Let the First Album of Your 2015 Be I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz

December 31st, 2014 by

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Let the First Album of Your 2015 Be I’ve Been Played: Aly...

On the Town showstopper Alysha Umphress and Tony nominated actor and composer Jeff Blumenkrantz join forces to create a wonderful and transporting swing album that allows each talent to really shine. I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz comes out on Amazon and iTunes on January 6, and the two are getting together on January 5 at Birdland for an album release party and concert. Below, BroadwayBox dives into the beautiful album and reacts to hearing each track for the first time with an animated GIF.

1. Two Cents

Track 1- I've Been Played- Umphress- Blumenkrantz

Already it's clear how well Alysha's voice fits this old-fashion swing style. And hell yes to these arrangements.

2. Why Can't I Kiss You?

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3. I Don’t Need Anything But You

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It's 'Annie'! Again, bravo for the arrangements; how fun.

4. I’ve Been Played

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And that's how you own a torch song ladies and gentlemen. The vocal flair—I'm living.

5. Mayday! M’aider!

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This track has completely transported me-I feel I'm in a smoky club listening to a fabulous chanteuse, and I don't want to leave.

6. Time Does Not Bring Relief

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Drama, heartbreak and drinking alone.

7. Celebrate

Sunset Boulevard - GIF- New Years

Perfect song for your NYE playlist!

8. Steal Away

Track 8- I've Been Played- Umphress- Blumenkrantz

Oh, this song is perfect to whirl a partner around the dance floor to.

9. Spring Is Here/Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

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10. Man in the Moon

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Just lose yourself in it.

11. You Are Never Away/Ten Minutes Ago

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12. Giving Thanks

Track 12- I've Been Played- Umphress- Blumenkrantz

Again, gorgeous. Just grab someone you love and sway.

13. BONUS TRACK: You Smell So Good

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Damn, that album was good.

Seriously, if you are looking for a one-of-a-kind New York City night, don't miss Alysha Umphress and Jeff Blumenkrantz's album release party and concert at Birdland on January 5, 2015.