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Roads

October 30, 2012

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 46:34
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  • ASIN: B009S8PDZM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,316 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Has an amazing voice.
Nancy
I look forward to seeing him soon & can't wait for his next CD.
CHERYL PRESS
I will probably buy more of his CD's.
Elaine R. Tucker

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Denise R. on October 30, 2012
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For his debut album, Roads, The Voice alumnus Chris Mann weaves together an unexpected mix of classical, country, and pop songs together into an intimate, warm musical tapestry.

If you didn't know, you'd never guess that this is Mann's debut album. His confident, deeply-felt delivery of the songs gives the impression of a veteran singer and performer.

Though most of the songs on this album are covers, Mann presents them as fresh creations, using the artistry of his powerful, expressive voice to make them indelibly his.

Mann duets with his mentor from The Voice, Christina Aguilera, on Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter." The song sheds the stripped down, organic feeling of the original in favor of a dramatic, string-filled number, packed with emotion and longing. It'll get stuck in your head long after you've finished listening.

Though I had my doubts as to how successful Mann would be with Willie Nelson's classic "Always on My Mind" - one of my very favorite songs, ever - its intimate, heartfelt and very contemporary delivery brought a freshness to it which I liked very much. (If I were the woman he were singing that to, all would be forgiven!)

Frank Sinatra's iconic and inspirational song, "My Way" - another American classic - is also given new life, and will surely get you tapping your toe and then singing along. It's one of the album's highlights.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SR on November 4, 2012
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To sing "My Way" the Frank Sinatra-associated standard meant a great deal to Mann, whose late grandfather had himself once headed to L.A. in an attempt to make it as a Sinatra-influenced crooner, only to shelve his dream, return to Kansas and start a family. "I was raised on Sinatra by my granddad, so I have a strong connection to him as I'm pursuing my own dream," says Mann in a particularly emotional moment. "If he'd known that I'd one day be recording the only other official version of `My Way,' he would be so proud and excited."

Chris Mann sings better than Josh Groban in my opinion because he has a much more controlled vibrato. I was impressed with the songs and the arrangements on this cd and I actually like every selection on the cd, which rarely ever happens. This is a cd that everyone should have in their collection. One of the very best!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Haenel on January 14, 2013
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Love this guy's voice and that bit of "popera" (pop/opera) quality about some of his songs. As a fan of Andrea Bocelli, I am so glad to hear someone with similar qualities in his music. He sounds great in straight pop songs, too, but I love the mix of everything from opera to pop on this CD.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bobbi Erickson on November 15, 2012
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I love this music! I saw Chris in concert! What an amazing artist and entertainer! I can't wait to hear more from him!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andy Lew on March 2, 2013
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I first saw him on "VOICE" and thought he was the best contestant. He also looks like a movie star, so he should go far. I know this CD was thrown together quickly, but I'm anxious to hear what comes next. I will be buying it too.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 17, 2012
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Over a year ago, Chris Mann was featured on one of the other campaigns I participated in (I forget which website it was?) as a new upcoming artist. A few months later, he actually became the fourth place finalist from the second season of "The Voice". He was able to work with Christina Aguilera as his mentor. I was in awe of not only of his talents (he is an awesome singer!) but also of his good looks. He is a hottie!

I was really excited about getting picked to review his new album "ROADS" (released Oct. 30, 2012) for One2OneNetwork! His voice reminds me of a crossover between Josh Groban, Michael Buble and Elliott Yamin. He just has a really sensual side to him with a little R&B and opera mixed in with his contemporary style of music. He can reach really high notes (think in the styles of Christina Aguilera & Celine Dion) which is impressive. He sings with such romanticism and passion, makes you melt like butter. This album would be perfect to play during a dinner party or a romantic night with your lover...or while you're relaxing in the hot tub with some candles lit up.

The first song Roads in the album is probably my favorite. The words have so much meaning for me personally. His renditions of songs like "I Need You Now" (by Lady Antebellum), "On A Night Like This" (by Dave Barnes) and "Ave Maria" (a classic!) were very well done. Not to say the other songs weren't well done at all, but those were some of my other favorites. He sang Coldplay's song "Viva La Vida" and I just didn't think it suited him. Although I like the song itself, I just didn't think it was his kind of style. But good for him for trying. Overall, I think he has a heavenly voice and is great eye candy. His album wasn't mind-blowing by any means but I thought it was a good debut.
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