AN­THONY CALLEA – ARIA #1 HITS IN SYM­PHONY

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

It’s also lucky num­ber seven al­bum for the for­mer Aus­tralian Idol star who, since he came out, has forged a win­ning ca­reer cu­rat­ing his way care­fully through cov­ers and tributes (like his Ge­orge Michael al­bum). Now he’s col­lab­o­rated with the Mel­bourne Sym­phony Orches­tra to give his big voice the big band treat­ment on 12 big hits for other peo­ple. It’s a brave singer in­deed who tack­les Adele’s Some­one Like You, man­ag­ing to put their own stamp on it, yet Ant achieves what he set out to do. While some of the choices are aw­fully cal­cu­lated and mumsy (Richard Marx’s Right Here Wait­ing and Bryan Adams’ Ev­ery­thing I Do I Do It For You), that’s un­likely to stop this al­bum go­ing to #1 it­self.

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