Broadway and Beyond: Four CDs for the Holiday Season
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Another holiday-time disc comes from Susan Egan, who originated the role of 'Belle' in "Beauty and the Beast." Her disc "Winter Tracks" has a baker's dozen of beautifully rendered songs for this time of year ranging from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" to a beautiful medley of "Silent Night" and "Greensleeves."

Not all of Egan's selections are traditional. There are several terrific tracks on this disc that take a more contemporary approach to the holidays. A particular favorite is "The Turkey and the Stuffing," which imagines a decidedly BoHo approach to a holiday meal, making it about the love shared between a couple and not the gastronomic trimmings. Egan also includes a new "standard" "All Those Christmas Cliches." Egan also includes a song from Lynn Ahrens and Alan Menken's "A Christmas Carol" "God Bless Us Everyone."

"Turkey" is by the album's co-producer, orchestrator and arranger, Christopher McGovern, who makes sure that each of the songs on "Winter Tracks," fits Egan's voice and interpretation perfectly. For further information about "Winter Tracks," visit: or