Coffee in a Cardboard Cup - Mandy Patinkin, Ebb, Fred
Pretty Lady - Mandy Patinkin, Sondheim, Stephen
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? - Mandy Patinkin, Gorney, Jay
Love, Unrequited, Robs Me of My Rest - Mandy Patinkin, Gilbert, W.S
No More - Mandy Patinkin, Sondheim, Stephen
Me and My Shadow - Mandy Patinkin, Dreyer, Dave
No One Is Alone - Mandy Patinkin, Sondheim, Stephen
Sonny Boy - Mandy Patinkin, Brown, Lew
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody - Mandy Patinkin, Lewis, Sam M. 
"Casey" : and the Band Played On - Mandy Patinkin, Palmer, John, F
"Casey": Marie - Mandy Patinkin, Newman, Randy
"Casey": Once upon a Time - Mandy Patinkin, Adams, Lee 
Anyone Can Whistle - Mandy Patinkin, Sondheim, Stephen
Soliloquy - Mandy Patinkin, Hammerstein, Oscar
I'll Be Seeing You - Mandy Patinkin, Fain, Sammy
The Happy Medley: There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder - Mandy Patinkin, Dreyer, Dave
The Happy Medley: Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - Mandy Patinkin, Berlin, Irving
The Happy Medley: Alexander's Ragtime Band - Mandy Patinkin, Berlin, Irving
The Happy Medley: Swanee - Mandy Patinkin, Caesar, Irving
The Happy Medley: My Mammy - Mandy Patinkin, Donaldson, Walter
The Happy Medley: Handful of Keys - Mandy Patinkin, Horwitz, Murray
Pennies from Heaven - Mandy Patinkin, Burke, Johnny [Lyri
Just in case you haven't yet made up your mind about whether to love or hate Mandy Patinkin, you should be able to decide after hearing his solo debut. Released in 1989 near the height of his Tony-winning fame, the album i... more »s as wildly eclectic as the actor himself. In a torrent of emotion he wears his heart--and seemingly the rest of his organs--on his sleeve. The oft-neglected verse to the opener, "Over the Rainbow," is tenderly delivered in his sweet tenor before giving way to a bombastic close that was memorably spoofed in Forbidden Broadway's "Somewhat Overindulgent." And so it goes: beautiful standards ("I'll Be Seeing You," "Pennies from Heaven") and Stephen Sondheim ballads ("No More," "Anyone Can Whistle," a multitracked "Pretty Lady"), Gilbert & Sullivan, and near-manic versions of Carousel's "Soliloquy" and Gershwin's "Swanee." It's all here, just as Patinkin is all here, laying himself before you. Love him or hate him, but you won't ignore him. --David Horiuchi« less
Just in case you haven't yet made up your mind about whether to love or hate Mandy Patinkin, you should be able to decide after hearing his solo debut. Released in 1989 near the height of his Tony-winning fame, the album is as wildly eclectic as the actor himself. In a torrent of emotion he wears his heart--and seemingly the rest of his organs--on his sleeve. The oft-neglected verse to the opener, "Over the Rainbow," is tenderly delivered in his sweet tenor before giving way to a bombastic close that was memorably spoofed in Forbidden Broadway's "Somewhat Overindulgent." And so it goes: beautiful standards ("I'll Be Seeing You," "Pennies from Heaven") and Stephen Sondheim ballads ("No More," "Anyone Can Whistle," a multitracked "Pretty Lady"), Gilbert & Sullivan, and near-manic versions of Carousel's "Soliloquy" and Gershwin's "Swanee." It's all here, just as Patinkin is all here, laying himself before you. Love him or hate him, but you won't ignore him. --David Horiuchi
"After spending months asea in the joy of the Wild Party CD, Mandy my favorite, but enjoying all of the artists, the lyrics and the music, I came up for air and went back to listen to the Mandy that brought me here in the first place. This man has a beautiful voice. But that is not enough. A lot of people sing beautifully. I luxuriate in the sound of an artist filled with passion who can sing sweet songs like Over The Rainbow or Pennies From Heaven, then move into the more intense numbers like Brother, Can You Spare A Dime, a war classic, which somehow sounds more frightening, urgent, and contemporary than ever before, then switch gears and move me to tears with Sondheim's Pretty Lady or Sonny Boy. It is tough to explain because most of these songs (other than Sondheim) and the rest on the CD are not part of my generation's repertoire, and even though they were familiar, I was never moved or excited or filled with my