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Album Release Date:
 October 2, 2001

what the critics are saying

“A treasure worth digging up...beautifully delivered.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“The most unexpected and delightful CD release of the year. Youmans' ravishing score finally receives its due in a sumptuous recording.”
–Show Business

“A wholly charming score, a most ambitious and rewarding disc.”

Through the Years
World Premiere Recording
Heidi Grant Murphy, Brent Barrett, and Hunter Foster

In his day, Vincent Youmans was every bit as famous as his peers Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin, Kern and Porter. THROUGH THE YEARS, his final Broadway score, is perhaps his most beautiful and accomplished – The New York Times originally called it "felicitously melodious throughout, and in its mood, design and attempt to achieve a certain organic unity, far ahead of its predecessors” – yet it has never been preserved on disc.

Here, in its world premiere recording, a brilliant cast led by Heidi Grant Murphy and Brent Barrett -- and an orchestra led by Youmans scholar Aaron Gandy -- bring this newly restored classic back to life.

THROUGH THE YEARS, PS Classics' third recording, was released in the late summer of 2001, when iTunes was still in its infancy. As a result, the album was never released digitally, and because the initial CD run was a limited pressing, the title soon went out of print. Now, fifteen years later, PS Classics is thrilled to return its first vintage restoration to its active catalog with the digital release of THROUGH THE YEARS, in an iTunes exclusive complete with digital booklet.

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track listing
  1. Prologue: Through the Years (Heidi Grant Murphy)
  2. Kathleen & Kenneth's Call (Heidi Grant Murphy & Philip Chaffin)
  3. Kathleen Mine (Philip Chaffin)
  4. Invitation (Hunter Foster and Chorus)
  5. You're in Love (Heidi Grant Murphy and Chorus)
  6. Kinda Like You (Jennifer Cody & Hunter Foster)
  7. I'll Come Back to You (Philip Chaffin, Heidi Grant Murphy & Brent Barrett)
  8. How Happy Is the Bride (Brent Barrett & Chorus)
  9. Through the Years (Heidi Grant Murphy)
  10. It's Every Girl's Ambition (Jennifer Cody & Female Chorus)
  11. You're Everywhere (Brent Barrett & Heidi Grant Murphy)
  12. Finaletto Act II (Brent Barrett & Heidi Grant Murphy)
  13. Ghost Music (Orchestra)
  14. The Road to Home (Hunter Foster & Female Chorus)
  15. My Heart Alone (Heidi Grant Murphy)
  16. Kinda Like You (reprise) (Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody)
  17. Drums in My Heart (Philip Chaffin & Chorus)
  18. Finale Ultimo (Brent Barrett, Heidi Grant Murphy, Philip Chaffin & Chorus)

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