Josh Groban's 'Stages' Hits No. 1 in UK!

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Billboard.com reports that Josh Groban's new album 'Stages' has debuted as the No. 1 album in the UK. The collection of Broadway covers reached the top spot yesterday, April 26th. Groban made his first appearance on the U.K. album listings with his 2003 self-titled release and hit the top ten for the first time with his last release, 2013's All That Echoes. His newest venture took over the number one position from Paul Simon, whose The Ultimate Collection debuted on the chart at No. 1 last week and is now in second place.

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban's Stages will be released tomorrow, April 28th, 2015, via Reprise Records. The album is a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time, which Groban describes as "gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time," and which he was drawn to because of their combination of "incredible melody with an incredible story."

Recorded with producers Humberto Gatica and Bernie Herms in both Los Angeles and London's Abbey Road (with a 75-piece orchestra), Stages features songs from LES MISERABLES ("Bring Him Home"); Rodgers & Hammerstein'sCarousel ("You'll Never Walk Alone"); Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George ("Finishing the Hat"), Sweeney Todd ("Not While I'm Around"), and Into the Woods ("Children Will Listen"); The Fantasticks ("Try to Remember"); A Chorus Line ("What I Did For Love"); Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom of the Opera ("All I Ask of You"), The Wizard of Oz ("Over the Rainbow"), and others.

The track-listing for Stages is as follows:

"Pure Imagination" (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
"What I Did For Love" (from A Chorus Line)
"Bring Him Home" (from LES MISERABLES)
"Le Temps Des Cathédrales" (from Notre Dame de Paris)
"All I Ask Of You" (from The Phantom of the Opera) (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
"Try To Remember" (from The Fantasticks)
"Over the Rainbow" (from The Wizard of Oz)
"Children Will Listen"/"Not While I'm Around" (from Sweeney Todd/Into the Woods)
"You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel)
"Old Devil Moon" (from Finian's Rainbow) (feat. Chris Botti)
"Finishing the Hat" (from Sunday in the Park with George)
"If I Loved You" (from Carousel) (feat. Audra McDonald)
"Anthem" (from Chess)



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