The pair collaborate once more on an album filled with classic songs. But is it worth listening to?
Every song on this latest collaboration between Michael Ball and Alfie Boe showcases the differences in their vocal style but also the ways in which they can use it to their advantage to give songs a refreshing new rendition.
From the warmth and drama of the excellent West Side Story Medley that blends both vocals together well to the playful and charming version of ‘Bring Me Sunshine’, Together Again has plenty of variety in terms of song choice, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
Of course, the gentle and laid back nature of the album might seem tedious for some listeners craving for something a little bit more upbeat or the contrast between their voices a little too much to flow well as perhaps can be judged from their version of ‘Evermore’ from Beauty and the Beast.
However, this aside there is still much to be enjoyed on this album. Many of the tracks have plenty of depth and emotion to them that really suits both Boe and Ball’s voices including a lovely rendition of ‘He Lives in You’ from The Lion King that really captures the sense of drama that the song contains.
Highlights of the album include a charmingly smooth rendition of ‘New York, New York’ and a sweetly emotional version of ‘Some Enchanted Evening’. However, there is the occasional song which doesn’t seem to fit well with the overall tone of the album including ‘You’re the Voice’ that comes across as slightly too smug and overpowering in contrast to the rest of the album.
It is great that there is such a variety of songs on the album, but it can make it come across as though it is being pulled in too many directions and therefore doesn’t flow as easily from one song to the next as it could do.
But overall, this is still a pleasurable album to listen to that will delight fans of both artists.
Together Again is available to buy now.