New Chapter

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New Chapter
Studio album by Donald Braswell II
Released May 29, 2007 (2007-05-29)
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop standards, Classical crossover, Operatic pop
Length 50:29
Label Hartman Music Group
Producer Jeannie Pircher, Michael Morales, Ron Morales, Mark Martin
Donald Braswell II chronology
New Chapter
We Fall and We Rise Again

New Chapter is the first studio album from American actor, composer and tenor Donald Braswell II, who has entertained audiences both internationally as well as shore to shore in the United States in concerts, television appearances, inspirational speaking and radio. He was also a finalist in the 2008 season of America's Got Talent. It is a cover album which contains both classical and popular music.

Album information[edit]

New Chapter combines elements of musical theater with pop standards as well as operatic arrangements of classical pieces. It was produced by the Grammy Award-winning team of Michael and Ron Morales and co-produced by Mark Martin. The title of the album refers to a "new chapter" in Braswell's life after a car accident in 1995 rendered him silent for almost two years.[1] Braswell dedicates the recording to "all artists who have been in struggles, and somehow found their way with the voice they have been given."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What Kind of Fool Am I"   Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley 3:46
2. "Bésame mucho"   Consuelo Velázquez 3:04
3. "The Summer Knows" (theme from Summer of '42) A. Bergman, M. Bergman, M. Legrand 4:30
4. "The Shadow Of Your Smile"   J. Mandel, P.F. Webster 3:37
5. "Pecchè"   Pennino, De Flavis 3:48
6. "Could It Be Magic"   Barry Manilow,Adrienne Anderson 4:42
7. "More"   Alex Alstone,Tom Glazer 2:49
8. "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story"   Francis Lai, Carl Sigman 4:18
9. "If"   David Gates 2:47
10. "Where Is Love?" (from the musical production Oliver!) Lionel Bart 4:01
11. "Somewhere" (from West Side Story) Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim 2:56
12. "Who Can I Turn To?" (from the musical production The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd) Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley 2:54
13. "Try To Remember"   Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt 3:46
14. "Panis Angelicus"   César Franck 2:56


  1. ^ Donald Braswell official website
  2. ^ Donald Braswell, New Chapter liner notes.