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Classic [CD]

Joe McElderry Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Aug 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B005C8VQRG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,939 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Canto Della Terra 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. She Was Beautiful [feat. Milos Karadaglic] 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Over The Rainbow 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Dreamed A Dream 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) 4:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On) 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hear My Prayer (Nessun Dorma) 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Solitaire 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dance With My Father 4:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Va Pensiero 3:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. To Where You Are 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Nessun Dorma 2:530.99  Buy MP3 


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Second studio album by the British singer and 2009 X Factor winner. The album follows his appearance on 'Popstar to Operastar' in 2010, and features several operatic ballads, including 'Va Pensiero' (Verdi) and 'Nessun Dorma' (Puccini), as well as covers of more contemporary tracks such as 'Dance With My Father' (originally recorded by Luther Vandross), 'Il Mio Curoe Va (My Heart Will Go On) (originally recorded by Celine Dion) and 'To Where You Are' (originally recorded by Josh Groban).

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC!! 22 Aug 2011
By HOLLY
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is Joe at his very best!! FANTASTIC album!!He has worked very hard in the past year and it shows!! These are the type of songs Joe needs to sing.He is NOT a pop singer but an easy listening/classic singer.Thank goodness someone had the sense to save this singer by changing his style of music.Simon Cowells loss!!He is a singer who has not yet reached his full potential because of his age but i see a great future for him if he sticks to this type of music."Over the rainbow" Joe gave a more updated version and he has pulled it off!! BEAUTIFULL!!his voice is superb on all tracks and the high notes just gives goosebumps!! This is a singer who if you like Josh Groban you will love Joe!!BUY this album and you will not be dissapointed!! If you read this Joe how about "YOU RAISE ME UP" i think you could make it your own as you have a voice which is superb for this song!! Well done Joe and all good wishes for your future success!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic & fantastic 22 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Voice!!!!!! that's all!!!!!
that is better than what we expect from a singing competition winner. so from a double singing competition winner? that is the perfect result! It's chilling, it's emotional, it's heartwarming!
what a voice! what a kind and friendly man!
I actually cannot wait for the next album already!
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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning album, showcasing Joe's beautiful voice 22 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
Much as I loved Joe's debut album (and still do) for its fun, upbeat feel, this second album is far superior because it truly showcases his best asset ... his gorgeous voice. The production is phenomenal: duet with the talented Milos Karadaglic and wonderful orchestral accompaniment for the rest of the songs. Well done Universal & Decca! And well done to Joe too! From the obvious care and attention lavished on this album, it's hard to believe that all the tracks for this exquisite album were recorded in just 6 days! That's the difference having a great team behind Joe (who evidently know what they're doing) can make.

There is not one weak track on this album. Joe puts his own unique stamp on these timeless classics - and I know I'll be playing this even more often than Wide Awake. My current favourite track is 'To Where You Are' - that had me in tears the first time I heard it and still gives me goosebumps now, several plays later. I'm a bit torn as I really want him to sing this on his tour in November - but I don't want to show myself up by blubbing either (and I know I will - Joe always sounds even better live)! I also love the fresh-sounding, upbeat, calypso style 'Over The Rainbow' - it was a great decision to go with that arrangement.

Definitely an album for discerning listeners who appreciate beautiful vocals. If you love Joe's voice, this album has to be part of your collection.

It's also an album that Joe himself should be very, very proud of.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Star becomes Opera Star 19 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
Although I am supposedly at the end of middle-age I voted for Joe throughout X Factor & Popstar to Opera Star feeling he has much talent to share. This is the first album of his that I have bought & I am not disappointed.
It is an ecclectic mix of well known musical pieces to which I think he brings an original & fresh interpretation. It makes wonderful listening in the car - and no-one knows that you're singing along!!
Fabulous Joe - let's have an encore!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe McElderry Classic CD 22 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
At last a CD that shows Joe's magnificent voice. I feel that he has finally found his niche and hope that he goes on to even greater things. Well done Joe!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy 21 Sep 2011
By liz012s
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Just bought this its a great buy Joe has a wonderful voice.A few old and new recordings Hope this is a massive hit for him
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72 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE RISE AND RISE OF A SANDANCER. 23 Aug 2011
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When you have been a fan of the boy from South Shields ever since the day he walked out onto a stage in a Manchester theatre in 2009 for his X Factor audition, it is very hard to be objective about his album output. 'Wide Awake' was in my opinion one of the most exciting albums to come from any winner of the X Factor competition. Since then a great deal of water has passed under the bridge in Joe's life and career. He is no longer a protege of Simon Cowell and has moved on with his career. He has recently won Popstar to Operastar with a mind numbing 77% of the public vote and was described by one of the greatest tenor voices in World, Rolando Villazon, his mentor on the show, as a potentially great opera singer. Always assuming that he was prepared to enter an opera conservatory for three years or more to dedicate himself exclusively to that artform. Probably one of the most significant events in his relatively short career has been to sign to the Decca Record label, part of the giant Universal group. This collaboration has changed everything for Joe. Decca recognize that Joe is no longer just another pop singer chasing the dragon of pop chart success. He is much, much more than that, he is a truly great vocalist with the ability to sing in a number of different genres. This latest album is the distillation of all the various elements of that diverse talent. It blends the charms of well known standard songs together with more than a passing referance to his newly aquired prowess as an operatic singer. There is little point in analysing this album, it is what it is, a stunning tribute to the vocal beauty and awesome skill of this 20 year old. He is due back in the recording studio next January and I would not mind betting that his next album will be even more spectacular than 'Classic'. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic CD
Joe Mcelderry song choice is great on this cd and his voice is very refreshing cd was in good condition and I had excellent service from seller
Published 9 days ago by heather morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this cd and all his others
F irst class singer would buy his music any time loved his music and voice from day one on x factor
Published 28 days ago by yvonne
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for my mum
Have listened to it. Easy songs to listen to and my mum loved it. Not my cup of tea normally.
Published 1 month ago by Debbie True
5.0 out of 5 stars review
this is a good listen to as it was bought as a present and the person has been nothing but satisfied with this as they are a joe fan must have for mcelderry fans.
Published 2 months ago by ANDREW LUMB
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic McElderrry
Thought he was brave to have a go at singing classical in the TV programme and well done to him for having the courage of his convictions to produce a classical album. Read more
Published 2 months ago by brookwoodsue
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe
I chose 5 because when Joe appeared on the Pop star to Opera Star and won it I could see that he would become an even better singer as time went by. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Maggieb
5.0 out of 5 stars cd
i bought this cd when it came out & loved it, but i mislaid it, that's why i ordered another one
Published 6 months ago by Anne Corcoran
5.0 out of 5 stars canny
great service and quality, classic sound and picture, just up my street and down the road as well so canny
Published 7 months ago by mr n hardy
5.0 out of 5 stars brillant
album to play again and again never get tired of of hearing the songs sung to perfection Joe is a great singer and i would urge others to buy .
Published 7 months ago by wendy clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Joe McElderry
I love every track on this disc, even the ones I don't usually like. that is down to the clarity and tone of Joe's lovely voice. Every word is distinguishable. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mrs. L. Bohen
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