goes the classics
Enya was unavailable to sing on the 1997 Titanic
soundtrack, Norwegian singer Sissel was hired
instead. Thanks to Sissel's ethereal voice, Enya
comparisons probably will continue with My Heart.
She tackles several classical pieces, most of
them familiar: "O Mio Babbino Caro,"
for instance, already has been covered by Sarah
Groban, Closer (Reprise). Groban's previous album
was more classical than pop, but this one is the
other way around. Producer and songwriter David
Foster (thank him for "Man in Motion,"
from the 1985 teen flick St. Elmo's Fire) is once
again at the helm. Here, Groban glides through
pieces such as "Mi Mancherai" (from
the film Il Postino).
Forever, The Opera Band (Victor). Amici Forever
may have some of the best voices in the crossover
market, but the band's material is unorthodox,
including an update of Fauré's "Pavane"
(with pop-style verses and a chorus) and a reworking
of "Requiem for a Soldier" from the
2001 film Band of Brothers.
STORY | "A classic case of making music
for the masses" | Apr 18, 2004