Sarah .. the Future of OPM

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    nice article and yah i agree.. she is one great singer... i believe she will succeed in her craft because with what she is portraying to fans..she really stands out.. and we can see that she really enjoys what she is doing..and SHE LOVES what she is doing...
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    i believe she can do it.. with her talent... grabe.. so[size="3"][/size]brang galing!!! idol![color="#FF0000"][/color]
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    it's just awesome how some foreigners are willing to help filipinos and believe in their talent...

    sarah must be VERY thankful to christian..
  • jarrod wrote on Jul 23 2006, 12:45 PM:
    Famed international producer affirms Sarah Geronimo is future of OPM

    By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
    Famed International producer Christian de Walden says that though other Filipino female artists are good, SARAH GERONIMO is "the future of OPM."

    The personality of her voice is phenomenally distinct. Many have great voices but they tend to imitate foreign divas like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. Sarah's voice is Sarah Geronimo all the way. And although Sarah acknowledges that Regine Velasquez is her idol, people who really know music can tell Sarah's voice is her own. She definitely is the biggest talent I have come across with the last ten years, " says Christian during the album launch of Sarah's latest CD "Becoming," which he co-produced with Carlo Nasi.

    Christian was particularly astounded by Sarah's ability to not only learn a song fast but style it almost worthy patent.

    "When we gave her songs for this album, what she got was songwriter's demo. This means Sarah has no one to pattern her voice to and that she has to put her personality into each. And how she did, "says Christian.

    This is most apparent in "Carry My Love," one of few ballads in "Becoming" that bear Sarah's belting style of singing. Recorded in L.A. a few months back, Christian recalls giving the study of "Carry" to Sarah mere minutes before she hit the studio.

    "I forgot to give her a copy of the demo days earlier so she ended up studying the song in my hotel room right before our session. I thought we would end up doing many takes of the song to get it right but, no, she did "Carry" in just two, three takes,"says Christian.

    The famed producer credited credited for tens of millions of albums sold by Latin artists in Europe and Latin America was impressed with Sarah's vocal performance in "Carry" that he had it listened to by his best friend, Humberto Gatica. Humberto has worked on several albums of Gloria Estefan and Celine Dion.
    "After listening to it speechlessly, he turned to me and asked, Who is she?' And I told him, 'She's one of the superstars in the Philippines.' Humberto said, 'I will make sure Celine will hear this song once she finishes her stint in Vegas when it's time to do her next album. You're right, this Sarah is amazing!' says Christian.

    A believer in Filipino talents since the 70's, Christian lowers his fee whenever he accedes to producing albums for Viva. His only condition is that the talent must be worth his time; one that, upon hearing, would blow him away.
    "If I ask for my usual rate, then I'm afraid, Viva or any record label here could not afford my services. The rate i get for the albums I do for Viva is not enough to see me through in America. The only reason I could afford to do these is because i have big-budgeted projects abroad that sort of subsidize my projects here. I don't mind. I believe in Filipino talents especially Sarah,' says Christian.

    The promotional single off "Becoming" is "I Still Believe In Loving You' which was co-written by Filipino Jimmy Borja (now based in the U.S.) with American lyricists Lori Barth and Raff Stenmmann. Many who know Sarah's past hits "How Could You Say You Love Me" and "Forever's Not Enough" note the the singer didn't hit the high notes as much in "Believe" and so concludes it's easy to sing.

    To which Christian disagrees.

    "‘I Still’ is equally challenging vocally and range-wise. One should take into consideration that Sarah starts off really low in ‘Believe’ and ends up doing falsetto at the end. It sounds easy but it’s really a tricky song to do which Sarah passed with flying colors," says Christian.

    He adds: "Besides, not all songs demand that you hit the high notes all the time. We certainly were not thinking in that line when we were making ‘Becoming.’ What we went for were songs that could vie in the international market and those with universal appeal that grow on listeners."

    To perfect "Becoming," Viva Records, upon advice of Christian, also flew in Italian mixing engineer Luca Vittori apart from assembling a cast of musicians and arrangers from the U.S., Europe and Manila.

    "Luca is very successful in Europe and is one of the best when it comes to pitch correction. With the digital age upon us, listeners hear every detail in recording especially when using the headset. We wanted the cleanest sound of instruments and voice as possible," says Christian who also brought in his own equipment especially for "Becoming."

    Sarah’s latest album is not only important to the singer but to Viva Records, too. Touted to be their first stab at conquering the international market, no expense was spared by the company in coming up with ‘Becoming’ even if it meant recording in three locations. These were at Flamingo Café Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Subside Studios in Fiuggi, Italy and Amerasian Studios in Manila. Additional engineering was done by George Landress, Fabio Angelini, Walter Clissen, Tony Peluso and David Bacon, hence, that ‘international sound.’

