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    Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Idina Menzel Working With Glen Ballard on Solo Album, Due in Fall

    By Zachary Pincus-Roth
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    15 Mar 2007


    Idina Menzel is working with writer-producer Glen Ballard on her new solo album, due in the fall, according to published reports.

    Ballard produced and co-wrote songs for the album, which, he told The Hollywood Reporter, "goes way beyond Broadway." As Menzel told London's Evening Standard in November, "I can't be a character on this album."

    Ballard is perhaps best known as the writer-producer on Alanis Morissette's album "Jagged Little Pill." He also worked on Barbra Streisand's "Till I Loved You" and Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl," and played synthesizer on Michael Jackson's album "Bad." His future projects include songs for the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film "Beowulf" and a new album by Annie Lennox.
    Menzel's other upcoming projects include the Disney movie musical "Enchanted," featuring a score by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.
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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Idina Menzel is such a great singer. I can't wait to check out her new album.

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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    She has a previous album. I have it. It doesn't show her true potential. Hopefully now that she's even more well known, this will allow her to work with even better people and do some amazing stuff.




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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Quote Originally Posted by Xharryb View Post
    She has a previous album. I have it. It doesn't show her true potential. Hopefully now that she's even more well known, this will allow her to work with even better people and do some amazing stuff.
    Her other solo albums are "Still I Can't Be Still" and "Here."
    Which one do you have?
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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Still I Can't Be Still

    Was that from the linked portion of the article? I was only reading the quoted portion.




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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Are her solo albums good? I adored her in Rent and Wicked. Her voice is amazing.

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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Quote Originally Posted by clairebear View Post
    Are her solo albums good? I adored her in Rent and Wicked. Her voice is amazing.
    I like Wicked better. I have Still I can't be still as well. Shes one of my favorites.

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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    Can't wait...she's probably my current favorite female performer

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    Re: Idina Menzel: from 'Enchanted' to solo album - Playbill.com 3/15/07

    In related news:

    Animation, Broadway calling to busy Ballard

    By Tamara Conniff
    The Hollywood Reporter
    March 15, 2007

    Grammy-winning songwriter-producer Glen Ballard says he's seen the future, and it is motion-capture animation a la director Robert Zemeckis' "The Polar Express" (2004) and upcoming "Beowulf." Ballard is working closely with Zemekis and composer Alan Silvestri on songs for the latter film, including the end title.

    "(Zemeckis) is always stretching the boundaries of the visual medium," Ballard says. " 'Beowulf' takes motion capture to the next level. It's really an action movie." The film stars Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich and Robin Wright Penn, but only Penn tries her hand at a song. (Sorry, Jolie is not going to add singer to her resume just yet.)

    One project is not enough for Ballard. He is putting the final touches on Annie Lennox's highly anticipated new album, which will be released in the fourth quarter. "It's a very intense record," he says. "It's very personal to her. We spent a lot of time making sure the music was the way she wanted it."

    Due in the fall is a solo album from Tony-winning actress India Menzel of "Wicked" fame. Ballard co-wrote tracks and produced the disc, which he says "goes way beyond Broadway."

    Ballard is particularly fascinated with the stage at the moment and might just be working on a secret big project. "Recorded music has become a loss leader. It's terrifying," he says. "You can get music for free, and in a year, movies will be too. Performers and the live experience may be the future of the business. I'm certainly looking at Broadway as a place to go."
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...5bd52c5d9b42a9

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