Midnight (2003) These 13 tracks, composed by Barry Manilow and Eddie Arkin, play like musical theater -- with vocalist Diane Schuur in the spotlight throughout. All-star rhythm… 2003-08-12 Diane Schuur
Music Review

Midnight (2003)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Aug 12, 2003; Lead Performance: Diane Schuur

These 13 tracks, composed by Barry Manilow and Eddie Arkin, play like musical theater -- with vocalist Diane Schuur in the spotlight throughout. All-star rhythm and horn sections and some orchestral accompaniment create film-noir jazz and light bossa nova moods and coax more restraint than usual from Schuur. A duet with Karrin Allyson on the bluesy ''Stay Away From Bill'' flows naturally, but pairings with Brian McKnight (''I'll Be There'') and Manilow (''Anytime'') sound forced.

Originally posted Aug 15, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints