Roomspin Records | 2021
"This is an album that should be played in your home at least once a day. It has been my rule for several weeks now. A Grammy winner if ever there was one."
"this intimate, intelligent and meticulously recorded album is highly recommended ... the standard of the singing and playing is excellent throughout ... sure to make the “Best of Year” lists when the time eventually comes."
"a delight from start to finish ... Georgia Mancio continues to develop and grow as a lyricist; there's an elegant simplicity to the lyrics, which is so hard to achieve."
"While all good duos are conversational, here we are invited in on the conversation and it is a privilege."
"simply, a glorious album of beautifully performed new songs by a songwriting team that, in my opinion, takes its place among the best!"
"Look into this album’s glinting treasures. Reflected there, especially in these days, is beauty to hold dear."
"words and music fuse so powerfully that each song's emotional arc grips you to the very end ... a collaborative lodestone possessing its own irresistible force"
"Quiet Is the Star is of the heart: it is about life, our connections, our joy and sadness, the love we feel for others and the poignancy which enters our lives as we age, have different experiences and create ties of many kinds."
"The two artists work in such perfect symmetry, our ears and minds and hearts are theirs ... they have struck such beauty and perfection"
"Each song merits attention, invariably thoughtful, often poignant, certainly elegiac ... this exquisite yet potent series of reflections on the human condition is too good to miss."
"I couldn't wait to hear more from this perfectly matched songwriting team and, at last, my patience has been handsomely rewarded"
"Georgia Mancio’s vocals are stunning throughout, the phrasing elegant and purposeful. The musicianship of pianist Alan Broadbent is sublime and adds to the light and shade that permeates this album"
"There is something magical that occurs when these two musical minds come together, creating music of beauty and purity that takes the breath away ... impossible to forget, and ... destined to be regarded as the classic songs of our time"
"These poignant songs of love, loss and of regeneration are performed with great warmth and delicacy by Georgia and Alan ... an emotionally charged duet by two musicians in harmony."
"The songs, with their poetic and melancholic lyrics, have a distant aroma of Sondheim in their rhythm ... Rodgers & Hart, and Joni Mitchell in their poetry ... a delight to savor slowly ... the fortunate conjunction of these two talents."
Quiet Is The Star
The album spotlights the purity and parity of the duo setting in 9 co-written songs exploring the ties we weave in life: sisterly, maternal, romantic, universal. One voice, one piano, one dialogue. Georgia’s deeply nuanced singing (“sublime, clarity and poise personified, intimate yet dynamic”, Jazzwise) is embraced by Alan’s rhapsodic solo piano, indicating the breadth of his musicianship, from accompanist to Big Band/orchestral leader.
The album is released alongside The Songs Of Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio – a book of 33 co-written works from both albums (Songbook and Quiet Is The Star) and many more besides.
Georgia Mancio (voice & lyrics), Alan Broadbent (piano & music)
Produced by Andrew Cleyndert
Artwork by Simon Manfield, Design by Rachel O’Reilly
© Georgia Mancio 2021 /Roomspin Records 2020