Michael Feinstein Creates New Record Label; First Release Now in Stores

News   Michael Feinstein Creates New Record Label; First Release Now in Stores Michael Feinstein, the ambassador of the American popular song, has teamed with Concord Records to create a new label that will preserve hidden treasures of the American Popular Songbook. The subsidiary label, Feinery, has just released its first recording, "Michael Feinstein Sings the Livingston & Evans Songbook."

Michael Feinstein, the ambassador of the American popular song, has teamed with Concord Records to create a new label that will preserve hidden treasures of the American Popular Songbook. The subsidiary label, Feinery, has just released its first recording, "Michael Feinstein Sings the Livingston & Evans Songbook."

Academy Award winners Jay Livingston and Ray Evans have written such tunes as "Mona Lisa," "Tammy," "Silver Bells," "Que Sera, Sera" and "Buttons and Bows." The duo also wrote the television theme songs for such classic programs as "Bonanza" and "Mr. Ed."

In addition to some of their hits, the new recording also features previously unheard Livingston/Evans tunes, including selections from unproduced films and musicals. Melissa Manchester appears as a guest vocalist on one track, singing one of their best-known tunes, "Never Let Me Go." A bonus demo of "Anywhere But Here" — featuring the late Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer — is also included on the 23-track disc.

The complete track listing for "Michael Feinstein Sings the Livingston & Evans Songbook" follows:

"You're So Right For Me"
"Mona Lisa"
"What Fools These Mortals Be"
"Buttons and Bows"
"The Late Scene"
"Bonanza"/"Mr. Ed"
"All the Time"
"How Much Will I Love You"
"His Own Little Island"
"Silver Bells"
"Ya' Got Class"
"Never Let Me Go"
"Jubilie-Jubilo"
"Tammy"
"Through Children's Eyes"
"To Each His Own"
"Almost in Your Arms"
"Henriette"
"The Mating Season"
"Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)"
"As I Love You"
"Anywhere But Here"
"Wish Me a Rainbow" A three-time Grammy nominee, singer-pianist Michael Feinstein is often credited with reinvigorating the American popular song. The crooner has performed in concert halls around the world and now co-owns his own nightclub, Feinstein's at the Regency, in New York City. His numerous solo recordings include "Michael and George: Feinstein Sings Gershwin," "Big City Rhythms" "Romance On Film, Romance On Broadway" and "Michael Feinstein with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra."

—By Andrew Gans