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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In October 2004, songwriter, arranger, and pianist Wally Harper died, robbing Barbara Cook of her accompanist and musical partner of more than three decades' standing. Not surprisingly, she has reacted by dedicating this album to him and including on it four of his songs "The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue," written for the 1973 Broadway revival of Irene; "I Never Knew That Men Cried" from the 1974 musical White Nights; "Another Mr. Right Left"; and "Sing a Song with Me," performed as a medley with Irving Berlin's "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy," which she has recorded several times before. But the selection can also be taken as a tribute to songwriter Harold Arlen at...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
In October 2004, songwriter, arranger, and pianist Wally Harper died, robbing Barbara Cook of her accompanist and musical partner of more than three decades' standing. Not surprisingly, she has reacted by dedicating this album to him and including on it four of his songs "The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue," written for the 1973 Broadway revival of Irene; "I Never Knew That Men Cried" from the 1974 musical White Nights; "Another Mr. Right Left"; and "Sing a Song with Me," performed as a medley with Irving Berlin's "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy," which she has recorded several times before. But the selection can also be taken as a tribute to songwriter Harold Arlen at his centenary "I've Got the World on a String," "Out of This World," "Last Night When We Were Young" and to Arthur Schwartz's 1951 musical A Tree Grows in Brooklyn "I'm Like a New Broom," "I'll Buy You a Star," "Make the Man Love Me". And then there is a handful of great show tunes Cook somehow has never recorded before Lerner & Loewe's "Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here" from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; George Gershwin's "Nashville Nightingale" from Nifties of 1923; Jerome Kern's "Bojangles of Harlem," first sung by Fred Astaire in the film Swing Time; Charlie Chaplin's "Smile". In Harper's absence, Cook is accompanied by Michael Kosarin, augmented by a small orchestra. While there are certainly moments of sadness, particularly in "Last Night When We Were Young" and "Smile," that will call to mind Harper's passing to those aware of it, this is hardly a melancholy album, and anyone hearing it without knowing the context is liable to take it simply as another Barbara Cook album in which her sweet voice caresses another set of high-quality songs mostly borrowed from vintage musicals in a mixture of standards and little-known gems.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • Label: Drg
  • UPC: 021471149326
  • Catalog Number: 91493
  • Sales rank: 169,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I've Got the World on a String (2:42)
  2. 2 Hurry, It's Lovely Up Here (3:21)
  3. 3 Out of This World (3:01)
  4. 4 Last Night When We Were Young (2:52)
  5. 5 The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue (2:21)
  6. 6 I Never Knew That Men Cried (1:22)
  7. 7 Another Mr. Right Left (3:42)
  8. 8 Nashville Nightingale (2:17)
  9. 9 Bojangles of Harlem (3:20)
  10. 10 I'm Like a New Broom (2:20)
  11. 11 I'll Buy You a Star (3:07)
  12. 12 Make the Man Love Me (4:07)
  13. 13 Sing a Song with Me/Let Me Sing and I'm Happy (3:39)
  14. 14 Smile (2:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbara Cook Primary Artist
Jay Berliner Banjo, Guitar
Dennis Anderson Clarinet
Diane Barere Cello
Tony Kadleck Trumpet
Jeanne LeBlanc Cello
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Suzanne Ornstein Violin, Concert Master, Soloist
John Redsecker Drums
Laura Seaton Violin
Roger Wendt French Horn
Mineko Yajima Violin
Bob Zubrycki Violin
Christoph Franzgrote Violin
Michael Kosarin Piano
Antoine Silverman Violin, Soloist
Jeff Kievit Trumpet
Helen Campo Flute
Fritz Krakowski Violin
Peter Donovan Bass
Sean Carney Violin
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Barbara Cook Liner Notes
Harold Arlen Composer
Mike Martin Cover Photo
Jerome Kern Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Hugh Fordin Producer
Burton Lane Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Jack Lloyd Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Arthur Schwartz Composer
Alan Silverman Mastering
David Zippel Composer
Cynthia Daniels Engineer
Michael Kosarin Arranger, Music Direction
Wally Harper Arranger, Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Anthony Ruotolo Digital Editing
LuAnn Graffeo Blonkowski Art Direction
Daniel Troob Orchestration
Geoffrey Parsons Composer
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