The disc offers eight tracks, seven of which represent songs for which she penned lyrics and co-wrote music with Greg Poree and Karen Hogg. This is her solo recording debut. The relationship-minded album of original work "explores the strange twist of melancholy and freedom associated with lost love."
Alvin, known for her muscular voice on and Off-Broadway in Kuni-Leml, Grease!, Infinite Joy, Nine and Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol, trades her known sound — musical theatre belter — for a pop-jazz-folk quality that allows her to be delicate and vulnerable, driving and defiant. Listeners might hear her and think she's the American cousin of Sarah McLachlan.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney's "You Won't See Me" is also on the disc, which is produced by Greg Poree, who is heard on guitar.
Vadim Feichtner, a fixture in the New York music theatre scene, plays piano, organ and rhodes on the disc.
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