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Josh Groban: Stages

Track List

>Pure Imagination [From Charlie & The Chocolate Factory]
>What I Did For Love [From A Chorus Line]
>Bring Him Home [From Les Misérables]
>Les Temps Des Cathédrals [From Notre-Dame de Paris]
>All I Ask From You [From The Phantom of the Opera]
>Try to Remember [From The Fantasticks]
>Over the Rainbow [From The Wizard of Oz]
>Children Will Listen/Not While I'm Around [From Into the Woods/Sweeny Todd]
>You'll Never Walk Alone [From Carousel]
>Old Devil Moon [From Finian's Rainbow] - (featuring Chris Botti)
>Finishing the Hat [From Sunday in the Park with George]
>If I Loved You [From Carousel]
>Anthem [From Chess]

Album Notes

Audio Mixers: Humberto Gatica; Martin Nessi.

Recording information: Abbey Road, London, England; Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Lionshare Studios, Hollywood, CA; MSR, New York, NY; Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA; SoulFuel Studios, Nashville, TN; Tal Bergman Studios, Los Angeles, CA; United Recording, Hollywood, CA; Westlake Studios, West Hollywood, CA.

Photographer: James Dimmock.

Josh Groban always skirted the edges of middlebrow pop so it's a certain relief to hear the classical singer go all in on 2015's Stages, a tribute to the great songs of the Great White Way. He throws a few movie tunes in for good measure, including the opening "Pure Imagination" from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and "Over the Rainbow," but the concentration is on A Chorus Line, Les Miserables, The Fantasticks, Into the Woods, and Sunday in the Park with George -- lots of Sondheim, lots of musicals from after the peak of '60s crossover. Nevertheless, in its handsome deliberation, Stages does feel like a throwback to '60s LPs comprised of tunes everybody knows, sung by singers everybody knows. Groban in some ways benefits from a less operatic setting, as it naturally scales back his soaring excess, and the record is also nicely modulated -- a mellow, attractive journey to the middle of the road, a place that seems to suit Groban just fine. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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