29 November, 2008

Thank you Josh...

Four hours after I posted my last entry guess who posted on his blog???

It's not a video but it's still pretty funny. Check it out here.

C'mon Groban - it's time to update your blog...

It's been two months since your last video blog, and surely you've learnt by now that we're not all that good at the whole waiting thing.

What happened to the blog you recorded with Placido Domingo? Surely it's not too much to ask to post that and it'll keep us happy (for a few moments anyway)... That way you can do one while in the UK and then of course, one for Christmas.

You know what happens when the Grobanites get restless, so please post soon...

Anyway, have fun in the UK and Europe.

22 November, 2008

Chess in Concert DVD news

It's been just over 6 months since Josh performed in the concert version of "Chess" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the "Chess in Concert website" has just been updated with the following information:

Chess in Concert is currently being edited for DVD and will be broadcast first in the US in Spring 2009 (date to be confirmed) and then in the UK. The DVD and CD will then be on-sale world-wide.

News from the edit suite is that Chess in Concert looks and sounds terrific…

Having been lucky enough to be in the audience for both nights, I can't wait for this to be released on DVD. There were some sound issues at the RAH, so it's great to read that this hasn't translated to the DVD production.


16 November, 2008

And the winner is....

Firstly a big thank you to everyone that entered. I'd really love to be in a position to send you all a copy of the CD. It's well worth it for Anthem alone (not to mention those amazing photos in the CD booklet).

And secondly, sorry for the delay in getting the announcement post up, but I just had a fairly severe thunderstorm go through my area, so I had to shut down my computer and wait for it to pass.

I decided to get a bit creative in announcing the winner, so here it is... (and if for whatever reason the video doesn't work, just go to the bottom of the post)






09 November, 2008


*** EDIT - The draw has taken place and the winner was Diana. See this post.

I've been lucky enough to be the recipient of many specials gifts from Grobanites all over the world during the past year, and more often than not they don't want anything in return.

So to spread the Josh and celebrate the release of "A Collection" I have decided to give away a copy of the new CD.

Just leave a comment on this post, make a post in the "Leave Me A Message" box on the right or send me an email to tell me you'd like to be included in the random draw.

Entries close 5pm Australian Eastern Standard time on Sunday 16th November 2008. To make it a little easier for my overseas visitors, this equates to (based on information from timeanddate.com):
  • Hong Kong/Singapore - 3pm Sunday 16th
  • London - 7am Sunday 16th
  • Paris - 8am Sunday 16th
  • New York - 2am Sunday 16th
  • Los Angeles - 11pm Saturday 15th
I hope to post the CD to winner early next week, provided it's released here next Saturday 15th November as planned.

*** EDIT - Look what I picked up today (and one day early). Woo hoo!!!! One for me and one for the lucky winner.

**One entry per person**
**Postage included**

Good luck and remember to check back to see if you're the lucky winner.

**Edit - thanks to everyone who's entered so far. Entries have been received from

Erin, SweeneyFan, Wendy, Reut, Marta, Meghan, Katrina, Rose, Corianne, Candice, White, Joanna, Jerusha, Katayoon, Fiona, Diana, Caroline, "If I Just Lay Here", JedidJah, Justafan & Kinga.


08 November, 2008

Patience is a virtue...

...but unfortunately when it comes to all things Groban I have a tolerance level of about zero. So like a lot of fans around the world I'm playing the waiting game and to be honest it's not going very well.

My friends think it's a little weird that I'm so excited about this release, particularly given that the only 'new' song on the CD is "Anthem" from Chess. But for me, it'll be well worth it for this song alone. (Now we just need some details of when the Chess in Concert DVD will be released - but that's a whole other story - LOL...)

"A Collection" was released in the Netherlands on Friday, but I won't have it in my hands until next Saturday (if everything goes to plan). Unfortunately for our UK friends, the release date seems to have changed a million times, and it looks like it's now December 1st.

Just think of the problems that could've been solved if there was a single worldwide release date... Oh well, a girl can dream.

Anyway, this might help to pass the time until 9am next Saturday morning...

(Is it Saturday yet???)

06 November, 2008

A Man And His Dog...

Truth be told - I'm neither a dog nor a cat person (yet another thing I can blame my parents for) but for some reason seeing Josh with Sweeney really make me happy...



You might've already seen this on YTube, but in case you haven't, enjoy.

And in case you're wondering, Sweeney is a Wheaten Terrier.

01 November, 2008

Talk about confusing…

Seriously, how hard can it be to get consistency or accurate information in relation to the release date for “Josh Groban – A Collection”…

Let’s just put into perspective some of the conflicting information:

On JG.com
There are two posts “Josh Groban – A Collection” and “Josh Groban In The UK” which state that “Josh Groban – A Collection” will be released November 10th.

Again two posts, but this time, the “Josh Groban - A Collection” post has a release date of November 10th, while the "Josh Groban in the UK" post has the release date as November 17th.

On the UK website of the Noble PR Consultancy firm, the release date is stated as December 1st. From this website there's a link to www.joshgrobanmusic.com, which has the release date back to November 17th. Can anyone see a pattern forming here (in that no one really knows what's going on)???

Warner Brothers Australia has confirmed November 15th as the release date for ‘down under’.

And here’s a few on-line websites with their release dates

BOL (Netherlands) - November 7th
Take2 (South Africa) - November 10th
Chaos (Australia) - November 17th
CD Wow (UK) - November 17th
Amazon (UK) – December 1st
HMV (UK) – December 1st
Play (UK) – December 1st
CD Universe (USA) – December 2nd

So, I guess that sometime between now and Christmas we can expect that the CD will be released.

Apart from this – there are quite a few other Josh-related items on the agenda. Here’s my quick summary (apologies now if I've missed something, but as you can see, there's quite a few things on the cards):

  • Brian McKnight “I'll Be Home For Christmas” – Josh duets on "Angels We Have Heard On High". This CD is currently available. (**This song also featured on Josh's CD "Noel")
  • Placido Domingo – In his “Late Night Kitchen Time” video blog, Josh shared that he had recently recorded a duet with Placido Domingo. CD title and release date unknown. Update - the title of the CD is "Amore infinito. Canzoni ispirate alle poesie di Giovanni Paolo II - Karol Wojtyla" (the English translation is Endless Love. Songs inspired by the Poetry of John Paul II - Karol Wajtyla). The (Italian) release date is Nov 28th.
  • "Hit Man: David Foster & Friends” – Josh performs Alla Luce del Sole; Bridge Over Troubled Water with Brian McKnight and You Raise Me Up. Release date November 11th. (It appears that the three songs will be on the DVD, and Bridge Over Troubled Water will appear on the CD)
  • Live From Abbey Road: The Best of Season 1 – release date November 11th ("February Song", "You Are Loved" and "Machine")
  • Chris Botti “Live In Boston” – CD release date November 18th/ DVD release date March 09. Update - the release date for the CD has been pushed back to February 09.
  • Chess in Concert - unknown release date.
  • Josh Groban PBS Special from Rose Hall NYC – date to be confirmed
  • Chess in Concert – date to be confirmed
Ok Groban, I think it's time you passed me a beer and maybe then it'll all make sense…

[Of course, the dates above are accurate at time of posting, but I guess we all know that they're bound to change, so I’ll update when (and if) further information is made available.]