My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman

My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman

by Jim BrickmanJim Brickman




My Romance captures Jim Brickman live in a concert also taped for broadcast on PBS. The pianist, who began his recording career with heartfelt piano solos, has added more and more vocals -- and love songs -- to his albums as time goes by. For this show, Brickman enlists the talents of Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, and Anne Cochran, as well as soulful instrumentalists including jazz violinist Tracy Silverman, on the impressionistic "Lake Erie Rainfall," and alto sax player Dave Koz. From his arsenal of bestselling albums, Brickman has selected the surefire hits -- "Valentine" (sung here by Newton-John) and "Love of My Life" (sung by Osmond) -- and also tossed in a few surprises. Cowritten with Newton-John, the moving "Change of Heart" marks Brickman's first foray into the "broken relationship" genre, while "The Love I Found in You" finds Brickman taking his first vocal turn at the microphone -- and doing a more than admirable job of it. Backed by a string quartet and his own piano stylings, Brickman's intriguing voice keeps the sentiments from becoming overly sweet. The smooth sounds of Dave Koz join in halfway through the track, and Koz stays for a duet on "Partners in Crime." Brickman signs off for the night with a touching lullaby medley, "Starbright," on which he sings once again. Not all the songs and dialogue from the concert video are included on the album, but it's easy to be drawn in by the excitement of the moment, especially with the cheering Salt Lake City crowd charging the event with tingling electricity. All of Brickman's albums are slick and well produced, but the genuine musical camaraderie on My Romance catapults it above the rest.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886974846826
catalogNumber: 748468

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Brickman   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Donny Osmond   Guest Appearance
Dave Koz   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
David Benoit   Piano,Guest Appearance
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Bruce Upchurch   Guitar
Anne Cochran   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Jim Brickman   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bruce Upchurch   Arranger,Producer,MIDI Programming
Michael Caprio   Representation
Mark Wolfram   Arranger,Producer
Dave Pringle   Producer,Executive Producer
David Pringle   Personal Manager
Eddie King   Engineer
David Bucksner   Producer

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