CD Review/ Stages by Josh Groban

stages

  • Band/Artist: Josh Groban
  • Title: Stages
  • Date: April 2015
  • Label: Reprise

Stages is Josh Groban’s  7th studio album. Stages consist of 13 songs from well known Broadway plays. He also includes Kelly Clarkson (wow is all I have to say when I heard her sing All I Ask of You), Chris Botti (another favorite of mine) and Audra McDonald who is a Broadway legend.

I have always enjoyed listening to Josh Groban’s music so I was quiet surprised to see that they had Stages available at my local library to borrow. I am currently listening to it for what is probably the tenth time and I have told my family that this is a must for a Christmas gift for me.

I loved all the songs on this especially All I Ask Of You with Kelly Clarkson. Wow is all I can say. I never realized that she could sing like that since I am use to her singing country. She did a beautiful job and Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite Broadway plays.

Another favorite was Over The Rainbow. I wasn’t sure how it would play out but Josh did an amazing job and I love how he made the song his own while remaining true to the original song.

I loved the songs and I have to say Josh did an amazing job with the selected songs. I don’t know alot of the Broadway plays mentioned and I have to say I am curious and will need to find a way to check them out some of those Broadway Musicals.

This would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves Broadway musicals and/or Josh Groban fans.

Track list:

1. Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
2. What I Did for Love – A Chorus Line
3. Bring Him Home – Les Miserables
4. Les Temps Des Cathedrales – Notre Dame de Paris
5. All I Ask Of You (duet with Kelly Clarkson) – Phantom of the Opera
6. Try to Remember – The Fantasticks
7. Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
8. Children Will Listen/Not While I’m Around – Into the Woods/Sweeney Todd
9. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Carousel
10. Old Devil Moon (fet. Chris Botti) – Finians Rainbow
11. Finishing the Hat – Sunday in the Park With George
12. If I Loved You (duet with Audra McDonald) – Carousel
13. Anthem – Chess

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