The collection of soft rock songs from singer/songwriter
John Anthony’s CD
'What A Man Can Do' has critics reaching for such adjectives as “lush,” “powerful” and “diverse.”
The influences that shaped Anthony’s musical tastes are as wide as the artist’s vocal range. From Styx to Streisand, Freddie Mercury to George Michael and Billy Joel to McCartney, Anthony pays homage to some of music’s most important artists. Says Anthony,”If I had to choose one influence in particular, it would have to be Freddie Mercury, who could sell any song from hard rock bravado to the sweetest sentiment. That is what I aspire to."
The New York Post raves over his across-the-board skill, “[Anthony] displays a wide range of styles – and has command of them all...”
What A Man Can Do
The title track, tagged the proposal song, is my favorite on the album.The lyric offers a sense of honesty as a man tries to convince his lady that he’s the one for her. “He looks at a soul, the beauty inside /Offers his whole heart with nothing to hide.” Read more…
As a vocalist, I admire and respect, greatly, the talents of Barbra Streisand. When I searched for the lone cover to record for the album, Prisoner (Love theme from the Eyes of Laura Mars) came to mind. It had everything I was looking for: power, dynamics and a vocal that could really soar. Read more…