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Formato: CD de audio
Firstly, I have no idea how I was lucky enough to get the album so quickly (I pre-ordered it on around the 10th, when Amazon was listing the release for the 13th, then it was delayed, but then I received it on the 19th). The album will be officially released on April 9th in the UK. I live in NY, USA, and the album I received is a German import. Whew!
Onto the album:
1. Show Me Light (Ramin Karimloo/Tom Nichols/Mathias Wollo/Don Mescall) - One of my favorites. It somehow speaks to my soul. Yea, you read that right.
2. Coming Home (Greg Wells/Ryan Tedder) - I was surprised to find that this was a "Tedder" song. I like Tedder's music (whether for OneRepublic or other artists), but his songs are often similar. I find myself singing the chorus as I go about my daily business. :)
3. Music of the Night (ALW) - OK, when I first heard the score change I channeled Randy Jackson and was like, "I don't know, dawg..." But then I was like, "Naw, it's still good and captivating." Must be the voice.
4. Broken Home (Don Mescall/Mathias Wollo/Ramin Karimloo/Tom Nichols) - Earnest, upbeat, but a bit depressing. Does that make sense? It will if you listen to the song.
5. Guiding Light (Matthew Bellamy) - The Muse cover. I had to go listen to the original, and I must say, I prefer Ramin's interpretation. But, I don't view it as a competition: a good song is a good song. This is a good song, lyrically and musically.
6. Song of the Human Heart (Duncan Sheik) - Beautiful. This song is beautiful.
7. Constant Angel (Don Mescall/Mike Reid) - Another song that I just enjoy. I "get" it.
8. Till I Hear You Sing (ALW) - Once again, new score. I love the opening. This version also uses the lyric changes that you may or may not have heard ("and sometimes in darkness," etc.). No matter your opinion of LND, this song is epic and haunting beautiful.
9. Eyes of a Child (Mathias Wollo/Tom Nichols/Don Mescall/Ramin Karimloo) - I like it.
10. Inside My World (Mathias Wollo/Tom Nichols/Ramin Karimloo) - Hmmm, kind of sad...
11. Everything I Do (I Do It For You) (Michael Kamen/Robert John "Mutt" Lange/Bryan Adams) - Oh, how I remember this song filling the airwaves from the days of my youth. Images of the video flood my mind: the obligatory guitar solo, the guitarist long hair flowing in the breeze...but back to the cover, Ramin's voice is certainly more melodic that Adams's raspy gruffness, but do I like it more, less, the same? I'd say equal.
12. Cathedrals (Clifford James Major) - I've had the feeling expressed here.
What the album's greatest accomplishment is, IMHO, would be the desire it leaves you with for more music. And that is always a great accomplishment. I look forward to another album, no matter the musical genre (there is a Nashville mention in the liner notes). That being said, as someone who grew up with folk music (along with other musical genres), I would absolutely love an album release from the Sheytoons (the folk-rock group that combines Karimloo with Hadley Fraser).
Lastly, should you buy the album? Well, do you enjoy Ramin's voice? Are you willing to try new things? Did you answer yes? Than, yes, you should buy this album...even if you have to import it.