Compass (Mark Vincent album)

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Compass
Compass by Mark Vincent.jpg
Studio album by
Released16 April 2010
Genreclassical music
Length44:26
LabelSony Music Australia
ProducerChong Lim
Mark Vincent chronology
My Dream – Mio Visione
(2009)
Compass
(2010)
The Great Tenor Songbook
(2010)

Compass is the second studio album by Australian tenor, Mark Vincent. The album was released through Sony Music Australia on 15 April 2010 and peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts. The album was certified gold.

The album includes the title track "Compass" which was written by Dianne Warren especially for Mark.

Reviews[edit]

Jon O'Brien of AllMusic gave the album 3 1/2 out of 5 saying; "Backed by simple but tasteful orchestral arrangements, Vincent appears just as much at ease when tackling traditional operatic pieces, such as Agustin Lara's 1932 Latin classic "Granada," as he does when adding an operatic flavor to modern pop classics like Roy Orbison's "Crying," Rod Stewart's "Sailing," and musical favorites like West Side Story's "Somewhere" and Carousel's "You'll Never Walk Alone." An emotionally stirring duet with classically trained soprano Greta Bradman on a cover of musical hero Andrea Bocelli's "I Believe" provides the highlight, but Vincent's first original composition, the powerfully dramatic title track, specially penned for him by prolific Grammy Award-winner Diane Warren, suggests he could give Josh Groban a run for his money if he ever dared to venture away from the often predictable classical crossover fare. Compass isn't quite the leap forward Vincent needed if he's to transcend his talent show beginnings, but it's an accomplished effort which indicates he's capable of producing more original and inventive material in the future." [1]

Track listing[edit]

CD/DD
  1. "Granada" - 4:28
  2. "The Music of the Night" - 5:28
  3. "Nella Fantasia" - 4:32
  4. "I Believe" (featuring Greta Bradman) - 4:24
  5. "Somewhere" - 3:31
  6. "Crying" - 3:55
  7. "Amapola" - 3:48
  8. "Compass" - 4:06
  9. "Who Can I Turn To" - 2:39
  10. "Sailing" - 4:16
  11. "You'll Never Walk Alone" - 2:49

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[2] 5
Australian Artist Album Chart[3] 2
Australian Classical Album Chart 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
ARIA Albums Chart[4] 74
ARIA Classic Albums Chart[5] 1
Australian Artists Albums Chart[6] 19

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia 16 April 2010[8][9] Sony Music Australia 88697672062

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Vincent "My Dream -- Mio Visionario"". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Mark Vincent – Compass". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ "ARIA Report W/c 26 April 2010 - Issue #1052" (PDF). pandora.nla.gov.au. 26 April 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 May 2007.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Classical Charts – 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Albums 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Compass by Mark Vincent". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Compass by Mark Vincent (CD)". JBHiFi.com.au. Retrieved 7 May 2016.