Duc Tuan – Music of the Night
If you thought Duc Tuan’s rounded tone and over pronunciation in Vietnamese were hair-raising, wait to hear you hear him sings in English. Music of the Night is Duc Tuan’s worst concept album up to date simply because he covers Broadway tunes in English. His voice gets under my skin right from the opening track. The only reason I could get through the album is the sensational productions from Ignace Lai. The good thing about Duc Tuan is that his accompaniment has always been top quality. This album could have worked if the lyrics were translated into Vietnamese and he straightened up his quiver delivery. He has a gorgeous tenor for Broadway songs and great orchestration backing him up. Duc Tuan needs to open up his ears and listen to himself.