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All of my life has led to this
Pitre, Louise.
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Publication Information:
[California] : LML Music, [2001]

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1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
All of my life has led to this / Leslie Arlen (2:56) -- Affair to remember / Harry Warren, Harold Adamson, Leo McCarey (4:22) -- Y'a rien a voir / Michael Jouveaux, Jeff Barnell (3:00) -- Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody / Sam Lewis, Joe Young, Jean Schwartz (3:01) -- Quiet thing / John Kander, Fred Ebb (2:42) -- Slipping through my fingers / Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus -- Winner takes it all / Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus -- A notre tour / Louise Pitre (3:39) -- Dark is the night (C'est fini) / Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn (3:14) -- To love again : based on Chopin's E flat nocturne / Ned Washington, Morris Stoloff, George Sidney (4:01) -- Ciel est bleu / Louise Pitre (4:29) -- If I ruled the world / Cyril Ornadel, Leslie Bricusse (2:50) -- Limelight / Woolfson, Parsons (4:23) -- Love letter / Leslie Arlen (1:43) -- Bravo! Tu as gagne (The winner takes it all) / Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Alain Boublil.
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Music CD


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Louise Pitre is a multi-talented performer from Canada. In addition to her success in a leading role in the Broadway hit Mamma Mia, she has had a concert career working with various symphony orchestras, as well as performing in a variety of musical revues. For her first CD she has selected an assortment of tunes, running from an earnest "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody," recalling Al Jolson's dramatic rendering of this 1918 tear-jerker, to songs done in the manner of a French chanteuse, including "Y'a Rien a Voir" and "A Notre Tour." These reprise her portrayal of Edith Piaf, a role which gave her career a big boost. In between there are songs favored by cabaret singers -- not so much for their popularity (although some of them are), but for the tales they tell. Pitre has a clear, mature voice over which, like a good cabaret singer, she exercises absolute control both emotionally and technically. Her experience on the musical stage clearly has benefited her ability to present a song with the right level of drama, avoiding becoming mushy, cloying, or cute. Her backing on the session is impeccable. There is a rotating set of keyboard players, one of whom, Leslie Arden, composed two of the songs. On some tracks Pitre is accompanied by a flock of strings. But, like the keyboard players, they don't overwhelm the singer. The bass of Tom Szczesniak, the piano of Gord Sheard, and the alto of Vernon Dorge give a jazzy feel to "To Love Again" to make this track one of the better ones on the CD. Pitre is a fine singer with an impressive set of vocal chops. Kudos to LML for giving these talented cabaret/musical revue performers time in the recording studio. Recommended. ~ Dave Nathan