Aug 072005
 

From JOSH GROBAN
Written by Walter Afanasieff & Marco Marinangeli

Josh Groban’s self-titled debut album stands up in David Foster’s career with other milestones like Earth, Wind & Fire’s “I Am,” “Chicago 17” or Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable.” With four million copies sold in the US alone, it started a great new phase of Foster’s amazing career. He decided to use his experience and talent to look for and develop the stars of tomorrow. This choice has brought in the spotlight other great discoveries like Michael Bublè, who has become a superstar in his own right, Renee Olstead and piano virtuoso William Joseph.
“Josh Groban” was released at the end of 2001 and was an instant winner with its blend of traditional pop and classical music. The young singer’s voice is a charmer and took the music world by storm making him a star in just a few months. The record is comprised of beautiful original songs sung in English, Italian and Spanish. Among the English songs are the moving “To Where You Are,” written by Richard Marx and Linda Thompson, and “You’re Still You,” with music by Italian maestro Ennio Morricone and lyrics by Thompson. Groban performed both songs in episodes of the famous TV series “Ally McBeal.” This exposure helped spread the word about his immense talent.
Italian songs make the bulk of the work. There’s the classical sounding “Gira Con Me,” co-written by Foster with fellow producer Walter Afanasieff and lyricist Marco Marinangeli. “Canto Alla Vita” is a very good up-tempo song that sees a special guest appearance by Andrea Corr. The song we decided to pick for our page is “Un Amore Per Sempre.” It is a bittersweet and tender ballad co-written by Afanasieff and Marinangeli. Foster’s amazing arrangement perfectly supported the singer’s heartfelt performance. There are also a few interesting covers to enrich the offering like the enchanting “Se” from the movie “Cinema Paradiso,” composed by Morricone’s son Andrea, Don McLean’s “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” and Foster’s own “The Prayer,” sung here by Groban with Charlotte Church. “Josh Groban” was the first chapter of what is shaping up to be a gigantic career for the singer who released his second album, “Closer,” in 2003. With Foster at the helm, “Closer” has been certified triple platinum and has reached the #1 spot on the Billboard chart.


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Lead Vocal: Josh Groban
Keyboards: David Foster
Synth Programming: Felipe Elgueta
Additional Synth Programming: Greg Bieck & Robert Conley
Guitars: Michael Thompson
Orchestra arranged by William Ross
Produced and Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Ecco oramai, il momento temuto da tempo, sai
Gia so quello che mi dirai, è la fine di noi.

So che con lui
tu ti senti più
libera di essere
di volere, di prendere
di contare di più

Che sciocco io
io che ti ho dato tutto di me
Ora che vai
stai portando il mio cuore con te.

Un amore per sempre
dura solo un istante
Sono tanti ricordi che
svaniscono in te
Resta forse quel sogno
Una storia di amanti
ma alla fine vai via
da me

Questa città che mi penso
deserto di lacrime
Sento il cuore affogare in me
Mentre tu sei con lui

Dicono che non si muore in amore
Non perdi mai
Io mi sento morire ormai
fuoco dentro di me

So pure che dovrei essere felice per te
Ma, mentirei, perchè voglio che resti con me

Un amore per sempre
Dura solo un istante
Sono tanti ricordi
che svaniscono in te

Resta forse quel sogno
una storia di amanti
Ma alla fine di verlo
te ne vai, vai con lui

Un amore per sempre
dura solo un istante
Sono troppi ricordi
che svaniscono in te
Resta qualche momento
forse solo un istante
Ma alla fine vai via
lontano da me