It’s so refreshing to find classically trained singer Josh Piterman, currently playing Gerry Goffin in the hit production Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, taking so many chances on his debut album of mostly pop hits.
Recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Piterman resists the temptation of attempting to reach notes only dogs can hear by offering sensitive renditions of Unchained Melody, Hallelujah and Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova’s Falling Slowly. To emphasise the melodic appeal of Radiohead’s Creep, Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game, John Farnham’s Burn For You and Goo Goo Dolls’ Iris, he sings them in Italian, while offering a Spanish version of John Legend’s All Of Me.
Josh Piterman is out now via Sony.
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