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Journeys
     

Journeys

by Wendy Coates
 
Wendy Coates has had a rich and varied career, having appeared in national and regional theater productions, in film, and in cabaret. For this, her first album, she has opted for a varied set of tunes that have their genesis in pop, folk, country, and the musical stage. Even though the material comes from different genres, everything shares one common feature,

Overview

Wendy Coates has had a rich and varied career, having appeared in national and regional theater productions, in film, and in cabaret. For this, her first album, she has opted for a varied set of tunes that have their genesis in pop, folk, country, and the musical stage. Even though the material comes from different genres, everything shares one common feature, describing events that define the gamut of human emotion. "Lullaby" is a sweet story of happiness. "Summer Before the War" tells of simple times just before World War II started, while "Slipping Through My Fingers" catalogs the mixed emotion a mother feels when her children go off to school, leaving the roost for the first time. Then there's the eternal hope that life is good, embodied in "I Believe in You." "Stolen Child" describes the anguish and helplessness the singer experienced when her nephew disappeared during a hiking trip. Coates delivers these and the rest of the tunes with typical cabaret intensity and sincerity. She has a light and sweet voice, which she shapes to fit the sense of each tale told through the lyrics of the song she's singing. Unlike many of her cabaret singer contemporaries who load their albums with armies of background singers and instrumentation, real or electronically created, Coates follows the tradition established by such masters of the genre as Elisabeth Welch by using just a piano for accompaniment. Christopher Denny fills that chair with distinction. If you're interested in songs that describe a wide collection of human events, this album fills that bill.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2001
Label:
Lml Music
UPC:
0711788012726
catalogNumber:
127

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wendy Coates   Primary Artist,Vocals
Christopher Denny   Piano,Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Dan Seals   Composer
Mike Batt   Composer
Carol Hall   Composer
Susan Osborn   Composer
Sheldon Harnick   Composer
Jerry Herman   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Benny Andersson   Composer
Loreena McKennitt   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
Rafe Van Hoy   Composer
Dan Lawrence   Engineer
Stephen Flaherty   Composer
Huw Williams   Composer
Charlie McGettigan   Composer
Eric Barnes   Composer
Christopher Denny   Arranger,Producer
Lynn Ahrens   Composer
Wendy Coates   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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