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Never Been Gone

by Renee Katz

"Never Been Gone" is Renee Katz's premiere vocal album compilation of a variety of familiar cabaret and Broadway standards and hidden gems brilliantly arranged and passionately sung, reflecting on the her life's journey.
Genre: Easy Listening: Cabaret
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Never Been Gone
4:00 $0.99
2. Romance of the Children
3:49 $0.99
3. I Could Marry the Rain
4:29 $0.99
4. Jeepers Creepers
2:28 $0.99
5. I Never Know When to Say When
5:34 $0.99
6. Learn to Be Lonely
3:33 $0.99
7. Meadowlark
5:16 $0.99
8. Ribbons Down My Back
3:46 $0.99
9. Something You Never Had Before
3:47 $0.99
10. It Could Happen to You / My Foolish Heart
5:11 $0.99
11. Stranger to the Rain
3:32 $0.99
12. Everything Is Possible
3:36 $0.99
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Album Notes
Lives can be changed in a heart-beat - such is the story of multi-talented survivor and proud native New Yorker, Renee Katz. At the age of 17, she was an accomplished flautist, pianist and vocalist attending the world renowned High School of Music and Art in New York City. She had plans to study at the prestigious institutions of New England Conservatory and Tufts University. But, just days before her high school graduation, she was viciously pushed from a subway platform into the path of an oncoming train. As the whole city anxiously awaited for what became the triumphant results of Bellevue Hospital's newly formed microsurgery team reattaching her severed hand; this also turned into a media frenzy.

Despite multiple subsequent surgeries and years of rehabilitation, Renee would never play her flute again. With the spirit of her Holocaust survivor father within her, and her passion for the arts, she redirected her focus into singing and writing poetry. She became an occupational therapist helping others with physical disabilities.

Renee is an accomplished cabaret singer and former MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Awards Female Vocalist nominee, who sings in popular city venues. She has released her premiere album entitled "Never Been Gone", accompanied by the brilliant Christopher Marlowe, with songs that reflect her life's journey. Renee has written an accompanying poetry collection soon to be released, that is also entitled "Never Been Gone." It will be available through Infinity Publishing and her website reneekatzmusic.com.

"She can deliver a ballad as sweetly as a breeze caressing the leaves. Renee has also written poetry reflecting a spectrum of emotions across the years: anger, grief, regret, vulnerability, hope and, for sure, love."
- Clyde Haberman, The New York Times

"Katz's lovely lyric soprano vocals are one of cabaret's best kept secrets, and the secret should get out soon-her handling of a variety of numbers are just beautiful to behold. She brings class and great style to anything she decides to sing."
- Andrew Martin, CAB Magazine

"Clearly some standouts deserve individual mention. These include Renee Katz's beautifully phrased "On My Way to You."
- John Hoglund, New York Native

"She brought Stephen Schwartz's "Meadowlark" to new heights, while her coverage of Maury Yeston's "December Snow," Blitzstein's "I Wish it So," and LeRoy Anderson/Walter Kerr's "I Never Know When to Say When" - proves her taste in music. She's a find!
- MaryAnn LoPinto, CAB Magazine

"She's a warrior woman, this Renee Katz. I have written about Renee over the years since that terrible accident and I have yet to see her back down from a challenging life."
- Dennis Duggan, Newsday

"Sidney Meyer, who is manager of the cabaret where Renee will perform, said that "there are two things I respect in this woman. One is her musical ability. The other is her spirit. She will go far because she is talented and a hard worker."
- Dennis Duggan, Newsday

"Her name will be in bright lights one of these days, and the room will be so full they'll have to put the rope up, standing room only, sorry. Ladies and Gentleman, Renee Katz."
- Dennis Duggan, Newsday



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