Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil to Compose, Produce Tracks for Russell Watson's Latest Album
One of the UK's most adored tenors is teaming up with two of the most acclaimed composers in the last century.
Classical singer Russell Watson's latest album, 'Only One Man,' is set to debut on Nov. 11 - made possible by LES MISERABLES' Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil, who have composed songs and produced the compilation. The duo have also given Watson access to their entire portfolio of songs, from MISS SAIGON to LES MIZ.
Watson, who recently recovered from two brain tumors, told the Evening Standard in August: "It just feels like each step of my life is a platform and a step up to the next.
"To survive what I have twice and then to still be singing after all that has taken a lot of dedication. It has been a battle but the rainbow at the end of the storm is this."
Watson's 'Only One Man' is officially billed as:
"The UK's favourite tenor, Russell Watson, returns with a stunning collection of powerful & emotional ballads, written and produced by Claude-Michel Schoenberg, the composer of the most popular musical in history "Les Miserables". Besides the unforgettable "Bring Him Home" the album will feature hit numbers from "Miss Saigon", "Martin Guerre" and brand new songs, written especially for Russell by the composer himself. Russell's nationwide tour of the album starts in Spring 2014."
Adored by the UK public and widely known as "The Peoples Tenor," Watson offers a rare glimpse at a remarkable Tenor who has a unique ability of delivering both Classical and Pop Music. 2001: Watson was the first ever British male to simultaneously occupy a No.1 spot in the UK and American classical charts, as well as being the first artist to have a classical album at the No.1 spot in the UK classical charts for an entire year. Having released 9 albums to date and sold over 6 million records worldwide, he has won four classical BRIT Awards and is recognized as the UK's biggest selling classical artist of the 21st century. 2001: Sang the opening theme of star trek, enterprise, "where My Heart Will Take Me", 2006: Watson played Parson Nathaniel in the stage adaptation of Jeff Wayne's musical Version of The War of the Worlds. He has performed for the President of the United States, the UK Prime minister, the Emperor of Japan and the Pope. He has collaborated with varying artists such as Cliff Richards, Lulu, Lionel Ritchie, Mel C (of Spice Girls fame) and Meatloaf.