Just in time for Valentines Day, Feb. 14, comes the CD release, "Stage 2: The Human Heart," a collection of theatre love songs sung by men -- to men. This romantic collection is a sequel to "Stage 1: How Do I Love You," which followed the different phases of a new relationship. "Stage 2" goes through the more complex commitments and reappraisals of a growing relatinship. Four singers on the CD -- Francis Cruz, Charlie Owens, Ralph Pena and Sean Ray -- will be backed by modern orchestrations that eschew the traditional, big and brassy Broadway sound. Art Collins and Joey Mendoza are the producers, for Dink Records (800) 707-8683.
Songs on the CD include "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (Show Boat), Blame It On The Summer Night (Rags), "The Human Heart" (Once On This Island), "I'm A Stranger Here Myself" (One Touch Of Venus), "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" (Evita), "Let's Not Waste A Moment" (Milk & Honey) and "In Whatever Time We Have" (Children Of Eden).
--By David Lefkowitz