"New" Nancy LaMott DVD and CD Arrive in Stores Feb. 12 | Playbill

News "New" Nancy LaMott DVD and CD Arrive in Stores Feb. 12
The late, acclaimed singer Nancy LaMott, who breathed life into standards from the American Songbook while introducing a batch of new classics, can be heard on a new CD and DVD that arrive in stores Feb. 12.
Cover art for new Nancy LaMott CD (top) and DVD (bottom)
Cover art for new Nancy LaMott CD (top) and DVD (bottom)

Midder Music has released a two-CD collection entitled "Ask Me Again," which features previously unreleased tracks with "unplugged, no frills arrangements." Most of the songs feature LaMott's longtime accompanist/arranger, Christopher Marlowe, and were recorded live in one take. Titles include "You and I," "Moondance," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was."

The DVD, entitled "I'll Be Here with You," chronicles LaMott's journey from San Francisco club singer to New York cabaret star and includes footage from appearances at the Algonquin's Oak Room and on "Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee." Song titles include "Listen to My Heart," "The Waters of March," "I'm Glad There Is You"/"The Best Is Yet to Come" and "Moon River." The latter was performed on the "Charles Grodin Show" just nine days before LaMott's untimely death. The DVD also includes a photo montage and a "Broadway Beat" interview conducted with LaMott in 1994.

The recordings were compiled and produced by composer David Friedman, who penned many of LaMott's signature tunes. The CDs and DVD are being distributed by LML Music via the Allegro Corporation.

The complete track listings for "Ask Me Again" and "I'll Be Here with You" follow.

"Ask Me Again" CDs
CD 1:
"You and I"
"Ask Me Again"
"The Shadow of Your Smile"
"Cheek to Cheek"
"Sophisticated Lady"
"On My Way to You"
"Easy to Love"
"Killing Time"
"Call Me Irresponsible"
"Right as the Rain" CD 2:
"You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me"
"September in the Rain"
"I Only Have Eyes for You"
"The Wind Beneath My Wings"
"You'll Never Know"
"The Music that Makes Me Dance"
"No One is Alone"/"Not While I'm Around"
"I Didn't Know What Time it Was"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

"I'll Be Here with You" DVD
"But the World Goes 'Round"
"Another Mr. Right"
"Some Other Time"
"Loud is Good"
"Time to Remember"
"You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby"
"The Blues"
"I Love a Piano"
"It Ain't Necessarily So"
"The Darktown Strutters' Ball"/"Alexander's Ragtime Band"
"Alexander's Ragtime Band"/"The Darktown Strutters' Ball"
"Where Do You Start?"
"We Can Be Kind"
"Time After Time"
"Just in Time for Christmas"
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
"The Best is Yet to Come"
"All the Things You Are"/"I'm Glad There is You"
"I'll Be Here with You"
"Help is On the Way"
"Out of This World"/"So In Love"
"Waters of March"
"Moon River"
"Listen to My Heart"

Nancy LaMott was beloved by fans for a voice that could be soft and sweet one minute and big and belty the next. Many critics agreed she also possessed a remarkable ability to find the emotional center of any song, bringing a lyric to life as honestly as possible. LaMott's solo recording credits included "Beautiful Baby," "Come Rain or Come Shine: The Songs of Johnny Mercer," "My Foolish Heart," "Just in Time for Christmas" and "Listen to My Heart" as well as the posthumously issued "What's Good About Goodbye?" and "Nancy LaMott—Live at Tavern on the Green." LaMott died in 1995 at the age of 43.

For more information visit www.nancylamott.com and www.myspace.com/nancylamott.

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