Josh Grobanby Josh Groban
Following in the wake of the spectacular success of artists like Andrea Bocelli and Russell Watson, the ever-expanding genre of classical crossover music is set to embrace another rising star, Josh Groban. The 20-year-old baritone's debut CD, Josh Groban, artistically exceeds the industry's high expectations for this very young, remarkably self-possessed performer. Discovered by producer-songwriter David Foster, the handsome L.A. native has selected an eclectic mélange of classical and contemporary tunes that present his warm and robust voice in a variety of complimentary settings. Whether singing in Italian (the gorgeous "Alla luce dal sole" and "Un amore per sempre") or English (Don McLean's moving "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" and Richard Marx's dramatic "To Where You Are,") Groban imbues every note with a shimmering romantic glow. Eschewing the obvious, the versatile vocalist features top-drawer material by Linda Thompson ("You're Still You,") Albert Hammond ("Alejate,") and Ennio Morricone ("Cinema Paradiso") as well as J. S. Bach's lovely "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." But the highlight is Carol Bayer Sager's "The Prayer," a made-in-heaven duet with fellow wunderkind Charlotte Church, a partnership with a combined age that barely totals 35. Already touted by such celebrities as Sarah Brightman and Rosie O'Donnell, Josh Groban is a precocious and rare talent ready to explode.
- Release Date:
- Reprise / Wea
- Alla luce del sole, song
- Gira con me questa notte (It turns with me tonight), song
- You're Still You (adapted from "Malèna")
- Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme (for the film Cinema Paradiso)
- To Where You Are, song
- Alejate (Go Away), song
- Canto alla vita
- Let Me Fall, song (from Cirque du Soleil)
- Vincent (Starry, Starry Night), song
- Un amore per sempre (A Love that's Forever), song
- Home To Stay
- Jesu, joy of man's desiring
- The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)
Performance CreditsJosh Groban Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
David Foster Keyboards
Curt Bisquera Drums
George Doering Guitar
Lili Haydn Violin,Background Vocals
Marco Marinangeli Background Vocals
Richard Marx Piano,Keyboards
Dean Parks Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Lili Hayden Violin,Background Vocals
Mike Plotnikoff Ngoma
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Walter Afanasieff Keyboards
Corrs Band,Track Performer
William Ross Conductor
Chris Elliott Piano
Charlotte Church Soprano (Vocal),Track Performer
Efrat Background Vocals
Michael Thompson Guitar
Technical CreditsJeremy Lubbock Arranger,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
David Foster Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer,Lyricist
Claudia Brant Adaptation,Spanish Adaptation
Felipe Elgueta Programming,Engineer
Rhys Fulber Arranger,Producer
Humberto Gatica Producer,Engineer
Marco Marinangeli Arranger,Lyricist,Producer
Richard Marx Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Alejandro Rodriguez Engineer
David Romani Vocal Coach
Linda Thompson Lyricist
Mike Plotnikoff Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger,Producer
William Ross Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements,String Conductor
Ordo Equitum Solis Composer
Ed Kaufman Engineer
Romano Vocal Coach
Matt Walker drum programming
Brian Avnet Management
Tony Renis Programming,Producer,translation,Liner Note Translation
Chris Elliott String Arrangements
Matt Prock Engineer,drum programming
Alberto Testa translation,Liner Note Translation
Linda Thompson-Jenner Composer
Nick Marshall Engineer
Greg Bieck Programming
Robert Conley Programming
Nigel Lewis Engineer
David Romano Vocal Coach
Lucio Quarantotto Lyricist
Guido Morra Lyricist
Alessio de Sensi Lyricist
Nigel G. Lewis Engineer
Maurizio Fabrizio Composer
Mat Prock Engineer,drum programming
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I received a sampler cd of Josh Groban from my father and absolutley fell in love with it! Trust me, I know quality! Josh has the best voice. It's such so beautiful and moving. Everyone has to buy it!
I can't express how much a joy it is to here such a wonderful voice. I was introduced to Josh Groban's music more than a year ago when he was featured on a Celine Deion televised concert(PBS if memory serves). Took me awhile to buy his CD's but now have several and want to finish making my collection current.
You heard him on Ally McBeal. Now, Josh Groban's long awaited inaugural release is coming. I've heard four of the cuts on-line and Josh continues to amaze me. His voice has the maturity far beyond his nineteen years. His phrasing shows emotion rarely evident in someone so young. Like Bocelli, Pavarotti? Listen to Josh Groban and become mezmerised by...THE VOICE!
