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.
I LOVE JOSH GROBAN'S VOICE. REGARDLESS OF WHAT SONG HE SINGS IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART. THIS YOUNG MAN WILL BE AROUND FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
I first heard Josh on 20/20, Apr 10. I have been mesmirized and brought to tears by his voice. A gift from God. I can't listen enough. Thank you, thank you!
My father recently passed away. My sister gave this CD to mom to listen to for soothing comfort and reassurance, track number 5 to be specific (Up Where You Are). I had to buy this for my Mom. The words were written as if he could see directly into my Mom's heart and knew her aches and pains after losing her husband of 51 years. It is played over and over by us and has been a source of comfort and a way of expressing our love and wishes along with our sadness and sense of loss. The rest of the CD is soothing and very relaxing. His voice is addicting and comforting which is not changed at all by the fact that some of his songs are in Italian. Without understanding his words, I find myself singing along with him because I will not stop listening.
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.''
Josh Groban has a talent far beyond his 20 years. His voice IS music. You would never expect a rich, emotion-filled voice to come from unassuming young man. But the moment he sings, you cling to every note. He has a voice you will never tire of very much like Bocelli. A rising, rising star.
AOL Music had this CD in the Listening Party - I've played the entire CD on my computer every day now for a week and plan on buying it this weekend. Every single song is just beautiful!
This guy makes me feel like he's singing only to me, and that he's truly, deeply, madly in love. Goosebumps & tears - all from the same CD. Where has he been all my life? Encore, please!
There are simply no words great enough to describe Josh Groban's voice but that of a thousand angels.
he is the best singer ever
My friend was always playing his CD in her car and I finally asked who it was and she said Josh Groban!! I got the CD and can't stop listening to it!! Canto Alla Vita and Alla are beautiful!! Trust me- its a killer CD!!!
Simply extraordinarily moving ¿ Not only do you hear the heartbeat of this young man, you experience it with each note he sings ... from the inside ¿ out!!
What a great voice!!! It is like a real living singing "ANGEL".Que viva por siempre tu musica y tu voz.!! A real blessed one.!!
What a wonderful 21-year voice. Received Josh Groban's CD as a holiday gift. What a pleasant surprise! How soothing of a voice. Josh, dinner with that special someone, candles and a fireplace would make for a perfect evening. A true must buy for others. Spread the word to all your friends and family!
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.
Josh's crisp and high tenor voice captivates your heart. It is addictive to listen to... that's a warning!!!
You will fall in love with Josh's voice. He is absolutely amazing. First time I heard his debut CD I just had to play that CD again. It is so captivating, you will be impressed.
This CD is absolutely fabulous....Josh Groban has the most amazing voice. I almost hate him for it cause it makes me wonder why I can't have his voice. Every song is stunning. Even if you can't understand the words he is saying, you can still enjoy the silky richness of his voice. A must have for any music lover!
Josh Groban's voice is so addictive. You should buy one now!!!!!!!!
I have been truley touched by this CD! I really love and relate to the song ''To Where You Are.'' I have just recently had two miscarriages and this song makes me think of my two Angel Babies that I miss so much. Josh Groban has such a beautiful voice and that song especially really touches me and brings me to tears when I listen to it.
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...
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!!!