Correction: this is going to be released on 4th November.
Today, Alfie Boe and Michael Ball are releasing Together, a joint album of classical music. (Did anyone watch Alfie Bowie singing at the Queen’s ninetieth birthday? Such a great performance.) I am really exicted to see them perform in Brighton, possibly, as well as for the literal album. It’s also going to have some Broadway songs on it.
This is what I would really like to see on the album, but what probably won’t be on the track list:
Alfie Boe to cover Barcelona.
Have you seen the documentary Freddie Mercury Saved My Life? Alfie spoke about a personal connection to Queen, particularly Freddie Mercury himself. Anyway, it cumulates in him covering Mercury’s Barcelona. I would love Alfie Boe to record this with a full Orchestra. Because wouldn’t that be brilliant?
A duet of Defying Gravity.
This is one of my all-time favourite Broadway songs. I particularly love the Kerry Ellis version best of all. I would love Ball and Boe to duet this, with full two-part harmonies. That would be epic.
This is the only Broadway show I’ve seen actually on Broadway. Any way, as a semi-ironic slant, I would love to see the duo record something from this great musical. But then again, they strike me as a duo who are far too refined to do such a thing. I would have loved to have since this at one point, though…
Protest song from Les Mis.
Okay, bear with me on this on-mainly because I cannot spell French words, or remember the title of the song-but it goes “Do you hear the people sing, singing the songs of angry man?” I want a full two part harmony, orchestra, backing singers, violins, etc. This would be a great song if they covered it, I feel.
What would you like to see on the album?