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The Journey Home
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Malcolm Gets has often said that his career happened because of the record cabinet in his parents' living room specifically, the cast albums of the 1950s and '60s that they stored there. Gets was studying to be a classical... more »
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Malcolm Gets has often said that his career happened because of the record cabinet in his parents' living room specifically, the cast albums of the 1950s and '60s that they stored there. Gets was studying to be a classical pianist, but instead of practicing, he would end up playing selections by Rodgers & Hammerstein. Now, after forging an acclaimed career as a star of Broadway (Amour, A New Brain and The Story of My Life) and television (Caroline in the City and HBO's Grey Gardens), Gets retraces his musical roots in his debut album, The Journey Home. Rediscovering his diverse musical touchstones, he digs deep into beloved classics like: You Are Beautiful; and: Long Before I Knew You, takes on anthems both raucous: It s a Fine Life, and romantic: Look to the Rainbow, and mines the passion and pathos in newer ballads like William Finn's: Anytime, and the title track.
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Ron Price | 07/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are looking for 'how it is done', this recording is for you. Mr. Gets is an excellent actor who brings his artistry to music...and how!
Mark Hummel's arrangement of "It's A Fine Life" from OLIVER! is a particular treat as is "Wait" from SWEENEY TODD.
Other gems; "Long Before I Knew You" & "Shall We Dance"
5 star recommendation!"
Well Worth The Wait
Bethany Turner | Cortez, CO 81321 | 09/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Malcolm Gets fans have been waiting for a Malcolm Gets solo album for years! While we waited, we satisfied ourselves with various cast recordings and compilations (It is amazing that my CD of "A New Brain" still plays, as much use as it has gotten!) But finally, practically at the same time that the best cast recording featuring Malcolm Gets ever released was made available (The Story of My Life, Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram and Book by Brian Hill, featuring Malcolm Gets and Will Chase.) the long-awaited solo album came out, and it was worth the wait!
There is not a weak track on the recording. While some of the songs are standards that feature Malcolm's classic sound ("Look To The Rainbow", "Shall We Dance"), others are romantic ballads that, I'll admit it, make me swoon a bit ("You Are Beautiful", "Long Before I Knew You"). Still others are fun numbers that show the performer's wide range ("Huggin' and Chalkin'", "Everything I've Got") and some highlight the actor with the fabulous voice, instead of the singer ("Anytime", "Wait").
If you are a Malcolm Gets fan, well...it's a no-brainer. But even if you haven't discovered Malcolm yet, check out this album and discover a new favorite."