All That Echoes
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All That Echoes

February 5, 2013

  Song Title
False Alarms
Falling Slowly
She Moved Through The Fair
Below The Line
E Ti Prometterò (feat. Laura Pausini)
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
Un Alma Mas (feat. Arturo Sandoval)
Happy In My Heartache
Hollow Talk
I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)

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  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2013
  • Release Date: February 1, 2013
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2013 Reprise Records
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  • Total Length: 51:21
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  • ASIN: B00B3MN65K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (661 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,287 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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140 of 149 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Resounding. February 5, 2013
Format:Audio CD
I was surprised a couple years ago when I went to see what I liked so much playing on my Pandora and it was Josh Groban. His voice reminded me of a powerful Billy Joel with a gigantic range. Songs like "Awake," "Weeping," and "You Rise me Up," just seemed to resonate in my head. So I admit I like the David Foster days more than anything and the last album was a little bit of a let-down. None-the-less his voice has always remained strong and magnificent, so it's not like I thought "Illuminations" was total trash or anything.

Overall, "All that Echoes" is a charming, more layered and complex album than "Illuminations" and it's a welcome addition to the other five CD's he has released. I expect other fans will feel as I do, which is that this is the best Groban has been in a while, and certainly since the David Foster days that many people originally fell in love with.

First off, the songwriting on "All That Echoes" is some of Josh's best. This is completely apparent in the first few tracks, as they are as great as they are varied:

"Brave" and "False Alarms" both use interweaving plucked strings throughout with piano support. The songs build and show Josh growing in his songwriting and entering new territory that is definitely welcome. The sound is new and I find it exciting and it lets his voice go to places that weren't so often heard before. "Falling Slowly" is a throwback to the Groban of old. And it's fantastic. The song has one of his best chorus' and easily may be my favorite song on the album. A few other gems include:

"Happy in my Heartache," A medium paced songs that is incredibly uplifting for a break-up song.
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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Album to Savor from Start to Finish February 5, 2013
By Karen
Format:Audio CD
Remember when you used to listen to an album all the way through, feeling the ebb and flow of it and finding new nuances and favorites with each listen? Welcome to an album that's meant to be enjoyed as a whole work, not just a collection of possible singles. Like Illuminations, All that Echoes explores the theme of seeking, finding, and losing love, but with a more hopeful outlook and a more diverse range of styles and rhythms.

There's not a dud among these songs--I'll be listening through the whole way each time. That said, for me most of the standouts are the new ones, including False Alarms, a song that evokes longing and heartache but with a note of hope; Happy in My Heartache, a very different take on a similar theme, with folk and country undertones; the new single Brave, which is inspirational without being sappy; the stunningly beautiful Un Alma Mas, which features renowned trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; E Ti Promettero, a lovely duet with Laura Pausini; Sincera, a beautiful Italian power ballad; and Below the Line, a rocking anthem about combatting poverty that shouldn't work but does, brilliantly.

The cover choices are an interesting mix that highlight Groban's versatility. My favorites are Hollow Talk, a haunting song with an odd structure that works very well with his voice, and I Believe (When I Fall in Love), a lush, full-treatment version of the Stevie Wonder classic. She Moved Through the Fair, a traditional Irish tune, pairs his voice with the uilleann pipes, to wonderful effect. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and Falling Slowly are probably the safest choices in terms of meeting listeners' expectations, but he makes them his own with lovely, heartfelt interpretations.
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mature singer-songwriter February 5, 2013
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This album has an excellent mix of "old" and "new" Josh, but he sounds like he had more fun with the songwriting and recording than in Illuminations. He definitely shows a wide range and distinct style - the cover tracks would be really difficult to distinguish from the ones he wrote if you didn't already know they were covers.

Brave: Catchy anthem with an uplifting message...I've already found myself humming it while walking around, like if there were a movie about my life, I'd want this to be part of the soundtrack. Granted, I've also listened to it multiple times on Josh's website since he released the single, so perhaps there's a familiarity effect.

False Alarms: I really like how this starts with a melodic harp, then it takes a surprise turn into something more melancholy. It's a wistful piece, but with a bit of rocker style with an insistent beat.

Falling Slowly: A slow-dance kind of song from the musical "Once" that lets Josh loose into falsetto range, though I found the melody line slightly repetitious.

She Moved Through the Fair: A nice take on a classic Irish air, with Celtic harp and Uilleann pipes to add to the mood.

Below the Line: Another catchy piece that I've found myself humming, and the backstory is great (Josh participated in a program called 'Life Below the Line' challenging him to live off $1.50 for the day, basically like someone living below the poverty line). It's got a bit of tropical-feeling flair, with the flute and the percussion.

E Ti Promettero: A slow beginning builds into a soaring Italian duet with Laura Pausini, similar to "Time to Say Goodbye." One of my favorite pieces in this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Nice music and songs by Josh Groban, but still far away from the impact that the ones on the first two albums made on his fans.
Published 9 days ago by Juan Munoz
5.0 out of 5 stars Josh Groban
I liked Josh from the very first time I heard him. He has a magnificent voice and is very talented in how he uses it.
Published 12 days ago by Priscilla Grondin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift!
This was a birthday gift for my husband, he loves it! And I must admit, I love it too!!! I would recommend this collection to my friends.
Published 14 days ago by artemiza hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest voice ever
What can I say, pitch perfect, humble, loaded with talent and looks. A must buy. I am hooked. He is terrific.
Published 17 days ago by Judy
5.0 out of 5 stars Just look at that face
and just listen to that voice! Positively sublime! I actually much enjoy his earlier music and albums. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Lisa D.
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS CD
Josh Groban works his magic with his voice and his songs, totally peaceful and relaxing to listen to I loved every song
Published 29 days ago by REV. PAUL A. CANNARIATO
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Love the album. This is now one of my favorites! I am so glad that I ordered this regrets.
Published 1 month ago by Anna Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD Arrived in Great Shape!
Josh sings beautifully and this cd is very pleasant to listen to while I am working. It is a nice addition to my collection.
Published 1 month ago by C. Hayes
3.0 out of 5 stars Love his voice but songs are trite.
Sounds like the same old songs. He needs to branch out and find some new themes. The tunes are variations of some he has done before.
Published 1 month ago by Iron maiden
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album
I like Josh Groban's voice. I don't like this album as much as I liked his earlier work, but I still listen to it.
Published 1 month ago by Joann C. Supulski
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