CD Review and One2One Blog Tour for At Home With Friends by Joshua Bell

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by Joshua Bell

Audio CD (September 29, 2009)
Label: Sony
ASIN: B002LMSWSC

Serenade Your Soul
A laid-back dinner party with your closest friends. Scented candles, soft lights and a hot bath. A long hike meditating and soaking in nature. A quiet house with a good book. How do you unwind and rejuvenate your soul? We all have our go-to methods for renewal… and now we all have the perfect musical accompaniment.

Joshua's new album, At Home With Friends, will be in stores September 29 and it’s AMAZING! Joshua is well known for holding ‘musical soirées’ at his Manhattan residence – parties with musicians, actors, comics and authors who get together just for the sheer joy of sharing their art. So with this new album, Joshua fulfilled a life-long career dream of recording a CD of instrumental and vocal duets with an amazing roster of musicians and friends.

We’re talking Regina Spektor, Josh Groban, Sting, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Botti, and more

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At Home With Friends covers all of the genres, from classical to pop, bluegrass to Broadway, jazz and ethnic World Music. There are even a couple of seasonal tracks in there, just in time to celebrate the holidays.

Check out the track list:
I Loves You Porgy featuring Chris Botti, trumpet
Come Again
featuring Sting, vocals
Oblivion
featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Cinema Paradiso
featuring Josh Groban, vocals
Para Tí
featuring Tiempo Libre, various
My Funny Valentine
featuring Kristin Chenoweth, vocals
Maybe So
featuring Edgar Meyer Sam Bush and Mike Marshall, strings
Grieg: Sonata No. 3
featuring Sergei Rachmaninoff (Zenph re-performance)
Eleanor Rigby
featuring Frankie Moreno, piano & vocals
O, Cease Thy Maiden Fair
featuring Nathan Gunn, baritone
Il Postino
featuring Carel Kraayenhof, bandoneon
Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor, piano & vocals
Chovendo Na Roseira featuring Dave Grusin, piano
Look Away
featuring Edgar Meyer, bass and Chris Thile, mandolin
Variant Moods: Duet for Sitar & Violin
featuring Anoushka Shankar, sitar
I'll Take Manhattan
featuring Marvin Hamlisch, piano
Left Hand featuring Regina Spektor, vocals


Oh yeah, that’s right. Left Hand Song featuring Regina Spektor. This fan-favorite has never been recorded before…
At Home With Friends is your only chance to own this song. You don’t want to miss this opportunity.

About Joshua Bell
Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell has been in the spotlight since he was 14 years old. Fourteen! Now, 20 years and 30 original albums later, Joshua has the public’s attention like no other classical violinist of his time, captivating audiences worldwide. He’s a soloist, chamber musician, orchestra leader and he’s earned countless awards and honors for his work as a concert stage performer and recording artist, including “Classical Artist of the Year” and “Classical CD of the Year” by Billboard Magazine. He’s the first musician to have a classical music video played on VH1, and he’s appeared on Sesame Street. And you know he’s big if he’s been on Sesame Street.




Review
All I can say is WOW! I had never heard of Joshua Bell before I received this CD, but I count myself a fan after hearing this CD. This CD is beautifully done, with Bell teaming with an eclectic group of friends to put together an absolutely gorgeous selection of music. The CD has a classical feel, and yet very contemporary. You'll absolutely love this CD. It would be the perfect accompaniment to your holiday parties, a wonderful gift under someone's tree, or better yet as a gift for yourself! You won't be disappointed in this newest CD. If you've never heard of Joshua Bell, this CD will make you a fan!

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