Are you a Emmy Rossum fan? We are huge fans of Showtime series Shameless. It’s the only reason we pay for Showtime. Emmy plays Fiona Gallaghar, the oldest sibling in a crazy, messed up family. The scenarios they find themselves in are beyond ridiculous, awesomely ridiculous! Plus William H Macy and Joan Cusack are in the series too!
Because we are huge fans of Emmy on Shameless, I jumped at the chance to review her new album, Sentimental Journey. To be honest I didn’t realize Emmy sang until I saw her star in the new Cotton commercials last year. Clearly I haven’t seen Phantom of the Opera.
Sentimental Journey, releasing on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook. Emmy’s 12-song ‘passion project’ is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year. I have to admit that I am not a big music critic and my taste in music runs pop, 80’s pop, 90’s pop, pop punk, country pop, etc, so naturally this type of album wouldn’t normally be something I listen too. However, Emmy’s album Sentimental Journey is full of timeless songs that Emmy sings beautifully. My favorite song from the album is “Pretty Paper” but of course I’m a sucker for Christmas music! If I could pick another standard for the album, I think “You Were Meant For Me” would have been an sweet addition. I think if you are a fan of classic American songs, and/or Emmy you will definitely enjoy this album.
Sentimental Journey Track Listing:
“Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
“The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
“(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
“Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
“Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
“All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert)
“Things” (Bobby Darin)
“Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)
Besides Shameless, you can catch Emmy starring alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, opening February 13th. Emmy will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th.Disclosure: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. As always, all opinions are my own.