Ellen Greene's SONGS FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT Now Available
Ellen Greene's new holiday album is out now!
Recognizable stage and screen performer Ellen Greene releases a new album of holiday music this week also featuring Christian Klikovits and Stephen Erdody, titled SONGS FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT.
The official description of Ellen Greene's SONGS FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT is as follows: "Ellen Greene, best known as the lovable Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors - and as Aunt Vivian on "Pushing Daisies" - offers some early holiday cheer with her new solo recording, Songs for a Winter's Night. She has lovingly wrapped this gift with her long-time musical partner Christian Klikovits and cellist Stephen Erdody. The album opens and concludes with Greene and Klikovits (on piano) doing what they do best - simple, classic interpretations of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Let It Be Me/ The Chrismas Song", the latter an homage to Laura Nyro - along with traditional fare-with-a-twist, including "Silent Night" in German ("Stille Nacht"); "Angels We Have Heard On High" performed with a men's choir; a big, moving "Universal Child"; a swing version of "Santa Baby"; and "Christmas Time Is Here" with a piano solo by Klikovits. Other obscure, but soulful renditions include "Song for A Winter's Night" and the heartbreaking and haunting "Wintersong," dedicated to Greene's friend Donn Palladino. Greene, Klikovits and Erdody have such simpatico that at times it feels as if the cello and the piano reflect her beating heart. The entire recording seems to play out during one wintry night, culminating with "Angel," a poignant moment of self reflection that resolves with a glorious "Morning Has Broken." The Bonus tracks are from Greene's 1973 never-before-released album titled "All The Lives Of Me" produced by Joel Dorn, arrangements by Arthur Jenkins Jr. and on piano Randy Booth. "Songs for a Winter's Night" marks Greene and Klikovits' second album together. Their first collaboration, In His Eyes, was named best album of 2004 by Andrew Gans of Playbill. Let's hope this new album is not their last."