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Have Faith
Michael Starobin / Mary Testa
Adult Contemporary
The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY
FLAC album size:
1414 mb
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1278 mb
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The big-haired, big-voiced Mary Testa has made a memorable career for herself in musical theater, mostly playing pushy broads. Tonight she is joined by accompli. Tonight she is joined by accomplished orchestrator Michael Starobin on the piano as they celebrate their new CD, Have Faith, which includes songs by William Finn and Michael John LaChiusa, as well as Prince, Annie Lennox and Alanis Morissette. Posted: Thursday October 11 2012.

Mary Testa, See What I Wanna See Cast - There Will Be A Miracle See What I Wanna See, 2005 02:36. Artist: Mary Testa Michael Starobin Mary Testa & Michael Starobin.

Cover art courtesy of Ghostlight Records. Having seen Mary Testa in a cabaret concert in Houston, I feel I had an idea of what to expect from her and Michael Starobin's album HAVE FAITH. While I expected it to be eccentrically eclectic and haunting, nothing could have prepared me for how it was beautifully hypnotizing and simultaneously so unlike anything I've ever heard before

Mary Testa, Michael Starobin, Mary Testa & Michael Starobin.

Michael Starobin is an orchestrator, arranger, and musical director, primarily for the stage, film and television. He won Tony Awards for the orchestrations of Assassins (2004) and Next to Normal (2009 with Tom Kitt). The first Broadway musical that Starobin provided the orchestrations for was Sunday in the Park with George in 1984, for which he won the 1984 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestration

Mary Testa is a pro: a belter, a diva and a clown, in the most beloved Broadway sense. She is a star talent who has rarely gotten star billing. You could write a musical about her. Now, after decades as a trench soldier in the New York theatrical wars (we'll go into how many decades in a moment), Mary Testa has finally released her first CD. Have Faith (on Sh-K-Boom records) is a wonder, but hardly a surprise.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries Lew Brown / Ray Henderson Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 2:11
2 What If Michael John LaChiusa Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 2:55
3 Sonnet 29 William Shakespeare / Michael Starobin Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 2:46
4 Heroes Robin Eaton / Jill Sobule Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 2:17
5 Pink Glen Ballard / Richie Supa / Steven Tyler Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 3:42
6 Sometimes It Snows In April [For Fred Gorman] Lisa Coleman / Wendy Melvoin / Prince Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 4:49
7 Change William Finn Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 3:06
8 Sister Clarissa Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 3:53
9 Soldiers of Christ Robin Eaton / Jill Sobule Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 2:45
10 Lost Annie Lennox Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 4:11
11 On the Other Side Michael John LaChiusa Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 1:56
12 God Only Knows Tony Asher / Brian Wilson Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 1:36
13 Unravel/If I Loved You Björk / Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers / Guy Sigsworth Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 3:38
14 Heaven Michael John LaChiusa Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 2:44
15 Thank U Glen Ballard / Alanis Morissette Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 3:14
16 Hallelujah Leonard Cohen Michael Starobin / Mary Testa 3:58


Tony Aiello - Flute
Paul Antonell - Engineer
Tony Asher - Composer
Glen Ballard - Composer
David Baron - Mixing, Producer
Marco Benevento - Accordion
Björk - Composer
Bella Blasko - Assistant Engineer
Danny Blume - Guitar
Jason Robert Brown - Piano Arrangement
Lew Brown - Composer
Leonard Cohen - Composer
Lisa Coleman - Composer
Robin Eaton - Composer
William Finn - Composer
Michael Garson - Design
Oscar Hammerstein II - Composer
Ray Henderson - Composer
Alisa Horn - Cello
Fred Kevorkian - Mastering
Michael John LaChiusa - Composer
Whitney LaGrange - Viola
Sara Lee - Bass (Electric)
Annie Lennox - Composer
Howard Levy - Trombone
Wendy Melvoin - Composer
Alanis Morissette - Composer
Marco Paguia - Piano
Chris Pasin - Trumpet
Ben Perowsky - Drums, Percussion
Prince - Composer
Richard Rodgers - Composer
Catherine Rush - Executive Producer
Marc Schmied - Bass (Acoustic)
William Shakespeare - Composer
Guy Sigsworth - Composer
Jill Sobule - Composer
Michael Starobin - Arranger, Composer, Orchestration, Piano, Primary Artist, Sequencing, Tuba
Richie Supa - Composer
Mary Testa - Arranger, Primary Artist, Vocals
Steven Tyler - Composer
Brian Wilson - Composer
Paul Woodiel - Violin
Robin Zeh - Violin