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Wed, 16 Nov 2005

The Glory of Gershwin / Various Artists
The Glory of Gershwin "No experiment is a total loss," my high school chemistry teacher once told us. "It can always be used as a bad example." What we have here is a mostly successful experiment, with at least a couple of smelly disasters to remind us that every attempt carries risk. In this case it's the risk of looking foolish.

What we have is a collection of classic Gershwin songs, performed by the last people you'd expect. Or at least the last you'd have expected before Rod Stewart made a new career mangling old standards. No surprise that Kate Bush does so well with The Man I Love; the song could have been written for her distinctive voice. But who'd have imagined Meat Loaf getting spiritual on Somebody Loves Me or Cher on It Ain't Necessarily So? And, much as I love Rhapsody In Blue, it's even better when performed on Larry Adler's harmonica. As for Robert Palmer's rendition of I Got Rhythm, well, they say we shouldn't speak ill of the dead. So I won't.

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