Leading West End performer Meredith Braun has recorded a new solo album, When Love Is Gone, set to release November 10 as a digital download and physical CD. The title is taken from the Paul Williams song Braun performed in the film The Muppet Christmas Carol.
When Love Is Gone has been constructed as a "narrative song cycle," featuring both existing material and original songs. Composers represented include Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Barry Manilow. Braun penned two original songs for the album and musically arranged the entire project.
Braun's long West End career includes originating such roles as Betty Schaeffer in Sunset Boulevard, Lily in The Secret Garden at the Royal National Theatre, and playing both Eponine in Les Misérables and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. When Love Is Gone is Braun's second solo album, following the release of Someone Else's Story in 2012.
Take a look at the track listing below:
1. Real Emotional Girl (Randy Newman)
2. There's Me (Andrew Lloyd Webber / Richard Stilgoe) (from Starlight Express)
3. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be (Carly Simon / Jacob Brackman)
4. With So Little to Be Sure Of (Stephen Sondheim) (from Anyone Can Whistle)
5. The Rules (Stephen Keeling / Shaun McKenna)
6. If Love Were All (Noel Coward) (from Bitter Sweet)
7. Sandra (Barry Manilow / Enoch Anderson)
8. Hold Me (Meredith Braun)
9. Try to Remember / No More (Tom Jones / Harvey Schmidt / Stephen Sondheim—from The Fantasticks / Into The Woods)
10. When Love is Gone (Paul Williams) (from The Muppet Christmas Carol)
11. Everything That's Me (Meredith Braun)
12. I'm Still Alive (Agnetha Fältskog / Björn Ulvaeus)
13. Old Friend (Nancy Ford / Gretchen Cryer) (from I'm Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road)
14. Come the Wild, Wild Weather (Noel Coward) (from Waiting In The Wings)
For more information and to pre-order When Love Is Gone, click here.
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