The year was 1980, and Patti LuPone was starring as Evita
on Broadway. She was en route to winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and cementing her status as a superstar. But there was another Patti LuPone performance taking place -- one that only a comparative handful people were aware of: Every Saturday night at midnight, for 27 weeks, after performing one of the most demanding roles ever, she made her way to Les Mouches – a legendary nightclub in New York City, to perform a solo concert...This was a one woman tour de force that -- until now -- only the lucky few who were on hand knew about.
All that has changed now that Ghostlight Records has released "Patti LuPone at Les Mouches," a digitally-restored concert recording of LuPone's 1980 solo show. Ghostlight President Kurt Deutsch, along with longtime producing partner Joel Moss and co-producers Ben Rimalower and David Lewis, have culled performances from the venue's original board mixes, and assembled a recording that captures the raw energy and excitement of a once in a lifetime concert event, and a moment in time. Everybody who was anybody was there, from Andy Warhol to Stephen Sondheim. It was literally the hottest ticket in town.
This music has never been released before, in any format.
LuPone's concerts at Les Mouches often featured unexpected song choices, from Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen's 'Because The Night' to Bob Dylan's 'Mr. Tambourine Man.' LuPone mixed it up in a spirited assortment of familiar Broadway tunes, songs from Evita
, and more. In addition to the abovementioned tracks, "Patti LuPone at Les Mouches" includes 'Rainbow High', 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', 'Come Rain Or Come Shine', 'Not While I'm Around', 'Meadowlark' and more.
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