which is no easy feat since....
there is no actual Sondheim on the album.
(yeah...imagine that awkward moment where I put a copy in the mail to Mr Sondheim and thought....'Hmmmmmmmmm....was that really the best of ideas?" Actually, it was- he was incredibly kind.)
While nothing would please me more than to do an album of all Sondheim...
I am admittedly intimidated that so many have had that very same idea for many decades before me.
thanks to Mr Propst, a kind review is in the SONDHEIM SINGS section of the 'summer' edition.
"And bear in mind-- Old Friends from Donna Lynne Champlin, a grand interpreter of Sondheim's music on Broadway (she played Pirelli in John Doyle's revival of Sweeney Todd) and in her solo sow Finishing The Hat. There are no Sondheim songs on this disc, but there is an array of work from other contemporary songwriters including Jim Bauer, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Michael John LaChiusa. Old Friends was made on a shoe string budget but sounds like a million bucks."
THANK YOU ANDY!