2016: The Year In Music

Amour

Oddly enough, the most memorable performance on the recording of "Amour" is not from a member of the cast.

Oddly enough, the most memorable performance on the recording of "Amour" is not from a member of the cast. In a bonus track featuring composer Michel Legrand (best-known for standards like "I Will Wait for You" and "The Windmills of Your Mind") singing "An Ordinary Man," it is impossible not to be moved by his wistful voice. Not so with Malcolm Gets, who sings the same song in this Tony Award-nominated musical about a love-struck bachelor who finds that he possesses unusual powers. His Broadway-style belting overwhelms the material. Melissa Errico, as his love interest, brings subtler shading to her handful of songs, especially the poignant "Other People's Stories." She makes you wonder how this French import failed to find an audience.—MS