Bryn Terfel - Homeward Bound
The mighty Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel joins forces with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Nick Bailey's Album of the Week, 9 September 2013.
Bryn Terfel has been way out west in the Rocky Mountains to record his latest album, Homeward Bound. America's biggest-selling classical act - the 360-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir - provides the evocative backing vocals for Terfel’s ringing voice on this new set of songs, spanning British and American folk and popular songs, hymns, spirituals and classical pieces.
So if your tastes are catholic enough to accommodate Handel, Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, with some Karl Jenkins, Paul Mealor and Abba's Benny Andersson thrown in for good measure - this is the album for you. It's beautifully performed, produced and recorded but just may be a little too sweet for some palates.