No One Is Alone

No One Is Alone

by Barbara Cook

CD

Overview

Barbara Cook, a Broadway star in the 1950s and '60s and one of the major cabaret singers since the '70s, was nearing 80 when she recorded No One Is Alone. Her very clear and friendly voice, however, could easily pass for someone's half her age. Accompanied by a drumless rhythm section, she performs 15 songs (including a pair of two-song medleys) that debuted in Broadway shows. Her voice is strong, highly expressive and unwavering, doing justice to the lyrics and the songwriters' original conceptions without adding that much of her own personality. She presents the songs as if they were being sung on Broadway, interpreting them very straight like the best cabaret singers, swinging lightly when it is called for and sticking to the words and the melodies. A slight change of pace is offered on the final selection, "Make Our Garden Grow," which has her joined by the 16-voice "Virtuoso Singers." Barbara Cook's fans will want No One Is Alone, a fine recital by the apparently ageless singer.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
Label: Drg
UPC: 0021471150124
catalogNumber: 91501

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbara Cook   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Beal   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jack Cavari   Guitar
Eric Stern   Piano,Musical Direction
New York Virtuoso Singers   Vocals
Kelli O'Hara   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Hugh Fordin   Producer,Audio Production
Adolph Green   Composer
John Ward   Contributor
Cynthia Daniels   Engineer
Eric Stern   Arranger
Wally Harper   Arranger
Tim Krol   Contributor
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction
Wendy Baker   Contributor
Julie Morgan   Contributor
Scott Wheatley   Contributor

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