- Danglin 3:16
- Shimmy Like They Do in Paree 2:39
- If I Tell You 2:22
About the Album
Broadway. star, Laura Osnes — Tony-nominated for her leading role in Bonnie and Clyde and star in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella — takes on the work of one of the Great White Way’s most celebrated composer-lyricists. IF I TELL YOU – SONGS OF MAURY YESTON is the first solo album devoted to songs by the Tony-winning composer of Nine: The Musical, Grand Hotel, Titanic and Death Takes a Holiday. Yeston waited nearly thirty years before allowing a solo disc devoted to his work, but he found the perfect interpreter in Osnes, with her crystalline soprano, her delicate yet devastating way with a lyric, and her youthful effervescence and intensity. Drawn from Osnes’s sold-out performances at 54 Below in November of 2012, IF I TELL YOU – SONGS OF MAURY YESTON includes a generous selection of Yeston’s musical theatre songs (including several handpicked for this album and receiving their first recording here), as well his ravishing December Songs. Following the 54 Below dates, a writer for Playbill.com hailed Osnes’s “sophisticated powerhouse performance that had me weeping in public.” Now that memorable performance is lovingly preserved in a new studio recording.