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Maury Sings Yeston - The Demos

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This is a two-disc set.

Digital Release Date: October 23, 2020

Physical Release Date: December 11, 2020

what the critics are saying

“No one on Broadway since Leonard Bernstein has merged together different styles quite like Yeston does.”
–Los Angeles Times

“A major talent indispensable to contemporary musical theatre.”
–Houston Chronicle

“Yeston’s songs are so beautifully made. The beguiling, accessible numbers include magisterial ballads, up-tempo toe-tappers and torchy weepers.”
–Bloomberg News

“Yeston's best is as good as anyone'”
–Dallas Morning News

“Yeston is a master of the type of art song that conveys mood via melody... among the most beautiful [songs] of the past 30 years.”
–The New York Times

“A great composer.”
–Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Maury Sings Yeston
The Demos

Maury Sings Yeston plays less like a set of demos and more like an undiscovered solo disc by a great American singer/songwriter. Professionally recorded in studios over a forty-year period, these solo performances (several with elaborate multitracked vocals) capture the giddiness of creation with nuance, consummate skill, and a vitality of interpretation rarely encountered in private demos. The tracks are drawn from a wide range of sources, from Yeston’s Tony Award–winning scores for Nine and Titanic and his exquisite stage adaptation of Death Takes a Holiday to the unproduced Queen of Basin Street, the concept album Goya, a smattering of pop tunes, and several theatrical works still in progressHoused under one roofthey illuminate the extraordinary breadth of Yeston’s output, and highlight not only the humanism, wit, and soaring melodic writing that he’s sustained across a four-decade career, but how much of his own sensibility he has poured into his work, and his dazzling gift for interpretation. PS Classics, home to Yeston’s theatrical, classical, and popular works for the last 20 years, is thrilled to celebrate his 75th birthday with this new two-disc set.

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track listing




1. The Bells of St. Sebastian
2. Unusual Way
3. The Germans at the Spa
4. Simple

5. The Queen of Basin Street
6. Salt ’n’ Pepper
7. Mississippi Moon
8. Bad News
9. The Mardi Gras Ball

10. Alive! (feat. Patricia Noonan)
11. More and More (feat. Elena Shaddow)
12. Life’s a Joy
13. Roberto’s Eyes
14. Something’s Happened

GOYA: A Life in Song 
15. Viva España
16. Picture It
17. I Will Paint Sounds
18. Bon Soir


1. Doing the Latest Rag
2. Barrett’s Song
3. Lady’s Maid
4. Sitting at the Captain’s Table
5. The Proposal/The Night Was Alive
6. No Moon

7. Kolya
8. Soviet Union Blues
9. Tell Me About Your Wife
10. To the Future

11. Baby at 110
12. New Words
13. One for a Rainy Day
14. My Brother Abel
15. The Nileside Cotillion
16. No Man’s as Wonderful
17. Three Steps Forward
18. Down on the Farm

19. Nowhere to Go But Up

20. Another Day in the Modern World 
21. Valentine 
22. December Time


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