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My Romance: An Evening With Jim Brickman
Genres: New Age, Pop
It's not the Grammy Awards. It's not the platinum discs. The premier status symbol among New Age-classified musicians is landing the starring role in your own public-television special, and pianist Jim Brickman deservedly ... more »
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It's not the Grammy Awards. It's not the platinum discs. The premier status symbol among New Age-classified musicians is landing the starring role in your own public-television special, and pianist Jim Brickman deservedly joins the short list of artists granted such pledge-attracting exposure. Brickman's two sides--as composer of intelligent, pop-impressionistic instrumental works and as stardusted romantic songwriter--are displayed equally on My Romance, recorded live in Salt Lake City in March, 2000. Brickman, an amiable host, is in vigorous form here, and his instrumental selections again reveal his uncommon talent for pulling heartstrings from an elevated plane, intertwining lovely melodies with a wistful harmonic flair in ways that satisfy listeners cerebrally and emotionally. David Benoit contributes to a splendid duet on "Glory," one of the disc's five new pieces. Even so, ardent fans who own all of Brickman's earlier works may view this disc as an attractive souvenir but not an indispensable recording. Donny Osmond and Olivia Newton-John (who cowrote a new ballad, "Change of Heart," with Brickman) appear as guest vocalists, and Brickman himself makes an agreeable vocal debut on "The Love I Found in You," one of two pieces featuring Dave Koz. Although "Circles," a new instrumental, is surprisingly mundane, the back-to-back rendering of "Freedom" and "Edgewater," two of his most expressive compositions, is the disc's highlight. --Terry Wood
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Roni | Singapore | 06/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Referring to My Romance - An Evening With Jim Brickman in Concert
Jim Brickman is a very talented performer, song writer, and vocalist. This concert was a pleasure to watch and one to watch again, and again, and again.
I loved too the performances by Donny Osmond. To me, that was two great artists coming together to make sweet music.
Olivia Newton-John was also a guest artist on this concert and it is great to hear her voice again and as beautiful as ever.
I loved the behind the scenes. They were hilarious and fun to watch.
This is a definite 5 and more stars DVD and a must watch, must have DVD to add to your collection."
Robyn M. Dietz | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard of Jim Brickman when I happened to come across the PBS Special while channel surfing late one night. Hearing his songs brought tears to my eyes. I was blown away at how touching and beautiful his music is. As soon as I realized that this CD was available in stores, I snatched it up ASAP. I will be getting married in a year from now, and I plan on using his songs in my wedding...especially "Valentine" and "Love of my Life""