I'm Still Here: The Essential Elaine Stritch on Disc

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15 Feb 2014

 

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Goldilocks - Original Broadway Cast Recording



To hear it mentioned, one might assume the 1958 flop Goldilocks is about the eponymous folk tale heroine. It is not. As a matter of fact, for our purposes, Goldilocks is about one thing and one thing only, and that is young Elaine Stritch's affecting performance on the cast album. If the recording fails to capture the comedy Stritch is said to have delivered onstage, it is a worthy addition to her discography for her lovely legato renditions of "Who's Been Sitting In My Chair?" and "I Never Know When To Say When." This is as close to Elaine Stritch the ingénue as one can get.

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