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All of My Life Has Led To This
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
In ALL OF MY LIFE HAS LED TO THIS, Pitre weaves a melodic patchwork by crossing musical generations to display her vast range of musical ability. First, she delivers a fiercely powerful ?Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie M... more »
In ALL OF MY LIFE HAS LED TO THIS, Pitre weaves a melodic patchwork by crossing musical generations to display her vast range of musical ability. First, she delivers a fiercely powerful ?Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody,? then she offers a heart-wrenching interpretation of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus? ?Slipping Through My Fingers? ? which tells the story of a mother trying to accept the reality that her daughter no longer is a little girl. Also showcased in this eclectic collection are three songs sung in Pitre?s native French: ?Y?a Rien a Voir,? ?A Notre Tour? and ?Le Ciel Est Bleu? ? all telling the stories of love walking in and out of a woman?s life. Time and time again, Pitre has been heralded for her ability to expertly and convincingly tell a story through song. ?Pitre can pack an entire drama into a three-minute song,? proclaimed NOW Magazine. ?She gift-wraps it like a piece of candy, and she always delivers a powerful payoff ? a hard center of sadness or a burst of sweetness ? with the words.? In addition to the title track, other songs on the album include, ?An Affair to Remember,? Kander and Ebb?s ?A Quiet Thing,? ?To Love Again? (based on Chopin?s E Flat Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2), ?If I Ruled the World,? ?Limelight,? and ?Love Letter.?
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Singers this versatile don't come along everyday
Ryan Cameron | San Diego, California USA | 11/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Louise Pitre really showcases her incredible vocal talents on this album. It is a sampler of a variety of different genres and really illustrates how versatile a performer Louise truly is. The only other performer I know as vocally versatile as Louise is Elaine Paige. This album is loaded with song after song brimming with emotion. It is candy for your ears. The ABBA song "The Winner Takes It All" from the musical, "Mamma Mia!" is one of those rare songs that is almost impossible for anyone but Agnetha Fältskog to sing it well, and here Louise's rendition not only shines, she'll blow your socks off in both English and French. Go see her on Broadway, and you will not be disappointed. This CD makes an excellent souvenier to ensure you can enjoy Louise's fantastic voice anywhere and anytime you want."
Finally Miss Louise Pitre
Michael Shayne | Boca Raton, FL United States | 03/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Being from Canada I had the good fortune of seeing Louise perform before her American breakout role in Mama Mia. I remember seeing her in the Francophone version of Les Miserable in Montreal and being dazzled by her performance.It is the listeners good fortune that we get to hear some songs in French as an added bonus. Hopefully it will give her some crossover appeal to Anglo and Francophone audience.Her choice of material is very good and takes advantage of her vocal range and dynamics of song interpretation. She wisely chosens some ABBA songs for this recording to tie in with her appearance on Broadway.An overall very satisfying and entertaining recording that I thankfully can recommend for everyone."
Where have I been ?
H. B. Grimshaw | Watson, IL USA | 10/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit that, prior to last summer, I had never heard of Louise Pitre. Then, I went to see "Mamma Mia" in Chicago, in which Louise played the principal character. It would be difficult to exaggerate how impressed and dazzled I was with her talent. In an emotional two-hour rollercoaster, I laughed and cried with her and the cast, and came away knowing I had to have this CD.When I finally got it, I was impressed even more. Her voice is rich, full and expressive, her reading of lyrics is emotional and distinctive and her choice of music in impeccable. For me, the best cuts are the ABBA songs from "Mamma Mia", "Slipping Through My Fingers" and " The Winner Takes It All " in both English and French. There is really not a bad song on the album, though. Her rendition of "Limelight" is particularly striking.This 44 year old, silver haired performer is about to become a name well known in Broadway circles, as she stars in the production of "Mamma Mia" at the Wintergarden Theater. She is a special one. I highly recommend this album."