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Josh Groban in Concert Live
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|2. You're Still You (Video)|
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Josh Groban In Concert is a special package, including a DVD featuring footage from his PBS Great Performances appearance and a CD including songs not available on his self-titled debut album. It tentatively features "Broken Vow," "For Always (from the A.I. soundtrack) and his exclusive Christmas song "O Holy Night," as well as selected tracks from the live PBS special. Additional footage includes a 20-minute conversation with Josh, David Foster, and John Williams and friends; a 5-minute Josh Groban home movie; and an exclusive Web link.
Josh Groban in Concert has all the ingredients to be a long-running PBS staple: a young (21), good-looking performer with a golden voice; songs in Italian and Spanish for the crossover crowd (i.e., Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman) and pop and movie songs for the mainstream; guest stars galore (David Foster, John Williams, Angie Stone, Andrea Corr, Lili Haydn); a large orchestra; and striking but not obtrusive visual effects. The centerpiece of this DVD-CD combo (also available in a DVD keepcase) is the 80-minute concert DVD, filmed in Pasadena in October 2002 and featuring numerous songs from Groban's debut CD, including "You're Still You," which catapulted him into stardom when he sang it on TV's Ally McBeal. There are also two new songs--the ballad "Broken Vow," with Groban accompanied by Foster, and "For Always," with the orchestra conducted by John Williams, who wrote the song for the Steven Spielberg film A.I..
The 37-minute CD offers seven songs performed in the concert (including the two not on the previous CD, "Broken Vow" and "For Always"), plus "O Holy Night." The DVD has excellent picture and sound (PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS), interviews, and backstage footage, and the combination with the CD is an excellent value. Groban's fans, of course, will consider it a treasure at any price. --David Horiuchi
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I would highly recommend this CD/DVD for your collection!
Josh's voice is amazing; there is so much emotion there, especially during such numbers as "Vincent" and "Let Me Fall". Most of the songs are sung solo, but there are a few duets. "Canto alla vita", with Andrea Corr, is another highlight of this concert.
All the songs (with the exception of John Williams' "For Always") are on Josh's two CDs, but it's nice to see them performed in a concert setting. All of his original duet partners appear here, with the exception of Charlotte Church for "The Prayer" (Angie Stone was used instead). David Foster even joins in to play piano and banter with Josh.
As a bonus, the accompanying CD includes a lovely version of "O Holy Night", which is, as far as I'm aware, unavailable anywhere else.
This product is listed as being a CD with bonus a DVD, but I think it's really the other way around. The DVD is great. Supplementary features (including a "making-of" featurette and brother Chris Groban's backstage footage) are interesting to see, but are really just icing on the cake. The concert itself is enough, and well worth the price.
Josh's voice is the purest of spiritual ecstasy. His voice is almost timeless in beauty and inspires hope, courage and compassion. "To Where You Are" was my introduction to Josh's voice and yet I didn't fully realize the complexity or the beauty of his voice until I found his "Closer" CD.
His very existence seems to raise your consciousness and the graciousness he displays on stage only made me respect him more. Josh seems as comfortable on stage as God must feel in heaven. His voice raises your spiritual awareness, drenches you in a tearful romantic high and at times can stun you into silence. At such a young age, he truly owns the stage. He even plays the piano in an impromptu moment amidst a conversation with David Foster.
I was impressed with how Josh allows the creative process to evolve around him and how he shares the stage with talent from near and far. Angie Stone and Andrea Corr sing duets with Josh in this concert.
The moment with Lili Haydn is stunning as she seems to appear as an angel and Josh looks on in wonder to where she plays her violin with a backdrop of special lighting/shadow visual effects that takes Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring to entirely new levels. Josh climbs stairs in "Let Me Fall" and then actually "falls." It is all planned and they show the details in the Making of the Special section. Rose petals swirl in the breeze in the background on huge screens as Josh sings Alejate.
I never felt so much love in my soul
And no one but you loved me
I laughed and cried, I was reborn...
1 Bonus CD - Songs from the concert with the additional selection of O Holy Night.Read more ›
One- Josh Groban does not sound the same in every song. He conveys an amazing array of emotions from joy to heartbreak to love (the best in Italian, but good ina ll languages). You must have an untrained music ear to think this.
Two- The songs on these CDs arenot all corny, cheesy love songs. This isn't American Idol material but songs that truly flow with the lyrics.... well, for the most part. The English songs are somewhat run-of-the mill, but they're still pretty and easy on the ears.
Lastly- Not just 'anyone' could put out this CD. Josh Groban continues to amaze millions with his voice, and not just Celine Dion fans... his songs and (mostly) voice do not show an overdramatic singing puppet that is used by the media but a truly gifted singer.
Now onto the CD....
1) Un Amore Per Sempre- I like this song a lot.... it's in Italian and is somewhat dramatic... almost sounds intense. It is now, however, the best song in Italian.
2)Alejate- A generally good song, mostly because I know what he's saying in it (it;'s in Spanish). It's not the best, and if you look up the translation, you'll see that the meaning of the words are heartfelt but not amazingly original.
3)The Prayer- Many people say this song is weak, but it's an interesting duet. The woman who sings with him, Angie Stone, sounds quite different than Charlotte Church, however.
4)For Always- A good song with phenomenal music. The words are nice but not extremely original, again, but it would work well in a movie or if applied to a story. Overall, one of the better tracks.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Music is fine (cd is intact) but the cases were broken. I transferred labels and cd to an older cd case to compensate. Use better packaging and care next time!Published on Dec 24 2013 by RS
I think I knew about Josh Groban long before most people did, and I know I introduced him (via my website) to hundreds. Read morePublished on March 2 2004 by Bluesy200
It is a beautiful album. I love to hear him sing
I especially like it when he sings English lyrics.
He is my favorite artist of this time. Read more
Every Grobanite needs this set! The DVD is a live concert Josh did for a PBS special. The concert is fantastic, proving Josh is just as good (if not better) in person. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by A. Sybo
My wife and children love this album, and the concert. I can't count the number of times it was played in our house--until we received the Mario Frangoulis DVD. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004
It has been my dream to one day have someone sing "Oh Holy Night" the way it'supposed to be sung, and finally Josh Groban did it!!! Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004
Josh is the best singer ever. You get to listen and watch him with this cd/dvd. What more could you ask for. It is perfection.Published on Jan. 1 2004 by Dance Dance Dance
I was watching a skating competition called "Ice Wars" the other night and was totally mesmerized by a new program skated by the beautiful Russian pair skaters, Elena... Read morePublished on Dec 18 2003 by Susan
The most unique voice I have ever heard. The English songs really make me feel, very emotional. The Italian Songs sound great, but I don't like as much since I don't know what he... Read morePublished on Dec 10 2003 by sbrozo
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