Look What Happened To Mabel: The Essential Bernadette Peters On Disc

By Ben Rimalower
02 Nov 2013

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"Not A Day Goes By" (From "Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall")

Probably the definitive Bernadette Peters recording for me, this is certainly my favorite version of "Not A Day Goes By." It understandably became a staple of Peters' repertoire (effectively reprised as a brassy instrumental theme for her curtain call in concert) and is always a crowd pleaser. "Not A Day Goes By" is the perfect showcase for the fragile, heartbreaking pathos in Peters' voice. Her sound is so distinctive that the words feel organic and her own, so that you believe her and you're moved. Then, when she discovers the anger beneath the sadness — in full belt voice — it's thrilling.

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