Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Song Selection - I Can't Recall

This week’s song selection is a very special one for me. For some years now, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to, closely, follow the development of an original musical - A Tale of Two Cities. To see it go from pen to Broadway stage, with all the steps in between, was exciting and unforgettable. The out of town try-out, the Broadway opening night, the opening night party - these are things that I had, previously, only experienced through old Hollywood movies, and yet there I was, finally justifying that tuxedo purchase of many years before.

So, this Saturday, we once again put snarky political commentary aside (and, oh, how it hurts me to do so, can I work in just one Sarah Palin reference?) and, instead, I gift you with a stirring song from a Tale of Two Cities - I Can’t Recall. This one number will give you a taste of the moving melodies and literate and intelligent lyrics that touched audiences and brought them to their feet nightly - and that, just last week, in a Broadway.com poll, led theatre-goers to vote A Tale of Two Cities, the short-lived Broadway musical they would most like to see revived. But, until it does grace a stage near you again, we can at least enjoy Tale through the cast recording CD, and the DVD of the PBS Concert version of the show. I don’t mean to sound like Ron Popeil, but you’ll be glad I informed you once you hear the track.



  1. Wow! I don't know much about musicals but that was fantastic! Was that you singing? Are you saying I can't really see that show on Broadway right now? That really blows! Keep the music coming. I liked this better than the little mouse ;-)

  2. I'm glad you like the music posts, even if you didn't care for Pepino - Lou Monte is an acquired taste. That is not me singing - that experience is pretty much saved for karaoke bars and the shower - but that is Broadway veteran, James Barbour, who played Sydney Carton in Tale. Unfortunately the show is no longer running on Broadway, but you can get another taste of A Tale of Two Cities with today's post, as well as some info on how you can hear and see more. Thanks, a lot, for reading my blog and responding. Please keep checking in.