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Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim: Live At Carnegie Hall


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Artist: Barbara Cook
Release date: 2001
Genre: Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:32:28
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No. Title Length
1. Everyone Says Don't (From Anyone Can Whistle) 4:04
2. I Wonder What Became of Me? (From St. Louis Woman) 4:23
3. The Eagle and Me (From Bloomer Girl) 4:04
4. I Had Myself a True Love (From St. Louis Woman) 4:46
5. Into the Woods - Giants In the Sky (From Into the Woods) 6:13
6. Another Hundred People - So Many People (From Company and Saturday Nights) 3:56
7. Let's Face the Music and Dance - the Song Is You (From Follow the Fleet and Music In the Air) 6:02
8. Happiness (From Passion) 4:18
9. Loving You (From Passion) 2:14
10. You Could Drive a Person Crazy (From Company) 3:40
11. Not a Day Goes By - Losing My Mind (From Merrily We Roll Along and Follies) 6:03
12. Buds Won't Bud (From Hooray for What?) 3:47
13. I Got Lost In His Arms (From Annie Get Your Gun) 3:03
14. Something's Coming - Tonight (From West Side Story) 5:34
15. Move On - Duet With Malcolm Gets (From Sunday In the Park With George) 4:26
16. Medley: Hard Hearted Hannah / Waiting for the Robert E. Lee (from San Francisco) 6:42
17. Ice Cream (from She Loves Me) 4:52
18. A Little Night Music / Send In the Clowns 5:28
19. The Trolley Song (From Meet Me In St. Louis) 2:37
20. Not While I'm Around - Duet With Malcolm Gets (From Sweeney Todd) 3:27
21. Anyone Can Whistle (From Anyone Can Whistle) 2:49



For a tribute concert commemorating his 70th birthday in 2000, Stephen Sondheim compiled a list of his favorite songs that he didn't write rather than those he did. Barbara Cook used that list in putting together her own concert program in 2001, though, as its title suggests, the song list remained "mostly Sondheim." Cook, who has become increasingly prolific on records since hooking up with DRG in 1993, has previously devoted titles to lyricists Dorothy Fields (Close as Pages in a Book) and Oscar Hammerstein II (Oscar Winners). But as annotator Frank Rich points out, though she and Sondheim scored their first Broadway successes within months of each other in 1957, she in The Music Man, he with the lyrics to West Side Story, she has never seemed a likely Sondheim interpreter. Her sweet, sincere style contrasts with his biting wit and introspection, and she never appeared in one of his shows. But in 1985, she essayed "Losing My Mind" in the concert version of Follies and made the song her own, and here she chooses carefully from the songwriter's repertoire and from his favorites. Songs like "Send in the Clowns" and "Anyone Can Whistle" well suit her approach, and she makes a point of singing the happy-love lyrics only from "Not a Day Goes By." The real finds on the album are her two selections from Passion, "Happiness" and "Loving You," which have not been much heard since the show closed. Among the non-Sondheim material, her Harold Arlen interpretations are stellar. She gives up the stage once in each act to Malcolm Gets, an agreeable singer who also performs duets with her several times, most impressively on "Not While I'm Around." That's the only suggestion that this septuagenarian is getting a little old; you never hear it in her sparkling voice.