Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Promises, Promises: The New Broadway Cast Recording

"Little Red, a pit bull with a tender soul, spent the majority of her first five years chained to a car axle that was planted in the ground at Michael Vick’s notorious Bad Newz kennels. ... After years of TLC and learning that people and dogs can be good, in September 2011 she had recovered enough to go into foster care by her future adoptive owner, Susan. ... But no matter what she did, Susan never felt the diminutive pit bull truly relax. ... Then one night, she put on a CD of specially arranged classical music designed to calm dogs. 'She heard that music, and she just sprawled out on her bed and sighed. She went to sleep with her eyes closed, like her whole body was breathing a sigh of relief.' ... And just because a dog digs classical renditions doesn’t mean she’s going to turn a deaf ear to other music. In fact, when Susan first got Little Red, the pit bull was supernervous. One day Susan put on a CD of Sean Hayes singing on the soundtrack of the Broadway revival of Burt Bacharach’s hit musical Promises, Promises. 'His voice transfixed her. The voice just really touched her. She listened, and calmed down'" (Maria Goodavage, "Classical's New Bow (Wow): Dogs," San Francisco Classical Voice, 2/14/12).

View catalog record here!