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Album Release Date:
 October 7, 2003

what the critics are saying

“The music swirls with regret, romance and a sense of lost time.”
–The New York Times

“Exquisite. Gordon's contemplative score often recalls salon music of the 1920s. Piano notes fall like teardrops. Throbbing cello and violin lines suggest quickening of breath. A sensual 'Sometimes' and a yearning 'But What I Say' are highlights among the 16 songs and extensive underscoring given dark, gleaming orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin.”
–Newark Star-Ledger

“The melodies stick with you long afterwards...two unmistakable gems in 'Talk About the Weather' and Ms. O'Hara's wistful finale, 'If It Is True.'”
–New York Sun

My Life with Albertine
World Premiere Recording

Ricky Ian Gordon, hailed by The New York Times as "one of the leading young composers of songs," joins forces with Tony Award-winning author Richard Nelson in a lush and fiery portrait of love, jealousy and betrayal set in turn-of-the-century Paris.

This recording features the Tony Award-winning cast from the 2003 New York production, including Brent Carver (
Kiss of the Spider Woman, Parade), Emily Skinner (Side Show), Chad Kimball (Into the Woods) and Kelli O'Hara (Sweet Smell of Success).

Music & Lyrics by Ricky Ian Gordon
Produced by Tommy Krasker

Click here for this album's complete lyrics.

track listing
  1. Is It Too Late?
  2. Balbec-by-the-Sea
  3. Lullabye
  4. Ferret Song
  5. My Soul Weeps
  6. Talk About the Weather
  7. The Different Albertines
  8. Sad Balbec
  9. My Soul Weeps (Tango)
  10. But What I Say...
  11. Song of Solitude
  12. I Want You
  13. I Need Me a Girl
  14. But What I Say... (reprise)
  15. Sometimes
  16. The Street
  17. The Letters
  18. Albertine's Last Letter
  19. If It Is True

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