I knew the tracklist must be out, but I just haven't had a chance to check! Work's been that bad lately.
I was one of those who wanted Run on it! I would have been happy with or without it being a duet, but just glad it's on there! I'm also surprised to see a duet with Andrea Bocelli! I'll look forward to hearing that.
I don't think Josh has ever officially recorded BOTW. I don't even have that on a DVD, and I'm fairly certain I have all his DVD's.
Speaking of duets, that's a lot on one album. Jennifer Nettles? Hope she doesn't sound like she does in that awful Glue song. LOL
Thanks for all the updates! I have seen some of it, though.
Finally found out who Josh's girlfriend is. Sort of, I'd never heard of her (I doubt many have). He finally posted some actual photos of her (she's mostly been in his stories, if anywhere), posted in a set showing his part in Andrea Bocelli's Celebrity Fight night (an event he does every year, I think, and I don't know why it's called that) and spending time in Porto Venere, Italy. I kind of found out by accident, I was somehow tapping on the photo to enlarge it, I think, and accidentally tapped it so that the names popped up. So her name popped up, and I clicked on it to see her page. Well, here are the photos he posted, and then the one below is of him with her at the Tony awards earlier this summer:
First, here's the entire set; you can click the arrow to find the last 2 photos that his girlfriend appears in:
Now, here are the extracted photos, to see her better (I still remember how to do it! Yay)
So, her name is Schuyler Helfrod (no idea how to pronounce that), is 10 years younger than Josh (27 to his 37), and she apparently is in the ABC show, The Middle, and is/has been in other comedy type shows. Also, it appears she writes and directs a bit, too.
My sister wondered if it's pronounced "shwayler" (I think that's what she said, lol), but I honestly have no clue. My sister said they also look like each other. I didn't think so, but this one pic reveals their noses are actually quite similar in shape! LOL his is more pointy though.
Thanks for sharing! I like how he played little bits of more than one song there. He posted a "still image" video of Bridge OTW on youtube too (sort of like Hayley's recent bunch of videos). There's also the duet with Andrea Bocelli, which I like. I think it sounds like a good figure skating song!
Yes, I brought that up on the Sarah thread, that while Sarah's "vault" was being opened yesterday, I was despairing of Hayley's vault ever being opened. It's become too easy to think there actually isn't a "vault". As discouraged as I am lately, I know that there is one, of some sort. As few and far between as they've been, she has given us clues and reasons to still keep hope. But... there comes a time when hope begins to fade. She's lucky she still has us diehard fans.
At least I can still remember where I was last night, yes, I was at the Josh Groban Concert in Dublin. It was a stunning show, Imogen Heap did a half hour at the Yamaha piano before Josh came on stage. and this is a compliment when I say she sounded a bit like Tori Amos, the piano sounded great.
Josh talks very fast and for quite a while when he introduces a song, a lot of the Dublin audience seem to know him from way back in his childhood or early teens back when he was on various TV shows. He told us he visited Ireland when he was quite young. He did a duet with the writer of Galileo Declan O'Rourke, that was pretty special. He walked up into the audience, shaking hands with people as he went through the seats while he was singing Bring him home, stopped at the end of our row of seats about 18 feet away, there was a lot of swooning going on and that was just the blokes.
Then he did something that completely surprised me, really special, he went into a song that is ingrained in my very bones for decades, Play me by Neil Diamond, he was so connected to it, as if it was his very own story, just brilliant.
He finished on Bridge over Troubled water, It was a spectacular show, loud and he was like a Duracell bunny running here and there around the stage.
10 out of 10 for showmanship, no wonder so many people love him.
The video below is the duet, Declan O'Rourke and Josh Groban singing Galileo last night on stage in Dublin
I'm so glad you had an opportunity to go to his concert, and I'm glad you had a wonderful time! Yes, Josh, is known for his speed talking, his mind seems to go a mile a minute, full of wit and humor. He sang that Neil Diamond song during another tour years ago, and might have appeared on some exclusive edition of whichever album was out at the time. I don't have it, although I'm pretty sure I usually buy the exclusive one from Target. It might have been an online thing.
I'm looking forward to the announcement of his second US tour (he always divides up the US tour). He will likely be playing at a venue he's never been to before. Usually, he goes to the Key Arena in Seattle, but that is currently closed due to remodeling/renovations, and so many artists who would normally play at the Key are going instead to the Tacoma Dome in... Tacoma. I read in the newspaper that there were some unannounced events scheduled for the Tacoma Dome in the spring, and I wonder if a Josh concert is one of them. He normally comes here in August, but since both his album and tour were earlier this year, I think the rest of the US tour might be earlier than normal, as well.
For anyone who doesn't know, Tacoma is the "Tac" part of Sea-Tac airport (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport), though of course the airport is in Seattle. There is also a city called SeaTac in the surrounding area.