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Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022

I Know Things Now

As we noted earlier this year, we were honored to be Steve Sondheim’s label of choice from 2004 to 2013, turning out a dozen cast albums during that time, plus two editions of Sondheim Sings. Eventually, we stopped doing his cast albums only because we’d be repeating ourselves: we already had a Sunday in the Park; we already had a Follies and a Company. Were there any new Sondheim roads we hadn’t already taken? Sondheim-related projects came our way, but we turned them down; we knew that whatever followed the expansive catalog we’d been permitted to preserve on disc had to be special.

I Know Things Now is special. Jeff Harnar stepped back and looking at the entirety of the Sondheim catalog, chose more than 25 songs, and reimagined them as a cohesive narrative — as he put it, his life in Sondheim’s words: ultimately reinventing these songs for the LGBTQ community. And in collaboration with famed pianist Jon Weber, he recast them in a jazz idiom: a radical reinvention of Sondheim’s harmonies that Sondheim himself not only endorsed but encouraged. The result was an acclaimed stage show, and now we’ve been allowed to adapt and enlarge it for disc, adding a 20-piece orchestra that sweetens the sound and shakes the rafters. Jeff put his faith in the master’s directive: “Anything you do, let it come from you. Then it will be new.” Steve was so pleased with the results; we think you will be too. The album drops on June 17, but it’s already available for preorder at Amazon — plus you can read more, see a track listing and listen to soundclips here.

       
     

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