Barbara Cook is an American treasure. No One is Alone, is based on a performance she gave at Carnegie Hall in November 2006. I attended a similar concert in Boston in March 2007. The title is a Sondheim ballad from "Into the Woods", and the text and her delivery brings so much meaning to anyone trying to move forward during anguishing times.
The texture of her gorgeous lyric voice is fuller than ever, and she knows and expresses the work of Sondheim, Bernstein, Rogers & Hammerstein 2nd and more, better than anyone else.
Having grown up in the 1950's, I certainly remember Peter Pan, but Barbara Cook gives new meaning to "Never, Never Land". Each time I hear her sing this song, my eyes fill with tears ... hoping one day we will meet each other there.
This album is the Best of the Best. The only thing better is a live concert with her singing right in front of you!