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Leap of Faith
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Declaring herself "a cabaret virgin," Faith Prince presents her first solo show, recorded live at Joe's Pub in New York in January 2000. You'd never know it from this vastly entertaining recording that combines terrific so... more »
Declaring herself "a cabaret virgin," Faith Prince presents her first solo show, recorded live at Joe's Pub in New York in January 2000. You'd never know it from this vastly entertaining recording that combines terrific song selection with a lot of fun patter. Best known for her Tony-winning portrayal of the ditzy Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Prince covers that sort of comedy and more in this career retrospective: "On the Other Side of the Tracks" from Little Me, Mary Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim's bossa nova spoof "The Boy From..." from Hey, Love, and On a Clear Day's "What Did I Have That I Don't Have," a less charged but no less effective rendition than Liza Minnelli's recorded a week earlier at the Palace. Other highlights include "The Man with a Horn," which incorporates an anecdote of how Prince met her trumpet-playing husband (who provides a solo here), and a rendition of "Something Wonderful" as Miss Adelaide herself would sing it. When the familiar screwball voice starts to intone the Rodgers and Hammerstein standard, the audience can't help laughing, but the combination of lyric and character soon becomes surprisingly poignant. A Leap of Faith is recommended for Faith Prince fans as well as anyone who wants to become one. --David Horiuchi
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Miranda Lane | New York, NY | 07/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across this CD about five years ago totally by accident, a friend left it at my house and then left town - and boy am I glad that she did! I wasn't really very familiar with Faith Prince before I popped this disc in - but I was a life long fan by the time it was over. This recording takes you into Joe's Pub and provides an hour or more of witty stories, broadway standards, as well as a few rare jems that I had never heard before. If you appreciate a good evening of song and lore then you will love this album. Ms. Prince shines, both her wit and her voice. You won't be sorry."
Gorgeous, and her voice ain't bad either
Geoffrey D. Grigsby | Portland, OR United States | 08/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you can't see Faith Prince in person, and everyone should, this CD is the next best thing. Her personality, charm and ever-present wit only make you love her voice more and you get it all in this package. Her bit on Elaine Strich made me laugh my head off and her cell phone call to her son is really cute. I try to separate my love for this woman's talent from what others may simply hear in her voice, but I can't. Faith is one of this country's great talents - you're going to love this woman and her music!"