Josh Groban recording album featuring film and stage show songs

Singer JOSH GROBAN is working on a new album featuring music from movies and stage shows.

The You Raise Me Up hitmaker's latest project will include familiar tracks from well-known productions, as well as songs from more obscure shows including Paul Simon's The Capeman and Chess by Abba's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice.

He tells Billboard.com, "Since I was 13 years old, I have wanted to record a film and stage songs album. The nice thing about a film and stage album is that you have so many songs. It's a matter of demoing them, seeing which are right for me and for the continuity of the album.

"The test is whether I can tell a story and whether or not my voice fits the story. There are plenty of shows where the songs are gems, but never got their fair share. I think Paul Simon's The Capeman is a show that just needed a little more time. We're desperate for great new shows."

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