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What I've found, after MANY spins through the entire CD, is a much more exciting, vibrant collection than his previous studio and live releases. "Closer" is the union of Josh Groban's great voice, first-rate material perfectly suited to his strengths, and the heart of a singer who sounds like he'd rather wade into the audience than front an orchestra. And he's not just a singer; he co-wrote some excellent songs in this collection, plays piano, and could have (but doesn't) play drums as well. In other words, there's a lot more music in Josh Groban than just his voice, and in interviews, he's expressed his wish to bring out more of his talents in future releases.
Back to the music: it's excellent. While the voice alone could carry these songs and hold your interest, the variety of moods, arrangements, even genres, makes this collection a huge step forward from his strong debut CD. This is an adult contemporary CD for rock fans, a pop CD for classical music lovers, and a great CD for multi-genre fans who like strong voices and smart music.
Never ceasing to be amazing, Josh fills every note with a musicality and passion that many young pop stars seem to be incapable of commandeering.
Josh's musicality clearly shines through as he shows his ability to not only sing like an angel but also compose lyrics, orchestrate arrangements, and accompany himself on the piano.
A must for fans of his first album and his unique style.
I truly recommend this CD.
"Closer" explores more types of music than the debut album; a few seem *almost* pop-ish, we get to hear Josh sing in French, and we do, in fact, get a little "closer" to who Josh is and the direction he is taking with his music. (It's quite a thrill to hear Josh on piano and some songs take on a more personal meaning since Josh helped write lyrics and/or music for three tracks.) Fans of the first album will not be disappointed-- we still get the soaring vocals we've come to love and the classic sound you can't find on the radio.
Never heard of Josh? Order it! Love Josh? Order it! Either way, this album is full of the most amazing music you will ever hear. *Tara
PS: The two additional tracks on this limited edition version is worth the purchase on their own. AND if you were lucky to snag the "Internet Lmited Edition" (which is out-of-print), the two EXTRA songs on there are great. I have all three versions myself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love all the songs but especially Broken Vow and She's Out Of My Life. Josh Groban's voice is beautiful and has such a wide range . The CD arrived in very good condition. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Dorothy E. Riley
Good shape, no problems with CD. I already had this excellent CD but bought this for the expanded version (the 2 extra songs).Published 2 months ago by grandmaneci
This is my favorite Josh Groban c.d. Even though some of the songs are not in English I still love the c.dPublished 4 months ago by Jean C.
"You Lift Me Up" in an inspirational performance. As good as it gets!Published 12 months ago by maddog11111111
My favorite track on this CD is "My Confession". It is not to be beat!!!Published on July 26, 2014 by Shannon2010
As I've said so many times, Josh is probably one of our greatest voices ever. As long as he keeps producing CDs and DVDs, we'll keep buying.Published on February 6, 2014 by RG
Josh says the songs on this collection are closer to who he is and the music he loves. Very exquisite songs on here and Josh's warm, silky, rich voice enhance them. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by L. M. Keefer