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Portrait

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  • Audio CD (17 Oct. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B000B8TOTE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,505 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Vincent
  2. And I Love You So
  3. Portrait of My Love
  4. Where Do I Begin?
  5. These Foolish Things (Feat. Helen Ward)
  6. Cry Me a River
  7. Nature Boy
  8. Close to You
  9. You Belong to Me
  10. Make It Easy On Yourself
  11. Somewhere
  12. I Can't Help Falling in Love (With You)
  13. What the World Needs Now

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In 1987, the world was greeted by a new vocal talent. Shocked by the powerful, mature soulful voice of a 21 year old, the UK obliged by sending his debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up" to the top of the charts within 2 weeks of its release. The rest of the world soon followed suit with "Never Gonna Give You Up" reaching Number 1 in 16 other countries including most of Europe, Japan, United States and Australia. The following 2 years saw Rick continue to dominate the charts around the globe. In the UK, Rick was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career. Christmas 1987 bought Rick’s torch song rendition of Nat King Cole’s "When I Fall In Love" to the charts and, just as importantly, sowed a creative seed in the artist. "It did make me think," says an older, worldly-wise Astley, "that one day, I wouldn’t mind having another bash at that sort of song".

It’s only taken him 18 years to do it!

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After a twelve year absence from the UK music scene, Portrait sees British pop crooner Rick Astley return with an album of timeless covers. The collection is an eclectic mix of songs originally sung by such artists as Elvis Presley, Matt Monro, Andy Williams.
On listening to the first track, Don McLean's Vincent, one is instantly reminded of Astley's incredibly rich, powerful and emotive voice. If Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra were the benchmark for American male singers then Rick Astley's voice is surely the British equivalent. From the emotional Vincent on to moody renditions of songs as Cry Me A River and Nature Boy, and ending with an unconventional yet effective pop version of Bacharach and David's What The World Needs Now, Astley proves how great and versatile a singer he is. In our era of disposal celebrity culture and reality shows such as X Factor and Pop Idol, Rick Astley's Portrait is a timely reminder how the most gifted singers don't need television talent shows to showcase their talent. Their talent, quite literally, 'sings' for itself.
Portrait proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Rick Astley is one of the greatest male singers to ever grace a song. An essential purchase for anyone that loves music.
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Voice like melted chocolate. Really showcases how good a singer he is. Highly recommended.
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I can not get enough of that mans voice. Glad I found this, even it it's 8 years after the fact. Ricky's voice is just as smooth as the first time I heard it. Good cd...hope there is more to come.
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It's been a while since Mr. Astley's "Keep It Turned On" and the two tracks he recorded for the "Max" album.
I've always felt that Rick had the voice to explore the standard songs of the 40's and 50's. Now it's happened.
My particular favorites on this CD are "Portrait of My Love","And I Love You So", "Nature Boy" and "Cry Me a River".
What impresses me most about Rick Astley is that he really doesn't have to record at all. He's already made it. His love of music shows and his appreciation of others artists is apparent.
I love it when every word can be understood, whether it be in Rock, Soul, Jazz or contemporary styles.
Thank you Rick for making music beautiful and not just so much noise.
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I bought this, like many other CDs I buy, because it was cheap. Usually they are cheap for the right reason. The first time I listened to this, what a load of guff. The second time, I thought this album was done just for a payday. I persevered & so glad I did. What a fantastic piece of work. The more I listen to it, the more layers and depth I hear. It is so mood inspiring, totally relaxing if you have hard a hard day or you have a hard day ahead of you. I would recommend this album to everyone and ask them to listen carefully, listen to the originals and then realise what has gone into the making of this lp. I have since bought Rick's first two albums, in 2 cd format, as well as the T Shirt ! Yep, the 'things Rick Astley wouldn't do' one !
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finally rick decided to sing standards and he did a very good job!its only the style of the production that can devide some people.i think there are some masterpeaces on like"nature boy,these foolish things,where do i begin,somewhere,portrait of my love,make it easy on yourself"the style is very stripped down witch is good to hear his fantastic baritone!!it's sometimes like unplugged,some country and some jazzy sounds on there so i think enough for a tru music lover!!lets hope mr astley records a big band album!!
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I´m a big Rick Astley fan since 1987. And I´m still surprised what he can do with his voice. Having him singing all this classics is fabulous. I´m sure that he bringst with this Album this classic songs to a new audience. Just listen to his fantasic voice and enjoy every minute. The songs will send you a shiver down your spine and maybe even make you cry a tear, but in a very good way. Thanks a lot for this CD.
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