Track List – Click play buttons to hear samples
- I Can’t Get Started (5:00)
- More Than You Know (5:23)
- But Not For Me (4:29)
- Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (5:27)
- Lucky To Be Me (3:56)
- Skylark (2:42)
- I’m Glad There Is You (3:17)
- Everything Happens To Me (5:09)
- Down In The Depths On The Ninetieth Floor (5:27)
- Some Other Day (3:13)
- Baby, Baby, Don’cha Go Way Mad (2:33)
- They Nearest Of You (5:44)
- Remind Me (3:52)
- What’s New (4:49)
- When The World Was Young (4:56)
- Two For The Road (4:22)
‘Two For The Road’ is the latest CD release for long time Jazz Vocalist Arlene Smith. As the name suggests, this outing is presented as a duel effort combining Arlene’s unique vocal talents with the equally accomplished piano accompaniment of Mark Eisenman.
For quite some time I have wanted to record a duo CD – particularly in a relaxed setting – without the restrictions and pressures of a large recording studio. The opportunity arose when John & Patti Loach invited me to their studio – Exactly what I wanted – two musicians/friends who wanted to record some tracks in an intimate way reminiscent of another era; before the trickery of reverb, voiceovers and technicians perfecting each and every note.
Many of these tracks were done in one take – allowing us the freedom of a bended note or an unrehearsed ending. My honesty is in the interpretation of a lyric. Telling the story like it is has always been what I strive to do.
Mark and I have always worked well together. In addition to his exceptional musical abilities as a soloist and teacher, he is a gifted accompanist – most important to a singer – gave me the ‘wings to fly’. We surprised ourselves, had some joyful moments, a few good laughs and I got to sing my heart out on some of my favourite songs !
Wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
~ Arlene Smith