【發行日期】：May 20, 2008
美國最著名的跨界鋼琴演奏家、作曲家。從2004年初出茅廬，在短短的4年時間裡，他迅速成為美國最炙手可熱的鋼琴“明星”。高超的演奏技巧配以俊朗的外型，成就了他的音樂神話。原先在學校教授鋼琴的跨界鋼琴家William Joseph，則是由席琳狄翁(Celine Dion)、喬許葛洛班(Josh Groban)等重量級歌手的超級製作人大衛佛斯特(David Foster)在一場慈善演奏會上發掘。他於喬許葛洛班2004年的“Closer Tour”巡迴演唱會擔任開場表演者，同年他發行了首張個人專輯《Within》。他於今年發行的專輯《Beyond》也在Billboard跨界排行榜上得到第八名的成績。
Though Foster is co credited with seven of the twelve tracks, this album is essentially about the William Joseph who wrote or co wrote ten of the dozen compositions. With the exception of the impressive arrangement of the Led Zeppelin song "Kashmir" that was featured on the debut, the material is all new. Much like the classically based Within, Beyond opens with the sophisticated and stylistic song "Standing In The Storm".
Two military based themes are explored on the inspiring and moving "Heroes" and "Return With Honor" that also features the uplifting orchestral arrangements of William Ross. In utter contrast there is the Middle Eastern themes explored on "Apasionada" and "Asturias" that feature the guitar work of Ramon Stagnaro and Jesse Cook respectively. On the latter, it is here you will realize that Joseph not only has a good ear for a melody but can also execute and perform as he banters and builds with Jesse Cook. If it is the structure and melody of a song that is your preference then search for the gorgeous "Leningrad" written by William Joseph or the moving "Sweet Remembrance Of You" that will bring tears to your eyes. Meanwhile, the bare and simplicity of "A Mother's Heart" brings Beyond to a wonderful conclusion.
01. Standing The Storm
05. Once Upon Loveos
07. Sweet Remembrance Of Youos
09. Return With Honor
10. Cinema Paradiso
12. A Mother's Heart
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