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Alfie

Alfie Boe Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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In 1994 Alfie Boe was crowned the greatest. It was a metaphoric crown; the West London Karaoke Championship don't do real crowns. Not even paper ones. But it was good enough. He won for a scorching rendition of Elvis' 'Suspicious Minds'; the locals in the pub that night hadn't seen or heard anything quite like it. Since then he's bagged a few more awards, including ... Read more in Amazon's Alfie Boe Store

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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B006U0VYTK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,954 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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After the tremendous success of his first Decca album, Bring Him Home last year, critically acclaimed tenor and theater star, Alfie Boe, returns with the release of his eagerly-awaited follow-up, Alfie

Alfie presents a collection of the most beautiful and timeless songs, sung just the way you want to hear them. Such romantic classics as the forever popular When I Fall In Love, Leonard Bernstein s impassioned Maria from West Side Story and Ewan MacColl s heartfelt folk song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

Having teamed up with good friend Matt Lucas for a duet on his first album, Alfie continues to surprise us with his unlikely, but perfect, pairings by being joined here by one of his heroes, rock legend Robert Plant. After a chance meeting in a bar, the two singers were soon in a studio recording this extremely moving version of Tim Buckley s Song To The Siren. Having been called Boe, the Bad Boy of Opera it was entirely fitting that Alfie should welcome Plant onto his new record, and, somewhat surprisingly, their voices blend beautifully against the delicate orchestration. They repeated this duet memorably this past November in a special performance Alfie Boe Live in Concert from London s acclaimed Royal Festival Hall. The concert will be broadcast nationally on PBS stations this coming June.

It is hard to believe that Alfie has had time to record a new album as he is still in the midst of his incredible stint in Les Misérables, taking the lead role of Jean Valjean. Here Alfie is joined by by another pop star Nick Jonas for a duet version of Empty Chairs at Empty Tables. Who better to duet with Alfie for this than this young star who played Marius in last year s acclaimed concert version of Les Miserables also broadcast nationally on PBS stations and available from home video.

Alfie s versatile voice takes us on a journey through the musicals, with the uplifting Being Alive from the musical Company, the all-time favourite Music Of The Night from Phantom of the Opera, George Gershwin s jazz standard Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh, Kay!, Wheels of a Dream from the musical Ragtime and of course Jean Valjean s own Who Am I ( I m Jean Valjean! ) from Les Mis.

Alfie is made up of songs of genuine power and quality, a status that is only enhanced when interpreted by one of the world s great voices. Some of these timeless classics are forever associated with their original interpreter so it is a tribute to Alfie Boe s artistry that he gives each one his own individual stamp. One imagines Alfie singing to his 3-year-old daughter with the wistful When You Wish Upon A Star from the 1940 Disney classic Pinocchio. The album is rounded out by a reprise of Alfie s signature song, the stunningly beautiful Bring Him Home from Les Mis. With Alfie Boe s ringing tenor voice, the magic of the musical has never sounded more enchanting.

From the Artist

To all my wonderful fans, I can't thank you enough for all your loyal support and the love that you show me. Your kind words and generosity towards me and my family warms my heart and I send my love to you and hope I can continue to bring you good music and give you comfort and joy.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America, Brace Yourself: Alfie Boe is a Star! June 5, 2012
Format:Audio CD
American music fans are in for such a treat because Alfie Boe, alas, has finally hit these shores, bringing a world of talent with him. He has the voice of an angel, singing with such passion, compassion, beauty and poise. This is a once-in-a-lifetime presence, with a voice that is truly a gift from God.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Artistry and Soul June 12, 2012
By pame
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Alfie" is an amazing album, Alfie Boe's best to date, (and yes I have them all). There is a depth to this album. Alfie infuses himself into each selection, giving each song a part of his soul and then motivating you as listener to connect with it in a very personal way regardless of the individual genre. The man can sing it all and sing it beautifully. Well done, Mr. Boe. You are so much more than just a singer-- you, sir, are truly an Artist!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ALFIE June 12, 2012
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Alfie Boe sings songs that touch your soul and go straight to your heart, and his voice has the power to move you to tears. This cd is an incredible experience that goes beyond just listening, it surrounds you with beauty, grace, and joy.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alfie Boe Continues to Impress June 5, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Alfie Boe, often called Britain's favorite tenor, has risen to the ranks of being able to sell an album/CD using only his first name as a title. While to some that may suggest egotism, knowing Alfie Boe's stage presence and history of warmth with audiences where he performs it only can seem personal - a sense of honesty that doesn't require a lot of hoopla in order to sell a new release. On this new CD Boe (or should we simply refer to him as Alfie?!) offers a selection of beautiful tunes and songs, show tunes and standards, that he makes his own in his beautifully rich tenor voice and communicative singing.

As a tribute to the entire musical spectrum (he is known for opera such as 'La Boheme', light opera such as Les Misérables) he teams with Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame in 'Song to the Siren' and honors musical theater's brightest star Michael Ball in singing a duet from 'Les Misérables' - 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables', the solo spot for Ball in the original London cast as Marius in 'Les Misérables'.

