“Here We Are Again” from Do I Hear A Waltz?
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
from Do I Hear A Waltz? Percy Faith and His Orchestra Play Songs From The Richard Rodgers - Stephen Sondheim Broadway Musical Hit
It was tempting to launch this blog with “The Bravest Individual” from Sweet Charity, since that song actually takes place in an elevator, but the only instrumental Sweet Charity album I had handy doesn’t include that number. So instead, we launch with a song whose sentiment is totally appropriate for my umpteenth launch of a blog, rendered in swinging style by Percy Faith.
One of the things I love about these instrumental Broadway cover albums, and particularly those by the masters of the craft, is the way the arrangements really elevate the songs that are overlooked in their original contexts. “Here We Are Again” feels like filler on the Waltz cast album, but here it’s a showstopper.