Take A Bow - Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Volume 1
Label: Columbia - 8697540902,Sony Music - 8697540902 • Format: CD Album • Country: Brazil • Genre: Pop, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Vocal
The album received mixed reviews from critics, with many praising large ensemble numbers, but comparing it to karaoke tracks. It went to number one on album charts in Ireland and the United Kingdom, and peaked at number three in Australia and number four in both Canada and the United States. All non-bonus tracks from the album have been released as digital singles. The cast's debut single, a cover of Journey 's " Don't Stop Believin' "charted within the top five in many countries and has sold over one million copies in the US.
Glee Live! In Concert! In the week prior to the broadcast of the pilot episodeMurphy stated that seven different companies had bid on the rights to the series' first soundtrack. He suggested that other record labels underestimated the potential of Glee 's musical releases as they are all cover versions. Murphy was responsible for selecting all of the songs covered on the album, and strove to maintain a balance between show tunes and chart hits. They loved that this show was about optimism and young kids, for the most part, reinterpreting their classics for a new audience.
Bloom cleared the song rights with their respective publishers, and music producer Adam Anders rearranged the tracks for the Glee cast. Bloom was able to convince him to reverse his decision, and Diamond went on to also license his song " Hello Again " for use on the show at a later date. The 17 tracks selected for the album were considered amongst the series' most popular, with Columbia and Fox aiming to attract casual buyers as well as Glee fans.
Geoff Bywater, head of Fox's music department, anticipated considerable sales from impulse buyers in retail stores. Wood commented that "Take a Bow" and "Bust Your Windows" are also enjoyable, but "lack a certain revenge-of-the-nerds triumph. The Independent 's Volume 1 Gill was apathetic towards the album, which he too deemed "karaoke-pop".
Andrew Leahey of allmusic opined that some of the cast members are better actors than vocalists, but gave particular praise Tavuk Barı - Müslüm Dadaş - Tavuk Barı / Hançer Barı Michele's songs, suggesting that the soundtrack is largely a showcase for her talent, and that she outperforms most Take A Bow - Glee Cast - Glee: The Music the original artists.
He generally approved of the track list, but found the older songs such as "Sweet Caroline" and "Say a Little Prayer" lacking in resonance, 3rd Stone From The Sun - Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced named "You Keep Me Perspective - Various - Simply Divine On" as the weakest performance.
Linder commended Riley and Michele's vocals, and most enjoyed the covers of "Somebody to Love" and "Keep Holding On", suggesting that the latter surpasses the original version.
Petridis wrote that the album does not entirely work in its own right, separate from the television series, but concluded that for listeners prepared to accept the conceit, " Glee : the Soundtrack almost lives up to its title. In the United Kingdom, the album entered the top 75 three weeks before its official release, on import sales alone.
Following its official release, it debuted at number one with sales of 62, according to the Official Charts Company. Its number four debut surpassed the Journey original, which peaked at number nine Volume 1 Music published a list of the 20 most popular Glee songs, based on download data from Nielsen SoundScan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Glee Cast. Levine — record producer 8 David Loucks — additional background vocals Take A Bow - Glee Cast - Glee: The Music Lyons — coordination Chris Mann — additional background vocals Dan Marnien — recording engineer 1 Maria Paula Marulanda — art direction, design Jayma Mays - vocals credit only Kevin McHale — lead vocals 9, 16 Freddie Mercury — composer Lea Michele — lead vocals 1, 4, 6,11, 13, 17 Cory Monteith — lead vocals9, 11, 13 Matthew Morrison — lead vocals 3, 7, 14 Ryan Murphy — record producer All trackssoundtrack producer Ryan Peterson — recording engineerZac Poor House Rent Blues - Bessie Smith - Womans Trouble Blues additional background vocals Jasper Randall — additional background vocals Amber Riley — lead vocals 5, Mark Salling — lead vocals 15 Louie Teran — mastering Jenna Ushkowitz — vocals credit only Windy Wagner — additional background vocals.
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