Josh Groban in Concert [CD+DVD]

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Young sensation Josh Groban follows up his million-selling debut album with the live Josh Groban in Concert, a double-disc package that features both CD and DVD versions of his PBS Great Performances special. Songs include hits from his debut, "For Always" from the A.I. soundtrack, as well as previously unreleased selections: "Broken Vow" featuring David Foster on piano and the holiday classic "O Holy Night." Also included on the DVD is a documentary on the making of the PBS special.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Producer, record executive, and songwriter David Foster has a long history of trying to wed commercial considerations to the ...
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Young sensation Josh Groban follows up his million-selling debut album with the live Josh Groban in Concert, a double-disc package that features both CD and DVD versions of his PBS Great Performances special. Songs include hits from his debut, "For Always" from the A.I. soundtrack, as well as previously unreleased selections: "Broken Vow" featuring David Foster on piano and the holiday classic "O Holy Night." Also included on the DVD is a documentary on the making of the PBS special.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 protégé 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. [This release contains a DVD of bonus live material from Groban's live concert.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/2002
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 093624841326
  • Catalog Number: 48413
  • Sales rank: 14,092

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Un Amore Per Sempre (4:39)
  2. 2 Alejate (4:53)
  3. 3 The Prayer (4:26)
  4. 4 For Always (4:02)
  5. 5 Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) (4:44)
  6. 6 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (5:08)
  7. 7 Broken Vow (4:30)
  8. 8 O Holy Night (4:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Alla Luce del Sole
  2. 2 You're Still You
  3. 3 Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
  4. 4 Gira Con Me Questa Notte
  5. 5 Un Amore Per Sempre
  6. 6 Alejate
  7. 7 Broken Vow
  8. 8 To Where You Are
  9. 9 Cinema Paradiso (Se)
  10. 10 For Always
  11. 11 Home to Stay
  12. 12 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  13. 13 Canto Alla Vita
  14. 14 The Prayer
  15. 15 Let Me Fall
  16. 16 Making of the Special
  17. 17 Chris Groban's Backstage Footage
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Josh Groban Primary Artist
David Foster Piano
Rhys Fulber Keyboards
Lili Haydn Violin
John Williams Conductor
Andrea Corr Vocals
Daniel Ezralow Staging
Technical Credits
David Foster Composer, Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Claudia Brant Spanish Adaptation
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Humberto Gatica Producer
David Horn Director, Executive Producer
Josh Groban Creation
John Beug Executive Producer
Daniel Ezralow Creation
Maurizio Fabrizio Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a GIFTED singer!!!

    I have all of Josh Groban's CD's & love ALL of them. You can't go wrong with any of the CD's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This CD and DVD are amazing!!!!! As always, Josh has an absolutely beautiful voice. The concert DVD is unforgettable and the CD brings the DVD back to life each time you listen to it. The only thing I regret is that only eight of the songs from the concert are actually on the CD. Otherwise, I highly recommend it. If you're a Josh fan, this is a must-have!!!!!! If you don't know who Josh Groban is, I highly recommend that you listen to one of his albums. You will never forget his music. It is unlike any other vocalist I know of.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    The first time Josh Groban appeared on Allie McBeal I was hooked. At that time there was very little from him but slowly he has made wonderful music. Josh is a crossover singer much like Sarah Brightman (in fact he did a concert tour with Sarah on her Luna DVD and he was wonderful). We have the tendency to fall in love with Josh just as we have the same tendency to fall in love with Sarah Brightman. It doesn't matter male or female - love is love and this kind of talent does not come along often. We enjoy them and hope they never go away because we just could not stand that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His voice is a gift - it's... magic.

    You can't help but love him. His voice reaches out to you like no one else I've ever heard. My teen-age daughter surprised her dad and I with concert tickets, and it was an evening the three of us will never forget. He has such power, yet he was so endearing at the same time. He made a packed venue feel as though we all know him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of a kind

    Josh Groban's music is a wonderful treat to the listening sensation. Just like most people who's enjoyed this young talent's music I instantly feel in love with his art the moment I saw him perform. He is one of a kind. His soothing and calming voice puts a weary soul's mind to rest and takes it to a place where it renews it to brave this crazy world again that we live in. I have all of his CDs and DVD except this one but will surely get a copy soon. I listen to him in my car; at home; watched his Greek Theatre performance again and again; and watched his Vegas concert and yet, I still can't get enough of his music and can't wait for more from him. Try him and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Voice From Heaven

    This CD/DVD from Josh is truly a superb musical experience!!! Although young, he has a voice that is mature and strong yet so beautifully sensitive! I have purchased all of his available music & still cannot get enough of him!! I love Andrea Bocelli also, so if you like his music and style, you will fall instantly in love with this amazing young man that has not sung a bad song yet. Josh really crosses a wide range of music genres and appeals to young and old alike. Just listen and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed!! The production of the concert on DVD is excellent and all of the artists appearing with Josh are highly talented beautiful artists! The music selection is from the heart and simply sweeps you into another time and place!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best singer I have ever known in my life

