Friday, February 03, 2006

Doin' the Friday Shuffle

1. "One More Beautiful Song" - Edward Kleban - A Class Act (Original Broadway Cast)
A very sweet and tender ode to the Broadway ballad.

2. "Lacrimosa dies illa" - Benjamin Britten - War Requiem
Choir and soprano lamenting.

3. "You've Got What Gets Me" - Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George Gershwin Songbook
Old-school swing, big band style.

4. "The Rise and Fall from Grace" - Danny Elfman - Batman Returns
Heavy on the organ, with a side of plucked strings.

5. "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody - Mandy Patinkin - Mandy Patinkin
If you like your Mandy completely, irrevocably over-the-top, this is the song for you. By the end he's making Al Jolson (whom this is an homage to) look like Clint Eastwood in the emoting department.

6. "Liasons" - Mandy Patinkin - Sings Sondheim
A 180 degree turn from the previous song. Soft, piano-only accompanied Mandy singing quietly and reverently.

7. "Mornin', Lawyer, Lookin' for Someone?" - George Gershwin - Porgy and Bess
When all is said and done, a hundred years hence, this very well might be the only American opera still being performed regularly. It deserves its spot in the repertoire, that's for sure.

8. "I Must Get on that Ship" - Maury Yeston - Titanic (Original Broadway Score)
Irony-infused anthem, with the cast of characters rhapsodizing about their chance to set sail on the Titanic.

9. "Bathtub" - The Million Dollar Hotel Band - The Million Dollar Hotel (Soundtrack)
Moody, atmospheric cut from the soundtrack. Breathy sax, shimmering synths, and languid guitars.

10. "The Logical Song" - Supertramp - Best of Supertramp
I love this song.

Until Whenever


Roger Owen Green said...

I loved Logical Song when it came out. Played it repeatedly. Haven't heard it in years

Tosy And Cosh said...

I just got the soundtrack CD from Magnolia, and it's on that--I had kind of forgotten about it too.