You Raise Me Up: The Essential Collection

You Raise Me Up: The Essential Collection

     
 

You Raise Me Up: The Essential Collection is a double-disc compilation of uplifting songs, some of them bona fide hits, others of familiar material, marketed toward British mothers and released around the time of Mother's Day. There's a curious mix of material on the 40-track compilation. Though most of it is British, there's a bit of international musicSee more details below

Overview

You Raise Me Up: The Essential Collection is a double-disc compilation of uplifting songs, some of them bona fide hits, others of familiar material, marketed toward British mothers and released around the time of Mother's Day. There's a curious mix of material on the 40-track compilation. Though most of it is British, there's a bit of international music sequenced now and then -- take, for instance, Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," Sarah Mclachlan's "Angel," and Gloria Estefan's "Anything for You" -- and a good mix of male and female vocalists. Highlights of the first disc include Westlife's "You Raise Me Up," Ronan Keating's "If Tomorrow Never Comes," and the Priests' "Ave Maria." Highlights of the second disc include Girls Aloud's "I'll Stand by You," Will Young's "Evergreen," and Jamie Cullum's "Everlasting Love." While there are some bona fide hit singles on the album such as the aforementioned highlights, a majority of the tracks are run-of-the-mill renditions of familiar standards sung by British pop vocalists. That doesn't mean that the non-hit material is necessarily bad. Rather, it's something of a bummer to hear well-known singers performing material other than their best. In any event, You Raise Me Up: The Essential Collection fulfills its billing as an economical collection of feel-good music that makes for a passable, if far from ideal Mother's Day, gift so long as your mother doesn't have left-of-center or high-brow taste.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2010
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0600753255100
catalogNumber:
5325510

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Raise Me Up  -  Westlife
  2. If Tomorrow Never Comes  - Ronan Keating
  3. Unchained Melody  -  Il Divo
  4. You're Beautiful  - Marc Dillon
  5. I Have a Dream  -  ABBA
  6. The Impossible Dream  -  Rhydian
  7. This Time
  8. Lifted  -  Lighthouse Family
  9. Closest Thing to Crazy  - Katie Melua
  10. Hallelujah  - Katherine Jenkins
  11. How Can I Keep from Singing?  - Faryl Smith
  12. Bridge Over Troubled Waters  - Russell Watson
  13. Both Sides Now  - Hayley Westenra
  14. Ave Maria  -  Priests
  15. Fields of Gold  -  Triniti
  16. Don't Dream It's Over  - Donny Osmond
  17. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - Alison Moyet
  18. Wind Beneath My Wings  - Michael Ball
  19. The Rose  - Bryn Terfel
  20. What a Wonderful World  - Louis Armstrong

Disc 2

  1. I'll Stand by You  -  Girls Aloud
  2. Up Where We Belong  -  Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
  3. Home  - Shane Hampsheir
  4. Love Is All Around  - Marti Pellow
  5. Angel  - Sarah McLachlan
  6. Evergreen  - Will Young
  7. Blowin' in the Wind  -  All Angels
  8. Amazing Grace  - Hayley Westenra
  9. Everlasting Love  - Jamie Cullum
  10. Come Away with Me  - Melissa Elliotte
  11. I Dreamed a Dream  -  Teatro
  12. L' Amore Sei Tu  - Katherine Jenkins
  13. Angels  -  Only Men Aloud
  14. The Prayer  - Faryl Smith
  15. Anything for You  - Gloria Estefan
  16. I Wanna Know What Love Is  - Gloria Estefan
  17. Over the Rainbow  - Eva Cassidy
  18. With You I'm Born Again  - Engelbert Humperdinck
  19. Lean on Me  -  Chantz
  20. You'll Never Walk Alone

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Garth Brooks   Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Composer
Amanda McBroom   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Gloria Estefan   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Mike Batt   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Mac Gayden   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Larry Henley   Composer
Buzz Cason   Composer
Benny Andersson   Composer
Martin Brammer   Composer
Guy Chambers   Composer
Joe Darion   Composer
George Douglas   Composer
Neil Finn   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Mitch Leigh   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Reg Presley   Composer
Claude-Michel Schönberg   Composer
David Shire   Composer
Jeff Silbar   Composer
Billy Steinberg   Composer
Paul Tucker   Composer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Robert Lowry   Composer
Robbie Williams   Composer
Gary Barlow   Composer
Richard Rogers   Composer
Kent Blazy   Composer
Herbert Kretzmer   Composer
Rolf Lovland   Composer
Jean-Marc Natel   Composer
Chris Hazell   Composer
Tunde Baiyewu   Composer
Per Magnusson   Composer
Carol Connors   Composer
Amanda Ghost   Composer
Jörgen Elofsson   Composer
Sacha Skarbek   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Norah Jones   Composer
Michael Bublé   Composer
Alan Chang   Composer
James Blunt   Composer
Brendan Graham   Composer
Martin Ellerby   Composer
David Kreuger   Composer
Alain Boubill   Composer
Ira D. Sankey   Composer
Amy Foster-Gillies   Composer
David W. Foster   Composer
Gordon Sumner   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer

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