    His CD/DVD is fabulous. Josh Groban is the best singer to come along in 50 years. Never have I heard such a voice. Other singers in his genre are exceptional, but Josh is simply a step above. His singing of songs in a foreign language is exceptional. It's obvious that he has spent a great deal of time and effort in learning to sing in french, italian and spanish. If you have never listened to Josh, please give him a chance. With the anger and hatred going on in this country and the world, maybe God has sent him to us to give us something good in our lives. Can't wait for his next CD. He is simply awsome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    A really raw talent in the music world today. He manages to showcase his amazing talent and yet not overpower the essence of his songs. Never again will another artist be as talented as Josh Groban. One of a kind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the 2nd coming of johnny mathis, with a large dose of celine when she sings in french or italian!

    absolutely extraordinary! bought 'closer', listened to it once, the next day bought 'josh grobin' and his dvd concert/cd package. they've been the only cd's in my car changer for 1 month, and he is the first artist (including celine, whom i consider the worlds' finest female vocalist who is not purely an operatic artist, but has the chops to sing with them), that i have ever been able to fall asleep peacefully while listening to. singers will understand the next remark... when he goes to higher notes, you could close yor eyes and swear you were listening to early mathis. when he sings his italian ballads, he turns into a legitimate male version of celine, when she sings in her native language, and even when she sings in italian, as she has during rehearsal for the acadamy awards ('THE PRAYER') in 99 with josh, and the next nite during the live broadcast, with andrea bocelli. voices like mathis, celine, and joshs', are in a class of their own, i.e., those who can sing LIVE on stage as well, or even better, than they do in their studio produced cds', and we are fortunate to have even one voice of that calibre come along in our lifetime, much less 3 of them. josh will be like mathis, still going 30 years from now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Most Amazing Young Man I Have Ever Heard

    This young man (age 22) has captured the hearts of all generations. He is truly an angel with a voice sent from above. He comes at a time when the world is in total turmoil. His voice is not only angelic but is calming and healing. Five stars is not enough to describe him. Give him a listen. He can put both love and hope back into the heart regardless of your age. Such a magnificant talent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Voice Like No Other

    I first heard Josh's "You're Still You" on Ally McBeal, and my jaw dropped, and I totally loved him instantly. I bought his first album at B&N, and for Christmas I got his second album Closer. The songs are absolutely beautiful, and though in some of the songs I don't know what the words mean, his voice and the music itself totally relaxes me. Awesome cd and the PBS special was pretty cool, too, (I taped it:). Please pick up his albums. You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    Simply the best album i've ever listened to in a very longggg time. Every song makes you love the album more and more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT MAN!

    I first saw Josh Gorban in PBS station at a concert. it was like love at first site! He was wonderful and I thought I was going to cry. Oh and His CD is like haveing cheese cake without the fat!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just Amazing.

    Amazing! He has a God-given gift and he uses it. I still have not met anyone who doesn't like it. His voice portrays the feelings in the song. Melting voice! He is awesome, not to metion cute!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    something missing in your life?

    there is something missing in your life if you don't own at least one of josh grobin's cd's. its everything beautiful and wonderful. 5 stars is not enough!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He Opens His Mouth and God Comes Out

    I bought this album for my husband because he had seen Josh on the Today show singing "O Holy Night" and loved it. The first day I put it on, everyone in the house stopped what they were doing, stood with jaw dropped and listened. Josh sings with such incredible passion and precision. On a stressful afternoon, I get glass of wine in hand, put my five year-old in my lap (she is a big Josh fan) and just listen and watch the beautiful DVD. I am always moved, no matter how many times I listen. Thanks, Josh for sharing your incredible gift with the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    YOU CAN'T GET ANY BETTER

    Josh Groban in Concert is absolutely amazing. His voice is so strong, diction perfect, vocal technique flawless. He also has a great stage presence. I was at this performance and I was completely blown away. This young man will be around for many, many years to come......Jan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best CD ever

    There are no words to describe this CD. His voice is just beautiful, beautiful enough to make my teenage daughters to appreciate classical music!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an absolute listening pleasure

    This is thoroughly enjoyable listening. I find Josh Groban's music to be relaxing. His voice is unbelievable from such a young man. His version of The Prayer is wonderful. His versatility will surprise you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful voice!!!!

    I haven't heard this cd yet, but I'm going to get it as soon as possible!!! Josh Groban has the most wonderful voice!!!!11 He is one my top list with Andrea Bocelli!! If you don't have his cd, then go out and get it!!! You don't know what your missng!!

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