Jersey Boys Music From The Motion Picture And Broadway Musical
The album's 25 tracks combine songs recorded by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons with music recorded by the Broadway cast. (In 2005, Rhino released the platinum-selling Original Broadway Cast Recording, which won the 2007 GrammyÂ® Award for Best Musical Show Album.) This 2014 collection opens with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons performing the group's #1 song, the 1975 smash "December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)." All of the group's #1 hits are here, including separate performances of "Sherry" and "Dawn (Go Away)" by both Frankie Valli and Four Seasons and the Broadway cast.
Manufacturer: SONY MASTERWORKS
Brand: Provident Distribution Group
The new album from the Platinum-selling teenage vocal sensationFourteen-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho's new album, "Awakening," signals some new directions for the platinum-selling artist. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has became famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song "The Rains of Castamere" from HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones." Jackie also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2's "With or Without You," and also sings a few original songs including the anthem "Take Me There" and "Open Fields of Grace," which were written especially for her. Produced by Nick Patrick, "Awakening" also features the ethereal ballad "Memories" by the Dutch band, Within Temptation, and the popular classic "Think of Me" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the album are the classical standards "Ave Maria" and Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise." Says Evancho about "Awakening," "I feel that my singing style has matured, and it's easier for me to feel comfortable onstage." Jackie will be filming a new PBS pledge special that will air nationally in December and will be touring throughout the U.S. starting in November 2014.Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age ten gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC's "America's Got Talent." Since then, she has released a string of successful albums, acted in Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" alongside Susan Sarandon and performed for President and Mrs. Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C. Earlier this year, Jackie performed at the PBS Memorial Day Concert and also at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Throughout the summer Jackie is doing a special promotion with tween clothing store Justice. She will be featured in their summer catalogue and the video for an exclusive song she recorded for the chain, "Go Time," will be featured on t...
Multi-platinum-selling vocal group The Tenors (formerly known as The Canadian Tenors), featuring Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira and Victor Micallef, will release their highly anticipated second studio album, LEAD WITH YOUR HEART, on January 15, 2013, via a U.S. deal with multi-Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, Chairman of Verve Music Group. "I'm thrilled to welcome The Tenors as members of the Verve family. These amazing performers have established themselves here and abroad, and are a true international success story," said Foster. "I am extremely proud to be associated with such great Canadian talent." The group has already garnered a brilliant response in their native Canada, where LEAD WITH YOUR HEART powered to Top 3 on the Top Current Album Chart (behind Taylor Swift and Rod Stewart), #1 Classics/Crossover and #1 on Amazon.com following its October 30th debut. LEAD WITH YOUR HEART is a 12-track journey that stretches the boundaries of classical crossover music by combining classic songs, modern tunes, and Spanish and French world music. From much-loved covers such as Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" and Elton John's "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word," to the inspirational anthem "Amazing Grace," and one of the most recognizable and heroic Tenor arias, "Nessun Dorma," the diverse track list features an eclectic mix of pop favorites and classical staples, along with new compositions written and co-written by The Tenors. "We are so proud of this album and of the response we are getting from audiences in Canada; we are excited to share this music with so many friends, new and old, on our upcoming tour in America," said The Tenors. Collaborating on this exciting new album with The Tenors are world-renowned producers and co-writers including Walter Afanasieff (Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson), Bob Ezrin (Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd) and Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Il Divo, Placido Domingo). LEAD WITH YOUR HEART is The Tenors' first album in over two years, follo...
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Brand: The One
17 enchanting duets from across her career plus two new ones (with Barry Manilow and Josh Groban)! Includes Cryin' Time with Ray Charles; I've Got a Crush on You with Frank Sinatra; Lost Inside of You with Kris Kristofferson; Guilty with Barry Gibb, Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again with Judy Garland, plus Neil Diamond, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and more! Even in the face of epochal success, it's tempting to ponder what Barbra Streisand might have accomplished had she not spread herself across so many diverse entertainment media; so much ambition, so little time. This collection of 19 Streisand duets chronicles collaborations with Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland at one end of the scale and Don Johnson at the other. It finds the singer dabbling--if, as her bluesy miscue with Ray Charles on "Crying Time" argues, not necessarily triumphing--in styles she largely eschewed elsewhere in her career. Still, her unlikely collaborations with Barry Gibb ("Guilty," "What Kind of Fool") and Donna Summer ("No More Tears (Enough Is Enough") during the disco era scored her some of the biggest successes of her career, ample proof that with the right chemistry, Streisand could be as powerful a pop music chameleon as she was a diva. New recordings with veteran Barry Manilow (the warm, low-key "I Won't Be the One to Let You Go") and Josh Groban (David Foster's overwrought "All I Know of Love") supplement recordings that stretch from the '60s kitsch-a-go-go of Harold Arlen's "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" across five decades of Streisand's unparalleled career. --Jerry McCulley
