This is Glenn's second album, released in 1988 when he was only 18 (actually, this one in particular is a Japanese import). It was his breakthrough album in many parts of the world and has some really fine pop songs. Of course, there are some of his biggest hits there such as "Long and lasting love", "Love always finds a reason" (the version here is the English version sung with Elsa), "Never get enough of you", and a wonderful re-recorded (and more powerful) "Nothing's gonna change my love for you", but I always thought "Someday love" and "Not me" where the real classics on the album.
No, this is not Glenn's best album as of yet (if you want to know what the guy is REALLY all about, you should check out "It's alright to love" (1993) or his latest album, "Captured" (1999)), but it was a milestone in his career.
I can tell you that Glenn (now 31) has become a very talented singer/songwriter, and has one of the best male voices around. He can do what George Michael can (tho his work is not as known as George's): he's gifted both with his voice as well as with his mind (writing and composing), and if you want to hear an artist who puts his heart and soul into his music, you'll find the right answer in Glenn Medeiros.
My two favourite artists? Glenn Medeiros and George Michael. Da Glennster and Yog. At least THEY know how to make real music!
– Customer Review on Amazon.com
The mutual admiration society that was Glenn Gould and Herbert von Karajan gave six concerts between May 1957 and September 1959 featuring Beethoven’s C minor Concerto (Berlin 1957) and Bach’s D minor (Berlin 1958, Lucerne 1959). Though neither of the Bach performances has appeared on disc, the Beethoven has had several CD outings. This handsomely packaged “official” transfer by Sony is the best we have had technically.
Glenn Gould was this century's greatest Bach player, so these legendary recordings are self-recommending. While other fine pianists have made powerful statements in this music, no one sounds anything like Gould. His phenomenal clarity of articulation, digital control, and well, just plain interesting way with the music set him completely apart from the competition. With playing of this individuality and quality, it's pointless to engage in any debate with respect to the appropriateness of the piano versus the harpsichord. Scholars and pedants may continue to argue, but the fact is, it doesn't matter. Great musicianship always serves great music best.-David Hurwitz
In 1956 Glenn Gould’s first Columbia Masterworks release, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, took the music world by storm and immediately established the 23-year-old Canadian pianist as one of the most brilliant, original, charismatic and provocative classical performers of his time. Sixty years later, Gould’s prolific recorded output remains a stimulating presence, thanks to Sony Classical’s newly remastered collection of his complete authorized recordings in an 81-CD limited edition. The Sound of Glenn Gould presents highlights from this definitive presentation of the legendary pianist’s discography.