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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 243 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,651 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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By Denise R. TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 30, 2012
Format: Audio CD
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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By Live4Him 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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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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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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I have no clue why this guy has not yet won a Grammy for this album! Maybe it's a timing sort of thing.

This guy can sing like you can't believe! His voice is obviously well trained. I think he sang opera in Europe. His voice is powerful, clear, rich, stunning!

Please note I NEVER rave about singers. I don't even watch the Grammys b/c I think most of them can't even sing.

This guy is in a league of his own!

His interpretation of the music is also phenomenal. It's like for each song his voice takes on a different character if you will a different emotional state.

This guy knocks it right out of the ball park!

I really think a talent like Chris Mann only comes along once, say, every one or two decades. I don't know him and don't work for him or anything so I'm not getting paid or anything to write this.

His rendition of "My Way," is truly unbelievable. You have to hear it to believe it. It starts out softly but really builds very powerfully towards the end.

I listen to him sing and he truly inspires me (I know that sounds really corny) to do my art. I just get goose bumps.

I can't describe it.

This guy is a MAJOR talent. Give this album a chance. If you like the genre of Josh Groban at all, the classical, pop, type you'll love this album.

This guy can sing!!! Very refreshing when so many people in the music industry can't sing at all- in my opinion. I think they get in b/c they good looking and probably know people. This guy has it all. Truly! Give it a shot, you won't be sorry.

And,again, I never rave about singers. I just don't. Chris Mann is really unbelievable.
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I had no idea who Chris Mann was prior to seeing him as the Phantom in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (I don't really watch a lot of popular TV and most of what I do watch is either sci-fi or mystery/crime/drama). I was so impressed with his performance and his powerful voice that I looked him up immediately, on returning home, and ordered this CD because of that. The CD may seem a little uneven on first listen (especially for those who are only really familiar with a handful or so of popular Broadway musicals or are expecting something a bit more pop-based or immediately, easily accessible), but it will grow on you rapidly and start to seem more and more like an ode to living life to its fullest and to experiencing love in all aspects and embracing all of what that means, both in terms of joy and sorrow. I've had this on continual repeat for most of the day and I'm not at all inclined to take it off, that's how much I enjoy it. It's not the kind of thing you can easily sing along with, all the time, but more the sort of thing you put on and turn up and just sit back and immerse yourself within and let go of yourself and all else in order to let the music just soak into your heart and soul. I've already ordered his new CD and I'm looking forward to following his career in the years to come!
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