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The Best Is Yet to Come [Import]

Laura Fygi Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 31, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Import
  • ASIN: B004S7G6K4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

For The Best Is Yet To Come, Laura selected a number of standards by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and her all-time idol Julie London, among others. "Each and every one of them means something to me in some way. I'm a 'storyteller', so the songs have to grab me somehow. Plus I need to be able to express them when I'm onstage." In order to get a proper sense of the repertoire, Laura always seeks out the stories within the songs. "For instance, I do the ballad It's Easy To Remember, because we all know how devastated we are when a relationship breaks up. And with a track like Too Darn Hot, I only need to recall the intense Asian heat in order to feel the essence of it." The album was recorded with a full-sized big band, led by Jan Menu and Johan Plomp; two of Laura's permanent musicians, who have amply demonstrated their arranging and producing skills with this effort. It also signalled the realisation of a long-term wish of the songstress. "I'd already performed with a big band, and it sounded just great every time we played. Then the idea emerged of using that set-up to record an album." The album features Rose, Rose I Love You sung in mandarin.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laura Fygi goes big band March 28, 2012
By Emmenem
Format:Audio CD
Laura Fygi celebrated her twentieth anniversary as a solo artist in 2011 and to mark this occasion with something special, something she hadn't done before, she decided to record an album with a big band. The idea actually came to her because she had performed several times with a big band and she thought 'why not record a whole album in this setting'.

The album is beautifully produced and arranged by two of her steady musicians, Jan Menu and Johan Plomp, in close collaboration with Laura Fygi herself. The songs on the tracklist are carefully chosen from the Great American Songbook and include standards by Julie London, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

Laura's vocal interpretations are flawless as always. Her sensual, velvety voice suits this repertoire perfectly. Furthermore, the musicians playing on this album are all top notch and they all get their moment to shine. Just listen to Hans Vroomans' piano playing on 'Old Devil Moon' or Maarten van der Grinten's guitar solo on 'That Old Black Magic' (to name but a few) and you'll understand what I mean. It's wonderful to listen to 'real' music like this, music that was created by real musicians.

If we can take the title of this album literally, we can rest assured that we can expect more of these pearls from Laura Fygi in the future - The Best Is Yet To Come.

Tracklist:
The Best Is Yet To Come
Smile
Too Darn Hot
I've Got A Crush On You
This Can't Be Love
Cheek To Cheek
Fever
That Old Black Magic
It's Easy To Remember
You And The Night And The Music
Old Devil Moon
The Good Life
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WTLsez September 6, 2011
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Don't know where I have been, but this is her first album that I have heard and it is terrific! Arrangements are also first rate and fit her voice nicely, Off to preview some of her earlier albums.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Fygi October 12, 2011
By Kel
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This CD is a revelation. Beautifully produced, wonderful collection of songs and with the extraordinary voice of Laura Fygi. Strongly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laura Fygi Recording Session August 27, 2013
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I had seen the youtube clip of the actual studio recording session of The Best Is Yet To Come and that's what led me to the album - I was not disappointed. All the way through the album, I kept seeing that fantastic orchestra and her unbridled enthusiasm in her recording booth. Her gorgeous voice and singing style was expected but seeing the whole scene with the group enjoying making music like that was a treasure - they were all having a ball! You can feel the passion for their work even in the audio alone. I'm in the process of building my own Laura Fygi library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album. August 27, 2013
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Great album with good quality reording. Her chinese rendition of Rosie Rosie is amazing. One to add to her collection. Highly recommended
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