Other tracks include the joshua kadison song, 'the climb' previously performed by miley cyrus and Joe McElderry and of course a musicals number; in this case the Oscar winning 'Falling Slowly' from Once, 'Jessie' on which Michael sings all the harmonies himself, the powerful and almost spiritual 'Angel' by Sarah McLachlan, the album's closing track.
His most personal record to date, the album contains 15 hand-picked tracks that Michael chose to record himself. Taking its name from the 1974 supertramp song a favourite of Michael's growing up the album includes the Everly Brothers' classic 'Let It Be Me', which Michael recorded - to stunning effect - with vocal group The Overtones.
If Everyone Was Listening - Bob seger's 'still the same', while michael indulges his sassy side with a rollicking reworking of 'Bad Things', Anne Murray's Grammy-winning 'You Needed Me' and John Martyn's enduring 'May You Never' all receive sensitive interpretations, the theme song to the TV vampire drama, True Blood. Some of the song choices were inspired by Michael's love of country music and its current stars, including Alison Krauss, whose sublime 'Simple Love' is one of Michael's favourite songs.
Michael ball, double olivier award winner and multi-platinum recording artist, is delighted to announce the release of 'If Everyone Was Listening.
TogetherDecca - Two of the greatest voices in the world, the nations leading musical theater star, Michael Ball and the nations favorite tenor, are joining forces for the first time, Alfie Boe, to record a brand new album as well as take to the stage for a unique UK headline Tour. Entitled, the album is to be released on decca records on 4th November 2016, Together, and will feature repertoire from the greatest Broadway shows as well as classic songs both Alfie and Michael have always wanted to record.
Having first met 10 years ago, performing together in Kismet at the London Coliseum, the stars became lifelong friends. That same year, michael ball made history as the first musical theater star to be given a solo concert at the Royal Albert Halls BBC Proms, and asked Alfie Boe to join him to perform at the classical music festival.
Together - This instant personal connection and professional mutual admiration makes for the perfect pairing and, to the delight of their hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, is finally realized with this compelling collaboration.
Coming Home To YouDecca Uk - I have never been so closely involved with every aspect of the creative process and I can't ever remember being more proud and excited by the results of so many months hard work, long days, huge laughs and genuine good fellowship. Explains Michael. Combining these with the warmth and familiarity of his voice, the record is sure to leave the listener feeling like they've received a big hug from an old friend.
Coming home to you brings together some of the most beautiful and timeless songs from over the decades as well as some brand new tracks written by Michael himself. The former being only the latest instalment in the life and achievements of the double Olivier Award winner, top-selling live concert performer and hugely popular radio and TV presenter, multi-platinum recording artist, who has made box-office history.
Coming Home To You - Making this album was such a labor of love. This eagerly-awaited release follows the phenomenal success of Michael's last two albums with fellow singer Alfie Boe, which saw two #1 albums, two Classic Brit Awards and over a million album sales. 2019 release. Coming home to you is sure to become a favorite to fans new and old alike.
Together AgainDecca -
Both Sides NowUsm Media - Featured are his all-time favorite pop hits together with classic songs from the musicals and some exciting brand new tracks. Both sides now showcases his outstanding talents in two areas of his stellar career - musical theatre and recording studio. A special new version of the enduring classic, 'i will always love you', and joan armatrading's 'love and Affection', 'Love Changes Everything' has also been recorded with special guests Il Divo plus Michael's truly inspiring versions of some of the most popular hit songs such as 'Make You Feel My Love', 'Run' 'Songbird, this is the first time the song has ever been covered.
2013 release from the British actor, performer and vocalist.
HeroesUniversal Uk - Summer wind' by frank sinatra, 'joanna' by scott walker the beautiful 'play Me' by Neil Diamond, Billy Joel's 'New York State of Mind' and Tony Bennett's version of 'For Once in My Life' to name just a few. Universal. 2011 album from the British actor, singer and TV personality. Heroes features 15 solid gold, classic songs which were originally big hits for legendary artists such as Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and others.
