"This eclectic program of cabaret and art songs by fast-rising Toronto chanteuse Patricia O’Callaghan is a. delight. From playful songs by Satie to Poulenc’s delicate, surreal sound-pictures, from Piaf standards to Weill’s ironic, sensual melodies, O’Callaghan and pianist Jenny Crober make this a winning disc, in no small part because of the singer’s considerable interpretive powers and her expressive, honey-sweet voice, sharpened with a touch of ginger. "
Now Magazine - April 1998
"From the great white Canadian north comes this warm, fetching set of songs, traversing the serio-comic region where cabaret and art song meet."
Soprano Patricia O’Callaghan brings an easy grace to works by Satie, Poulenc, and Kurt Weill--who provides the album’s existential shrug of a title track. She brings special understanding and luminosity to the four tart and quirky Satie compositions that open the album, to Poulenc’s rueful "Lune d’Avril," and to the alternately pointed and saucy demands of singing Weill ... a celebration of songs from different, but not unrelated, traditions, delicately balanced between the worlds of art music and musical cocktails."
Los Angeles Times
"With youthful insouciance, Canadian chanteuse Patricia O’Callaghan enlivens a set of cabaret and art songs by Satie, Poulenc, and Weill. The selection is enlightened, as relative rarities like Weill’s "Berlin Lit Up" abut favorites like his wonderful "Youkali." Satie’s "Elegie" and Poulenc’s "Queen Of Hearts" are other high points, with pianist Jenny Crober an enviable partner throughout. A thoroughly charming album."
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