David Archuleta CD Review on Amazon

Since the release of his debut cd album on November 11, we have read many cd reviews of David Archuleta’s music. However, there are a few that stand out and are written very well. Here is a recent review posted on the Amazon website on Nov 21 and we thank Bianca from Team Archie for finding this.

5.0 out of 5 stars listen to his skill and then the songs,
November 21, 2008
By Joel B. Levine “Jlevine” (mass and quebec)

This review is from: David Archuleta (Audio CD)
I have been listening to male singers for over 25 years and have bemoaned the loss of the level of skill that was once more readily available. Sinatra on ballads, Damone for tone, Darin for rhythm, Cook for style and so much more. I agree that David Archuleta’s first album is targeted to his prime audience and that a few cuts are a bit heavy on the production side ( albeit with great recording studio skill ). For those of you, however, who like the art of singing, listen a second or a third time and focus on what David is doing with his voice. His phrasing, his breath control, his modulation during short phrases and his matching of the tone of his voice to the word is remarkable. On some songs , he actually alters the timber of his voice during a long note…listen to how he matches the word ( length of singing ) to the length of the note. Sinatra was wonderful at that so that he sounded like he was really singing words…not speaking them to music. Finally , David does not fish around for pitch…He must have close to perfect pitch and he always in the center of note..not sliding up to where he should be ..that permits him to be clear and to stay with a rhythm so well. On some of the upbeat songs he is using his voice as a musical instrument and not singing around the music. I know that it would not be sound business decision for an almost 18 year old but I would love for him to add a few standards that permit him to infuse emotion in the lyric and make some old songs new again. For example, his ‘ Imagine ” will likely be the classic version for many young people going forward. David Archuleta has a rare gift and we should encourage him to use all of his skills to reform the modern definition of a performance standard.

The section where the writer refers to cook, its not David Cook, its actually referring to a different Cook.


~ by fhrradio1 on November 25, 2008.

5 Responses to “David Archuleta CD Review on Amazon”

  1. WOW! This writer knows his music and really apprecaites David on a whole other level. To be compared to Sinatra and the late great Sam Cook is not too shabby. A review like this will help bring in new fans for David.

    If you purchased from iTunes or Amazon be sure to leave your own review!

  2. “David Archuleta has a rare gift and we should encourage him to use all of his skills to reform the modern definition of a performance standard”…JLevine

    Thanks for posting this thoughtful, insightful review by Mr. Levine.

    Music of late has become so much of style over substance – about who you are and what you do – and not but the music itself.

    David has brought the musicality back into the music.

    Thanks Orlando for reminding us of THE VOICE- of this and future generations.

  3. Orlando, thanks for posting this great review. I believe Master Class Lady has pointed out some of the same attributes of David’s voice. And thanks to you and Todd for being right on top of everything, you’re doing a fantastic job for David’s fans!

  4. thanks for this … so good to heAR how David is THE VOICE…

  5. Thank you for sharing this great article. I love to hear people review . who actually know music and who have studied a song by actually listening to it more than once. I actually learn what to listen for. And maybe I’m already hearing that, but I learn more about what is actually going on in the song that is making me crazy about it!

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