Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley|
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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If you like Broadway musicals, this is a MUST have.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Annapolis MD, USA | 07/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE Alcie Ripley and Emily Skinner, they are both wonderful performers as well as people. I am not lying by saying that this is my favorite CD, for I listen to it at least once a day. This CD is a collection of songs written by prominent lyricists and musicians, like Steven Sondheim, Henry Krieger, Bill Russel, and many more. I would recommend this to anyone, providing that they like listening to show tunes."
Very enjoyable collection
Simon Cross | RUSTINGTON, West Sussex. United Kingdom | 09/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"From reading other reviews of this CD, you'll see that there is no doubt that these two ladies are great singers. On this CD, the have collected together a wide-range of musical theatre duets, and they give them clear, fresh interpretations that don't attempt to challenge but do aim to please. Without a doubt, this CD succeeds in that aim.Personal favourites of mine include In His Eyes, Every Day A Little Death, and Perfect Strangers. There is a nice feeling of space on this recording. I don't agree with an earlier review that found fault with the musical backing on this album. I don't think that it is unduly weak, but I do think that it provides a simple, unobtrusive background in front of which these two ladies' voices are able to shine. Surely it is better to have them in front of what some may believe is a dubious backing than to not have them at all. If you are a fan of musical theatre then this album is almost certain to delight you, not only for its musical brilliance, but also for its use of some songs that'll not be available anywhere else."
Wonderful Voices and a Fun CD
hturpin | Seattle, WA | 04/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Both Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner possess such wonderful vocal instruments alone, imagine the excitement and electricity when they sing together. Each of them brings their own style to this recording, yet together they are impeccably placed. If every performer could meet their match in performing and sound so electrifying as these two do, we would be so lucky. A fun treat for fans is listening to the rest of the CD after track fifteen...let it keep playing, and you'll discover a great "impromptu" discussion which details their journey to London in SideShow.The CD is fun. The arrangements are great. It's too bad that Varese Sarabande lost Bruce Kimmel, because it means Broadway performers like Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner won't get this type of exposure anymore. If you enjoy these ladies apart, you'll enjoy them together as well. I recommend having this album, in any case, as they are two of Broadway's brightest stars and have a long future ahead of them. I can only hope they will work together again, as well as releasing solo stuff."