＊ 罗拉‧费琪特别以华语献唱膾炙人口华语经典名曲 ----
台湾最爱的爵士天后罗拉‧费琪近年除了在2009年因歌而优则演，於新加坡担纲音乐剧「雌雄莫辨」的演出外，亦於2010年上海世界博览会倒数计时30天之外滩国际音乐盛典 --「拥抱世界」节目上为数百万观眾大唱美国不朽名曲“Night and Day”一展绝代风华，同时以新靚酷漾华语高声献唱素有「永远的情人」之称的女歌手邓丽君最膾炙人口代表作“月亮代表我的心”，其嗓音嫵媚瀲灩，於收放自如之际而臻美不胜收画境；她迷倒眾生的百般丰采20年来无人能及！
“The Best Is Yet to Come”一曲在低音提琴Q劲撩拨下俏皮地揭开序幕，绽放出最真实的迷情样貌；抒情曲“Smile”则在器乐低迴铺陈间由费琪展现其细腻绝美的静謐刻画功力，在温润动人的柔情翼号声响伴随下相互辉映，甘甜而芬芳！“I've Got A Crush On You”以恳切真挚的性感歌声与诗意盎然的错落钢琴声进行对话，蕴含夜色气氛的“You And The Night And The Music”一曲，以成熟柔媚的调情语气极尽能事地勾勒起致命的吸引力，营造出最具黯然销魂的午夜时分的迷幻朦朧意境！
本专辑之最高潮莫过於费琪献给华人乐迷的Bonus Track --“Roes, Rose, I Love You”（玫瑰，玫瑰，我爱你），在此出道20年生涯重要时点再度詮释华语歌曲，更显示其对华语市场的重视。精心编曲的“Roes, Rose, I Love You”带著悠閒适切的Bossa Nova情调，费琪传唱间自有一种成熟而自信的烂漫风韵，而歌声则似羽绒般的柔软滑顺，洋溢著摇摆况味之雅致乐句纷至沓来，犹如徐暖微风拂面般的宜人舒坦，同时也将此华语经典乐曲精髓演绎得恰到好处，令人沈醉在她所带来的绰约风姿中！
For The Best Is Yet To Come, Laura selected a number of standards by Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and her all-time idol Julie London, among others. "Each and every one of them means something to me in some way. I'm a 'storyteller', so the songs have to grab me somehow. Plus I need to be able to express them when I'm onstage." In order to get a proper sense of the repertoire, Laura always seeks out the stories within the songs. "For instance, I do the ballad It's Easy To Remember, because we all know how devastated we are when a relationship breaks up. And with a track like Too Darn Hot, I only need to recall the intense Asian heat in order to feel the essence of it." The album was recorded with a full-sized big band, led by Jan Menu and Johan Plomp; two of Laura's permanent musicians, who have amply demonstrated their arranging and producing skills with this effort. It also signalled the realisation of a long-term wish of the songstress. "I'd already performed with a big band, and it sounded just great every time we played. Then the idea emerged of using that set-up to record an album." The album features Rose, Rose I Love You sung in mandarin. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
对香港乐迷来说，Laura Fygi并不是一个陌生的名字，她曾来港举行过音乐会，唱片销路也不俗，以一位外国歌手而言算是颇受欢迎的了。为纪念她在乐坛活跃二十周年，唱片公司推出了其新作《The Best Is Yet To Come》。在这张新唱片裏，Fygi选唱了多首美国著名作曲家如Cole Porter、R. Rodgers、Gershwin兄弟及I. Berlin等人的经典，并以大乐队伴奏，气派十足。由Fygi唱这些standard歌曲，绝对是一点难度也没有。伴奏乐手多达十七人，编排指挥方面亦相当出色，整体成绩很不错。问题只出在《玫瑰玫瑰我爱你》这首歌曲上，加插此首作品明显是针对中国人市场和口味，可是Fygi唱起来表现得异常吃力，这也难怪，因为她根本不懂中文，照拼音来唱自然失準了。
Laura Fygi: The Best is Yet to Come
Marking her 20th anniversary as a solo artiste with a new album, Laura Fygi is showing no signs of slowing down. The captivating singer tells us about making music and why Asia is so important to her
Most jazz fans here would probably be familiar with the name "Laura Fygi", though perhaps lesser known is the Dutch singer's early beginnings in music. As part of an all-girl group called Centerfold, who was known for dressing up in sexy outfits for performances, she toured Europe and Japan extensively, before her own solo career was launched years later.
11 albums and plenty of touring later, here we are in 2011 - the songstress's 20th year as a solo artiste. She last made headlines in Singapore for her starring role in Loretta Chen's 'Victor/Victoria' in November 2009, and her 12th and latest album, ‘The Best is Yet to Come', hit the shelves here just two weeks ago. It is significant in that it's her first album recorded with a big band, and the idea was sparked right here in Asia years ago, as we learn during a short interview with Fygi at the St Regis Singapore. Ours is but one in a string of back-to-back interviews scheduled for her within the day, and we're almost braced for potential reticence borne by sheer tiredness on her part. Yet when we finally meet, we are pleasantly greeted by smiles and her engaging personality. A sense of elegance seems to emanate from the dulcet tones of her speech that occasionally dips into a drawl, as she tells us, "My first concert with a big band was with the JZ All-Star Big Band at the Shanghai Jazz Festival. I thought, ‘this is nice, so much energy - why don't I record an album like that?'"
It's no wonder that she feels an affinity with Asia, and she's even included a Mandarin bonus track, 'Rose, Rose, I Love You', on her new album, which also features standards by the likes of Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Julie London. She kicks off The Best is Yet to Come Tour in China and Hong Kong next month.
01. The Best Is Yet To Come 情缘不灭
02. Smile 你的微笑
03. Too Darn Hot 热力延烧
04. I've Got A Crush On You 为你著迷
05. This Can't Be Love 爱无可循
06. Cheek To Cheek 贴颊双舞
07. Fever 愈爱愈烈
08. That Old Black Magic 古老爱情魔法
09. It's Easy To Remember 似曾相忆
10. You And The Night And The Music 你的乐夜
11. Old Devil Moon 月之恋曲
12. The Good Life 美好人生
13. 玫瑰玫瑰我爱你- --(罗拉‧费琪华语演唱首度灌录版本) Rose, Rose, I love You(original Chinese version)