- At Last
- Walk On By
- La Vie En Rose
- Unchained Melody
- If You Go Away
- Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
- My Baby Just Cares For Me
- Makin' Whoopee
- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
- You've Really Got a Hold On Me
- Hymn To Love
- On the Sunny Side of the Street
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At Last based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
I always was aware of those 4 octive pipes from Ms. Lauper however never before has it sounded so good. Growing up under the colorful 80's, I always wondered how Laupers voice would sound over some classic tunes. It was worth the wait. fans of all ages will enjoy this CD. Not only does Ms. Lauper look sensational (now be honest, did you ever think of her looking "hoT"?...you will now!), but she sounds like an angel. "Don't let me be misunderstood" is possibly her best work vocally. No listener can escape the conviction she sings from. "Unchained Melody" is a totally fresh sounding version of this classic that will have pottery wheels turning for years to come. I would have prefered to hear "la Vie en Rose" in a Lauper-French version. That would have been cool. In conclusion, Give "at Last" a listen. I've played it at numerous Dinner & cocktail parties over the holiday season. It was always a hit with guests who constantly asked "is that Cyndi Lauper?" (I could have sold thousands of this CD!) Glad to see Ms. Lauper get some new wings by her recent signing back to Sony Records. I hope that this turns into a return of many more offering of that great Voice. Congrats to Cyndi. And Congrats to Sony
If Cyndi were to have offered these songs as originally recorded and arranged I would have lost all respect for her! The whole idea of standards is that they provide a proving ground for artists to display what makes them special: the listener, if familiar with the song, can separate artist from tunesmith. Standards are durable and no one is going to wreck them. Open minded listeners might actually enjoy them. I love Cyn's sense of humour and the way she plays with Tony Bennett is priceless. She's humble in his presence but the licks she does get in are ace, top notch! She bettered Etta James, sorry... I LOVE Etta so don't get me wrong, but Cyn just perfected that delivery and the modern production values didn't hurt it, either. I'll listen to both and love both always. "Until You Come Back To Me" is one of those songs that always gets done well. Even Basia's version is a delight when taken for what it is. Cyn slows the pace a bit, makes it a wee bit mournful. It's a nice touch. True artists add to a standard when they cover it and Cyn passes this test with flying colors. Someone in here mentions Cyn's pitchiness - which by way is not glaringly obvious on this project. Did that person ever consider that that is Cyndi's singular and unique charm? She's not perfect but always finds the music in the journey and we take the ride with her. In fact we've taken the ride for over 24 years now so she must be doing something a wee bit better than "dead last". Cyndi is one of the most humble major artists I've ever seen in my life. To feel the need to bash her of all people is just plain sicko.
I love Cindi Lauper but this should have been better. The vocals were not comforting. The music did not suggest the feeling of the intent. The vocals in most of the selections were like running fingernails across a chalk board. I believe if there were better musical and vocal arrangements this would have the Cindi Lauper I know and love. The only appeal to me was the unique image she is and the eloquent performer she portrays====
I can't believe someone let her record another album. On a majority of the songs she is either flat or sharp. I don't think I ever heard her sing on key...She takes some really amazing songs and completely ruins them. Spend your money on something worth while.
I love this woman, and I've never ever been disappointed by her music. This is a fantastic album, and she makes every song her own, with her large vocal range. She is honestly one of the best singers in recorded history. Give "At Last" a chance, and you may find what your music collection has been missing. Cyndi Lauper is a great musician/artist, and I love her.
This project was conceived to showcase Cyndi's voice and it does that extremely well. I had the opportunity to hear Cyndi perform all the tracks on this album at a very exclusive show in NYC and I have to say that they are amazing. Unlike what the reviewer from All Music Guide said, "Stay" is one of the great gems on this album. It's done with a Latin arrangement for which Sony hired excellent Latin musicians. Cyndi's voice soars effortlessly over the Latin accompaniment that usually drowns most singer's voices. As for "La Vie En Rose" she does an excellent job. It could have only been better if she had done it in French. She joked at the show saying: "If you think my English is bad you don't want to hear my French!" I can't comment on the duet with Bennet because I've only heard a sample of that so far (she didn't do it on the show) I really loved every song on this album and I didn't even know most of them since I'm a young fan. Go to www.cyndilaupermusic.com to hear samples from this album.
Good songs, very poorly done. Why they made this, and why anyone who heard it first would buy it, are mysteries. The organ music in "Sunny Side of the Street" is so awful that I thought this must be some horrible joke, but it seems these folks are serious. So many good versions of these songs by other, more attuned, accomplished and inspired artists have been made that this actually left me depressed. If Cyndi still wants to have fun, there are better ways than ruining good music.
The songs she sings are classics, and she should have sang them with a bit more respect. I usually don't mind artists putting their own spin on timeless tunes, but she should have left these alone. Except for "at Last" which was ok, the rest of the songs were not easy to listen to. No emotion. Her voice sounding more like an untrained teenagers. I really feel I wasted my money. I was so excited after seeing her on a popular morning program. I thought, finally, she's back. I always enjoyed her. Unless you get Rod or Harry,to do the re-makes, lets just leave those wonderful songs to their original recordings.