Yisroel Werdyger’s Last Minute Decision

Every artist wants his album to be as perfect as can be but sometimes he has to take a gamble. Is the song he’s deliberating over going to soar or flop? Is the intro going to hook the guys or be a sleeper? How do you know if you made the right choice?

On my second and fourth albums — Ashira and Avorcho — I took a risk and included a longer more cantorial kind of song. One was “Hineni He’ani Mima’as ” composed by Yossi Green and the other was “Uvenucho Yomar” by Meyer Adler. Producing this type of song takes much more work time and effort as well as more money. While I thought people would appreciate a more complicated shtikel the response was limited to a much smaller group of listeners than I thought. Those who enjoyed it enjoyed it immensely but a huge majority didn’t go for it.

(Originally featured in Mishpacha Issue 686)

Yisroel Werdyger
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