Groban Speaking 'Greek' On New CD/DVD
October 29, 2004
By Jonathan Cohen
Josh Groban's recent concert at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre will be the subject of the upcoming CD/DVD "Live at the Greek," and, as previously reported, a PBS "Great Performances" special to air during the holiday season. "Live at the Greek" will be released Nov. 30 via 143/Reprise.
The DVD sports 17 tracks from the Greek show, including the adult contemporary hit "To Where You Are" and "Alla Luce Del Sole" featuring Bela Fleck. Violinist Lucia Micarelli performs a medley of "Nocturne" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Bonus features include on-the-road footage with Groban and a performance of the Glenn Ballard-penned new song "Believe," his contribution to the soundtrack for the upcoming film "The Polar Express." The album is due Tuesday (Nov. 2) via Reprise, while the film opens Nov. 10 in U.S. theaters.
The CD portion of "Live at the Greek" extracts eight songs from the special, including "Oceano," "America" and "Never Let Go."
Groban is scheduled to perform Nov. 14 at the American Music Awards, to be broadcast live on ABC. A run of international tour dates begins Nov. 27 in Sun City, South Africa, and wraps Dec. 22 in London.