"One carries a major torch for The Great American Songbook. The other has written more standards in the past forty years than just about any other contemporary composer. Two very good friends, Michael Feinstein and Jimmy Webb, collaborating on an album for the very first time, have created Only One Life, a song cycle of love, passion, hope and regret that promises to be one of the most memorable pop albums of 2003. And one that is more than a bit overdue."
— David Leaf (Leaf is an Emmy® and Grammy® Award-nominated writer and television producer who is best-known for his work celebrating legendary artists as diverse as The Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra and Brian Wilson.)