You'll Never Walk Alone: The Collection

You'll Never Walk Alone: The Collection

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by Alfie Boe
     
 

Capitalizing on the success of his Decca-released Top Ten album Bring Him Home and his critically acclaimed performances in Les Misérables and La Boheme, Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe's first major label, EMI Classics, rush-released this 16-track best-of just in time for the Mother's Day market, the second time in justSee more details below

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Capitalizing on the success of his Decca-released Top Ten album Bring Him Home and his critically acclaimed performances in Les Misérables and La Boheme, Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe's first major label, EMI Classics, rush-released this 16-track best-of just in time for the Mother's Day market, the second time in just three months that the label raided his back catalog following the recently reissued The Sound of Alfie Boe. Released in such close proximity, You'll Never Walk Alone doesn't include any material from the latter, but even with only two other studio albums to select from, it's far from the hastily assembled cash-in you might expect. His increasingly widening fan base may already own the six tracks that appear from 2007's Onward, an accessible combination of hymns, traditional standards, and contemporary pop songs performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, such as "Amazing Grace," British patriotic song "I Vow to Thee My Country," and a cover version of Alison Krauss & Union Station's "A Living Prayer," and likewise with the four tracks chosen from the same year's La Passione, a more authentic Neapolitan-inspired operatic effort performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra including two odes to the Italian tenor Caruso by Ruggero Leoncavallo ("Mattinata") and Lucio Dalla's ("Caruso") along with Agustín Lara's Latin classic "Granada." But there are also six tracks that have never appeared on an Alfie Boe album before. There's a duet with Welsh soprano Natasha Marsh on a rendition of "Brindisi" from Verdi's La Traviata, which appeared on her 2008 self-titled effort, three digital-only releases ("Abide with Me," "Where'er You Walk," and "Cujus Animam" from Rossini's Stabat Mater), and a track that has only previously appeared on Myleene Klass' classical compilation Music for Romance (Donovan's "Fratello Solo Sorella Luna"), alongside one of his contributions to award-winning composer Howard Goodall's "Eternal Light: A Requiem" ("Agnus Dei"). While Boe moves further into the classical pop mainstream, You'll Never Walk Alone is a welcome reminder of his more natural operatic talents, whose combination of familiar and rarer material should appeal to newcomers and completists alike.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099909678927
catalogNumber:
96789
Rank:
72615

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Tracks

  1. Caruso  - Alfie Boe
  2. Torna a Surriento  - Alfie Boe
  3. Mattinata  - Alfie Boe
  4. Granada  - Alfie Boe
  5. A Living Prayer  - Alfie Boe
  6. Where'er You Walk  - Alfie Boe
  7. A Gaelic Blessing  - Alfie Boe
  8. The Lord Is my Shepherd (Psalm 23)  - Alfie Boe
  9. I Vow to Thee, My Country  - Alfie Boe
  10. Act 1. Brindisi  - Alfie Boe
  11. Abide with Me  - Alfie Boe
  12. Amazing Grace  - Alfie Boe
  13. Fratello Sole Sorella Luna  - Alfie Boe
  14. You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)  - Alfie Boe
  15. Agnus Dei  - Alfie Boe
  16. Cujus Animam  - Alfie Boe

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alfie Boe   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Craig Leon   Conductor
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Stephen Darlington   Conductor
John Owen Edwards   Conductor
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Natasha Marsh   Soprano (Vocal)
Valeriano Chiaravalle   Conductor
Christopher Maltman   Baritone (Vocal)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford   Choir, Chorus
London Musici   Performing Ensemble
Terry Edwards   Conductor

Technical Credits

George Frideric Handel   Composer
Gustav Holst   Composer
Ruggero Leoncavallo   Composer
John Rutter   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Craig Leon   Text
Lucio Dalla   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
Ron Block   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Text
Nick Ingman   Text
John Newton   Composer
Chris Porter   Text
Gioachino Rossini   Composer
William Henry Monk   Composer
Howard Goodall   Composer
Matteo Saggese   Text
Henry Francis Lyte   Text
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Alfie Boe   Text
Chris Elliott   Text
Cecil Spring-Rice   Text
Newburgh Hamilton   Text
Ernesto de Curtis   Composer,Text

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