So often, I find that singers who sing with technical perfection lack emotion. That is certainly not the case with this CD. Lee Lessack and Joanne O'Brien are both technically spot-on with this work, and yet both sing with such emotion and intent that I found myself drawn into their songs. And it is that emotion that makes a roster of very familiar Broadway tunes fresh and new. The stripped-down production of this CD is also perfect - John Boswell's piano accompaniment is all that's called for. It leaves the listener to concentrate on the beauty of the lyrics, the voices, and the wonderful connection between Lee and Joanne. For two people to sing together so well, you would think they've known each other all their lives - so it came as no surprise to find out they have been friends for 20+ years.
I also find it interesting that what ended up being two of my favorite songs on the CD initially elicited groans from me. "Meadowlark" and "Bring Him Home" have both been performed so many times; I couldn't imagine what else could be brought to these two songs, no matter how nice the songs may be. I was wrong. Joanne's version of "Meadowlark" took my breath away and has become by far my favorite version of this song. Similarly, Lee's version of "Bring Him Home" brought me to tears just like the first time I heard the song in the theater.
In short, if you love Broadway music, these two talented singers definitely make this CD worth the price of admission.