Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

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Conclusion

Pro-social Content

“My Confession” praises a lady for her affection, beauty and grace. Similar tributes extol love that can overcome the storms of life (“Oceano”), make a man feel capable of flight (“When You Say You Love Me”), unselfishly pursue happiness and peace (“Per Te”), and dramatically save a man, yet be “as natural as breathing” (“All’Improvviso Amore”). “Never Let Go” yearns for healing in a romance (“Torn apart by rage and fear/Hold on to what brought you here”). The hymn-like lyrics of “You Raise Me Up” may be directed at God or at a human being who gives the singer strength (“When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary/When troubles come and my heart burdened be ... You raise me up so I can stand on mountains/You raise me up to walk on stormy seas”). Equally ambiguous, “Remember When It Rained” seeks a closer bond with a friend.

Objectionable Content

None

Summary Advisory

It’s an anomaly that Groban, sounding like a cross between Steve Green and Pavarotti, would chart so well with only half of his songs in English. Weirder still, teens love his music. But hey, as good as these messages are, who are we to question such outrageous fortune?

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Additional Comments/Notes

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

Pop

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Performance

Featuring songs in English, Italian, French and Spanish, this project climbed as high as number 1 and has sold more than 2 million copies.

Record Label

Reprise

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Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards