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Album Release Date:
 October 5, 2004

what the critics are saying

“Deborah Tranelli’s long-awaited CD is the kind of album that used to be called ‘easy listening,’ in the very best sense of the phrase: good songs, well arranged and produced, and above all, beautifully sung.”
–Stephen Schwartz

“An absolutley sparkling performer!”

“One of the best debut albums I have heard in quite some time: a remarkable collection of standards (a sultry 'Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home'), show tunes (a joyous rendition of the album's title song), and pop and country tunes (a tender version of Carole King's 'Home Again' and the rollicking proto-feminist 'A Mattress in the Kitchen,' which will grace many a cabaret show in the future, methinks). Throughout the album, Tranelli displays a great sense of warmth and intelligence which, when coupled with strong vocals, makes for a powerful CD indeed.”
–Talkin' Broadway


Deborah Tranelli
A Lot of Livin'

Deborah Tranelli is best known for the 10 years she spent playing Bobby Ewing’s faithful secretary Phyllis on the long-running TV show Dallas. But she has also had an extensive career on the Broadway and concert stage. Drawn from her one-woman show, A LOT OF LIVIN’ – as Deborah herself puts it – represents “a woman’s life that has been filled with passion, promise and pain, mixed with a healthy dose of sassiness, humor and self-reflection.” With best-loved standards, brassy Broadway items and pop songs, she imbues her debut CD with a characteristic warmth and intelligence. She also reveals her extraordinary range as she takes on dramatic ballads and country anthems with equal assurance and aplomb. A sparkling collection.

track listing
  1. Gentle Souls and Tenderhearted Fools (John Bucchino & Lindy Robbins)
  2. A Lot of Livin’ to Do (Charles Strouse & Lee Adams)
  3. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer)
  4. Like the Heavens Hold the Stars (Paul Rolnick & Bill Soden)
  5. The Way You Look Tonight (Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields)
  6. It Was Written in the Stars (Harold Arlen & Leo Robin)
  7. Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
  8. Mattress in the Kitchen (Marie Cain)
  9. Rewriting History (Stephen Schwartz & Steven Lutvak)
  10. It’s the Little Things (Portia Nelson)
  11. I’m Not Waiting (John Bucchino)
  12. Believe What You’re Dreaming (Paul Rolnick & Michael Edwin)
  13. Home Again (Carole King)

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