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Discussion in 'Music' started by Chuck L, Nov 23, 2003.
Have not picked this release up yet? Anyone have any thoughts on it that has?
I saw her perform on Ellen last week, and wasn't thorougly floored. I'll still likely get the CD since I've enjoyed just about everything else she's ever done.
I have it, and it's great. I'm not a huge Cyndi Lauper fan, but this is a great marriage of classic songs with a very powerful voice. What I like about it is that the setting for most of the songs is simple and sparse. No unnecessary string section, and a real attempt to place each song in the best possible setting. For example, "At Last," which is every over-singer's Holy Grail, is given a quiet, thoughtful treatment.
It's not 100% wonderful, but (and this may be wishful thinking on my part) it doesn't seem like yet another washed-up singer climbing into the limelight on the back of the Great American Songbook.
I rushed out to pick this up when first released, and it's simply amazing! Cyndi's interpretations give these classics a new lease on life. It's a if each song was written especially for her 4 octave voice. Naysayers take notice. This isn't another hasbeen quicky cash-in on the musical nostalgia fad. Not only does the Girl prove she's still having fun, but also that she's one hell of a vocalist!
Well, that was annoying....