Roads

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist Chris Mann builds upon his 2012 fourth-place finish on NBC's The Voice with his debut solo album, Roads. A languid, passionate, and well-produced album, Roads beautifully showcases Mann's Vanderbilt University-trained vocal chops. Rather than attempt to shoe horn Mann's mature vocal aesthetic into a younger, teen- or dance-oriented sound, here we get a selection of thoughtful covers and originals that straddle the line between measured, adult contemporary radio styles and more of a classical crossover approach. To these ends, tracks such as Mann's poignant version of Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" and his similarly yearning take on Lady Antebellum's "Need ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist Chris Mann builds upon his 2012 fourth-place finish on NBC's The Voice with his debut solo album, Roads. A languid, passionate, and well-produced album, Roads beautifully showcases Mann's Vanderbilt University-trained vocal chops. Rather than attempt to shoe horn Mann's mature vocal aesthetic into a younger, teen- or dance-oriented sound, here we get a selection of thoughtful covers and originals that straddle the line between measured, adult contemporary radio styles and more of a classical crossover approach. To these ends, tracks such as Mann's poignant version of Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" and his similarly yearning take on Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" rachet up the sweeping, cinematic qualities of the songs while allowing him plenty of room to shine. Elsewhere, he grabs your attention with the uplifting title track, proves his technical vocal prowess with Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," and even gets a few co-writing credits on on such cuts as "Cuore" and the romantic "Falling." Ultimately, Roads will not disappoint fans who championed Mann on The Voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Label: Republic
  • UPC: 602537178285
  • Catalog Number: 001764402
  • Sales rank: 36,313

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Roads (3:47)
  2. 2 Need You Now (4:03)
  3. 3 Cuore (5:22)
  4. 4 The Blower's Daughter (4:45)
  5. 5 My Way (5:32)
  6. 6 Unless You Mean It (3:22)
  7. 7 Always on My Mind (4:11)
  8. 8 On a Night Like This (4:29)
  9. 9 Ave Maria (4:20)
  10. 10 Falling (3:23)
  11. 11 Viva la Vida (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Mann Primary Artist
Mike Davis Trumpet
Eric Darken Percussion
Keith Thomas Bass, Piano, Keyboards
David Angell Violin
Marissa Benedict Trumpet
David Davidson Violin, Concert Master
Marius de Vries Keyboards
Dan Fornero Trumpet
Jim Grosjean Viola
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Marco Marinangeli Conductor
Gary Novak Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Kathryn Plummer Viola
Tom Ranier Piano
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Leader, Viola
Ducky Carlisle Percussion, Drums
Joey Waronker Drums
James Button Oboe
Walter Afanasieff Piano
Wei Tsun Chang Violin
Monisa Angell Viola
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Leslie Reed Oboe
Julie Tanner Cello
Gerald Greer Violin
Michael Valerio Bass
Carrie Bailey Violin
Bleu Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Eldad Guetta Guitar
Erin Hall Violin
Wendy Mittelstadt Violin, Viola
Terry White Background Vocals
Jen Kuhn Cello
Sari Reist Cello
Donald Foster Clarinet
Scott Simons Piano
Jonathan Crone Guitar, Keyboards
Betsy Lamb Violin
Ben Phillips Drums
Mark Adams French Horn
Joel Reist String Bass
Stefan Petrescu Violin
Craig Nelson String Bass
Gus Seyffert Bass
Janet Darnall Violin
Chris Farrell Viola
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Matt Robertson Guitar
Steven Becknell French Horn
Dave Everson French Horn
Heather Clark Flute
Lara Wickes Oboe
Jenni Olson Flute
Kristina Siemer Violin
Conni Ellisor Violin
Kirsten Greer Cello
Ben De Vries Guitar
Ali Gooding Violin
Jun Iwasaki Violin
Technical Credits
Franz Schubert Composer
Paul Anka Composer
Keith Thomas Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Wayne Carson Composer
Mark James Composer
Bill Appleberry Producer, Engineer
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Jorge Calandrelli Orchestration, String Arrangements
Marius de Vries Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Orchestration
Ron Fair Executive Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Marco Marinangeli Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Christopher Martin Composer
Joel McNeely Arranger, Producer
Paul Mirkovich Arranger
Ducky Carlisle Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Arranger, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Rich Breen Engineer
Paul Boutin Vocal Engineer
Jackie Murphy Art Direction
Eric Barnard Groomer
Claude François Composer
Gilles Thibaut Composer
Oscar Ramirez Vocal Engineer
Darrell Thorp Engineer
Tim Harkins Engineer
Bleu Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Eldad Guetta Arranger, Programming, Orchestration
Guy Berryman Composer
Dave Haywood Composer
Damien Rice Composer
Hillary Scott Composer
Dave Barnes Composer
Susan Markheim Management
Jonathan Crone Programming, Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Tyler Gordon Vocal Engineer, Pro-Tools
Josh Kear Composer
Liz Rose Composer
John Christopher Composer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Sebastian Thott Composer
Charles Kelley Composer
Matt Robertson Arranger, Programming, Orchestration
Didrik Thott Composer
Chris Mann Composer
Carl Björsell Composer
Tebey Ottoh Composer
Adrian Bradford Programming
Jonathan Buckland Composer
Jacques Revaud Composer
Ben De Vries Programming
Ryan Supple Producer
William Champion Composer
Joe Seiders Vocal Editing
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  • Posted December 19, 2012

    Chris Mann is a gift to the music world.He is just spell binding

    Chris Mann is a gift to the music world.He is just spell binding with that gifted voice of his.
    You can't help falling in love with him and just play that album over and over again.
    If you want to listen to class then this album is for you.
    I am certainly looking forward to listening to this gifted singer for many more albums to come.
    Hope to see him on Broadway some day.
    He certainly is a winner in my eyes and a voice like that comes along once in a lifetime.  

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Just beautiful!

    Just beautiful!

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