Collabro have had little time to prepare for this album after winning Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) earlier this year, although I appreciate they have the might of Simon Cowell and Syco Music behind them. All the tracks are from the musical theatre, apart from Secrets (written by American Pop/Rock band One Republic) andAll Of Me (John Legend) and they have put in all the necessary hard work to make this a debut album one they can be proud of. Their trade mark harmonies,that wowed us on BGT, are all there and you cannot fault their voices.
Nobody had heard of Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan, Michael Auger and Thomas J Redgrave aka Collabro before they won BGT. They are five very talented, very young guys; the the youngest members are only 21. They are passionate about what they do and they are all Leading Man material for the West End musical theatre.
There are some big numbers on the album including Stars and Bring Him Home from Les Misérables, which Collabro preformed faultlessly on BGT. As such, these songs demand big productions, which I felt were lacking as some of the backing tracks sound synthesised. So from point of view, Collabro and quality of Collabro’s vocals deserved better. That said for a first album, all 10 tracks are eminently listenable and certainly didn’t stop it for going to number one in the album charts at the end of August.
Buy it here @iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/stars/id904790755