12 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The stage and screen star tells her own story. idina. is a heartening collection of skyward ballads (“Small World”) and glittering pop (“Queen of Swords”) that places Menzel’s extraordinary voice front and center—exactly where it belongs.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The stage and screen star tells her own story. idina. is a heartening collection of skyward ballads (“Small World”) and glittering pop (“Queen of Swords”) that places Menzel’s extraordinary voice front and center—exactly where it belongs.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
267 Ratings
267 Ratings
RemoteGreen

Legend

Idina Menzel singing will always deserve five stars!

CapFan13

Not my cup of tea?

I'm a metal head by nature, and gravitate towards hard rock and pounding beats, so there should be no reason I like this CD and yet I cannot get enough of Idina's voice, it could be the worst written song on the planet and her voice could turn it into gold.

Kristeliz

Queen of swords..

As a mom and former rent head her album was made for me -- believe it or not. I can relate to so many of these songs, but queen of swords and small world are standouts. This is intensely personal and as with every Idina album there are a few throwaway songs (I mean it has been the case from day one- see straw into gold) . But above all it is intensely personal and showcases her talent so, so well. I love songs where Idina belts and she delivers so many opportunities for that. I see you is a song I thought would be trite, but I truly love it and can't wait for my daughter to hear it. Also Can't wait to see what song is from beaches. Love her and love that she remains true to herself. Everybody knows.. is a secret weapon and I hated perfect story the first time I heard it..but now I love it. Sometimes things need to be documented. Her son is lucky for that and we are all lucky for such a voice.

About Idina Menzel

Best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway smash Rent, singer/actress Idina Menzel made her solo debut in 1998 with the pop-soul effort Still I Can't Be Still. She joined the cast of Wicked in 2003 and appeared on the recording, while 2004 saw her releasing the album Here. The following year, Menzel appeared on the soundtrack to the television show Desperate Housewives, and a duet with Ray Charles (which the pair had recorded back in 1998) found its way onto the tribute album Genius & Friends. In 2007, a dance version of Wicked's "Defying Gravity" became Menzel's first club hit. A year later she landed on the major-label Warner Bros. and released a new album, I Stand. The album performed respectably, reaching 58 on the Billboard 200, but it generated no hits. Menzel next released an album in 2012, when Concord put out Live: Barefoot at the Symphony; it peaked at 53 on Billboard. Despite a recurring role on Fox's Glee, Menzel's true pop breakthrough arrived in 2013 via the Disney animated film Frozen and its accompanying soundtrack. Frozen turned into a pop phenomenon in the winter of 2013-2014, thanks in part to the hit single "Let It Go," which was sung by Menzel; the single was an international hit, peaking at five on the Billboard Hot 100 on its way to triple platinum certification. In its wake came Holiday Wishes, a seasonal record Menzel released on Warner in October 2014. Following an appearance singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in February 2015, she launched a world tour that would take her across Europe and parts of Asia throughout that summer. Continuing to split her time between theater and her own music, Menzel starred in the musical If/Then while recording tracks for her fifth album. Described as her most personal album to date, the eponymous Idina. was released in September 2016 by Warner. The following summer, Menzel starred in a remake of the popular '80s Bette Midler film Beaches, and released an accompanying soundtrack EP. ~ Jason Ankeny

HOMETOWN
New York, NY [Queens]
GENRE
Pop
BORN
May 30, 1971

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