Live at the Greek [CD & DVD]
As thrilling as it is to hear the soaring and mellifluous tones of Josh Groban's vocals on his hit recordings, it's even more awe-inspiring to watch him achieve his magical effects live on stage. Recorded on two successive nights in September 2004 at Los Angeles’ Greek Theater, Live at the Greek (a CD/DVD package) captures the 23-year old wonder in stunning form. Concentrating on selections from his hit album Closer, Groban performs passion-filled versions of such favorites as "Per Te" and "Remember when It Rained." Vocal artistry is the name of the game here; Groban lets his voice carry the weight of the performance; stage shenanigans just don't jibe with his focused manner. As if his gorgeous singing weren't enough to hold the adoring audience in the palm of his hand, the multi-talented Groban heads to the piano for Paul Simon's "America" and even takes a spin on the drums! Guests include a gospel choir on "You Raise Me Up," and by the violin prodigy Lucia Micarelli on "Mi Mancherai." This, Groban’s second special for PBS’s Great Performances, will air on December 2, 2004.