
wow - what an amazing instrument of voice. Stephanie has hit a home run in the music industry with her debut album. I purchased 3 CD's already and am on my way back to purchase a couple more as gifts for some dear friends. Her vocal control, intonation and style are magical. Her voice is soothing, constant, all the while still powerful, it will stir your soul. RUN, don't walk, to buy this CD. I promise you won't be sorry!
MrPotter07 More than 1 year ago
I've always been a huge fan of Stephanie, but when her album came out, I was worried that she was going to sell out and do an album that wouldn't live up to her potential. I was pleasantly surprised. It is truly amazing, from the first to the last moment. I would recommend this album to anyone! :)
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