. The songs featured were hits in the 1950s, 60s and 70s and have stood the test of time with their universal themes of love and understanding.
EncorePhantasm Imports - 60 tracks. In the early nineties ball reached an audience of over 600 million worldwide, when he performed One Step Out Of Time representing Great Britain in the Eurovision song contest. As one of britain s leading musical stars, he has won the hearts of the public on stage and screen. The song and his self-titled debut album went on to reach Number 1.
This 2010 collection brings together the very best of his career showcasing his success on Stage, Screen and all his hits.
Love Changes Everything: The Collection - Michael Ballspectrum - Features his #2 single 'love changes everything' the lead song to the musical Aspects of Love and 'I Dreamed a Dream' from Michael's performance in Les Misérables. Spectrum. These songs truly demonstrate why michael ball has featured at the forefront of the british musical landscape for well over a quarter of a decade Michael is a 2008 Laurence Olivier Award Winner for best actor in a musical, as well as, receiving the What's on Stage Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray.
2012 collection from the British entertainer.
MusicUniversal UK - Features some of Michael's favorite pop songs from the last thirty years. Fields of gold' is a double homage: in part to Sting, one of Michael's favorite artists and to Eva Cassidy whom Michael feels recorded the definitive version of this beautiful song. Michael co-wrote a new song, `i am loved' which appears as the penultimate track on the album before he gives full rein to his superb voice on a magnificent rendering of the title track.
Ever keen to expand his musical repertoire and to challenge his voice, Michael has diversified on this album with the bossa nova-tinged `And I Love You So' which features a stripped down arrangement and some cool piano. Simon & garfunkel are represented by the classic `bridge over troubled water' which benefits from a simple, contemporary arrangement and vocal treatment; and the powerhouse `The Show Must Go On', one of Michael's all-time favorite songs and a smash hit with his live concert audience is also a poignant nod to the memory of the great Freddie Mercury.
Music - David bowie's `life on mars', for instance, is a key number in Michael's solo shows. Country of Release: EU. Year of release: 2005. Michael ball, britain's leading musical star and multi-platinum recording artist, releases his new twelve track album, which takes its title from John Miles' seminal mega hit of 1976.
Catalog#: 9874241. Record label: Universal Music TV.
Back to BacharachUniversal I.S. - Catalog#: 9874241. Year of release: 2007. 2007 album of burt bacharach covers from the uk singer, performer, TV presenter, actor, radio presenter and opera star! Ball began his critically-acclaimed career appearing in musicals on the West End and has since became virtually a household name in Britain. Catalog#: 1748686.
Country of Release: EU. Umtv. Record label: Universal Music TV. Year of release: 2005. Country of Release: EU. 12 tracks including 'the look of love', 'what the world Needs Now', 'This Guy's In Love With You', 'Alfie' and more. On back to bacharach, michael performs songs penned or co-penned by the legendary composer Burt Bacharach.
Back to Bacharach - Record Label: Universal.
Past & Present: Very Best ofUniversal Import - Country of Release: EU. Catalog#: 1748686. Year of release: 2005. Michael ball is a gold, platinum and Laurence Olivier award-wining and selling artist. Record Label: Universal. Record label: Universal Music TV. Catalog#: 9874241. Starting out 25 years ago as an actor in west end productions such as Les Miserables and Aspects of Love, he then represented the UK in Eurovision Song Contest 1992 singing 'One Step Out of Time' which finished second place.
2009 collection from the British performer, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his debut. Universal. Year of release: 2007. Country of Release: EU. He currently has the lead role in hairspray West End show playing Edna - which he's just extended for a further three months and has his own Radio 2 show on Sunday mornings.
Past & Present: Very Best of - This collection featuring six new tracks from recent musicals including Hairspray. 20 tracks.