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And so the Deb weekend comes to a close. Despite her best attempts to re-enter the pop market, Ms Gibson is most widely known these days for her stage work. She released an album of Broadway classics called Coloured Lights in 2003 and has appeared in the following productions:

  • 1992 - Les Miserables on Broadway (eponine)
  • 1993 - Grease in London's West End (Sandy)
  • 1995 - Grease on US National Tour (Rizzo)
  • 1996 - Funny Girl on US National Tour (Fanny Brice)
  • 1997 - Beauty and The Beast on Broadway (Belle)
  • 1998 - Gypsy in New Jersey (Gypsy Rose Lee)
  • 1999 - Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat on US National Tour (Narrator)
  • 2000 - Cinderella on US National Tour (Cinderella)
  • 2002 - Chicago in Boston (Velma Kelly)
  • 2003 - Cabaret on Broadway (Sally Bowles)
  • 2004 - Company in LA (Marta)
  • 2004 - Brigadoon in LA (Maggie)

Work continues on Deb's own musical Skirts - and some songs have featured in her live act over the years including one below.

MP3: Love's Under A Pillow



More recently Deb released 2 fanclub only albums of unreleased demos entitled Memory Lane and a single called Naked to tie in with her Playboy spread. Since 2005 though, its been pretty quiet although she is due to star in a new musical later this year (and of course starred in Skating With Celebrities). Naked is a great track that i think would stand up well in the top forty today against the likes of Kelly Clarkson - and with singer songwriters coming back in vogue, maybe there's a future for Deb yet...

MP3: Naked acoustic

(postscript: J'ason D'Luv and I were discussing why Deborah hasn't done a "Cathy Dennis" and become a successful songwriter for other people. She has done this in the past and below are some songs she wrote for people in the early 90s)

MP3: Ana - Everytime We Say Goodbye
MP3: Chris Cuevas - Someday
MP3: JoBeth Taylor - Have Things Changed?

8 Comments:

  1. Jackie said...
    Thanks so much for the Ana file and the Love Under My Pillow mp3s! You rock! (I'd still like to get my hands on a copy of the Ana CD - it really was a good album.)

    Anyway, re Deb...I was a MASSIVE fan, had her posters all over my wall and spent a fair whack on her CDs, videos, etc and thought I'd always love her music. But when the Anything Is Possible single came out, I noticed that she really doesn't have a strong enough voice to belt out some of the notes she goes for - a few of her tries in that song made me cringe. She just ends up sounding LOUD and shouty and like she's straining. Everytime We Say Goodbye is very well suited to Ana's voice, but if Deb attempted it, it wouldn't work. A lot of her more recent stuff like this - better suited to someone else's voice, I think.

    Again, just my opinion, but I think you're right when you say she could be another Cathy Dennis (or Lauren Christy, who writes and produces as part of The Matrix now). So much of her writing is great, but not suited to her voice or style.
    Paul said...
    i think that's a valid opinion - i read recently in an interview that she learnt in a recent turn in Cabaret in North Carolina that she doesn't have to belt everything out and that her voice can be quite strong and more focused if she concentrates on controlling it - i look forward to seeing that in her new work. Glad you like the posts! Welcome aboard!
    J'ason D'luv said...
    Thanks for the info on Deb's songs she penned for other artists. Is that the same Ana that is the Swedish singer?
    Paul said...
    From memory Ana was a japanese singer but i could be wrong. She also penned Speed Of Light for the Reimy and Ton Of Bricks for The Party.Sadly Steps Only In My Dreams is not a Deb cover but something far far worse (but at least Baby Don't Dance is a corker!)
    xolondon said...
    The Debster has penned my debut album, FYI. It's a slice o'pop heaven. It's so diverse, good for pole-dancing or ice skating. We recorded it in my parent's garage...
    Paul said...
    Was that for my information or FYI is the name of your debut Deb penned album ;) Because if its the latter, hook me up with a pre-order on amazon now baby!
    BENJ said...
    Hi,

    Debs is great. i am one of her big fans since my teen.

    btw, i have been looking for someday (duet with chris cuevas) - for long long time. i try to download it from your site, however, it doesnt work.

    could i know how to get the mp3 file of someday?

    many many thanks,

    BJ
    Jackie said...
    Ana is a Latina singer - I can't remember exactly where her family was from, but I believe she was Central American or South American.

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