WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! I just downloaded this song last night and all the reviews are RIGHT ON!!! I can't stop listening to this!!! I put it on my computer, MP3 player and made a CD!!! (So I can listen anywhere!!!) So excited to have a NEW DP song!!! (can you tell?)
This is better than The Prayer with Lauren Talley!!! Just AMAZING!!! Hoping to hear it LIVE one day!!!!!
Hey, everyone! Please copy your great reviews here, too! Thanks!
Review from Jake:
Listened to it. I think that is the closest to operatic you'll hear David go to. You can tell that the song doesn't "feature" David as the main attraction, but it is pretty interesting to listen to. I still much prefer his version with Lauren Talley.
Wow, he changed his tone a LOT to fit this genre. Really interesting.
You'll hear a very operatic sound starting at 2:31 on the phrase, "Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino." You'll hear the David we are used to on the phrase at 3:25, "Just like every child." The voice is so cool because you change your sound by small manipulations of the vocal tract.
Cool stuff! I like it, but I still like his version with Lauren's better!
Thanks for sharing, Ruth!
Review from Kellie:
I just downloaded it from Christianbook.com.
There were times I was totally convinced that it wasn't David singing. He went sooo low! It's the classic baritone part, that's for sure. Then there were some phrases that sounded totally like him. The tone was perfect but a lot different than what we're used to. It was a great match for Sheila's.
I was never a huge fan of the Lauren Talley version (sorry) and always picked the Josh Groban/Charlotte Church version over Andréa Boccelli/Celine Dion. But now....I don't know. This new version is really, really good.
And Jake was right about the operatic style. It makes David's Nessun Dorma sound downright bohemian. OK, not quite, but you get my drift.....
Review from Willie:
I just downloaded "The Prayer" from iTunes -- wow. The climax is unreal -- have NEVER heard David sound like this. I agree with Kellie -- this is not like Nessun Dorma, which David tamed somewhat for "The Voice".
David sounds so 'kind' on so many of his songs -- here, he's getting fierce, vocally. Bravo, bravo, more more!! -- David could be the next Pavarotti. No joke.
David's performance is dense with vocal hooks -- Sheila is okay, and this works well as a duet, but the cheese stands alone!