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Livingston and Evans Songbook Featuring Michael Feinstein

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Download links and information about Livingston and Evans Songbook Featuring Michael Feinstein by Michael Feinstein. This album was released in 2002 and it belongs to Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:14:37 minutes.

Artist: Michael Feinstein
Release date: 2002
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Theatre/Soundtrack
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:14:37
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. You're So Right for Me (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:25
2. Mona Lisa 4:56
3. What Fools These Mortals Be (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:58
4. Buttons and Bows (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:40
5. The Late Scene 3:50
6. Bonanza/Mr. Ed (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:00
7. All the Time 3:01
8. How Much Will I Love You 3:37
9. His Own Little Island 2:39
10. Silver Bells (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:58
11. Ya Got Class (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:58
12. Never Let Me Go (featuring Melissa Manchester) 4:50
13. Jubilie-Jubilo 4:34
14. Tammy 3:19
15. Through Children's Eyes (featuring Jay Livingston) 3:04
16. To Each His Own 4:20
17. Almost In Your Arms (featuring Jay Livingston) 3:26
18. Henriette 2:33
19. The Mating Season 3:08
20. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:13
21. As I Love You (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:37
22. Anywhere But Here 3:37
23. Wish Me a Rainbow (featuring Jay Livingston) 2:54

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There are major songwriters whose names are as well known as those of the singers of their songs, and there are others who are largely unknown, requiring a list of their biggest hits to bring their accomplishments into focus. The team of Jay Livingston and Ray Evans fits into the latter category, probably because they wrote primarily for the movies rather than the Broadway stage and because their heyday occurred from the late '40s to the late '50s, instead of during the perceived golden age of the 1930s. So, here's the list: "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," "Mona Lisa," and "Buttons and Bows" were their Oscar-winners, and among their other hits were "Silver Bells," "Tammy," and "To Each His Own." All those songs are featured on Michael Feinstein's tribute album, the flagship release on his new Feinery imprint for Concord Records. The album was made very much with the support of Livingston and Evans. Livingston (who died of pneumonia on October 17, 2001, at age 86) sings along and plays piano on several songs, and he and Evans submitted to an extensive interview printed in the CD booklet. The songwriters have also provided a number of lost songs from aborted projects that add considerably to their catalog. Writing on assignment, Livingston and Evans were versatile to a fault, such that it's hard to find a consistent style to their work. Feinstein imposes his own style, however, singing the ballads with his exaggerated smoothness and the novelty songs with appropriate sprightliness. On occasion, one wishes for more instrumentation and fuller arrangements to do justice to songs written with Hollywood orchestras in mind, but the intimacy of the songbook approach brings out the songwriters' craftsmanship well. Melissa Manchester's torchy performance of "Never Let Me Go" is a particular standout.