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Kerry Ellis Audio CD
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Kerry trained at Laine Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes Svetlana in Chess In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall opposite Josh
Groban, Adam Pascal and Marti Pellow; Fantine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s
Theatre and Ellen in the National Tour of Miss Saigon. She created the role of Meat in
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  • Audio CD (13 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B003FST942
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,552 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Anthem 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Can't Be Your Friend (This Can't Be Over) 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. You Have To Be There 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love It When You Call 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Save Me 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Diamonds Are Forever 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (Album Version) 5:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. I Loved A Butterfly 3:090.99  Buy MP3 

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Anthems is the debut album from Kerry Ellis, the voice behind the hugely successful show-stopping musicals Chess, Wicked, We Will Rock You and more recently Oliver!. The album is packed full of suitably epic songs from musicals and is produced by Brian May (Queen).

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The voice behind the hugely successful show-stopping musicals Chess Wicked We Will Rock You and Oliver. This outstanding album is packed full of epic sounding songs from musicals and is produced by Brian May (from Queen).
1. Dangerland
2. Anthem
3. I Can't Be Your Friend (This Can't Be Over)
4. Defying Gravity
5. I'm Not That Girl
6. You Have To Be There
7. Love It When You Call
8. Save Me
9. Diamonds Are Forever
10. No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
11. I Loved A Butterfly

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anthems 11 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this album! my pre-order copy came today and I suppose I could be counted as a 'new' Kerry fan as although I had heard of her before now and thought she was very good, I never appreciated just how good she was until I heard this album.
Track by track:

1. Dangerland- very good start to the album, probably not my favourite, definately anthemic 4/5
2. Anthem- amazing, one of the best songs from chess and with added Brain May guitar, what more could you want! 5/5
3. I can't be your friend- Written by May and Black- incredible 5/5
4. Defying gravity- I don't think I need to say more than wow for this- 5/5
5. I'm not that girl- more rocky than it is in the musical, but this way it fits in more with the album, I like the song, but not as much as defying gravity 4/5
6. You have to be there- I have never heard this song before which is from a swedish musical written by Benny and Bjorn of ABBA - this may become another favourite 5/5
7. Love it when you call- My favourite song from 'The Feeling' and kerry does it justice and them some, great harmonies- 5/5
8. save me- cover of Queen song 3.5/5
9. Diamonds are forever- again another amazing version of a classic, kerry has a unique style and never sounds as though she is trying to copy anyone- not that she needs to, very atmospheric- 5/5
10. No one but you- this is by far the best song of the album, sounds as though this was written for her it suits her so well - 5/5
11 I loved a butterfly- more chilled end to the album 4/5

This album should do well, it deserves to as it fits so well with her voice and style, there is no filler and not a bad song on it!Buy this, you will not regret it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If you haven't heard Kerry Ellis sing before, you haven't lived. simply the BEST cd i have ever had the pleasure of purchasing. Beautiful tone, great song selection with amazing re-vamps and some new songs too. If you like Queen and you like things that little bit different then you need to buy this Cd. I have it on repeat since the day a bought it, brilliant buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Glitters in places 10 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
I have been a Queen fan all my life and I was even a fan of the Paul Rodgers partnership which, contrary to belief and narrow-minded critics inappropriately making hopeless Mercury comparisons, I thought was great. Cosmos Rocks was a great LP.

The reason I opened talking about Queen was because this album, in case you didn't know, was produced by Brian May. Now, I am a huge fan and admirer of his but sometimes these tracks come across as overproduced. I had the pleasure of seeing Kerry live in Wicked and she has an outstanding voice and whilst hearing that inimitable Brian May sound roaring through 'Defying Gravity', you can't help but think that the track is just overkill from beginning to end. A great song is one that starts from nothing and then builds to something magical. Crashing and bashing through songs just ruins the whole atmosphere. Especially for slower numbers like 'Anthem' and even Brian's own 'No-One But You'.

