Beautiful Girl: The Essential Barbara Cook On Disc
09 Nov 2013
"As Of Today"
I would not include 1977's "As Of Today" my essentials list — except for one thing. Cook's cover of Janis Ian's "Stars" is worth far more than the price of this otherwise unexciting 1970s adult contemporary pop album. Cook infuses Ian's show-business survival story with so much personal emphasis and heart, it seems as if she'd written herself about her own experiences.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!