At Last

At a recent sold-out show at Joe's Pub in New York, Cyndi Lauper explained that she wanted to make an album comprising songs from her childhood.

At a recent sold-out show at Joe's Pub in New York, Cyndi Lauper explained that she wanted to make an album comprising songs from her childhood. "At Last," which finds the artist reuniting with Epic, is that album. Yes, Ms. Lauper is the latest in a long line of artists to deliver a collection of known and cherished songs. Fortunately, Lauper being Lauper, each nugget is stamped with her own, very individual sense of style. In Lauper's world, "Stay"—popularized by the 4 Seasons —becomes a Latin fiesta. Jazz standard "My Baby Just Cares for Me" is cleverly updated, with Lauper referencing Jennifer Aniston and Queen Latifah. Tony Bennett joins the singer in the kicky "Makin' Whoopee," while Stevie Wonder's signature harmonica playing is heard in the R&B classic "Until You Come Back to Me." For teary-eyed bliss, go directly to "Walk On By," "La Vie en Rose" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."—MP