Beautiful Girl: The Essential Barbara Cook On Disc

By Ben Rimalower
09 Nov 2013

She Loves Me: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Often referred to as "the perfect musical," 1963's She Loves Me provided Barbara Cook with the perfect part. A step forward from garden-variety ingénues, Amalia Balash is smart, sexy, funny, quirky, neurotic and romantic. The cast album demonstrates Cook in all those modes as she gives one definitive performance after another on such classic Broadway gems as "Will He Like Me?" "Dear Friend" and "Ice Cream."