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Noel (2007)

Artist: Josh Groban
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Format: CD
Sku: 205600337
UPC: 093624992950
UPC 14: 00093624992950
Release Date: 10/9/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Silent Night ~ Josh Groban
2. Little Drummer Boy ~ Josh Groban
3. I'll Be Home For Christmas ~ Josh Groban
4. Ave Maria ~ Josh Groban
5. Angels We Have Heard on High ~ Josh Groban
6. Thankful ~ Josh Groban
7. Christmas Song, The ~ Josh Groban
8. What Child Is This? ~ Josh Groban
9. First No?l, The ~ Josh Groban
10. Petit Papa No?l ~ Josh Groban
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear ~ Josh Groban
12. Panis Angelicus ~ Josh Groban
13. O Come All Ye Faithful ~ Josh Groban

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Josh Groban (piano); Dean Parks, Andy McKee (guitar); Lucia Micarelli (violin); Jochem van der Saag (programming); Richard Page (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Humberto Gatica.
Muze PNote Recording information: Chartmaker Studios; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Rak Studios; Westlake Audio.
Muze PNote Directors: Bill Ives ; Kirk Franklin; Craig Jessop.
Muze PNote Photographer: Frank Ockenfels.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: London Symphony Orchestra.
Muze PNote Arrangers: E. Taylor; Josh Groban; Kirk Franklin; William Ross ; Brad Dechter.
Muze PNote Only his fourth studio album, NOEL finds Josh Groban already tackling that canonical mainstay of the adult contemporary singer, the Christmas album. As always, NOEL is a masterfully performed set, balanced neatly between pop standards and the more operatic material that showcases Groban's roots. Interestingly, he sounds best on the most familiar holiday standards, like "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song," both of which he invests with casual, jazzy phrasing, providing a welcome disinclination for the usual Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby homages that many other young singers in the style fall into. Even this early into his career, Groban clearly has a deeply held sense of who he is as a singer and interpreter, and this lovely collection is proof that he's one of the most exciting adult contemporary stars to appear in ages.

Producer: David Foster

Engineer: Trent Walker; Jochem van der Saag; Humberto Gatica; Sean Adams; Jorge Vivo
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Josh Groban's Noel - CD Review
By: Mack Rawden Cinema Blend CD Reviews
Published on: 11/27/2007 10:18 PM
Before I start into this CD review, I need to get a few things out in the open. I love football. I drink beer on at least a semi-frequent basis, and I think boobs are a pretty good time. Now that you're aware of the aforementioned details, I'd just like to say Josh Groban's voice has the most soothing, angelic tone I have ever heard. I wish the calming timbre just followed me around on a loud speaker, whispering sweet nothings into my ears the full review

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Duets (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Djin Djin
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti Live In Boston
Muze Music Compilations Hit Man: David Foster & Friends
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti: Live in Boston (+ DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti Live In Boston
Muze Music Compilations Chris Botti: Live in Boston (+ DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Duets II
Muze Music Compilations Spirit Rising

Associated Artists and Works

Hill, Judith
Original Soundtrack
Chess in Concert [2008 London Concert Cast] [PA] ~ Original Soundtrack
Piano Tribute to Josh Groban, Vol. 2 ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/09/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 9362499295
Music Label Name Label : Reprise
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093624992950


Josh Groban

Groban's 'hands on' approach in the creative process of Awake is reflected in several Groban penned and produced songs along with musical contributions from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dave Matthews, Glen Ballard, Eric Mouquet, John Ondrasik (Five for Fighting) Marius DeVries, David Foster, Imogen Heap and Herbie Hancock.

Awake's 13 new songs including the first single, "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" show the Grammy nominated Groban's tremendous growth as a vocalist, producer and songwriter since he first appeared on the musical landscape.

"I learned from touring that my fans are really open-minded, musical, intelligent people and I feel like they want to come on this new journey with me. The music still sounds like it's coming from my heart and my soul and my voice. That is always the most important thing to me. My goal on Awake was to create the music and find the best people to help me create it," commented Groban.

With a lineup of stellar producers including Marius DeVries, Guy Sigsworth, Glen Ballard and David Foster, the album contains songs in Italian, Spanish and of course English. An early stand-out, "February Song" with Josh on keyboards came to the 25-year-old Los Angeles native on a sleepless night. "I wanted to write a song that melodically and lyrically represented the craziness I felt in that moment in the dark dark space. I walked over to the piano and it just came to me in a half hour in the most magical way."

Additionally, Groban recorded a suite of two stunningly haunting songs where he harmonizes with longtime idols Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The first song, the Groban/Dave Mattthews penned "Lullaby" is sung a cappella and the follow up, the South African song, "Weeping" which Josh first heard on a trip to South Africa. "The musical tapestry of the country and their heated history, the honor of meeting Nelson Mandela and visiting schools in Soweto was totally inspiring. And, it was a dream of a lifetime for me to sing with Ladysmith in the studio. I've loved them from the moment I heard Paul Simon's Graceland."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Groban,Josh
Product attributeLabel:   Warner/reprise/maverick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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