Encore – 2001

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Album Information – with tracks

Released 2001 CD Album Worldwide
Decca Broadway 314 589 050-2

1. Whistle Down the Wind {From Whistle Down the Wind}
2. Away from You {From Rex}
3. Guardami (With One Look) {From Sunset Boulevard} [Italian Version]
4. Think of Me {From the Phantom of the Opera}
5. One More Walk the Around the Garden {From Carmelina}
6. Surrender {From Sunset Boulevard}
7. If I Ever Fall in Love Again {From the Crooked Mile}
8. Half a Moment {From Jeeves}
9. Piano (Memory) {From Cats} [Italian Version]
10. What More Do I Need {From Saturday Night}
11. There Is More to Love {From Aspects of Love}
12. Last Man in My Life {From Song and Dance}
13. In the Mandarin’s Orchid Garden {From East Is West}
14. Nothing Like You’ve Ever Known {From Tell Me on a Sunday and Song and Dance}
15. Chi il Bel Sogno Di Doretta {From la Rondine}
 lyrics & Info for songs in blue only below

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Whistle Down The Wind

written by Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Jim Steinman

Whistle down the wind
Let your voices carry
Drown out all the rain
Light a patch of darkness
Treacherous and scary

Howl at the stars
Whisper when you’re sleeping
I’ll be there to hold you
I’ll be there to stop
The chills and all the weeping
Make it clear and strong
So the whole night long
Every signal that you send
Until the very end
I will not abandon you
My precious friend

So try and stem the tide
Then you’ll raise a banner
Send a flare up in the sky
Try to burn a torch
And try to build a bonfire
Every signal that you send
Until the very end, I’m there
So whistle down the wind
For I have always been right there

Howl at the stars
Whisper when you’re sleeping
I’ll be there to hold you
I’ll be there to stop
The chills and all the weeping
Make it clear and strong
So the whole night long
Every signal that you send
Until the very end
I will not abandon you
My precious friend

So whistle down the wind
Let your voices carry
Drown out all the rain
Light a patch of darkness
Treacherous and scary
Every signal that you send
Until the very end, I’m there

So whistle down the wind
For I have always been right there

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One More Walk Around The Garden

Written by – Music: Burton Lane, Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner Show: Carmelina (1979)

That old April yearning
Once more is returning
And I have a longing to wander.
The leaves may be falling,
But April is calling
And the prim roses beckon me yonder.
For one more walk along the garden
one more stroll along the shore.
One more memory I can dream upon
Until I dream no more.
For one more time perhaps the dawn will wait
And one more prayer it’s not too late
To gather one more rose
before I say goodbye and close the garden gate.
That old art is saying
It’s time to go straying
When no one but April can find me.
You try and recover
The heart of a lover
But I left lying somewhere behind me.
Just one more walk along the garden
one more stroll along the shore.
One more memory I can dream upon
Until I dream no more.
For one more time perhaps the dawn will wait
And one more prayer it’s not too late
To gather one more rose
before I say goodbye and close the garden gate.
One more rose before I close the garden gate.

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What More Do I Need?

Written by Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Show: Saturday Night (1997; the show was to have been produced in 1955, but was abandoned when Lemuel Ayers, the producer, died.)

Once I hated this city,
Now it can’t get me down.
Slushy, humid and gritty,
What a pretty town.
What, thought I, could be duller,
More depressing, less gay.
Now my favourite colour Is grey.
A wall of rain as it turns to sleet,
The lack of sun on a one-way street,
I love the grime all the time.
And what more do I need?
My window pane has a lovely view,
An inch of sky and a fly or two.
Why, I can’t see half a tree.
And what more do I need?
The dusk is thick and it’s galling;
It simply can’t be excused.
In winter even the falling snow looks Used.
My window pane may not give much light,
But I see you, so the view is bright.
If I can laugh you are paid the debt, no heap.
With your love, what more do I need?
Someone shouting for quiet,
Someone starting a brawl,
Down the block there’s a riot,
And I’ll buy it – all.
Listen, now I am static,
Hold me close and be still.
Hear the lovely pneumatic Drill.
A subway train thunders through the Bronx,
A taxi horn on the corner honks.
But I adore every roar.
And what more do I need?
I hear a crane making street repairs,
And a two-tons child running wild upstairs.
Steep my spine sirens climb.
And what more do I need?
The neighbours yell in the summer,
The landlord yells in the fall
So loud I can’t hear the plumber
Pound the wall.
An aeroplane roars across the bay,
But I can hear you as clear as day:
You said you love me
Above the summer sea.
With your love –
What more do I need?

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In the Mandarin’s Orchid Garden

Written by: Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Show: East is west (1929; unproduced)

Somehow by fate misguided,
A buttercup resided
In the mandarin’s orchid garden.
A buttercup that did not please
The lovely peace of such a place.
And so it simply [shined] above
And begged it talk, its garden.
The little buttercup in the orchid garden.
The bees keep passing daily
And kiss orchids dearly,
In the mandarin’s orchid garden.
A buttercup [side] longing leaf,
But love was not for such as she.
And so under the tree of love hanged I
Still begging pardon,
The lonely buttercup in the orchid garden.
I too have been misguided;
To long I have resided
In the mandarin’s orchid garden.
And all for friendliness I am,
I do not do it with [… all].
Alone must I keep [praying God]
To beg each lady’s pardon.
And in the buttercup,
In the orchid garden.

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