Sherie Rene Scott Releases New Album 'ALL WILL BE WELL' Today
Sh-K-Boom Records will present the new album from Tony Award-nominee Sherie Rene Scott, All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions, as a digital exclusive today, March 25.
The stirring pop record combines contemporary rock, jazz and folk elements with revealing interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads and Noah and the Whale as well as skillful originals by Sherie and Todd Almond, who serves as producer arranger and Music Director. The recording, co-produced by Ms. Scott with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer, is now available for pre-order. An exclusive music video for the single "Oh, Sean" is now available; customers who pre-order the album receive an immediate audio download of the song. A special online concert Lovestream will be broadcast on March 25 at www.sh-k-boom.com. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. To pre-order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/sherierenescott-allwillbewell.
All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions boasts the electric current of Scott's high-intensity singing and an extraordinary mix of stylistic influences. Using songs from her hit show Piece of Meat, which publicly explored the struggle between enlightenment and animal desires, All Will Be Well takes on the more personal themes of love, discovery, spirituality and disillusionment. Where "Piece of Meat" was a theatrical experience, All Will Be Well has been rearranged and reimagined as a penetrating aural experience - a direct conversation between Sherie and the listener. "The album is about true love, and letting go of a way of being," says Sherie. "It's about how to decide what to hang on to, and what to let go of."
When the concert evening Piece of Meat debuted at the New York nightspot 54 Below last year, the New York Times praised it as "a very serious, very funny, very personal show. I want to see it again and again." According to The Stage in London, the selections are "all exquisitely styled to shed new light on the emotional complexity of each number." The Huffington Post said "brilliantly conceived and performed, it is a must-see. Scott's hyper-kinetic performance and spot-on renditions of modern pop songs help her tell a thoroughly unexpected story." The album's cohesion is the work of Todd Almond, whose "compelling arrangements turned familiar songs to fresh ear candy," according to the New York Daily News.
All Will Be Well - The Piece of Meat Studio Sessions includes performances by Todd Almond on piano, ukulele and backup vocals; Jeremy Chatzky and Mary Ann McSweeney on bass; Eric Halvorson on drums and vibraphones; Michael Aarons and Ann Klein on guitars; Adam Kolker on bass clarinet, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone; Tim Albright on trombone, James De La Garza on trumpet. In addition, Betsy Wolfe, Lindsay Mendez, Barrie McLain, Katie Britton, Michael Slattery and Michael Niederer are featured on backup vocals.
Scott, celebrated as "one of the leading musical-theater stars of her generation" by Time Out New York - is a Tony Award nominated actor, singer and writer known for her work in several major theatrical productions. Highlights include Everyday Rapture, written by Dick Scanlan and Ms. Scott, directed by Michael Mayer (Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical, Best Book and Best Musical; Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominations); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Drama Desk nomination); "Ursula" in Disney's The Little Mermaid (Outer Critics Circle nomination); John Guare's Landscape of the Body, directed by Michael Greif (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, directed by Jack O'Brien (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations); Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (Derwent Award); The Who's Tommy (OBC); Rent; The Last Five Years, directed by Daisy Prince (Drama Desk nomination); Debbie Does Dallas; Randy Newman's Faust; and Kander & Ebb's Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination).
With Kurt Deutsch, she founded both Sh-K-Boom Records and Ghostlight Records, producing over 130 albums, garnering several Grammy Awards and nominations, most recently for the cast album of The Book of Mormon. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records also received a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theater through cast recordings.
Ms. Scott may be heard on several Grammy Award-winning and nominated cast albums, a single with jazz great Bill Charlap, a Billboard hit single with Elton John, as well as her own critically-acclaimed recordings, Sherie Rene...Men I've Had and Everyday Rapture. www.sherierenescott.com
1. Five Years Time (Noah and the Whale)
2. Oh, Sean (Todd Almond)
3. Honestly - duet with Todd Almond (Annie Lennox)
4. All I Want (Joni Mitchell)
5. I Am an Animal (Pete Townshend)
6. Love Over Gold (Mark Knopfler)
7. This is Why We Do This (Music by Todd Almond / Lyrics by Todd Almond and Adam Bock)
8. Moments of Pleasure (Kate Bush)
9. Devotion (Music by Todd Almond / Lyrics by Sherie Rene Scott)
Bonus: Life During Wartime (David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Tina Weymouth)