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By Josh Groban (Artist)
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Record Label   Warner Bros Rec
Format   Enhanced
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.02" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.23 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Mar 1, 2004
Publisher   WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN  0012131342  
EAN  0093624845027  
UPC  093624845027  

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Track Names
1.  Oceano
2.  My Confession
3.  Il Postino (Mi Mancherai)
4.  Si Volvieras a Mi
5.  When You Say You Love Me
6.  Per Te
7.  All Improvviso Amore
8.  Broken Vow
9.  Caruso
10.  Remember When It Rained
11.  Hymne a l'Amour
12.  You Raise Me Up
13.  Never Let Go

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Genre: Vocals
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 11-NOV-2003

Thanks to a fortuitous intersection of talent and fate, 22-year-old Josh Groban hasn't finished his senior year in performing arts school but has already released his sophomore effort on a major major label. Fans of the young vocal phenom's debut will find much to enthrall them here, even if it nudges the singer closer to the center of producer/mentor David Foster's MOR pop sensibilities. Eschewing much of its predecessor's more overt classic-lite pretensions and pop-rock covers for a slate of dramatic, Eurocentric ballads that serve as a showcase for the singer's inviting baritone, Groban shrewdly positions himself as the American alternative to the Bocelli-Watson crossover axis. "Caruso" may find the singer falling short of its operatic inspiration, but "Oceano" and "My Confession" quickly showcase his true dramatic range (which seems to all but yearn for a bona fide Broadway musical challenge), while a vocal take of Bacalov's graceful "Il Postino" theme uses classical virtuoso Joshua Bell's violin flourishes to good effect. To his credit, Groban displays some promising efforts at songwriting collaboration on the bittersweet "Per Te" and "Remember When It Rains," while the ambient/ethnic soundscape of Deep Forest's "Never Let Go" offers a teasing alternative to the record's otherwise melodramatic production formula. Groban has found commercial triumph via Foster's mentoring, but there remains a nagging sense here that he hasn't truly pushed himself as an artist--yet. --Jerry McCulley

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Four thumbs up NY!!!!  Mar 29, 2007
I don't know what to say, but wow, he's simply enchanting.
What A Gifted & Talented Young Man!  Mar 28, 2007
This album contains a great collection of very special songs, all of which are enjoyed by myself, by my children, and by my friends. It's well worth the cost...
Greatest CD ever!!!  Mar 22, 2007
Josh Groban has the best voice I have ever heard in my life!!I listen to all his songs nonstop,but this album is his best one.It far outshines his debut album and I think it's even better than Awake.The English songs are comparable,but the foriegn songs are much better in Closer.I love it so much,I'm gonna go through each song.

Oceano-I love that this is the first song on the CD.It starts with a trickling piano and a quiet Josh and gradually gets louder and more filled with energy.It's perfect to wake up to in the morning.The chorus is amazing.And the words in Italian are beautiful-about the one he loves leaving him shipwrecked.

My Confession-This sounds rather Spanish with the guitar and the tolling bell.Very gripping and expertly written.It's basically him telling his love how wrong he's been about her and how much he really loves her.

Mi Mancherai-This is the most beautiful song I've ever heard.Joshua Bell on the violin is just magical.Paired with the voice of Groban,they're unstopable.Simply gorgeous.

Si Volvieras A Mi-This is my favorite foriegn language song of all time.And I've heard a lot of them.It's the only one in Spanish.The lyrics are breathtakingly heartrending.The music is so singable that I memorized the entire song-in Spanish.The climax is outstanding as they are in all his songs.

When You Say You Love Me-Such a sweet song.Josh gives such effort and talent into this with the many soaring parts that leaves you stricken with amazement.

Per Te-I'm not very taken with this one.There is no really outstanding part to it and the music itself isn't gripping and moving like the rest are.

All'Improvviso Amore-This is a fun song,with a rather bright chorus that probably wasn't what they were going for,judging by the lyrics.Not his greatest,but I still love it.

Broken Vow-Oh this is the sadest breakup song ever.With the piano accompaniment and the tragic message...It's just rips your heart out.

Caruso-This seems more like an Andrea Bocelli song than one for Josh.The words run through like a flood and the music is-again-heartbreaking.

Remember When It Rained-O my gosh,this is THE greatest Groban song ever.Even better than You Raise Me Up-if it's possible.The words(co-written by Josh) are beautiful and compelling.You can feel the emotion in the every word and the climax is the best part any of his songs.Stunning!

Hymne a l'Amore-this song is in French.It's very pretty,but it doesn't seem to work with Josh.It's lacking someting...

You Raise Me Up-Josh's most popular song-and with good reason.He uses a gospel choir which adds so much energy and emotion to the already stellar performance.Josh hits a high B flat which isn't as good as some,but it sounds better than most.A real hit!

Never Let Go-Josh gets kind of off the trail with this one;experimenting,I guess.It took me a while to get used to,but when I did,I loved it.

There also are two bonus tracks;

Mi Morena-It's in English,by the way.This talks about his love and infatuation for this girl.Rather sensual.Not really.Just some lyrics.Very artistic,though.

She's Out Of My Life-Actually,this is probably sader than Broken Vow.Beautiful piano again and heartrending to the fullest.

So this is definately the greatest of his albums.Beautiful foriegn songs,heart rending break up songs,amazing climaxes,and a voice from heaven.I you want some of Josh,this is the best one to get,but you really should get Awake too.
Another Hit Album  Mar 20, 2007
Josh Groban can sing anything and do it justice. His amazing voice and ease with any style of music makes him a must hear singer. People who visit us and hear his voice in the background can instantly identify him. What can I say! If you don't already have this album, order one today!
The Closer  Mar 10, 2007
Out of 13 tracks there is only one song on the cd I recognized, you raise me up. He needs to come out with a greatest hits cd.

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