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Sings From The Heart

5 Oct. 2004 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Nov. 1958
  • Release Date: 5 Oct. 2004
  • Label: DRG Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 DRG RECORDS
  • Total Length: 41:15
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  • ASIN: B001N7HZ9I
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,434 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Mr. F. R. S. Glass on 17 July 2010
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I treasured a tape I had of this for years and was thrilled to find it transferred to CD-it still is a the most wonderful record of the youthful Cook in repertoire she made her own,and I don't mean to diss Ella Fitzgerald when i say that-they sing quite differently and with equal validity.Some of these songs she sings so simply and yet with such understated charm that the effect is quite overwhelming.Try and see what you feel,as voices tend to strike people very differently...I know she does it for me!
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I heard Barbara Cook sing Ice Cream on the radio and was amazed at what a wonderful voice could do with a simple song- I was intrigued because I had never been aware of her. This CD contains marvellous Rogers and Hart songs, among which are some rarities, but all are sung in a beautifully unfancy manner with a sensitive understated accompaniment leaving the lucky listener to bathe in Barbara's glorious vocal talent.Highly recommended!!!
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If you have never been introduced to, or fallen in love with Barbara Cook's voice, listen to this recording. If you do, you will probably start a collection of her recordings.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Gotta disagree with Miss Cook: Nothing's missing here 5 May 2008
By Alan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Here's Barbara Cook, fairly early in her career, singing Rodgers and Hart songs with a vulnerability and a care for the lyrics that even she has perhaps never surpassed. I'm in the minority in finding Hart's lyrics problematic sometimes, but Cook finds so much meaning in them that these songs seem like perfect if small works of art.

The accompaniments are scored for strings, piano, guitar, and percussion. It sounds a little odd at first, but they're done nicely, and the arrangements do support Cook's performances effectively.

Having said that, some may find the ballads unrelieved by any faster songs to be a bit lacking in variety. Still, even if you want to take an occasional break between tracks, this is not only very musical singing but also extremely communicative singing that I think will be appreciated by almost everyone who loves the Great American Songbook.

In the liner notes of this reissue, Miss Cook writes, ""During the time when we recorded this album I was concerned with singing very purely. I believe I delve into the text of a song more deeply now that I did in 1959, but I feel there is a sweetness and almost naivete to this work that I hope makes up for whatever else might be missing." Sorry to disagree, Miss Cook, but I don't think anything is missing here. You're great now, but you were also great back then.
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2gd2Btru 17 April 2008
By Wordspecs - Published on Amazon.com
Sings From the Heart
Barbara Cook, still vocalizing in her ninth decade, is to me the Great American Voice of this century...and the last.

She is celebrated for her interpretations of Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics. Her performance of "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's original Candide has never be touched by another. Still for me, the subtlety and emotion authenticity of her performance of "He was too good to me," from Rogers and Hart's "Simple Simon," is simply heart-rending.

This is the serendipity of intelligent lyrics and music met by the perfect instrument. I can say from my own experience of Ms. Cook in live performance recently that her voice, her interpretation, her honesty are richer and deeper 50 years after this recording.

For anyone who hopes to understand the American song, the unique contribution of Broadway to the musical lexicon and the triumph of a once-in-a-lifetime talent, I cannot think of any single vocal event that exceeds what Ms. Cook achieves here.

And she continues to excel, to this day. Should you have an opportunity to hear her in person--she maintains a vigorous performance schedule--go, sit, absorb, and be prepared to have your perceptions blown away and, perhaps, disappointed in others.

I value my decades as a devoted audience of Barbara Cook to be time so well spent--time shared with my children and my late parents--that I could wish for nothing more wonderful than to lead new audiences to discover her for themselves.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful! ~ 6 Jan. 2015
By Allen Smalling - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection of Rodgers and Hart songs from 1959, sung by legendary Broadway soprano Barbara Cook, brings back the era in which "easy listening" was indeed an invitation to listen, not just background music. Cook is nothing less than wonderful on these dozen tunes from the inimitable Broadway partnership that ceased in 1943 with Lorenz ("Larry") Hart's death, and include such delights as "Nobody's Heart Belongs to Me," "Little Girl Blue," "It Never Entered My Mind," and of course "Where or When." Orchestral accompaniment is gentle, yet suave and fully-voiced. It's a shame the CD is no longer in print but used copies are available. Thank you, Joe!
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Early Cook... 24 July 2013
By kerbe - Published on Amazon.com
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It was, is and always will be one of the great instruments - and it has the benefit of being contolled by a lofty talent. In the liner notes Miss Cook bemoans the fact of her "immaturity" when this recording was made but whatever it may (or may not) lack in interpretive complexity is more than compensated by its crystaline perfection.

Yeah, I'm a fan!
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