Having seen Brussell perform live, I was prepared for her moving renditions of well-known and more obscure songs - all of which she sings to the hilt! The arrangements and piano accompaniments are also WONDERFUL - especially THIS NEARLY WAS MINE/ONCE UPON A TIME, which I was surprised to learn was done for her by Ron Abel, who I'm normally not impressed with. Her regular accompanist and orchestrator are both top notch on all the songs. Her performance on I WISH is just delightful, and her ironic understanding of MARRY ME A LITTLE and PATTERNS are cabaret at its best. The simplicity of IF I COULD is convincing in her capable hands, and she does a terrific job on MOVE ON, as well. This is a CD you will treasure!