Josh Groban’s new recording, Stages, features Broadway/musical pieces. Some of my favorite musicals, such as Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, are included. If you know me at all, you know I am a huge Josh Groban and musical fan, so the combination is perfect. I have been wanting him to make an album like this for years, so you can imagine my excitement.
As an added bonus, it includes guest vocals from Audra McDonald—come on it’s Audra McDonald for crying out loud. If you haven’t heard this woman sing, I suggest you head over to YouTube and listen right now. She is, in my opinion, one of the greatest Broadway singers out there right now. Another guest singer is Kelly Clarkson, who, of course, has massive talent.
Josh did a music video for one of the featured songs, “Pure Imagination”, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I think his voice is perfect for this song. I also love the video! It’s so artistic and creative the way they have the watercolor like animations on the walls. It is definitely one of my favorite music videos he has done.
Here is another video where Josh talks about the album, how he chose the songs, and also previews a bunch of the songs.