- 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.
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