Defying Gravity: The Essential Idina Menzel on Disc

By Ben Rimalower
08 Mar 2014

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Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Odds and Ends

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez's "Let It Go", the Academy Award-winning song from Disney's "Frozen," has given Idina Menzel a chart-topping hit single. Her dynamic recording of the challenging power ballad is not to be missed. She has also had a recurring role on "Glee" where she has performed several songs. "Glee: The Music Volume 3 – Showstoppers" features her thrilling duets with Lea Michele on "I Dreamed A Dream" and Lady Gaga's "Poker Face." And, finally, Menzel's out-of-print independently released 2004 album, "Here," is a groovy listen if you can get your hands on the tracks.

(Ben Rimalower is the author and original star of the critically acclaimed Patti Issues. Read's coverage of the solo show here. Visit him at and follow @benrimalower on Twitter.)