PLAYBILL VIDEO: Betty Buckley on Creating Her Latest Album "Ghostlight" (Video)

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Tony Award winner Betty Buckley discusses the genesis of her newest solo album, the critically acclaimed "Ghostlight," which was released Sept. 15.

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In this video Tony Award winner Betty Buckley discusses the genesis of her newest solo album, the critically acclaimed "Ghostlight," which reunites the star of Cats and Sunset Boulevard with her longtime friend and producer T Bone Burnett. “T Bone single-handedly changed the world of music and makes each project more perfect than the last,” said Buckley, who first worked with the producer when they were both 19 in Fort Worth, TX, on an archival recording that was released years later by Playbill Records, "Betty Buckley 1967." “The gift of this project ['Ghostlight'] is beyond my ability to even express; it is my dream record." Producer Burnett added, "All great art comes from the edge, not a place of comfort. Our vision was for a ghostly haunting sound, which I called ‘crime jazz,’ giving the project a timeless feel.” The title of the new disc, which features such tunes as "If You Go Away," "Bewitched," "This Nearly Was Mine," "Body and Soul," "Comin Back to Me" and more, comes from the tradition in the theatre where, after the performance, a lone light bulb is left on at night to keep the ghosts company. That light is called a ghost light. "Ghostlight" was recorded at the Village Studios in Los Angeles.

 

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