Anastasia barzee’s CD Release Concert set for October 16, 2011




Singer/actress Anastasia Barzee celebrates the release of her critically-acclaimed debut CD ‘The Dimming of the Day’ with a 10/16 concert at The Metropolitan Room.Buy Tickets




Early raves have preceded the sophisticated, sweeping album. The 9/27 release on Ghostlight Records reimagines an eclectic range of Broadway, pop and jazz-infused songs, as Barzee showcases a diverse array of her favorite contemporary artists including Paul Simon, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Newman, Kate Bush, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. In his enthusiastic NEXT Magazine review, David Hurst describes the album as filled with “unexpected delights,” and adds, “The Dimming of the Day is impossible to categorize, but who would want to? Just enjoy!” The album was Arranged by the legendary Gil Goldstein and Produced by Matt Pierson. Its pedigree is evident throughout, as Barzee showcases such fine artists as Steve Wilson on saxophone, Larry Campbell on guitar and more. John Patrick Shanley provides the liner notes.

Album highlights include the Richard Thompson title track, reinterpreted as a duet with Barzee’s ‘White Christmas’ co-star Brian D’arcy James, and, on ‘Nothing Like You’ve Ever Known’ (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black,) listeners are treated to accordion accompaniment by none other than Gil Goldstein! ‘All I Know’ by Jimmy Webb is given a soaring ‘Country’ treatment, and multiple tracks take on a jazz vibe thanks to Steve Wilson’s soulful saxophone contributions. Listen to audio samples and pre-order the album, here:

Barzee will give fans a chance to experience the music live at The Metropolitan Room on 10/16. The event will include numerous special guest appearances, including Goldstein.