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Charles Billingsley – The Shadow Of Your Smile (2022 FLAC)

Charles Billingsley - The Shadow Of Your Smile (2022 FLAC)

Charles Billingsley – The Shadow Of Your Smile (2022 FLAC)

Artist: Charles Billingsley
Album: The Shadow Of Your Smile
Release/Reissue: 2022
Genre: Vocal Jazz

01. Perfect
02. It Had To Be You
03. A Foggy Day
04. Bring Him Home
05. If Ever I Would Leave You
06. The Very Thought Of You
07. The Shadow Of Your Smile
08. Time To Say Goodbye
09. Since I Fell For You
10. Danny Boy
11. You’ll Never Walk Alone
12. Beyond The Sea
13. Let There Be Peace On Earth
14. America, The Beautiful
15. Smile

Building on nearly thirty years as a singer and entertainer, performing thousands of shows from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, Charles Billingsley is ready to take a new turn in his storied career. His latest solo offering, The Shadow of Your Smile, is a big-hearted, show-stopping collection drawing from the hits of Broadway, big band, smooth jazz and the Great American Songbook. These beloved standards and classics, newly arranged and powered by Charles’s larger-than-life voice, come together in a make-you-smile album of classic favorites.

Produced by Tim Davis (Barbra Streisand, Glee) and Wayne Haun (Celine Dion, Boyz II Men), iconic recordings like “It Had to Be You,” “Danny Boy,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “America, the Beautiful (feat. Voctave)” and “Bring Him Home” come alive in a brand-new way when paired with Charles’s smooth, beautifully engaging vocals.

“From the early days of hearing my parents playing vinyls of Sinatra and Pavarotti, I’ve had a love for great singers and classic songs,” says Charles. “After 30 years of making music, I felt like it was finally time to go back and record some of these great songs people love and enjoy so much. I especially love how the songs portray an uplifting, peaceful message.”

When considering which favorite songs to record, Charles focused on the overall theme of smile as a top priority. “I love the word smile and really wanted to play on that,” Charles says. “We titled the album after the track ‘The Shadow of Your Smile,’ because so many of us seem to have lost our smile in the last few years. I want to help bring it back.”

Centered around this hopeful outlook, Charles’s positive approach to life is subtly present throughout the project, making it more than a collection of well-known songs, but an album full of heart. With gorgeous orchestrations, energetic wow-factor tracks mixed with moments of meaningful contemplation, The Shadow of Your Smile offers a fresh take on familiar classics sure to bring a smile to listeners of all ages.

From the stages of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to numerous events and conferences around the country, Charles Billingsley has been one of Christian music’s most distinctive artists for nearly 30 years. Beginning his career as a lead vocalist for GRAMMY®-nominated genre giant NewSong, Billingsley has since headlined more than 3,200 concerts, released 24 recordings as a solo artist, and garnered seven #1 Inspirational radio hits. Charles and his wife, Shae, have been married for 28 years and they have two sons, Caleb and Cooper.