Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|José Carreras, Wales, English Consort Singer|
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Wonderful and soul stirring
G. Sawaged | Canada | 11/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am sure that most people know Jose Carreras as one of the Three Tenors. His reluctancy though, to confine himself to opera, has made his style of singing more accessible to everyone. His rich, velvety voice reaches out and touches our very souls. This cd covers some of the most romantic music ever, given new life with lyrics, and he sings them all with such passion. And so, this album is at the same time both intensely familiar, yet dramatically new. This is a wonderful album, guaranteed to stir the soul. Although, of course it may not appeal to those Classical Purist types, but then, who cares."
pianomia | ROSAMOND, CA USA | 06/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the first note to the last, Jose Carreras has-once again-reminded both loyal fans and new friends what a lyric tenor voice should sound like! He's magnificent! From Ave Maria to Brave New World, his voice carries you on a wonderful journey of sound. Powerful as the opera and gentle as a breeze! A definite must for fans and new friends!"
Carreras sings wonderfully, but the lyrics could have been b
PhantomOfTheOpera | Norway | 10/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a result of Carreras' wish to be able to sing some of the most beautiful instrumental music in the world. It's really a wonderful idea. I just wish he had had better lyricists.
The English lyricists, unfortunately, aren't always on target here. I feel they have varying success with the lyrics written to this wonderful music. In my opinion the song "Close to me" is one of the better attempts here while "Love is a melody" is not. I read a review of this song somewhere and the reviewer said that it reminded him of a person locked out because of the sentences "Searching in the night, I found the light I found the key" and unfortunately I have to agree with him.
The Spanish song "En Aranjuez con tu amor" (the music written by Joaquin Rodrigo) is my absolute favourite song in this album. I can't comment on the lyrics as I don't speak a single word of Spanish, but the music is really beautiful and no-one sings Spanish like Carreras. I also love the aforementioned "Close to me" where the music is written by Brahms. It's a wonderful and romantic piece of music and when you add the sensual voice of José Carreras it's an absolutely irresistible combination.
Even if I have a few reservations about the English lyrics I find this album to be very good; mostly because of Carreras' ability to make whatever he sings sound as though it comes directly from his heart. (I bet he could even sing my shopping list- which I might add, is not very exciting - with unrivalled passion). I wasn't sure whether to give the album 4 or 5 stars, but have decided to deduct one star, because of the English lyricists. José Carreras on the other hand, deserves 5 stars for doing a wonderful job with these sometimes soppy lyrics."