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An American Songbook (1996)

Updated: Apr 7

An American Songbook is the 15th studio album by Christian singer Sandi Patty. Released on the Tandem Productions label in 1996, this is a rare album that Patty has sung other than Christian music. It is an album of covers featuring American Songbook classics, Broadway, big band songs and Walt Disney medleys showing a side of Patty her love of musical styles and Broadway songs performing with a symphony pop orchestra.

When not doing Christian music albums or concerts, Patty would embark in concerts with local symphony pop orchestras and singing Broadway songs and from the American Songbook singing pop standards. An American Songbook was not meant to be released commercially but due to popular demand, the album was re-released in 1999.

NOTE: A new recording of the Morning Like This song "Love in Any Language" was recorded for this album, but was unreleased and is now included as a bonus track.

Track listing

1. I Hear a Song (Rick Vale) -3:10

2. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) (E.Y Harburg, Harold Arlen) -4:34

3. Wish Upon a Star Medley -4:18

When You Wish Upon a Star (from Pinnochio) (Ned Washington, Leigh Harline)

A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella) (Jerry Livingston, Mack David)

4. A Whole New World of Disney Medley -4:41

Part of Your World (from The Little Mermaid) (Alan Menkin, Howard Ashman)

A Whole New World (duet with Brian McSee) (from Aladdin) (Alan Menkin,

Tim Rice)

5. You'll Never Know (from Hello, Frisco, Hello) (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) -5:23

6. Swingin' Love Medley -5:16

I Just Found Out About Love (from Strip for Action) (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh)

This Can't Be Love (from The Boys from Syracuse) (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)

Our Love Is Here To Stay (from The Goldwyn Follies) (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin)

7. Can't Help Lovin' That Man (from Show Boat) (Jerome Kern, Oscar

Hammerstein II) -4:36

8. Til There Was You (from The Music Man) (Meredith Wilson) -3:24

9. How Great Thou Art (Stuart K. Hine) -5:10

10. Smile (from Modern Times) (Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons) -4:14

11. Love in Any Language (bonus track) (Jon Mohr, John Mays) -4:22

Previous release: Find It On the Wings (1994)

Next release: O Holy Night! (1996)

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