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Live at Algonquin
Michael Feinstein
Live at Algonquin
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Before he forged a reputation as the walking, talking encyclopedia of American popular song, Michael Feinstein was a cabaret singer, and this 1987 live recording from New York's Algonquin Hotel captures him in his element....  more »

      
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All Artists: Michael Feinstein
Title: Live at Algonquin
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Live
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Nostalgia, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Cabaret, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596074322, 075596074346

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Before he forged a reputation as the walking, talking encyclopedia of American popular song, Michael Feinstein was a cabaret singer, and this 1987 live recording from New York's Algonquin Hotel captures him in his element. Feinstein performs ballads, list songs, a medley of Ira Gershwin songs, and comic songs, all to his own expert piano accompaniment. Some of the best (and least familiar) numbers are those aimed at the knowing audience, including "You," a hilarious cut-and-paste job of famous song phrases, and "On Such a Night as This," a poignant listing of bygone musical moments. Feinstein also sings "Old Friends," the cheery Sondheim number from Merrily We Roll Along, and "Old Friend," the heartbreaker from Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer's I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road. This is Feinstein at his best. --David Horiuchi

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CD Reviews

His talents showcased in the perfect setting!
Hansel | 11/15/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love Michael's voice, Michael's style, Michael's take on other standards, you should order this one. The mood will take you by surprise, and then you'll have Michael, at the ready, to express what you feel."
Marvellous
Hansel | Singapore | 05/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I haven't bought an album for such a long time because who needs to spend the extra cash when there's online piracy? But I have to own this.

Feinstein's voice is so pure and versatile; he is funny at a moment and the next, he can be so heartbreakingly bittersweet. His performance is first class, and one has to consider that he can sing so well at a live concert.

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The real and original Michael Feinstein
Marcia Kamien | New York City | 08/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this show at the Algonquin when Michael Feinstein was just beginning to sing for a living. The voice was a bit rough but oh brother, could he charm the entire room! I love this album and wish he hadn't trained his voice to be smoother, plummy, and no longer unique."