Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage

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Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage
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Studio album by
Released13 November 2012
Recorded2011–2012 Gorbals Sound
Length43:37
LabelSyco, Columbia
ProducerRichard "Biff" Stannard, Ash Howes
Susan Boyle chronology
Someone to Watch Over Me
(2011)
Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage
(2012)
Home for Christmas
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Express Music News4/5 stars[2]

Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage is the fourth studio album by Scottish singer Susan Boyle. It was released on 13 November 2012. The album features renditions of songs from prominent musical theatre shows and films. It also includes duets with American singer Donny Osmond and The Phantom of the Opera star Michael Crawford.

Examples of the musical works involved include Jekyll & Hyde and Fame. The album experienced commercial success in both the United Kingdom and the United States, hitting the #12 slot in the Billboard 200 chart.[3]

Background[edit]

Susan Boyle said of the album: "I have been a fan of musicals since I was a wee girl. I love them and have enjoyed the drama and the range of emotions they inspire in you. I still remember the first time I saw Les Mis, my all time favourite. I fell in love with it and have seen it now countless times as each time you watch it you draw something different." She further said working with her "lifelong idol" Donny Osmond was "a dream come true".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Somewhere Over the Rainbow"Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg5:41
2."The Winner Takes It All"Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus4:49
3."Send in the Clowns"Stephen Sondheim3:44
4."The Music of the Night" (featuring Michael Crawford)Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart5:12
5."Bring Him Home"Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer3:30
6."Memory"Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn4:06
7."As Long as He Needs Me"Lionel Bart2:49
8."All I Ask of You" (featuring Donny Osmond)Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart3:43
9."Out Here on My Own"Michael Gore, Lesley Gore3:12
10."You'll Never Walk Alone"Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II3:24
11."This Is the Moment" (featuring Donny Osmond)Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse3:27

Chart performance[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[15] 13 November 2012 CD, digital download Columbia
United Kingdom[16] 19 November 2012 Syco, Columbia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  2. ^ Gage, Simon. "CD Review: Susan Boyle: Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage". Express Music News. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage - Susan Boyle. Billboard. billboard.com/
  4. ^ By J J Anisiobi (2012-10-05). "Susan Boyle is emotionally overcome after duet with idol Donny Osmond | Daily Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
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  7. ^ "Swiss Charts". Swiss Charts.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  9. ^ "South African Top 20 Albums Chart". RSG (Recording Industry of South Africa). Archived from the original on 7 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
  11. ^ a b "Aria Charts". Aria Charts.
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  13. ^ "NZ charts". NZ top 40.
  14. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/searchresult/bpi-sales-awards-launch-automatic-certification.aspx
  15. ^ "Susan Boyle - Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs From The Stage - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  16. ^ Susan Boyle. "Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-29.