I have been thoroughly enjoying the second album released by X-Factor winner Joe McElderry. The album “Classical” is a radical departure from his previous pop releases and follows on from his fantastic performance on “Popstar to Opera Star”.
It contains classical favorites such as “Nessun Dorma” and my personal favorite “Va Pensiero”. There are also well known songs you can sign along to such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the film “The Wizard of Oz”.
Interestingly there is an adapted version of Nessun Dorma in English and the theme from the film Titanic “My Heart Will Go On” sung in Italian!
The tracks on the album are:
Canto Della Terra
She Was Beautiful (Featuring Milos)
Over the Rainbow
I Dreamed a Dream
Time to Say Goodbye
Il Mio Cuore Va (My Heart Will Go On)
Hear My Prayer (adapted from Nessun Dorma)
Dance With My Father
To Where You Are
Bonus – Nessun Dorma (Original)
It is a fantatsic album, combining some of the best of classical music favorites with more than a hint of a modern style and backing. I think it will be popular across the generations and gain Joe a whole new following.
My recommendation? Buy It!