Josh Groban’s Breakout Debut ‘Closer’ Turns 20 With New Deluxe Edition
Reaching another major milestone, multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and global superstar Josh Groban commemorates two decades of his 6x-platinum blockbuster breakout album, Closer, with Closer 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition out on 2CD & Digital, as well as Limited Edition Orange Vinyl 2LP on 17 November 2023.
This enhanced vision of his sophomore opus features the album remastered for the first time and boasts six rare or unreleased bonus tracks. These have never been previously released on vinyl or digitally. Among these additions, a recently recorded, stirring and soulful reinvention of the classic track, Broken Vow (Vocal/Piano Version) featuring David Foster on piano. This collection also includes an epic never-before-heard Extended Version of You Raise Me Up, Mi Morena & more.
Anchored by emotion, drama, and romance in equal measure, the 11 November 2003 release of Closer cemented Josh Groban as a generational voice. Upon arrival, the LP bowed at #4 on the Billboard 200 and later rose to No.1, becoming his first of three chart-topping career entries on the respective chart. To date, it has reached 6x-platinum status for sales in excess of 6.1 million units, while the Billboard Hot 100 hit single You Raise Me Up also went triple-platinum.
A true global phenomenon, the album has touched millions worldwide with Groban delivering half of the songs in English and notably performing the rest in either Italian, Spanish, or French. It has also generated over half-a-billion streams and counting.
In 2023, the Closer 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition marks an important moment for the iconic voice that honors one of his most celebrated works.
Closer 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes the following tracks:
Mi Mancherai (Il Postino) [feat. Joshua Bell]
Si Volvieras a Mi
When You Say You Love Me
Remember When It Rained
Hymne a L’amour
You Raise Me Up
Never Let Go [feat. Deep Forest]
You Raise Me Up (Extended Version) +
Mi Morena *
You’re The Only Place *
My December *
She’s Out Of My Life *
Broken Vow (Vocal/Piano Version) +