Because the music and production is so huge, Kerry Ellis ends up shouting most of the album to be heard and she seems to be showing off that she can belt rather than showing her more sensitive side when it would be appropriate. The best songs are probably the ones composed for the album with the majority being covers that end up being Brian May covers with Kerry belting away. I still give this three stars as sometimes it works but you may end up with a headache if you listen to the album in one go. I like noise, I am a big Muse fan for example, but big loud moments need to be built up to. Without the build up, the climax is not effective and that is what I feel when listening to many of these songs. 'Diamonds are Forever' is just bizarre and 'I Love it when you Call' comes across as an unnecssary attempt for both Kerry and Brian to get "down wit da kids".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Having waited for this album to be released for so long, the obvious thought was that it couldn't possibly live up to your hopes - oh how wrong can you be?!
For those that don't know Kerry, she has been performing in musicals on both sides of the Atlantic to great critical praise for many years and has been nurtured by Brian May, who, as well as writing 2 new songs for album, also played multiple instruments and also produced the whole thing!
This album mixes songs from musicals (but performed with a real twist that will delight even those who don't really enjoy typical musical theatre) with contemporary tracks that really showcase Kerry's superb vocal talents.
I can honestly say, with hand on heart, that I adore every single track on the album (and ask yourself how often you can say that about a whole CD!).
Buy this album, believe me, you will NOT be disappointed!

P.S. If you want to see Kerry, she's appearing as Nancy in 'Oliver' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, until it closes on 8th Jan 2011 - but please note, she does NOT appear on Wed and Thur evenings.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If It's Possible.. She Just Got Better 12 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
I've been a huge Kerry Ellis Fan for years, so this album for me has been long awaited..
I can honestly say that I am far from disappointed.. there's not one dull moment on the entire album, I can't bring myself to stop playing it.

Kerry Ellis is a powerhouse, not one note sounds off, whether live or recorded, rock or pop, only Brian May could of produced this album!
Every song is different from the next, some from Musical Theatre, some new songs written by Brian May.. and even Diamonds Are Forever has been partly re- written.. just to make it shiny and new for this spectacular album.. I'm still waiting to find one person that can honestly say they don't like every song.

Only once in a lifetime does an album like this arrive..
until her second album.. which I hope will not take as long as her first to be available to Pre- Order...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, interesting and simply great!!
An essential addition to any collection
Published 25 days ago by Mr. M. Forshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Published 1 month ago by miss g nutt
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It When She Sings!
A marvellous album full of highlights from a lady with a powerful voice backed by the distinctive sound of Brian May's guitar. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mark Syder
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine album from an underrated artist.
Kerry deserves to be more successful than she has. Talent and ability are clearly not aligned with success or she would be a megastar. Read more
Published 4 months ago by susan forshaw
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
What a beautiful sound Kerry and Brian May make together, wonderful album and well worth getting! I will be looking for some more.
Published 12 months ago by Stephen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs with a definite Brian May influence
Great voice and a couple of really catchy songs (Defying Gravity and Love It When You Call). Not brilliant but there is a definite Brian May influence on guitar which makes it... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr Ian R Pearce
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
Disappointing. Only liked one track and that was the one with Brian May! However, this could have been a great entry for the Eurovision Song Contest!
Published 16 months ago by Beverley Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Kerry Ellis and Brian May make a Wicked team!
This is one of my all time favourite albums. The power of Kerry's voice blends perfectly with Brian May's unique guitar sound. Read more
Published 18 months ago by W P TAGGART
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting!
Nevertheless it's a good rocking album with some good new songs and some well known ones along the way.
Great for in the car!!!
Published 18 months ago by Trickydicky
5.0 out of 5 stars Kerry Ellis Anthems
Fantastic voice, very powerful... really enjoy listening to Kerry and like the bits with Brian May, they work well together.
Published on 22 May 2012 by liz
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