"Never Again & Always" is an album of joy, disappointment, beauty and pain. Annette Yashpon's voice and the purity of a grand piano carry her Ballads of Passion and Desire in an incredibly private and honest way.
THIS CD WOULD NEVER HAVE COME ABOUT if a certain handful of people and events in my life hadn’t created such strong emotions in me. Experiences, mainly of love, overwhelmed me – joyful and disappointing, beautiful and painful – stimulating the need in me to tell stories, private and honest. The result: Never Again & Always - Ballads of Passion and Desire.
I chose to rely solely on voice and piano so as to express my feelings in the purest way possible. “Naked”, so to speak. And nonetheless I was curious to find out how one particular piece would sound when backed by a whole orchestra: the last song on the album is an orchestral reprise of "You Are The One".
A big thank you to those who inspired me along the way, even though not all of you know who you are!