Special Place: Songs from the Heart
A dozen stars of Broadway and cabaret sing the original songs of national award-winning writer Bob Ost. (Hey, that's me!) 'A Special Place' is a heart-felt compilation of love-related tunes, each carefully matched to the special talents of my extraordinary singer friends (all of whom are more famous than me). The idea was to give my Broadway pals a chance to work in a variety of pop styles -- and some of them will really surprise you! The CD features Tony award winner Lillias White in a wailing R&B 'A Little Love', Tony nominee Alice Ripley in an amazing rendition of my ballad 'In Between the Lines' (written with Lenny Babbish), 3-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker having a good old time with the comedy novelty 'Be My Valentine', David Sabella in a Sam Harris-like light jazz ballad 'Slow' and Heather MacRae kicking butt with the rowdy retro-rock 'Hard Drivin' Woman'. The songs are meant to entertain and touch you, and some should get you dancing, as well. There are brilliant arrangements by George Small, superb engineering by Chip Fabrizi, with some pretty hot live percussion by Chip on some of the tracks. If you buy it, I hope you'll email me to let me know how you like it: firstname.lastname@example.org. Knowing that my music reaches people is what keeps me going.