Singer-actor Brent Barrett's new recording, "The Alan Jay Lerner Album," will be available from Fynsworth Alley Sept. 23.
Barrett, who recently starred in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, recorded an all-Alan Jay Lerner album for Fynsworth last August. Pre-orders for the 15-track disc are now being accepted on the Fynsworth website.
Simply titled "The Alan Jay Lerner Album," Barrett's recording features songs by the late lyricist of Brigadoon, Love Life, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Gigi and Dance a Little Closer. The complete track listing for the CD, boasting a guest appearance from Lauren Bacall, follows:
"Come Back To Me"
"In The Broken Promise Land of 15"
"They Call The Wind Maria"
"I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"
"Headin For New Orleans"
"Green Up Time"
"You Haven't Changed At All"/ "I Remember It Well"
"She Wasn't You"
"I Left My Hat In Haiti"
"Too Late Now"
"My Last Love" /"Let's Go Home"
"There's Always One You Can't Forget"
"Anyone Who Loves"
"Tell Me" (Bonus Track)
Barrett's first solo recording (on the Varèse Sarabande label), "The Kander & Ebb Album," is also available from Fynsworth Alley and includes such tunes as "Life Is," "Sometimes a Day Goes By," "All That Jazz," "All I Care About," "Give Me Love" and "A Quiet Thing." Ruthie Henshall and Jane Krakowski join Barrett on tracks of, respectively, "Why Should I Wake Up?" and "Wet."
Barrett received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate. He will star opposite Rachel York in the upcoming Reprise! concert of Anything Goes. Barrett's other theatrical credits include the Broadway productions of Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun and Candide. He received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his work in the L.A. production of Chicago and has been seen Off-Broadway in Closer Than Ever, March of the Falsettos, The Death of Von Richtofen, The Time of the Cuckoo and Portrait of Jenny. His television and film appearances include "Hercules," "Longtime Companion," "All My Children," "Another World" and "Guiding Light." Fynsworth Alley is located on the internet at www.fynsworthalley.com.
—By Andrew Gans