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Lesley Garrett - I Will Wait For You
John Newton, Anonymous, BBC Concert Orchestra
Lesley Garrett - I Will Wait For You
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Not a diva in the traditional sense, Lesley Garrett is establishing herself as a kind of musical Michael Barrymore. A comfortable and generous host, she lets young Ramón Vargas shine alongside herself in "Parigi o cara" fr...  more »

      
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Not a diva in the traditional sense, Lesley Garrett is establishing herself as a kind of musical Michael Barrymore. A comfortable and generous host, she lets young Ramón Vargas shine alongside herself in "Parigi o cara" from La Traviata while Ladysmith Black Mambazo provides an interesting contrast to Garrett on the closing track. Undeniably, Garrett is happiest alone in front of the band, be it the BBC Concert or Grimethorpe Colliery. Among many seamless arrangements are a delightfully schmaltzy version of "La Vie en rose" and the beautiful new Karl Jenkins composition "He Wishes for the Clothes of Heaven." Her take on Handel's "Tornami a vagheggiar" is frank and confident, though lacking in intimacy and ensemble play. "Bel raggio lusinghier" from Rossini's Semiramide is flawless, but Cole Porter's "Night and Day" sure don't swing. Garrett takes her widening audience on a distinctly unrocky road. Making sure she won't have to wait too long for her next gold, she makes the noises we like to hear, and therein lies the secret of her success. --Yngvil V.G.
 

CD Reviews

Best of Garrett's Performance--"You'll Never Walk Alone"
ronald n. tan | photographer | los angeles, ca, usa | 06/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD, "I Will Wait For You" is the best recording from Garrett's discography. Her voice has warmth and color to showcase her rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Rogers and Hammerstein's "Carousel."Also, featured on this recording is the title track, "I will Wait For You" by Michael Legrand. I have Jessye Norman's version on Norman's "Lucky To Be Me" album and my ears agree that Garrett's version is much more surpassing than Norman's version. Purchase this item, you won't regret it!"
Her voice is one of the best, listen for yourself
Philip Scott | U.S.A. | 12/06/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Move over Jessye Norman et al, there's a sheriff in town. Her name is Lesley Garrett and she is ready to take over the music industry.What a terrific voice Lesley has. She is probably one of the best keep secrets in the music world. She lives in England and that may explain why she has not been real popular here in the U.S.A. I think she is ready to make her mark her. All she needs to do is a lot of tours here and she will definately be noticed.For this cd I was rather disappointed in her song selection. Lesley divided her material between classical and popular music. I have no doubt that Lesley is ideal for both venues, but I don't think it appropriate to mix the types of music.On this cd I rate Lesleys' voice a perfect "10" but not the material used here.You music fans out there, please allow Lesley to come into your heart with her song. It will be one of the best choices you have ever made.Recommedation: Despite my one star rating, I think you should still buy this cd."
Lovely
groomRN | Illinois USA | 08/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All I can say is anything Lesley Garrett does is fantastic. Her voice is nearly perfect. If you enjoy a beautiful soprano voice, here's the artist for you."