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Category Archive for 'Vocal Pop'

Leona Lewis: Echo

Check Our Catalog “Vocal heroism is Ms. Lewis’s game, and she plays it ruthlessly, with an unselfconscious gusto evocative of classic Whitney Houston or Celine Dion.”–New York Times

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Check Our Catalog “The success of the project obviously hinges on McKay herself, and she brings it off thanks to one of the most affecting voices in modern music, a bewitching way of humanizing her songs, and her ability to echo Day’s sincerity and joi de vivre (even if it is a performance).”–All Music Guide

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Rod Stewart: Soulbook

Check Our Catalog “Rod could have stepped out more energetically on this album, but his gentlemanly approach still has its merits. Plus, it’s great to hear these songs again.”–Boston Globe

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Norah Jones: The Fall

Check Our Catalog “Here, Jones ties up loose ends, unafraid to sound smooth or sultry, letting in just enough dissonance and discord to give this dimension, creating a subtle but rather extraordinary low-key record that functions as a piece of mood music but lingers longer, thanks to its finely crafted songs.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Multi-talented Boston denizen Krisanthi Pappas used her first LP to establish her vocal credentials by recording a tribute to the music of George & Ira Gershwin. A musical fairy tale that recalls her childhood, Pappas’ subsequent My Back Yard is an album that adults will also enjoy. If this album really reflects [...]

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Check Our Catalog “A wonderful tribute to the master George Gershwin from a very gifted vocalist and some first rate instrumentalists. Let’s hear more!” – Ron Della Chiesa, Music America and The Jazz Songbook, WPLM and WGBH, Boston “Krisanthi Pappas’ second album honoring the works of George and Ira Gershwin has established her as a [...]

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Michael Buble: Crazy Love

Check Our Catalog “Michael Bublé is a master at juggling musical attitudes, and his new CD, “Crazy Love,” whose title comes from the Van Morrison song, is his most confident balancing act yet. Mr. Bublé respects the Sinatra tradition but doesn’t try to slavishly copy anyone. Appreciative of the past but not reverential, he juxtaposes [...]

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Check Our Catalog “At 67, Streisand’s gorgeous tones and powers of interpretation are utterly intact, and also front-and-center thanks to producer Diana Krall’s class-conscious pairing of her own understated quartet with Johnny Mandel’s velvety orchestrations.”–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “[Sinatra's] concert at the Meadowlands in his home state of New Jersey on March 14, 1986, was one of the signal events of his later career, especially for the thousands of fans not old enough or not willing to travel to see his Las Vegas dates. Sinatra gave them everything they asked [...]

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Check Our Catalog “In January 2008, Sarah Brightman recorded and filmed Symphony — Live in Vienna within the mystical walls of Stephansdome Cathedral in the heart of where classical music evolved — Vienna, Austria. Renowned for its awe-inspiring Gothic architecture, the cathedral was the perfect setting to enter the magical world of Symphony lead by [...]

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Check Our Catalog “On her latest full-length collection, Marianne Faithfull, the queen of torch songs for the damaged soul, reteams with producer Hal Willner for another beautifully haunting tour of a landscape littered with the detritus of shredded hearts.”–Los Angeles Times

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Chris Botti: In Boston

Check Our Catalog “Chris Botti in Boston features trumpeter Chris Botti along with a bevy of name artists performing live with the Boston Pops Orchestra at Symphony Hall in 2008. Fully documented as a concert film and album, the night is an intimate and soulful birds-eye view of the supple-toned trumpeter who has grown into [...]

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Anna Netrebko: Souvenirs

Check Our Catalog “With this album, Anna Netrebko turns to lighter selections than her standard fare: arias and ensembles from operettas, folk, and salon songs, and crowd-pleasing favorites. She gives this repertoire the same focus, interpretive eloquence, and vocal brilliance that she brings to more “serious” material. Netrebko is notable for the absolute purity and [...]

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Check Our Catalog Luciano Pavarotti was the rare artist who could easily bridge the divide between classical and popular music. Together with an impressive roster of the best-known names in rock, pop, and jazz, Pavarotti entertained millions of people around the world with his “Pavarotti & Friends” concerts. This release is the first time that [...]

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Check Our Catalog Experience the uniquely beautiful vocal harmonies of one of New England’s premier a cappella singing groups, performing jazz, swing and pop favorites. Unlike most a cappella groups, which are small (four to five), Boston Jazz Voices uses its 18 voices and six- to eight-part close harmonies to produce a very special sound.

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Jenny Scheinman: Jenny Scheinman

Check Our Catalog “Violinist, songwriter, and composer and Jenny Scheinman’s self-titled offering has been affectionately dubbed “the vocal album” by fans; it’s her first to feature her voice up front. This is a work of uncommon beauty and depth: sad, graceful, and passionate.”—All Music Guide

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Il Divo: The Promise

Check Our Catalog “Il Divo are back refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to remind the world in 2008 just what they have been missing. Four of the greatest operatic voices in the world come together again to create their unique signature sound to re-interpret popular romantic songs. Il Divo have become an international sensation bringing the [...]

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Andrea Bocelli: Incanto

Check Our Catalog “Incanto coincides with the singer’s 50th birthday, serving as a personal tribute to the musical traditions of his homeland. The recording features 14 gems from the treasure chest of classic Italian love songs. Each brims with the sparkling orchestrations and warmth that have become the signature Bocelli sound.”—Barnes & Noble

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