Josh Groban

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Producer, record executive, and songwriter David Foster has a long history of trying to wed commercial considerations to the lighter elements of pop music, and in young Josh Groban, whom he adopted as a protg in late 1998 when the singer was 17, he is trying to get in on the classical crossover market effectively occupied by the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, and Charlotte Church (who duets with Groban on "The Prayer" here). Groban has a rich voice that falls somewhere between a low tenor and a high baritone, and Foster has here crafted or commissioned music that will sound classical to the ears of non-classical fans, much of it with lyrics in Italian to complete the effect. "Gira con Me," for example, is a slow ballad that sounds like it may have escaped from a minor opera, but in fact was composed by Foster and songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff (best-known for his work with Mariah Carey). Groban is also given some ballads in English, with songwriting credits that include such Southern California pop-meisters as Richard Marx, Albert Hammond, Carole Bayer Sager, and Foster's wife, Linda Thompson. The result is an ersatz classical crossover record that won't fool the experts but easily could find its way into households that welcome Celine Dion and other sub-operatic emoters of her ilk. Groban is certainly not to be blamed for taking his chances with Foster instead of staying in college or pursuing a classical career, and his first album is enjoyable even if it doesn't live up to its pretensions. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

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Producer, record executive, and songwriter David Foster has a long history of trying to wed commercial considerations to the lighter elements of pop music, and in young Josh Groban, whom he adopted as a protg in late 1998 when the singer was 17, he is trying to get in on the classical crossover market effectively occupied by the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, and Charlotte Church (who duets with Groban on "The Prayer" here). Groban has a rich voice that falls somewhere between a low tenor and a high baritone, and Foster has here crafted or commissioned music that will sound classical to the ears of non-classical fans, much of it with lyrics in Italian to complete the effect. "Gira con Me," for example, is a slow ballad that sounds like it may have escaped from a minor opera, but in fact was composed by Foster and songwriter/producer Walter Afanasieff (best-known for his work with Mariah Carey). Groban is also given some ballads in English, with songwriting credits that include such Southern California pop-meisters as Richard Marx, Albert Hammond, Carole Bayer Sager, and Foster's wife, Linda Thompson. The result is an ersatz classical crossover record that won't fool the experts but easily could find its way into households that welcome Celine Dion and other sub-operatic emoters of her ilk. Groban is certainly not to be blamed for taking his chances with Foster instead of staying in college or pursuing a classical career, and his first album is enjoyable even if it doesn't live up to its pretensions. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

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Artist: Josh Groban
Studio Label: CD
Edited: N
Format: CD
Enhanced: N
Number of Discs: 1
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0009362481542
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Track Listing

1. Alla Luce Del Sole
2. Gira Con Me Questa Notte
3. You're Still You
4. Cinema Paradiso (Se)
5. To Where You Are
6. Alejate
7. Canto Alla Vita
8. Let Me Fall (From Cirque Du Soleil)
9. Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
10. Amore Per Sempre
11. Home To Stay
12. Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
13. Prayer
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BEAUTIFUL VOICE
9/8/2008

Customer review by NUMBERONEJOSHGROBANFAN

5.0 stars 9/8/2008 by NUMBERONEJOSHGROBANFAN
by NUMBERONEJOSHGROBANFAN

I HAVE HAD THIS CD FOR A FEW YEARS AND I NEVER TIRE OF LISTENING TO THIS YOUNG MAN'S VOICE. I HAVE BEEN TOLD WHEN HE SINGS IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE, HE PRACTICES UNTIL HE GETS THE WORDS CORRECT WHICH IS ANOTHER PLUS FOR HIM.THIS CD IS AN EXAMPLE OF JUST THE KIND OF SINGER HE IS..IT'S OUTSTANDING!!!

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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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An Emotional Outlet
10/8/2008

Customer review by JoyousHeart

5.0 stars 10/8/2008 by JoyousHeart
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This album moves through several different styles seamlessly and allows for a heartfelt release of emotion. It is moving, tender, glorious, and worshipful. I wish his albums came with interpretations of the songs that are not sung in English.

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JoyousHeart
Iowa
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every few days
A Brilliant Debut Album!
1/25/2010

Customer review by jake429

5.0 stars 1/25/2010 by jake429
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Josh Groban has consistently proven himself to be a first-rate vocalist and musician, and this album proves it. From the soaring athems of "Alla Luce Del Sole", the rock-infused "Canto La Vita" and the gentle "Vincent (Starry Night)", Groban displays his versatility in the vocal field and proves that classical can be cool.

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jake429
USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
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Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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