Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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Two Words

I'm a Lea Salonga fan from when she was the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and I had to research for days to find out her name - it was on the CD, but not credited as Jasmine. Her latest CD is an autobiographical show she performed at the Carlyle in NYC, and in it she sings a lovely song Two Words, which she said was written for her wedding. She also said her wedding is on YouTube, so I looked it up. What she did not say was that it was written for her to sing to her groom at the wedding.  

I think it is stunningly moving.

She also sings my favorite song from Miss Saigon, which was cut from the show, Too Much For One Heart. She recorded it on other albums, but this latest is sung with far more feeling than previous versions, probably because she now has a child, and it means more to her. It is not on YouTube yet, at least not a video version.

I highly recommend the CD - The Journey So Far. It can be purchased as a hard copy or MP3s here. I love how she starts the show with a number in Tagalog, introduces herself in the same language...and...I won't spoil it for you.

For those of you who are not familiar with Lea,  she was also the voice of Mulan, created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon in London and later played the part on Broadway, was the original Fantine in Les Miserables and sang Eponine in the 10th anniversary concert. She was Kim in the recent Broadway revival of Flower Drum Song.  
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