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Josh Groban's Legacy Revisited: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of 'Closer


Josh Groban: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Closer" marks a significant milestone in the illustrious career of Josh Groban, a renowned vocalist whose journey in music began in the late 1990s. Groban, with his distinctive baritone voice, first gained attention when he stood in for Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet with Celine Dion at the 1999 Grammy Awards. This led to his discovery by producer David Foster and subsequently his self-titled debut album in 2001.


His second album, "Closer," released in 2003, cemented Groban's status as a musical powerhouse. It has since sold over 6 million copies in the United States alone, showcasing Groban's ability to bridge classical and pop music. This title is scheduled to be released on Amazon on November 17, 2023 by Reprise.

The album features iconic tracks like the multi-platinum hit “You Raise Me Up,” a song that has become synonymous with Groban's name. Other notable tracks include the emotive “Remember When It Rained,” the heartfelt “When You Say You Love Me,” and the Italian serenade “Per Te.”


The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of "Closer" is a celebration of this iconic album, offering fans a deeper insight into Groban's musical journey. This 2-CD set includes the remastered original album, preserving the rich and emotive quality that defined Groban's early work. Additionally, it features six rare or previously unreleased bonus tracks. Among these is a never-before-heard extended version of “You Raise Me Up,” allowing listeners to experience this classic in a new light.


Moreover, the set includes a newly recorded, acoustic version of “Broken Vow,” featuring the piano accompaniment of David Foster, which adds a fresh, intimate dimension to this beloved song.



This anniversary edition is not just a nostalgic trip; it's an embodiment of Groban's enduring appeal and a testament to his unique place in the music industry. With "Closer," Groban bridged the gap between classical and popular music, bringing his rich, emotive baritone to a broader audience. This deluxe edition is a fitting tribute to an album that has not only defined Groban's career but has also left a lasting impact on the music landscape.

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