A Touch of Music in the Night
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This version of Music of the Night is also my favorite -- listen for minute changes of lyrics compared to the stage version which makes this somewhat a different song, while retaining all the incredible musical beauty of Andrew Lloyd Weber's composition which was the true driving force behind the popularity of the musical. (My favorite change, which is the key to the change in the song's emotional effect, is "DARE YOU TRUST the music of the night?" in place of a seductive statement.)
The album starts off strong with Michael's rendition of The Power of Love. Truly breathtaking and heart pounding. Worthy to be played in weddings. This would be the signature song for the whole album, in my opinion.
All the songs are stellar in their own rights. Michael's duet with Patti LaBelle (who would of thunk it?) is just delightful and sweet. Another great song for a wedding.
Stormy Weather? Love it. Speak Low? Love it. Serenade in Blue? Ah! Love it! It Goes Like It Goes? Whimsical - love it! Music of the Night duet with Barbara Streisand? A little odd, but still very well done. Papa, Can You Hear Me?/Piece of Sky - a tremendous finale.
The songs "She used to be mine," "Since you have stayed here," and "One of my best friends" are songs that are on the sad side and are, for me, the low points of the album. Even though they are well sung by Michael (probably sung from his heart as it eminates like he's trying to convey a truth from his life) they are topically sad songs and a bit depressing, so I don't heavily favor those.
A Touch of Music in the Night starts off powerfully, carries through strongly with only a few low points (the sad songs), and ends spectacularly. Michael Crawford is tremendous in this album. I want more like these in the future!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love Michael Crawford, you will love this CD. The only song I did not like was the duet with Barbra Streisand. She tries to sing over him and it just ruins the song. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ana
A very nice selection of Music, and a pleasure to listen to. I put my player on repeat, and listened 3 times in a row.Published 10 months ago by iashutterbug
I just love his voice. He can sing anything and takes my breath away.Published 15 months ago by Margaret
Sounds like Michael is drugged or just waking up in most of these songs. I hardly ever play the CD now. No hint of the power or magic Michael's music can deliver.Published 17 months ago by Marp
was a replacement of an older CD..loved it then, love it even more now..Great artistPublished 19 months ago by Sharon G. Jacobsen
The album is beautiful. The songs are well-sung by a very fine tenor. Vocally, he does tend to swallow his sound, that is, sing in (not from) the back of his throat. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David B. Phillips