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Alfie (2011)

Artist: Alfie Boe
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Format: CD
Sku: 228576521
UPC: 602527912837
UPC 14: 00602527912837
Release Date: 6/5/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Being Alive - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
2. Maria - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
3. When I Fall In Love - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
4. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, The - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
5. Song To the Siren - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra/Robert Plant) ~ Alfie Boe
6. When You Wish Upon a Star - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
7. Music of the Night - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
8. Someone To Watch Over Me - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
9. In My Daughter's Eyes - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
10. Over the Hills and Far Away ~ Alfie Boe
11. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra/Nick Jonas) ~ Alfie Boe
12. Wheels of a Dream - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
13. It Was a Very Good Year - (featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
14. Who Am I - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
15. Bring Him Home - (featuring Danish National Chamber Orchestra) ~ Alfie Boe
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Juliette Pochin, James Morgan (keyboards, programming).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Juliette Pochin; James Morgan.
Muze PNote Recording information: Ashmead Studios; Dean St Studios, London; DR Studios, Copenhagen; Smecky Soundstage, Prague.
Muze PNote Editors: Juliette Pochin; James Morgan.
Muze PNote Photographers: Colin Bell; Paul Marc Mitchell.
Muze PNote Having reached the U.K. Top Ten for the first time, performed for the English National Opera in La Boheme and The Mikado, and received rave reviews for his role as Jean Valjean in Les Mis?rables, Blackpool tenor Alfie Boe rounds off an incredible year with his fifth studio album, simply titled Alfie. Proving that it's not just the musical theater and classical pop worlds that appreciate his talent, the follow-up to commercial breakthrough Bring Him Home also features a collaboration with none other than Robert Plant, who lends his yearning tones to a moving orchestral interpretation of Tim Buckley's acoustic folk song "Song to the Siren." It's a shame that Boe couldn't have persuaded the Led Zeppelin legend to stick around a little longer, as it's by far the most compelling offering on a record that -- apart from an emotive operatic reworking of Martina McBride's "In My Daughter's Eyes" -- plays it pretty safe. Alongside an understated acoustic version of Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," there's a suitably wintry take on Judy Garland's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," an impassioned adaptation of 17th century traditional English folk song "Over the Hills and Far Away," and a lushly produced rendition of Frank Sinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year." But elsewhere, Boe continues to delve into a more familiar catalog of show tunes, from Gershwin's Oh, Kay! jazz standard "Someone to Watch Over Me" to Ragtime's stirring choral-led "Wheels of a Dream" to the two numbers from Les Mis?rables, "Who Am I?" and "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," the latter a duet with Michael Ball (better known as a solo piece for the character of Marius). Alfie should consolidate Boe's position as one of the U.K. classical crossover scene's biggest talents, but by proving he's capable of tackling material outside the box, you do wish that he'd be a bit braver and pursue his more adventurous leanings a little further. ~ Jon O'Brien

Producer: Juliette Pochin; James Morgan

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Muze Guest Artist Danish National Chamber Orchestra
Muze Guest Artist Robert Plant
Muze Guest Artist Nick Jonas

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Downton Abbey

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/05/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 001642202
Music Label Name Label : Decca (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527912837

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Boe,Alfie
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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