Review: Jan Werner 'Stronger'

by Tom Espen Hansen 81 views

The late Jan Werner's final album has at last been released in his home country of Norway. Some record stores had it for sale early enough for the sale to be counted in for the Norwegian album chart this week, and Jan Werner reached number 12.

The CD contains 14 songs, all of them with Jan Werner’s amazing voice as a center of the songs. The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet gave it a 4 out of 6 on the dice:

Remember me are the two last words on this CD, and that is exactly what people are going to do. Jan Werner’s sudden death will give a special attention to this record. If he was still amongst us this would only be another step in his development as an artist, but now it is th end of a very special career in Norwegian music.

Jan Werner is singing together with Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and studio instruments. His vocals are as usual extraordinary going from very deep to very high tones, also with his characteristic whispering being a part of it.

The songs in Jan Werner’s Stronger are mostly well performed ballads with good orchestration, many in the typical musical style that we have heard from him before.

Click here to purchase Stronger by Jan Werner.

Full Tracklist:
01: Cavatina (You were beatiful)
02: Always there
03: My love ( Mio bambino caro)
04: All the children
05: Will the sun ever shine again
06: Guardian angel
07: Rembrandts eyes
08: Beautiful
09: With you all the time
10: Strong
11: My baby you
12: Point of no return
13: Angels lullaby
14: Remember me

Jan Werner Competition:
esctoday.com, in association withUniversal Records, aregiving awaythreecopies of the Stronger to members of esctoday.com. To win, simply answer the two questions below correctly, and send your answers, together with your esctoday.com membership number (see the end of this article) to [email protected]

  1. What was Jan Werner’s second placed Melodi Grand Prix 2000 entry called?
  2. What was the TV-show that was Jan Werner’s breakthrough as an artist in Norway back in 1994 called?

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