Best-selling Australian singer David Hobson stretches out and relaxes in his new album of great pop classics.
He’ll grab your heart with his amazing cover versions of Sting’s Fields of Gold and Chris Isaak’s devastating Wicked Game. The laid-back warmth of Under the Milky Way and Have I Told You Lately sits alongside two compelling original works by David and Phil Buckle. Just like his previous and outstandingly successful recording The Promise, this is an album of gorgeous songs, beautifully arranged and sung, that you’ll want to play over and over again.
“Working in the studio with a small ensemble while we rehearsed and recorded these pop songs was a great joy. I really felt like I was a part of a team – reminiscent for Chong Lim and myself of our days playing in a band at Melbourne University.” says David. “I’ve been very fortunate to have Chong, Stuart Fraser, Craig Newman, Angus Burchall and my writing partner Phil Buckle as the core ensemble. They’ve been so creative and generous with their musical contribution and have given the overall sound of the CD a great spirit.” These songs are of a more intimate nature than my last album, The Promise, and hopefully with the warm atmosphere created by this fantastic team the music will sound ‘a little closer’.”
David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic and contemporary performers. He grew up in country Victoria and as a youngster sang in church choirs and local musicals, fronted rock and jazz bands and wrote music. First coming to critics’ attention with his handsome looks and award-winning portrayal of Rodolfo in la Bohème, David has managed to switch effortlessly between opera, pop and rock. He became a favourite with television audiences after appearing on Channel 7’s DANCING WITH THE STARS and winning two series of IT TAKES TWO. David has won numerous awards including Operatic Performer of the Year, The Age Performing Arts Award for Best Performer in Opera, Sydney Critics Circle Award and an ARIA Award. David is also an award-winning composer with notable film scores to his credit including the soundtrack to ONE PERFECT DAY which was named Best Music Score by the Film Critics Circle. David’s album, THE PROMISE, reached Number 1 on the ARIA Classical charts and has rarely been out of the Top 20 since.
1. Wicked Game
2. I’ll Find My Way Home
3. Fields of Gold
4. Nights in White Satin
5. Have I Told You Lately?
6. Dance Me to the End of Love
7. Superman (It’s Not Easy)
8. Under the Milky Way
9. Without You
10. It’s Only Rain (Music and lyrics by David Hobson and Phil Buckle)
11. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
12. Long Long Time
13. Take It to the Limit
14. I Can’t Make You Love Me
15. Empty Garden (Music and lyrics by David Hobson and Phil Buckle)
Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best known operatic and recording artists. He has sung many roles for Opera Australia and both state and international opera companies, including his award winning performances of Rodolfo (La Boheme) and the title role in Orphee.