Fans of pop-classical baritone Josh Groban will definitely be putting this at the very top of this year's Christmas wish-list. Already a number one selling DVD in the States, this video not only contains Groban's 2002 PBS Great Performances concert from Pasadena, California, but also includes a 37-minute CD with seven songs from this live show, plus seasonal favourite, O Holy Night. If you already own Groban's self-titled debut album, then you'll adore hearing and seeing them in a live context. The big bonus is that you also get a couple of extra tracks: Broken Vow, accompanied by Groban's mentor, David Foster on piano and For Always (from Steven Spielberg's movie A.I.) conducted by John Williams with full orchestra. And the DVD also boasts backstage footage shot by Groban's brother Chris and a documentary on 'The Making Of' the special, including interviews with Groban, Foster and Williams. Amongst the guest stars are Angie Stone duetting on The Prayer, Andrea Corr from The Corrs on Canto Alla Vita, and Rhys Fuller from Delirium on keyboards and Lili Haydn on violin. Stirring stirring stuff.
'Closer' sees Josh Groban back in the studio with the acclaimed producer David Foster and guest stars including Deep Forrest, and Joshua Bell. Josh Groban's self-titled debut album was a huge success, introducing his stunning voice to the world stage. There is no doubt Josh Groban is an extremely special talent. For his follow-up album the Los Angeles-born Groban returns with another set of glorious vocal performances that will once again wow his legions of fans the world over and introduce him to an even greater audience.