The Lady With The Torch
Label: Ghostlight Records
Patti Lupone's a busy woman. When not winning Tony awards or starring in the latest Broadway version of Sweeney Todd, she takes a break by being featured in this one-woman song cycle. Not all of these tunes are torch numbers, since there are also a couple of beatnik classics (including June Christy's "Something Cool"), a little Tin Pan Alley and some upbeat thrillers. Lupone can't hide her Broadway voice, but she doesn't have to -- she's the modern generation's premier musical star.