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.
Josh Groban has a beautiful voice that is the voice of God. He is wonderfully talented.
It's clear that Josh Groban has been trained in musical theatre by the discipline you hear in his singing. If you like rich baritone voices you'll enjoy this cd tremendously.
What an inspiration. I am truly blessed to hear such an angel from God. In whatever language he sings I am moved with great emotion. Thanks Josh.
150 % genius. No other album or artist has had such an impact on me than Josh Groban has. It's so different from what you hear nowadays. It's refreshing and inspirational. I highly recommend this album to anyone who wants to get in touch with themselves.
This is a most refreshing and enjoyable listening experience. For someone so young, so much raw talent is rare. He sings with such ease and feeling that it reaches into the listener's heart and soul. I cannot imagine anyone choosing not to let it envelope the senses and take them away, possibly ''To Where You Are.''
Waited patiently (not) for Josh Groban's album...To Where You Are brings tears...each song takes you soaring with his voice...The Prayer was first released by Celine Dion and Andrea Botcelli...in this version, Josh is perfection...Charlotte Church not close...
Hearing Josh Grogan sing for the first time is like discovering Charlotte Church or Pavorotti. You want to call everyone you know and share.
this CD is absolutely amazing. i especially Canto Alla Vita. josh has a really amazing voice and great range. i say it again, he is probably one of the most talented singers ever! he can probably sing ANY language! he is 'Grobanite'! he's so young, and yet, he can sing so well. his voice is solid and golden. he is blessed!
I could listen to this cd over and over again. I saw Josh on the Oprah Winfrey show, but unfortunately missed his name. I went to the Oprah website and searched through all of the archived shows until I finally found his name. I've been listening to his music on his website ever since. Josh's voice is so powerful--it literally gives me goose bumps. My four year old son goes around the house now singing, "To Where You Are." It really is beautiful!
Incredible...is all I can say!
Josh's first album is so wonderful! Once I heard him on Charlotte Church's CD doing a duet, I went out and bought his CD. I was so amazed that THAT voice came out of him. It's so amazing! I literally cried the first time I heard his version of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." He is just so talented and a cutie!
A (very) young singer with well developed abilities that raises the bar for others to match. Superb voice with expressive tones that everyone will find most enjoyable. His music does not wear off after it stops playing. An easy 5 stars. In a very short time, he will lead the field. Good bye privacy.
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.
An absolutely incredible voice coupled with beautiful songs make this CD an absolute must have! You definitely won't be disappointed by this God given talent.
I bought this c.d. right after it came out and have not stopped listening to it since. All of the songs are great, and some of them have even taken opera to a new level, pairing it with a good beat and great lyrics (and incredibly sexy voice ;-) ) A definate must have.
When I listen to Josh's songs all my stress dissapears. I saw his album at Target and bought it knowing that I don't have enough money left until my next payday.
I have grown to appreciate opera and classical music! I may be only 16 but I know major talent when I hear it! I love his voice and I am aspiring to do the same thing! His voice and power brings me to tears! Just because I am a guy doesnt mean im not sensitive! :-) Definately buy this album! Dont think of it as being partially foreign....think of the talent and hard work he puts into this! Not to mention the emotion! DEFINATE 5 STARS!!!
Very talented and young singer. I'm impressed not only with his CD but with the range of genres used in this CD. He is and will continue to be a well diversed talent. Thank goodness for GREAT, BEAUTIFUL, and INTERESTING music.
His voice is fantastic I love it.
Josh Groban has a beautiful voice--a cross between Placido Domingo and Boccelli. Every song on the CD is great. Groban is very versatile. Don't miss out!
I'm 13,& I first heard him on PBS. I fell in love with everything about him right away. I bought one of his CD's A.S.A.P.