Beautiful Girl: The Essential Barbara Cook On Disc

By Ben Rimalower
09 Nov 2013

"Barbara Cook At Carnegie Hall"

By 1975, Barbara Cook had gotten fed up with the state of her existence in musical theatre and embarked on an entirely new career in concert halls and nightclubs. Her first solo album to result from this success was a thrilling evening of just Cook singing standards and signature showtunes. In addition to so many songs from Cook's own theatre repertoire, there are some truly inspired renditions of "Who Are You Now?", "Wait Till You See Him," "He Was Too Good To Me," "Time Heals Everything" and even Judy Collins' "My Father."