This is a nice album - one of three I purchased by Alfie Boe after hearing him on Classic FM, and because they were so reasonably priced.
He sounds a very old-fashioned type singer (not many about) and sings very much in the old style. Whilst there are quite a few old-type singers, they always manage to sound 'modern' somehow which 'cheapens' the effect - Alfie succeeds where many fail in this area in my opinion and sounds rather 'classy'. He is also able to reach those dramatic top notes with ease - and also those softer and much gentler ones too when needed.
I think the first half of this album is better than the second - perhaps because I am more familiar with the songs in the first half.
Didn't know much about him, but when I went to see some clips of him on YouTube he looks pretty fit to me!