Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Basia on Broadway
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Michael H. (Music-Man) from LA VERNE, CA
Reviewed on 9/4/2008...
Basia live!!! Features more of her artistry than perhaps the overly-produced studio versions of the songs do. This is a keeper (I bought an extra copy to share!)
Pedunclin | Slovenija | 11/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This has a lower price, but even for $20 it would still be worth it. This is kind of Best of Basia, but you receive a freshly recorded version of the hits in live environmnet with real instruments and the 80 song sound even better as on her records, where there is also a lot of keyboards instead. Her voice is amazing, so are the backup singers, that sing well also the parts in polish. Overall, one of the best live albums for this kind of music."
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Charles E. Fleming | Gainesville, Florida | 01/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought a copy of this album, the tardiness of which I have no explanation having bought The Sweetest Illusion when it was first released. I concur completely with the comments preceeding mine, but I would like to add some observations regarding the live performances of these tunes. For those who may not know, for studio albums Basia has traditionally sang and layered all of her own harmony vocals. From a production standpoint, this method has several advantages, one of which the timbres and vibratos all match up. What impresses me so much on the live album is how the vocal ensemble members totally nail not just the parts from the studio versions, but all of the nuances in the phrasing as well. Heaven only knows how much work and rehearsal went into the achieving this.
I would also like to mention the overall audio quality of the CD. It seems that the acoustics in the Neil Simon Theater must be superb, because the recorded live sound of the band is wonderfully "present" and sparkling. Production done this well makes having a great sound system worth the money.
I realize that this is 2007, and the album was recorded in 1994. Who cares. If you don't have it, get it!"