by Chris Mann



Vocalist Chris Mann builds upon his 2012 fourth-place finish on NBC's The Voice with his debut solo album, Roads. A languid, passionate, and well-produced album, Roads beautifully showcases Mann's Vanderbilt University-trained vocal chops. Rather than attempt to shoe horn Mann's mature vocal aesthetic into a younger, teen- or dance-oriented sound, here we get a selection of thoughtful covers and originals that straddle the line between measured, adult contemporary radio styles and more of a classical crossover approach. To these ends, tracks such as Mann's poignant version of Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" and his similarly yearning take on Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" rachet up the sweeping, cinematic qualities of the songs while allowing him plenty of room to shine. Elsewhere, he grabs your attention with the uplifting title track, proves his technical vocal prowess with Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria," and even gets a few co-writing credits on on such cuts as "Cuore" and the romantic "Falling." Ultimately, Roads will not disappoint fans who championed Mann on The Voice.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2012
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602537178285
catalogNumber: 001764402

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Mann   Primary Artist
Mike Davis   Trumpet
Eric Darken   Percussion
Keith Thomas   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
David Angell   Violin
David Davidson   Violin,Concert Master
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Marco Marinangeli   Conductor
Gary Novak   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Kathryn Plummer   Viola
Tom Ranier   Piano
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Leader,Viola
Ducky Carlisle   Percussion,Drums
Joey Waronker   Drums
James Button   Oboe
Walter Afanasieff   Piano
Wei Tsun Chang   Violin
Monisa Angell   Viola
Karen Winkelmann   Violin
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Julie Tanner   Cello
Gerald Greer   Violin
Michael Valerio   Bass
Carrie Bailey   Violin
Bleu   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Eldad Guetta   Guitar
Erin Hall   Violin
Wendy Mittelstadt   Violin,Viola
Terry White   Background Vocals
Jen Kuhn   Cello
Sari Reist   Cello
Donald Foster   Clarinet
Scott Simons   Piano
Jonathan Crone   Guitar,Keyboards
Betsy Lamb   Violin
Ben Phillips   Drums
Mark Adams   French Horn
Joel Reist   String Bass
Stefan Petrescu   Violin
Craig Nelson   String Bass
Gus Seyffert   Bass
Janet Darnall   Violin
Chris Farrell   Viola
Stuart Clark   Clarinet
Matt Robertson   Guitar
Steven Becknell   French Horn
Dave Everson   French Horn
Heather Clark   Flute
Lara Wickes   Oboe
Marissa Benedict   Trumpet
Daniel Fornero   Trumpet
Jennifer Olson   Flute
Kristina Siemer   Violin
Conni Ellisor   Violin
Kirsten Greer   Cello
Ben De Vries   Guitar
Ali Gooding   Violin
Jun Iwasaki   Violin

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Keith Thomas   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Mark James   Composer
Bill Appleberry   Producer,Engineer
Paul Buckmaster   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Jorge Calandrelli   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Marius de Vries   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Ron Fair   Executive Producer
Marco Marinangeli   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Christopher Martin   Composer
Joel McNeely   Arranger,Producer
Paul Mirkovich   Arranger
Ducky Carlisle   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Rich Breen   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Vocal Engineer
Jackie Murphy   Art Direction
Eric Barnard   Groomer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer
Oscar Ramirez   Vocal Engineer
Darrell Thorp   Engineer
Tim Harkins   Engineer
Bleu   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Eldad Guetta   Arranger,Programming,Orchestration
Guy Berryman   Composer
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Dave Haywood   Composer
Damien Rice   Composer
Hillary Scott   Composer
Dave Barnes   Composer
Susan Markheim   Management
Jonathan Crone   Programming,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Tyler Gordon   Vocal Engineer,Pro-Tools
Josh Kear   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer
John Christopher   Composer
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Sebastian Thott   Composer
Charles Kelley   Composer
Matt Robertson   Arranger,Programming,Orchestration
Didrik Thott   Composer
Chris Mann   Composer
Carl Björsell   Composer
Tebey Ottoh   Composer
Adrian Bradford   Programming
Jacques Revaud   Composer
Ben De Vries   Programming
Ryan Supple   Producer
William Champion   Composer
Joe Seiders   Vocal Editing

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Roads 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
stephfania More than 1 year ago
Chris Mann is a gift to the music world.He is just spell binding with that gifted voice of his. You can't help falling in love with him and just play that album over and over again. If you want to listen to class then this album is for you. I am certainly looking forward to listening to this gifted singer for many more albums to come. Hope to see him on Broadway some day. He certainly is a winner in my eyes and a voice like that comes along once in a lifetime.  
IamSharonG More than 1 year ago
Just beautiful!