Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Burton Lane, Richard Rodgers, Kurt Weill|
Classic Julie, Classic Broadway
Genres: Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
No Description Available. Genre: Vocals Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 19-JUN-2001
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Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 19-JUN-2001
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Classic Julie: The Way She Was
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If you want to know why Julie Andrews is great...
Don C. Reed | 09/07/2001
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A Great Julie Andrews CD
Don C. Reed | 01/26/2002
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I found the material to be very well put together giving the listener selections from My Fair Lady, Camelot, The Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria and others. What more could you want?
As for Ms. Andrews, she is superb. There is simply no one like her. I have heard comments that prior to the infamous throat surgery she was unable to handle the difficult material and hit those high notes. This is just not true. All you have to do is listen to these songs recorded in the early 90's to know that she still had a marvelous voice. Lets hope that one day she will be able to sing and record again. If not, these may be her last recordings so treasure them.The My Fair Lady suite is wonderful and Ms. Andrews definitely hit the high note at the end of "I Could Have Danced All Night".
Her version of "Edelweiss" and "The Sound of Music" are lovely.
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