LA Times Calendar Section 
March 10, 2002

Opportunity Knocks

For two weeks in a row, your writers have missed the perfect chance to review a great new CD.

Both Don Heckman ("Versatile Vocalists Who Shouldn't Be Overlooked," Feb. 24) and Don Shirley ("Sometimes, the Good Songs Are Preserved," March 3) should have got their hands on Susan Egan's new CD. Titled "So Far . . ." and packed with show tunes, Egan's premiere solo disc is breathtaking.

Notwithstanding that I have no connection to Egan, and even though the official release date was March 5, I was able to get an advance copy of the album via her Web site. The disc has not left my player yet. With songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein, this collection is a must for theater lovers. Egan's voice is flawless.

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