Josh Groban has a talent far beyond his 19 years. His voice IS music. I first heard him sing as part of his character on an episode of Ally McBeal. You would never expect such a rich, emotion-filled voice to come from a tall, moderately-built, somewhat shy teenager. But the moment he begins to sing, you will stop what you are doing and cling to every note he sings. This is his first album but will definitely not be his last. He has a voice you will never tire of.
I heard Josh live last Easter with David Foster and they said then that they were working on this CD. I heard it tonight at B & N even though it won't be released until later today. He is wonderful. So much talent for a young man.
What a voice!!!!!Such a gift from God. This album is like a medicine for the soul. You have to buy it, you will not be dissapointed.
He's not exactly Justin Timberlake or Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, but he's the new heart throb that gives classical, soft rock and everything else under the sun a good name. It's amazing that someone so young could sound so mature. The come hither voice and heart melting lyrics gives Josh's album a very much deserved 5 stars!
A joy to the ears. What a talent to sing contempory, opera, salsa, and even classical Bach. Each track shows a different side of Josh. And he is only 20 years old!!! Wonderful plush arrangements.
This new artist is truly a gift to listen to. His voice captivates and is such a pleasure to listen to. What a great debut cd. Thank you David Foster for developing a great new talent.
AS A FAN OF ALLY MCBEAL AND THE SHOW'S MUSIC, I MUST SAY THAT WHEN I FIRST HEARD JOSH GROBAN SING ''YOU'RE STILL YOU''........I WAS HOOKED!! HE CERTAINLY PROVES TO BE THE BEST NEW ARTIST AND WILL SURELY CAPTIVATE THE WORLD IN YEARS TO COME!! HIS NEW CD WILL BE GREAT GIFTS FOR ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!
Everything about Josh Groban's CD is beautiful; both the songs and his gorgeous voice. You will be completely mesmerized. The minute I heard his CD playing in the store, I had to have it. His singing will definitely stir your emotions....simply beautiful....
My daughter and I met Josh outside of a Sarah Brightman concert in Lowell, MA in 2000. We spoke to him for about 15 minutes and were impressed by his humility and sweetness. My daughter is an aspiring actress and singer and was moved not only by his talent, but also respected this young gentleman for his graciousness.
When I first saw Josh Groban on Ali McBeal I thought he was lip singing, but after seeing him again with Charlotte Church singing ''The Prayer'', a spiritual song, his voice has captured my heart. I believe Josh Groban has a gifted voice. Its full of passion and intensity the minute the first note is sung.
What an incredible voice for a 20 year-old. Hope to here more from him!
The only word I can use is ''incredible''. Josh has such a mesmerizing voice.
I don't like all the comparisons of josh to other tenors... He is such an amazing singer in a multitude of ways, and to compare him to anyone just detracts from his abilities. Buy this CD with a box of tissues, some chapstick and a candle. Trust me on this one.
Hearing Josh Grogan sing for the first time is like discovering Charlotte Church or Pavorotti. You want to call everyone you know and share.
The first time I heard Josh was on Ally McBeal and was literally brought to tears when he sang. I made it a point to see the repeat of that episode along with his return in a more recent episode with Tom Berenger. I am looking froward to his next cd with much anticipation. He can sing for me anytime!
Josh Groban has such natural qualities unbeatable by even some of the best established talents. I do truly hope that he drifts farther away from the pop scene, and stays in the classics where his talents are best displayed.
I have never been so moved by anyone the way I have been moved to tears by this exceptional young man.
This man has an incredible talent. Thanks to the producers of Ally McBeal for introducing Josh to the public. His voice is inspirational. Like the male version of Celine Dion.
Josh Groban has a beautiful voice that is the voice of God. He is wonderfully talented.
Josh Grogan's voice has the captivating romance of youth, yet the strength of maturity. His talent was first brought to my attention in the season finale of Ally McBeal, more fully realized when i heard him singing duet with Charlotte Church on a television program. My wishful thoughts at that time mostly consisted of ''Solo, solo, solo!'' There was not enough to be heard of Mr. Grogan that night. His CD is a solid piece of work, a more permanent record of voice than any television program. It is a favorite dream of mine to have a Josh Grogan under my window singing me sonnets and lovesongs. However, i think his pull extends to much more than silly girls, his is a voice with many new grounds to cover yet and call his own.