Personnel: Michael Feinstein (vocals); Andr‚ Previn (piano).
Audio Mixer: Seth Presant.
Liner Note Authors: David Finck; Michael Feinstein.
Recording information: Terminus Recording, New York, NY; The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Ning Li.
Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein collaborates with legendary composer/conductor/pianist Andr‚ Previn for an album celebrating Previn's catalog of pop songs. Released on Telarc International, Change of Heart: The Songs of Andr‚ Previn continues Feinstein's series of recordings that pay tribute to legendary composers and the Great American Songbook; in this case, the melodies are by Previn and the lyrics are by Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Alan Jay Lerner, and Johnny Mercer. The duo plays arrangements of Previn's tunes "Yes," "It's Good to Have You Near Again," "Little Lost Dream," "A Second Chance" (from Two for the Seesaw), "Why Are We Afraid?" (from The Subterraneans), and "You're Gonna Hear from Me" (from Inside Daisy Clover). Also included is an unreleased composition, "The Easy Way," written for the film Valley of the Dolls but not featured in the soundtrack. "Empty Is My Room" and "Goodbye" were written for the film adaptation of Goodbye Mr. Chips, but early in the process Previn was replaced by Leslie Bricusse and John Williams. ~ Al Campbell