13 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cyndi Lauper remakes 20th-century pop standards into showcases for her interpretative skill and inimitable voice—with a few surprises along the way. She adds Latin-jazz flair to Maurice Williams’ “Stay” while staying true to its doo-wop roots, gives the ‘60s standard “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” an ominous slow-burn reading and transforms “On the Sunny Side of the Street” into light-stepping ska. She approaches bruised ballads like “Walk on By” and Jacques Brel’s “If You Go Away” with tenderness and subtlety, revealing her range and depth.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cyndi Lauper remakes 20th-century pop standards into showcases for her interpretative skill and inimitable voice—with a few surprises along the way. She adds Latin-jazz flair to Maurice Williams’ “Stay” while staying true to its doo-wop roots, gives the ‘60s standard “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” an ominous slow-burn reading and transforms “On the Sunny Side of the Street” into light-stepping ska. She approaches bruised ballads like “Walk on By” and Jacques Brel’s “If You Go Away” with tenderness and subtlety, revealing her range and depth.

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