Video: Barbra Records ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’ with Jamie Foxx
June 24, 2016, 2:58pm
There are few shows in the history of theatre more beloved than The Sound of Music. The stage production itself was an enormous success, and the subsequent movie is now an established part of cinema lore.
Throughout her career, Barbra’s musical instincts have often steered her away from the “meat and potatoes” show tunes that form the backbone of so many popular musicals, so initially, the idea of singing “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” seemed too obvious a choice. However, arranging the song as a duet presented a fresh approach, and suddenly there was a more urgent reason to record it.
Watch Barbra & Jamie Foxx record “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” Barbra’s inspired choice of asking Academy Award-winning actor, Jamie Foxx, to sing with her unearthed a soulful and majestic interpretation of this treasured standard.
The dialogue Barbra scripted for the song’s spoken prologue accurately sums up her personal philosophy: If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. Take chances.
— From the album liner notes of ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, available everywhere August 26.