Janie Dee at the BBC – Physical CD
Auburn Jam Records are delighted to release the debut album of award-winning actress, singer and musical theatre performer, Janie Dee.
The album was recorded at the legendary BBC Maida Vale Studios, where Janie has recorded many times throughout her career for BBC productions including The Gay Divorce with Tim Flavin, Carousel with Mandy Patinkin, Finian’s Rainbow with Milo O’Shea, Friday Night Is Music Night, and with the great Guy Barker and the BBC Symphony Orchestra for his composition That Obscure Hurt.
The record features thirteen songs from Janie’s own witty and sophisticated cabarets which she has performed at leading venues including Crazy Coqs, The Hippodrome, The Pheasantry, the St James Studio and the ‘Divas at the Donmar’ season. The album embraces musical theatre songs by Kander and Ebb, pop classics by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Stevie Wonder and Keane, as well as comic songs by Spike Milligan & Cathy Shostak and Sir Alan Ayckbourn & Paul Todd.
Janie says of the album:
“After performing my cabaret Janie Dee and the Gentlemen at The Pheasantry, several members of the audience came up and asked me if they could get my CD, so I decided I had to try and record some of my favourite pieces! Whilst rehearsing Anthony and Cleopatra at the BBC Maida Vale Studios (with the BBC Symphony Orchestra) I realised how much I love these studios and had recorded many performances there over the years. It is the perfect ‘live’ acoustic and atmosphere with ghosts of the greats from all spheres of the music world. I have been a dancer, singer and actress for almost 40 years and this is my first CD! I hope you enjoy the songs.”
Having recently returned to the UK following a critically acclaimed Broadway run playing the title role in Linda by Penelope Skinner at Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC (for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Janie is currently starring as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre London, opposite Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Peter Forbes, Tracie Bennett and Dame Josephine Barstow.
- Yes (Kander & Ebb)
- One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim & Newton Mendonça)
- There Goes The Ballgame (Kander & Ebb)
- One Of The Boys (Kander & Ebb)
- Copytype (Alan Ayckbourn & Paul Todd)
- Can You Hear Me, God? (Spike Milligan & Cathy Shostak)
- Cigarette Scientist (Spike Milligan & Cathy Shostak)
- Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
- Jardin D’Hiver (Benjamin Biolay & Keren Zeidel)
- Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
- Alfie (Burt Bacharach & Hal David)
- Never Let Me Go (Raymond B. Evans & Jay Livingston)
- Our Love Is Here To Stay (George & Ira Gershwin)