own sense of connection to the writers of these works before. I suppose I just need to conclude by saying that despite the comments of those who find Mandy over-the-top or too melodramatic, I find everything he sings touches my heart, and makes me feel in a profound way: anger, tension, love, joy. The passion this man brings to his work overwhelms me at times but that I believe is a wonderful thing and I admire him for his intensity and humor and love and desire to be his true self, rather than play to the room: sing the songs that might get more radio time or less criticism. He is his own person and those listeners like myself who love his talent so much are lucky to have access to it, not just when a concert or a play comes around, but any time we want to slip in a CD and listen. His critics hurt me (I can't speak for how/if they hurt him) with their sarcastic analysis of passion undefiled by cynicism or sarcasm (though some of his songs are witty or humorous or...) and I wish they would listen to this first solo CD again with fresh ears. If you love Mandy as I do, go back to this one and remember how moved you felt by a song with an incredibly bad title: Anyone Can Whistle. What? But didn't it touch your heart by the end? If not, you need to spend more time with it and maybe it will soften your heart and deepen your soul. Feel lucky to have that opportunity."
"I just recieved my Mandy Patinkin CD today and have not stopped listening to it infact i'm listening to it as I type. It is a total wrok of art. Every song on the album is just fantastic. My favourite if I had to pick is "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup". It sounds as if he put every fibre of his being into every song. His voice is amazing and I will never stop listening to this album. I would give it ten stars if that was possible."
Schmaltzy but good....or is that good and schmaltzy?
F. J. Weiner | Philadelphia, PA USA | 02/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a Johnny-come-lately Mandy Patinkin fan in terms of his singing; it was only after I re-watched my videos of CHICAGO HOPE that I realized just how good a singer he is. This album from 1989 is exuberantly excellent. Mandy saturates some of these songs with heartelt emotion--the kind that some people dislike--but I liked it a lot, especially "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?", "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby", and "Sonny Boy." Oy, that boy can wail! P.S.>> If you don't understand "schmaltzy," then Mandy may not be your glass of tea."
Love 'em or Hate 'em Defined
John Connors | Succasunna, NJ | 06/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While it's always dangerous to make blanket statements, it's also fun. That said, Mandy Patinkin is the most divisive performer working in musical theater today. His is a idiosyncratic and personal style, marked by a penchant for a crooning falsetto, a habit of assuming character voices and accents to fit a song and the overall tendency to perform a song, rather than just sing it. After plying his trade on Broadway in successful turns as Che (in a Tony-winning performance) in "Evita" and George in "Sunday in the Park with George" throughout the late 70-s - late 80's, he produced this, his first album. There is no middle ground here. If you are, like me, a fan of the man's style, you will find little to complain about here. Thrillingly bare-it-all belting is showcased on "Over the Rainbow?", "Coffee in a Cardboard Cup" displays several voices and "Love Unrequited" is a true acting performance. In short, everything you either love or hate about the man is here, in all its glory. Some of his later albums showcase a more accessible Mandy, singing in styles vocal CD afficionados are more accustomed to. Here, though, your choice is easy - love him, get it. Hate him - Don't."
Why can't I give it more than 5 stars?
John Connors | 08/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The man is a musical genius. I cannot stop playing this CD, and when I am not at home, it continually goes round and round in my head - each and every song in order - which is driving me a little bit crazy. However, the immense pleasure I am receiving from his talent makes up for this slight inconvenience."