Such Sweet Sorrow

Such Sweet Sorrow

by Michael Feinstein



Michael Feinstein's label debut for Atlantic was a thematic album of sad love songs, but the emphasis was more on the sweet than the sorrow; this was no album of saloon songs like Frank Sinatra's Only the Lonely. As often as not, Feinstein simply chose songs of not-yet-requited love, like Cole Porter's "Easy to Love" or Leo Robin and Lewis Gensler's "Love Is Just Around the Corner," while he reflected on love's downs as well as its ups in Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen's "But Beautiful." Feinstein effectively combined such vintage material with "Wasn't There a Moment," a brand-new Jimmy Webb song, and even "For Love Alone," one of his own, and dug up such lost gems as "Theme from the Bad and the Beautiful," Dory Previn's lyrical setting over David Raksin's theme. And Feinstein made a point of inserting arcane lyrics and other musical treats, such as having a quartet of flutes play Coleman Hawkins's famous saxophone solo during "Body and Soul," amaking the album a delight for fellow archivists as well as fans of vocal music.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/1995
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678274022
catalogNumber: 82740

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Feinstein   Primary Artist,Piano
Alan Broadbent   DX-7
Gary Foster   Soprano Saxophone
Tom Scott   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Jimmy Webb   Piano
Ralph Grierson   Piano
Bob Adcock   Cello
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Bill Elliot   Conductor
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Joseph Goodman   Violin
Endre Granat   Concert Master
Diana Halprin   Concert Master
Jim Hughart   Bass
Harold Jones   Drums
Anne Karam   Cello
Eddie Karam   Conductor
Bob Tricarico   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Viapiano   Guitar
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
Paul Fried   Flute
John Scanlon   Viola
Larry Blank   Conductor

Technical Credits

Michael Feinstein   Producer
Pete Rugolo   Adaptation
Jimmy Webb   Arranger
Hank Cicalo   Producer,Engineer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Bill Elliot   Arranger
Lennie Hayton   Adaptation
Johnny Hernandez   grooming
Eddie Karam   Arranger
Larry Blank   Arranger
Pamela Byers   Management
Allen Hori   Art Direction
Marshall Barer   Composer

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