Credere

“…solo version of Il Divo..” Tenor Thomas-Spencer-Wortley

(The Sunday Express)

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Credere
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 Thomas Spencer-Wortley

Label: S2S

FORMAT: 24Bit / HDCD


 

Bio : 
Thomas Spencer-Wortley was born and raised in Derbyshire and then moved to study voice at Trinity College of Music,London, going on to gain a post graduate diploma and LRAM at the Royal Academy of Music. After working in music theatre it was evident that Thomas classical sound was individual, a real blend of the operatic world and the   ’West End’. This left Thomas with an apparent decision to make, although now it would appear an obvious step, he chose to combine the best of both and become a solo classical cross-over artist.
Music:
The leading single and title track 'Credere', is the strongest of the album thanks to its sophisticated piano arrangement and the soaring chorus which is reminiscent of Groban's big Italian album openers.  'Open Road' epitomises the combined theatre and classical vocal technique that Thomas adopts, whilst 'All That I Need' shows off the power he can produce.
Other notable tracks include pop covers 'The Rose' (originally performed by Bette Midler) and Billy Joel's entertaining 'Always A Woman'.  Although 'The Rose' is a rather typical choice, it serves Thomas's soft, sultry and, at the songs climax, powerful, vocals well, whilst the arrangement is well showcased providing the listener with one of the better renditions of the much recorded song.  'Always A Woman' is an unusual choice; actually, it's the first time I have seen it on a crossover album, but one listen of this rendition leaves you wondering why nobody thought of it before.  It enables Thomas to perform with a more relaxed and natural vocal as he glides through it with warm gusto.
The album has heavy Josh Groban influence, sharing five tracks in common with the American superstar, including Groban's self-penned 'Remember When It Rained' and his signature tune 'You Raise Me Up'. The rendition of David Foster's 'The Prayer' does manage to better Groban and Bocelli's rendition with the inclusion of pure voiced soprano, Mairead Carlin. Thomas has been described as the 'British Josh Groban'.  
Recommended for Josh Groban fans.  

 

 

Music:

The leading single and title track 'Credere', is the strongest of the album thanks to its sophisticated piano arrangement and the soaring chorus which is reminiscent of Groban's big Italian album openers.  'Open Road' epitomises the combined theatre and classical vocal technique that Thomas adopts, whilst 'All That I Need' shows off the power he can produce.


Other notable tracks include pop covers 'The Rose' (originally performed by Bette Midler) and Billy Joel's entertaining 'Always A Woman'.  Although 'The Rose' is a rather typical choice, it serves Thomas's soft, sultry and, at the songs climax, powerful, vocals well, whilst the arrangement is well showcased providing the listener with one of the better renditions of the much recorded song.  'Always A Woman' is an unusual choice; actually, it's the first time I have seen it on a crossover album, but one listen of this rendition leaves you wondering why nobody thought of it before.  It enables Thomas to perform with a more relaxed and natural vocal as he glides through it with warm gusto.


The album has heavy Josh Groban influence, sharing five tracks in common with the American superstar, including Groban's self-penned 'Remember When It Rained' and his signature tune 'You Raise Me Up'. The rendition of David Foster's 'The Prayer' does manage to better Groban and Bocelli's rendition with the inclusion of pure voiced soprano, Mairead Carlin. Thomas has been described as the 'British Josh Groban'.  


Sense Music Store: Recommended for Josh Groban fans.  

 

 

Bio : 

Thomas Spencer-Wortley was born and raised in Derbyshire and then moved to study voice at Trinity College of Music,London, going on to gain a post graduate diploma and LRAM at the Royal Academy of Music. After working in music theatre it was evident that Thomas classical sound was individual, a real blend of the operatic world and the   ’West End’. This left Thomas with an apparent decision to make, although now it would appear an obvious step, he chose to combine the best of both and become a solo classical cross-over artist.

 

 

 


Track List:

 

01.You Raise Me Up 

02.Remember When It Rained

03.Un Giorno Per Noi

04.Ave Maria

05.The Rose

06.Credere

07.Broken Vow

08.Always A Woman

09.Open Road

10.All That I Need

11.The Prayer feat Mairead Carlin

12.Because We Believe

 

 

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