The soundtrack to James Cameron's epic film, featuring James Horner's Oscar-winning score and Celine Dion's smash My Heart Will Go On-Love Theme from Titanic . The 1997 Academy Award winner for Best Dramatic Score, James Horner's Titanic was the first soundtrack to reach the No. 1 slot on the Billboard charts in two decades; it also seemed to rival the Big Mac in sales for the year. And what can we say about Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On"; would "ubiquitous" suffice? Horner's combination of synths, chorale, and orchestra perfectly underscores the action in director James Cameron's 20th-century melodrama. It's a finely honed piece of Hollywood craftsmanship from a composer who has tackled more musically adventuresome projects in his career. FYI: Horner's follow-up to Titanic was the score for a different disaster: Deep Impact. --Jerry McCulley
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Brand: Provident Distribution Group
Singing sensation Susan Boyle catapulted to international stardom in 2009, smashed music records around the world, sold over 22 million albums. Susan's new album, Hope, is an incredible collection of inspiration songs, and her sixth studio album in five years. Hope, heralds a new era of music for Susan Boyle, where ballads marry with uptempo songs. Susan's raw and powerful vocals ranging from the ethereal to the dramatic are showcased in her own inimitable style. Featuring breathtaking renditions of Pink Floyd's,"Wish You Were Here'" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Susan also fearlessly takes on the iconic John Lennon song, "Imagine" giving it a new identity. Talking about the record Susan said, "I have really enjoyed making this album. I had a huge input in music suggestions and finally have been able to record one of my all time favorites, "Angel," originally by Sarah Mclachlan. I also am pleased to be able to sing some uptempo songs that show variation in my repertoire. There are also iconic songs, which were a risk to take on but I hope I've done them justice in my own way. John Lennon's "Imagine" was one of the hardest to record, not because of the music or the vocals but because I wanted to do his song justice. Of course the die -hard Lennon fans will probably criticize but I hope that people like my personal take on the song. I themed this album around inspiration and hope because those are two elements we all need in our life to drive us forward and inspire us to go out and capture our dreams- they worked for me after all." Susan continues to defy expectations with her globally successful career. This astounding sixth album is set to once again remind people of the voice the world fell in love with in 2009, when she stepped on to the Britain's Got Talent stage, with hope and a dream. Best known for her element of surprise and a powerful and heart stopping voice, Susan has become a global top selling artist. With phenomenal album sales, record breaking achievements and multi platinum ...
Manufacturer: SONY MASTERWORKS
Soundtrack to the long awaited film adaptation of the blockbuster stage musical. For better or worse, Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of Gaston Leroux's gothic horror/romance novel has done for stage musicals what Spielberg's Jaws did for fish stories, with worldwide sales of its original cast album approaching 25 million. While director Joel Schumacher's film turns on his typically ambitious visual verve, its new film soundtrack recording has been paradoxically focused in scope, yet beefed up dynamically via the brawny presence of a hundred piece orchestra and The London Boys Choir. This single disc version showcases all of Phantom's key songs (a deluxe, double-disc edition is also available), with Gerard Butler imparting a welcome, youthful sensuality to his Phantom, making a fine foil for Emmy Rossum's ever-conflicted Christine. Original show orchestrator David Cullen has fashioned compelling new contemporary arrangements to frame Webber's songs -- which now conclude with the lilting, upbeat new ballad he wrote for the film, "Learn to Be Lonely," sung by Minnie Driver. --Jerry McCulley
Track Notes from Neil Diamond: 1. Forever In Blue Jeans â€” â€œForever in Blue Jeansâ€ was inspired by guitarist Richard Bennettâ€™s wonderful opening guitar lick which he first played for me while we were out on the road. That guitar lick was so seductive that the melody I started singing over his guitar practically wrote itself. When we returned to L.A. we were anxious to get into the studio and put the finished (we thought) song on tape. After running through it with my band a few times, we all realized that we needed to add another musical section to make the record really work. We called a 15 minute break, right in the middle of the recording session, while Richard and I sat down at the piano and hashed out a brand new section with a lyric of its own (â€œMaybe tonight...â€ ). This new, unplanned section (instantly orchestrated by arranger Tom Hensley) would become one of my favorite parts of the record. Necessity really did prove to be the mother of invention on this wonderful Bob Gaudio production. 2. Beautiful Noise â€” I remember Garth Hudson of The Band sitting at his huge self built pipe organ and playing the solo of this record at the Beautiful Noise session. What he played completely floored us as he filled the musical track with an amazing sound that helped keep the record alive and interesting. Thank you Garth. 3. Love On The Rocks â€” â€œLove on the Rocksâ€ was performed live for the cameras on the set of The Jazz Singer movie. This is something thatâ€™s hardly ever done in movies as they prefer to have the singer lip-sync the vocals of a pre-recorded track. All the songs in The Jazz Singer were done live because Iâ€™m terrible at lip-syncing. 4. Cherry, Cherry â€” Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Artie Butler and I made a fun little demo of â€œCherry, Cherryâ€ to use as a guide for an upcoming recording session of the song. We never could top that unpretentious, good feeling demo at the full session, so they ended up releasing ...