Discs from PS Classics, devoted to the heritage of Broadway theatre music and American popular song, are distributed by Image. In addition to songs that made her famous ("Carousel of Love," "Stay the Night") starting in the 1970s, Olivor flirted with Berlin, Harburg, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more in her November 2003 concert in Boston. She also sings three songs by Stephen Schwartz on the CD: "Crowded Island," "Sippin' Wine" and "The Hardest Part of Love."
Street date for the PS Classics CD and the Image Entertainment DVD is April 27.
Olivor is well-known for her Academy-Award-nominated ballad with Johnny Mathis, "The Last Time I Felt Like This," which is freshly performed on "Safe Return." The singer appears in concert May 1 at Town Hall in Manhattan.
Philip Chaffin, co-founder of PS Classics, told Playbill On Line, "Image Entertainment actually came to us several years ago with this project, at a time when the DVD component was just in the planning stages. Garrett Lee, their VP of marketing, knew our label and the kind of music we respond to. He also knew that Jane's concert, which Image was taping for DVD, would have an audio component, and he thought the fit between Jane and PS Classics felt right. I confess we didn't actually meet Jane until the day of the concert last November, but watching her perform live in that really extraordinary concert, and then having the opportunity to work with her over the next few months, shaping and refining the album, has been a real treat."
The CD sequence is: 1. "You"
3. "Let's Make Some Memories"
4. "Annie's Song"
5. "The Hardest Part of Love"
7. "Carousel of Love"
8. "Crowded Island"
9. "Brooklyn Roads"
10. "Run for the Roses"
11. "I Got the Sun in the Morning"
12. "Some Enchanted Evening"
13. "The Big Parade"
14. "The Last Time I Felt Like This"
15. "You Don't Know How Beautiful"
16. "Sippin' Wine"
17. "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?"/"Ailein Duinn"
18. "Stay the Night"
19. "The Right Garden"
20. "Pretty Girl"
21. "Love of Another Kind"
22. "One More Ride on the Merry-Go-Round"
23. "I Believe"
24. "Where There Is Love"
25. "Safe Return"
26. "L'Important C'est la Rose"
Olivor's Columbia albums include "First Night," "Stay the Night," "Chasing Rainbows," "The Best Side of Goodbye," "Love Decides," "Songs of the Season" and "Jane Olivor: In Concert."
The DVD release includes additional songs and an on camera interview with Olivor. The concert DVD is produced by Five Star Productions
PS Classics' library includes the recent Broadway cast recording of Nine (Grammy Award-nominated), A Year With Frog and Toad (in stores April 6), First Lady Suite, My Life With Albertine, Zanna, Don't! and discs featuring the work of songwriters Jason Robert Brown, Maury Yeston, Vincent Youmans, Jerome Moross and others. Vocalists whose work is preserved by the label include Jessica Molaskey, Philip Chaffin, Rebecca Luker, Lauren Kennedy, Christine Andreas and Darius De Haas, among others.
For information about PS Classics, visit www.psclassics.com.