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Friday Round Up with Alfie Boe: No. 3

Last week we had the chance to hear Alfie on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, recorded back in October.  All I can say is that it was worth waiting for  – Alfie sang a handful of songs from Serenata and of course the obligatory Bring Him Home.  After all this time, Alfie sings this song differently every time and FNIMN was one of the most moving I’ve heard for a while.  Thanks again to Marcia for sharing:

Tomorrow is of course the first night of the much anticipated tour and last Saturday night saw the number one song revealed on the Alfie Boe Best Ever Live Song poll – if you missed it, here is the result:

Lastly, in a quiet week (rehearsals going at full pace I imagine), Serenata debuted at 14 in the UK album charts and 3 in the classical chart.  The surprise re-entry of You’ll Never Walk Alone in at number 8 on the classical chart shows that people are discovering all types of Alfie music. Go Alfie!

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Double Hit for Alfie Boe in Classical Chart

Fantastic news! Alfie Boe’s Serenata has entered the Classical Album Charts at number 3…closely followed by a surprise re-entry from You’ll Never Walk Alone at number 8!


I’m guessing Alfie will be occupied with rehearsals this week  – seriously counting down the hours !!!!!!!  We also have the Royal Variety Performance to look forward to on 8th December and a Strictly appearance at some point; again, although we know he recorded an appearance this weekend we have no idea when it will be shown.

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Alfie Boe’s Best Ever Song: Number 9

A week on from the first song to be revealed in the Alfie Boe Top Ten Songs countdown, the song voted by you at Number Nine is Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna, from You’ll Never Walk Alone.  I must confess to being a little surprised that this song made it onto the Top Ten in place of other more well known songs (Wheels of a Dream comes to mind).  However, perhaps it is the very fact that we don’t hear it very often that made people vote for it.  Indeed, I can only find a link to it on Spotify so here it is:

Alfie Boe/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/John Owen Edwards/Crouch End Festival Chorus – Fratello sole sorella luna

Not knowing much about this particular song meant that I had to put in a bit of research and was somewhat surprised to learn that it comes from a 1972 Franco Zeffirelli film Brother Sun, Sister Moon which is about St Francis of Assisi.  Donovan wrote and performed the songs on the soundtrack and re-recorded them in the early 1990’s.  More recently, Friar Alessandro has recorded the song.

If you don’t yet have the album, click on the image below to order:

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