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Inspired (Chi)
Lea Salonga
Inspired (Chi)
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks
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A Collection of her Personal Favorites and a Few Originals. "to Hear You Say" (Jim Brickman), Do You Hear It" (Lani Macaraeg) and her Official Wedding Song "two Words" (Louie Ocampo)


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All Artists: Lea Salonga
Title: Inspired (Chi)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony Bmg Europe
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 3/12/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks
Styles: Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886970657525


Album Details
A Collection of her Personal Favorites and a Few Originals. "to Hear You Say" (Jim Brickman), Do You Hear It" (Lani Macaraeg) and her Official Wedding Song "two Words" (Louie Ocampo)

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Excellent crossover artist!
brent975link | Chicago, IL United States | 08/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lea Salonga is a captivating Broadway singer-actress with a wonderful vocal gift for ballads. It's however nice to hear her perform covers of pop songs well beyond her usual theater genre. Few crossover artists have such an ease of transition, of which only a few notable come to mind including Anthony Warlow, Patti Lupone and Sarah Brightman. This album features lush melodies, beautiful score and topnotch arrangement. Salonga may not be as prolific as other artists, but every album that she records is a vocal masterpiece worth keeping and listening to for ages."
Lea Has Done It Again!
FlashWriter | CA | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm just writing this off the top of my head, but I had to say something. I've been a fan of Lea Salonga's since her KCET Les Miserables concert... about 12(?) years ago. I had recently seen the play locally and the wonderful music from that play was still bouncing around in my head and I was just flipping channels when I ran across this TV special. Up pops this character with a voice that immediately brought tears to my eyes. So good, sooooo VERY great. Lea brought the house down...blew the doors out as no other performer in the cast did. (Man, this is just like remembering my first date.)

Everything she's ever done since then has had that effect on me. I have to listen to her CDs half a dozen times before I can put away the kleenex box (THIS CD is very much included). Yeah, go ahead and laugh (and you who have never heard her would laugh and those who HAVE will understand and maybe smile a little), but her work, her songs, her interpretations, to me, are just that beautiful.

This woman is the real deal. Maybe the best female ballad and broadway singer in a generation. New records from her have been hard to find for awhile (no wonder: getting married, doing plays in Manila, and staring in her own concert in Carnegie Hall when she was 8 months pregnant, then having a daughter and just being a mother). But she's back and all here in this CD. I don't care if this thing cost me $30.00, I'd pay twice that. Frankly, I can't understand why there are only 3 reviews here--there should be about 800!

For you Lea fans, I don't have to say anything more. For you who have never heard her: fall in love with life again. Get this CD and listen to one of the purest and most beautiful singing voices on the planet. Because you'll fall in love with more than life, you'll fall in love with her tallent and everything she puts into a song. You will, as so many of her fans have done, fall in love with her."
Lea deserves a better music producer!!!!
Red Dolphin | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/12/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Lea Salonga no doubt has a very captivating singing voice, always perfectly pitched and spell binding in her songs . When I learned about this album, I was very excited to get my own copy especially because it has the song that she sang for her husband in their wedding.

This album is supposedly a compilation of songs that inspired her over the years. Sad to say, Lea's voice was not given justice. The album does not deliver. The music and tone quality of the album seemed to be half-baked and oftentimes unbearable to the ears. For me, only two songs were worth listening to over and over: Two Words & Promise Me. The other songs were either uninspiring or were deliberately compromised by the poor quality of the drums and the wind section.

"Sing" had a slow boss nova touch but it came out very dragging. I dont get the artistical creativity of this arrangement. "Waiting For Love" is a nice tune - but listen closely to the bass - it went out of tune more than once. "Brian's Song" -I love the song, the movie - The strings section was angelic but the trumpets and the drums were awful. The beat of the drums sounded like it came from the garage and the trumpets in the interlude sounded from a marching band. "When Winters Gone" & "When October Goes" - everything started great until you hear the wind section play their parts. To top it all, Lea's voice was overpowered by the instruments.

Im a fan of Lea and Ive always been proud of her success. This was a great project that was badly produced. I agree with misterw"Steve" (Redlands, CA). She needs to get a better music producer, and music arranger. Her voice deserves better music quality.