Alfie Boe's selection of songs is a solid one and one that will surely please the growing following this talented young tenor is gathering. The songs on this CD are as follows: ' Being Alive' from 'Company', 'Maria' from "West Side Story', 'When I Fall In Love', 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', a lovely and gentle 'When You Wish Upon a Star' from Disney's film 'Pinocchio', 'Music of the Night' from 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Someone to Watch Over Me' from 'Oh, Kay!', 'Song to the Siren (with Robert Plant)', 'In My Daughter's Eyes' 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables (with Michael Ball) from 'Les Misérables', 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime', 'It Was a Very Good Year', and 'Who Am I' from 'Les Misérables.'
This is one of Alfie Boe's strongest releases to date and a very appropriate on for this season or any season. He can bring warmth into any home! Grady Harp, June 12
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing June 8, 2012
By NYC385
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The voice of Alfie Boe is so special, it will take your breath away. He can sing anything from opera to rock & pop. Take a listen! This CD will immediately be the #1 on your playlist.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alfie could sing the telephone book... June 5, 2012
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I often get bored listening to an entire album, but I have this CD on repeat, and have listened to it since it was delivered earlier in the morning. Great sounding CD, and great selection of music! And, YES, he could sing the telephone book, and I would enjoy it!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Alfie Boe" 101 June 14, 2012
By Lorelei
Format:Audio CD
For those who wonder what all the noise is about perhaps introductions are in order:

Alfie Boe is a British tenor with a "Cinderella" backstory (if Cindy was at it for almost 20yrs). Alfie was working as a mechanic in a car factory, singing to relieve the boredom, when a customer suggested he audition for a London opera company. He took a chance, got hired for the chorus, toured for a year, and decided to get some real training. Attended the Royal College of Music (4 yrs), National Opera Studio, began singing in UK houses, entered the Royal Opera House's Young Artists' Program when Baz Lurhmann (yeah, the movie director) picked Alfie for the lead his Broadway production of La Boheme in 2002. The principle cast won a Tony.

Alfie toured with the Boston Pops, sang leads in practically every UK opera house, several in Europe, began recording. Then in 2010 Cameron Macintosh, the producer, chose him to play Jean Valjean in the concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Les Miserables." Alfie took some heat from the opera establishment for "lowering himself" by singing in a musical. The Les Mis crowd didn't agree. Mid-show standing ovations are extremely rare in musicals, Alfie got over 4 minutes. His career took off in England, and when the 25th Les Mis dvd played on PBS in the States, it took off here too.

Alfie has a motto, "There are only two kinds of music: good and bad. I just want to sing the good stuff." He's a fan of rock (Led Zep, Pink Floyd), roll (Elvis), gospel, blues, jazz, folk, country, musicals, standards, ballads, classical. With a marvelous voice and all that training, if he loves a song, and thinks his voice will suit it, he'll sing it.

It's been awhile since we've heard good, trained voices singing anything.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alfie Boe's amazing gift! June 12, 2012
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I am so happy that Alfie Boe's music is now available in the US. He has one of the most amazing voices that I have heard in recent times! I love listening to every song, from Les Mis to opera, ballads, show tunes, and now even rock and jazz. He is able to sing them all with beauty and passion. This new album features a wide mix of amazing songs. He does indeed have a gift and I'm so glad that he's sharing it with us!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I never tire of Alfie !!!
Published 7 days ago by Janet Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT..
EXCELLENT....ALFIE REMINDS ME SO VERY MUCH OF THE GREAT MARIO LANZA....& coincidently their discovery stories are similar...ALFIE IS ONE OF MY SPECIAL FAVORITES!!!!
Published 19 days ago by Marilyn W. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful
Published 1 month ago by Ruth Scovill
5.0 out of 5 stars Alfie - enough said :)
What can you say? It's the best tenor in today's world singing as well as he always does! Every time I hear something new from Alfie I realize all over again what a remarkable... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. S. Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars We had watched the 25th Anniversary DVD of Les Miserables over and...
My wife got me this CD last xmas. We had watched the 25th Anniversary DVD of Les Miserables over and over and were always amazed at Alfie's voice and range. Read more
Published 1 month ago by sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love his voice
Published 2 months ago by Phoebe F. Czachor
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best of all is albums.
Published 2 months ago by Mary P. Tobi
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book.
What a wonderful job he did in communicating who he is, what he values and loves, and what he has been through in his life. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Eileen Sutterfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Alfie Boe's voice
I am totally captured by his voice. It's absolutely beautiful. I play this disc everyday and enjoy it just as much as the first time I listened.
Published 7 months ago by Sammy Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Beautiful voice
My daughter introduced me to this singer. I immediately sought out his recordings on the internet and found this wonderful CD. It's Great!! .
Published 7 months ago by Eugene A. Crawford
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US release date for "Alfie"
Good question. I had mine shipped from the UK the day it was released. Paid a lot more than I would have with a US release but it was worth the extra money to get it months earlier. Ordered concert DVD and pre ordered his book from UK site as well. Don't know what's wrong with US distributors... Read More
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