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Liked some of the tracks, but....
on 30 December 2010
This was bought as a gift for myself by my daughter as I like Russell Watson and have been listening to it over the Christmas break..
My favourite track on it has to be track 5 - 'The Magic of Love' with Lionel Richie. what a combination of voices, its just magical and have enjoyed listening to this one track several times.
The only other track thats been new to me, ( but enjoyed the original) was Bridge over Troubled Water as I used to be a fan of Simon and Garfunkel. Even the orchestral background on this track was wonderful..
The downside of this CD is the fact that Russell Watson's voice was wasted on the rest of the easy on the ear songs.
For example, (track 9) To all the Girls I've Loved Before. Sorry, but no one sings this like Willie Nelson. The same goes for tracks 3 and 8. Takes me back listening to Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole..
I like Russell Watson singing 'heavier songs and have heard him singing one of Mario Lanza's well known songs -Be My Love. Now, when he sings this, the hair on my neck stand up, which for me, is the sign of a great performance.
I even enjoyed him performing with Andre Rieu...