HOBSON'S CHOICE - Helen Hobson with special guest Cliff Richard
Helen Hobson starred as Cathy opposite Cliff Richard in 1996-1997 in the production of 'Heathcliff' and this CD was recorded during that time. Sixteen terrific tracks of songs from the world of Music Theatre, including one track with Cliff never relased elsewhere!
All the songs are dear to Helen's heart - some for professional and some for personal reasons. All of them reflect an aspect of her life and career, tastes and style. Some are firsts - first audition - first love - first major role. Others just speak to her directly and are on her list of personal favourites.
All the songs were arranged and accompanied by the very talented Paul Batemen whose credits span the musical spectrum including West End, symphonic works and chamber music. He is found here in the company of his beloved Fazioli piano!
Also featured are are Jason Carr (piano) and The Kammerspeil Trio with Stephen Morris (violin)ROBIN Thompson (cello) and Paul Bateman (piano).
Arrangements Paul Bateman, with Paul Bateman and Jason Carr, pianos and the Kammerspiel Trio on tracks 1,4,6,9,11 and 12
1. On my Way to You - Legrand
2. Don't Rain on my Parade - Styne - Funny Girl
3. Merry-go-Round - Heath - Laura
4. With Every Breath I Take - Coleman - City of Angels
5. Show Me - Loewe - My Fiar Lady
6. The Day I Stop Loving You - Diane Warren
7. If Ever I would leave You - duet featuring Cliff Richard - Loewe - Camelot
8. If I've let you down - Edwards
9. You've Got to Give me Room - Oleta Adams
10. The Minute Waltz - After Chopin - Color Me Barbra
11. What's New? - Since you Stayed Here - Larons - Rubins
12. Anything but Lonely - guest Graham Bickley - Lloyd Webber - Aspects of Love
13. The Girls of Summer - Sondheim - The Girls of Summer
14. And I am Telling You - Eveyn - Dream Girls
15. The Wedding Song - duet with Cliff Richard - Farrar - Heathcliff
16. Is It Really Me? - Schmidt - 110 In The Shade