Compass

Compass

by Mark Vincent
     
 
Striking while the iron's hot, 16-year-old tenor Mark Vincent's second album, Compass, comes less than 12 months after storming to victory in the 2009 third series of Australia's Got Talent. The follow-up to his chart-topping debut, My Dream: Mio Visionario sees him team up with producer Chong Lim for another series of

Overview

Striking while the iron's hot, 16-year-old tenor Mark Vincent's second album, Compass, comes less than 12 months after storming to victory in the 2009 third series of Australia's Got Talent. The follow-up to his chart-topping debut, My Dream: Mio Visionario sees him team up with producer Chong Lim for another series of popular show tunes and classical arias with a few conventional pop songs thrown into the mix. With renditions of Miguel Fleta's "Amapola," Phantom of the Opera favorite "Music of the Night," and Sarah Brightman's "Nella Fantasia," all of which appeared on Paul Potts' debut album, One Chance, comparisons with his fellow Talent winner are inevitable. But a full 23 years his junior, Vincent adds a more youthful edge to the familiar standards, while both his enunciation and his delivery are far more authentic and convincing than his British counterpart's. Backed by simple but tasteful orchestral arrangements, Vincent appears just as much at ease when tackling traditional operatic pieces, such as Agustin Lara's 1932 Latin classic "Granada," as he does when adding an operatic flavor to modern pop classics like Roy Orbison's "Crying," Rod Stewart's "Sailing," and musical favorites like West Side Story''s "Somewhere" and Carousel's "You'll Never Walk Alone." An emotionally stirring duet with classically trained soprano Greta Bradman on a cover of musical hero Andrea Bocelli's "I Believe" provides the highlight, but Vincent's first original composition, the powerfully dramatic title track, specially penned for him by prolific Grammy Award-winner Diane Warren, suggests he could give Josh Groban a run for his money if he ever dared to venture away from the often predictable classical crossover fare. Compass isn't quite the leap forward Vincent needed if he's to transcend his talent show beginnings, but it's an accomplished effort which indicates he's capable of producing more original and inventive material in the future.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
Label:
Sony Australia
UPC:
0886976720629
catalogNumber:
7672062
Rank:
323456

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Vincent   Primary Artist
John Lewis   Bass Clarinet
Phil Wilson   French Horn
Angus Burchall   Percussion,Drums
Rod Davies   Background Vocals
Stuart Fraser   Guitar
Chong Lim   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Janine Maunder   Background Vocals
Michael Tyack   Piano
David Wicks   Viola
Robyn Stout   Viola
Jemima Littlemore   Violin,Leader
Anthony Kable   Trombone
Nick Parry   Violin
Stewart Kirwan   Trumpet
Chris Lockhart Smith   Cello
Matthew Tighe   Oboe
Dimitri Calligeros   Violin
Craig Newman   Bass
Susie Ahern   Background Vocals
Jane Rosenson   Harp
Sydney International Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Iain Scotland   Percussion
Alison Egan   French Horn
Angus Gomm   Trumpet
Andy Hines   Cello
Michele O'Young   Violin
Greg Ford   Viola
Romano Crivici   Violin
Anna Albert   Violin
Anne Marie Braid   Violin
Martyn Hentschel   Violin
Victoria Jacono   Violin
Darryl Carthew   Trumpet
Colin Philpott   Trombone
Caron Chan   Violin
Anna Rex   Cello
Adrian Hallam   French Horn
Graham Nicholls   French Horn
Duncan Thorpe   Oboe
Duncan Spry   Tuba
Libby Pring   Flute
Kasia Hans   Violin
Justin Kearin   Trombone
Jono Hendl   Violin
Jennie McLachlan   Bassoon
Tim Pailis   Timpani
Susannah Cuming   Violin
Stefan Duwe   Viola
Richard Rourke   Clarinet
Owen Torr   Harp
Narine Melconnian   Violin
Lisa Stewart   Violin

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Charles Hart   Composer
Chong Lim   Programming,Producer,Orchestration
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer
Gavin Sutherland   Composer
Mark Vincent   Management
Diane Warren   Composer
Joe Melson   Composer
Joseph M. Lacalle   Composer
Albert Gamse   Composer
Eric Levi   Composer
Chiara Ferrau   Composer
Jordan Murray   Orchestration
Anton Koch   Orchestration
Jessica Wells   Orchestration
Carl Schubert   Engineer
Michael Morgan   Engineer
Lachlan Davidson   Orchestration
Daryl McKenzie   Orchestration
James K. Lee   Orchestration

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