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    Mandy Patinkin's "Diary: January 27, 2018," Recorded with Thomas Bartlett, Out Now on Nonesuch

    Nonesuch Records releases the first in a series of musical installments from Tony and Emmy Award–winning singer/actor Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Diary: January 27, 2018, on April 27, 2018. The digital release's ten songs were recorded informally by the two musicians in Bartlett's New York studio at the beginning of this year. They plan to reconvene soon to record another collection of songs for the second Diary volume, which also will be released digitally later this year. Patinkin, who has played CIA agent Saul Berenson on Showtime's Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning Homeland for the last seven seasons, has released five previous albums on Nonesuch; the most recent was 2002's Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim. Diary: January 27, 2018 is available now at the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and YouTube, all via mandypatinkindiary.com.

    As Patinkin explains, "After thirty years my musical collaborator, Paul Ford retired. I wasn't sure if that meant I would have to as well. But my dear friend Bob Hurwitz [of Nonesuch] introduced me to Thomas Bartlett, who introduced me to an entirely new way of making music … in his studio, hours of playing, singing, and recording, never searching for the illusion of perfection." He continues, "We've decided to share our music making journey with you, in the form of a Diary: first entry, January 27, 2018, ten songs. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for listening."

    The ten tracks of this first Diary entry include a pair of Randy Newman songs, one from Loudon Wainwright and another from his son Rufus Wainwright, and three recent works from Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur, as well as one song each from Marc Bolan (T. Rex), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), and March Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius). Here's a rehearsal performance of Newman's "Dayton, Ohio – 1903":

    Mandy Patinkin is well known for his portrayal of Inigo Montoya in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride. His other film credits include Yentl (1983), Alien Nation (1988), Dick Tracy (1990), Wish I Was Here (2014), and Wonder (2017), among many others. In addition to his role on Homeland, he has appeared in major roles in television series such as Chicago Hope (Emmy Award), Dead Like Me, and Criminal Minds. Patinkin is a noted interpreter of the musical works of Stephen Sondheim and is acclaimed for his work in musical theater, originating iconic roles such as Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George and Che in the original Broadway production of Evita (Tony Award). Additionally, Patinkin has been passionately involved in volunteer work with various NGOs throughout his life, and currently travels the world with the International Rescue Committee, spending time with refugees and raising awareness of their plight.

    Thomas Bartlett, also known as Doveman, is an American pianist, singer, and producer. He has worked with many Nonesuch artists—including Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, David Byrne, The Magnetic Fields, Nico Muhly on Peter Pears, Mandy Patinkin, and Chris Thile—as well as Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, The National, St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Rhye, Florence + The Machine, The Gloaming, Martha Wainwright, and others. Born in Vermont, Bartlett studied piano in London with Maria Curcio.

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Mandy Patinkin's "Diary: January 27, 2018," Recorded with Thomas Bartlett, Out Now on Nonesuch

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Nonesuch Records releases the first in a series of musical installments from singer Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett, Diary: January 27, 2018, recorded by the two musicians in Bartlett's New York studio. The ten tracks of this first Diary entry, out now, include songs by Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright, Teitur, Marc Bolan (T. Rex), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), and Marc Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius).

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Nonesuch Records releases the first in a series of musical installments from Tony and Emmy Award–winning singer/actor Mandy Patinkin and pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Diary: January 27, 2018, on April 27, 2018. The digital release's ten songs were recorded informally by the two musicians in Bartlett's New York studio at the beginning of this year. They plan to reconvene soon to record another collection of songs for the second Diary volume, which also will be released digitally later this year. Patinkin, who has played CIA agent Saul Berenson on Showtime's Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning Homeland for the last seven seasons, has released five previous albums on Nonesuch; the most recent was 2002's Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim. Diary: January 27, 2018 is available now at the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and YouTube, all via mandypatinkindiary.com.

As Patinkin explains, "After thirty years my musical collaborator, Paul Ford retired. I wasn't sure if that meant I would have to as well. But my dear friend Bob Hurwitz [of Nonesuch] introduced me to Thomas Bartlett, who introduced me to an entirely new way of making music … in his studio, hours of playing, singing, and recording, never searching for the illusion of perfection." He continues, "We've decided to share our music making journey with you, in the form of a Diary: first entry, January 27, 2018, ten songs. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for listening."

The ten tracks of this first Diary entry include a pair of Randy Newman songs, one from Loudon Wainwright and another from his son Rufus Wainwright, and three recent works from Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur, as well as one song each from Marc Bolan (T. Rex), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), and March Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius). Here's a rehearsal performance of Newman's "Dayton, Ohio – 1903":

Mandy Patinkin is well known for his portrayal of Inigo Montoya in the 1987 movie The Princess Bride. His other film credits include Yentl (1983), Alien Nation (1988), Dick Tracy (1990), Wish I Was Here (2014), and Wonder (2017), among many others. In addition to his role on Homeland, he has appeared in major roles in television series such as Chicago Hope (Emmy Award), Dead Like Me, and Criminal Minds. Patinkin is a noted interpreter of the musical works of Stephen Sondheim and is acclaimed for his work in musical theater, originating iconic roles such as Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George and Che in the original Broadway production of Evita (Tony Award). Additionally, Patinkin has been passionately involved in volunteer work with various NGOs throughout his life, and currently travels the world with the International Rescue Committee, spending time with refugees and raising awareness of their plight.

Thomas Bartlett, also known as Doveman, is an American pianist, singer, and producer. He has worked with many Nonesuch artists—including Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, David Byrne, The Magnetic Fields, Nico Muhly on Peter Pears, Mandy Patinkin, and Chris Thile—as well as Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, The National, St. Vincent, Father John Misty, Rhye, Florence + The Machine, The Gloaming, Martha Wainwright, and others. Born in Vermont, Bartlett studied piano in London with Maria Curcio.

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Is this going to be available as a CD before Mother's Day? My mom listens to CDs in the car and doesn't have any way to stream music or play digital music, and she loves Mandy. Two of my favorite memories with her we're going to the Mandy/Pattie concert and a just Mandy concert. Please let me know where to buy the CD so it will arrive before Mother's Day!!!

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Hi Melissa. Thank you for writing and for the kind words about Mandy. The recording is currently slated as a digital release only, so unfortunately it won't be available on CD before Mother's Day.

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