Cleopatra Records will be teaming with MVD Entertainment Group on Friday, Feb. 24 for the domestic DVD debut of Judy Collins: A Love Letter to Sondheim.
Produced and directed by the Grammy and Emmy-award winning team of Pierre and Francois Lamoureux (brothers and members of the ‘90s Canadian rock group, Brasse-Camarade), this live concert was filmed at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, Colorado, on Mother’s Day of this past year.
Just over 40 years ago Judy Collins’ presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” (from his 1973 musical A Little Night Music) was a major hit for her (from her March of 1975 release of the “Judith” album) and a began a career-long association with Sondheim and his music.
This intimate — and insightful — concert presentation blends the music of Collins and Sondheim with a “remembrance” narrative between songs where Collins relates how each of the musical numbers fits within her illustrious recording career.
Included in the mix (in addition to “Send in the Clowns”) are: “No One is Alone” (from Into the Woods), “Being Alive” (from Company), “I'm Still Here” and “The Road You Didn't Take” (both from Follies), “There Won't Be Trumpets” (cut from the Anyone Can Whistle musical, but now something of Sondheim cult favorite) and “Sunday” and “Move On” (both from Sunday in the Park with George).