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A change of style for Russell Watson and I wasn't too sure about it at the first playing but I now enjoy every track and play the whole disc through each time. My wife is the real RW fan but I am listening to him more than she is these days! I would say this disc should be part of every Russell Watson fan's library!
I have always enjoyed listening to Russell Watson. He has a great voice and I admire him so much for overcoming such traumatic illnesses and continuing to sing and delight his many fans. He continues with his wonderful voice on "Anthems" - I particularly like his rendition of "Abide with Me" and "Danny Boy" but there were one or two disappointments about this particular CD. "Land of Hope and Glory" is not his own singing (I don't think he features at all in it) and, rather than recite Kipling's "If..." to the music of Elgar's Nimrod, why did he not sing "We shall win the Day" which he has performed brilliantly before. Overall, however, I would still recommend this item to Russell's fans.
Enjoyed this very much although I am not fond of some of the song choices. Loved the combination of "If" & "Nimrod" - makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Hopefully. Russell will now return to the real classics he does the best.