BMG Rights Management
New album of American Songbook standards from vocalist Mandy Barnett
Critically lauded as one of the most talented vocalists in contemporary music, Mandy Barnett makes her grand entrance into the world of Great American Songbook standards with her new release, Every Star Above.
Produced by Fred Mollin (Johnny Mathis, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Webb) and engineered by Bill Schnee (Natalie Cole, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand), Every Star Above is a stunning tribute to one of the most influential albums in history, Lady in Satin, by one of the most iconic artists of all time, Billie Holiday.
Recorded with a 60-piece orchestra, Every Star Above delivers a lush and sparkling song-for-song interpretation by Barnett and legendary jazz maestro and arranger Sammy Nestico (Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughan, Michael Bublé, Streisand), whose recent passing distinguishes the album as his final work.
Featuring Songbook classics such as "For All We Know," "The End of a Love Affair," "I'm a Fool to Want You" and "But Beautiful," all originally recorded by such pop/jazz icons as Sinatra, Crosby, Margaret Whiting, and Dinah Washington, Every Star Above showcases the true range and depth of Barnett's sultry, silky voice. She delves into the songs with a keen interpretive sense, striking their emotional cores and rendering powerhouse performances through what the LA Times calls her "pipes of steel." As one record label executive proclaims, "Mandy Barnett is a song's best friend."
Called the "Nashville Sound Chanteuse" (Music Row), Barnett has built a reputation for her commanding voice and unwavering devotion to classic country, R&B, and popular standards and the pioneers who created this enduring music. Barnett herself became part of music history in 2020 when a Tennessee Music Pathways historical marker was erected in her East Tennessee hometown, joining a handful of artists such as Taylor Swift and Johnny Cash so honored for their contributions in making Tennessee the "Soundtrack of America."
|1. But Beautiful|
|2. Glad To Be Unhappy|
|3. For Heaven's Sake|
|4. I Get Along Without You Very Well|
|5. It's Easy To Remember|
|1. The End Of A Love Affair|
|2. You Don't Know What Love Is|
|3. I'm a Fool To Want You|
|4. You've Changed|
|5. For All We Know|