    The investment promises signs of pay off. With the help of Christian, Viva is now near to closing deals for the release of the album in Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia.

    "If someone like Jennifer Lopez could make it internationally, why can’t Sarah? Even just vocally, they are miles apart. If J.Lo can do A to B, Sarah can do A to G. Sarah just needs to keep on doing originals. And being an original," ends Christian.

    Other songs in "Becoming" are "Iingatan Ko (Ang Pag-ibig Mo);" "You Mean The World To Me;" "After Love;" "Baby Blue;" "Alaala Mo;" "And I’m In Love Again;" "Kaibigan;" "Don’t You Worry;" "Magliliwanag Rin…Muli;" "Is This Love;" "Peace Is All We Know" and; "So Heartbroken."

    "Becoming" is sponsored by Zed Philippines, Jollibee, Skechers USA, Islander, G-Shock, Video City, Kolin, Crowne Plaza Galleria, 90.7 Love Radio and Manila Bulletin.


    EDIT: Source - http://www.mb.com.ph/archive_pages.php?url...6072369898.html


    tnx 4 sharing..
  • edited 1:57PM
    Wow, I'm 2 years and 3 months late in posting my comment on this..... cencia na po, I was way behind in this forum kasi lately lang naging active. But as they say, it's better late than never, ahihihi!! thumb.gif alt=':thumb:' ]

    I can't help myself but be more prouder that I came to associate myself with Sarah. She definitely will have her own time to shine in the international scene.... In time and in God's own and right time this will happen. It may be soon or not.... But I know it will happen.

    It's better to build lots of confidence and self-worth first and to slowly enter the international scene, para mas matagal ang lifespan sa ganyang arena.... kesa yong in just in a snap of finger you're extremely famous and then it zaps you up just like that as well....

    Nakakataba ng puso to hear from foreign producer, like Christian De Walden, that he believes in Filipino Talent, specifically Sarah. And to say that Sarah is the future of OPM is just pretty much big and amazing *to quote michael johns* ahihihihi!!! biggrin.gif alt=':D' ] biggrin.gif alt=':D' ] biggrin.gif alt=':D' ] biggrin.gif alt=':D' ] biggrin.gif alt=':D' ]

    Way to go Sarah!!! worship.gif worship.gif
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    WOW!!!!
  • edited 1:57PM
    w0w!.,sir walden really believes in ate sarah!.,
    nakakatuwa naman.,
    nagkatotoo naman yung title.,
    ate sarah is really the future of OPM songs.,
  • edited 1:57PM
    my god...



    i agree with you....



    ang galing nya talaga
  • edited 1:57PM
    tnx po 4 sharing...
    sa sobrang galing nya pti c mr.de walden sobrang npahanga nya...kip it up...

    happy birthday!!!
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    ashert06 wrote on Aug 14 2009, 03:45 AM:
    tnx po 4 sharing...
    sa sobrang galing nya pti c mr.de walden sobrang npahanga nya...kip it up...

    happy birthday!!!

    BECOMING WAS THE FIRST ALBUM I BOUGHT FROM HER CONCERT IN AC, USA
    AND I LOVE IT AND I WAS HOOKED, BEFORE I KNEW IT I STARTED BUYING ALL HER
    CDS AND DVDS IN OTHER WORDS I BECAME A SARAH ADDICT.

    GO GO SARAH MOVE TO A BROADER HORIZON. WE ALL BEHIND YOU
  • edited 1:57PM
    jarrod wrote on Jul 23 2006, 05:45 AM:
    Famed international producer affirms Sarah Geronimo is future of OPM

    By JOJO P. PANALIGAN
    Famed International producer Christian de Walden says that though other Filipino female artists are good, SARAH GERONIMO is "the future of OPM."

    The personality of her voice is phenomenally distinct. Many have great voices but they tend to imitate foreign divas like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston. Sarah's voice is Sarah Geronimo all the way. And although Sarah acknowledges that Regine Velasquez is her idol, people who really know music can tell Sarah's voice is her own. She definitely is the biggest talent I have come across with the last ten years, " says Christian during the album launch of Sarah's latest CD "Becoming," which he co-produced with Carlo Nasi.

    Christian was particularly astounded by Sarah's ability to not only learn a song fast but style it almost worthy patent.

    "When we gave her songs for this album, what she got was songwriter's demo. This means Sarah has no one to pattern her voice to and that she has to put her personality into each. And how she did, "says Christian.

    This is most apparent in "Carry My Love," one of few ballads in "Becoming" that bear Sarah's belting style of singing. Recorded in L.A. a few months back, Christian recalls giving the study of "Carry" to Sarah mere minutes before she hit the studio.

    "I forgot to give her a copy of the demo days earlier so she ended up studying the song in my hotel room right before our session. I thought we would end up doing many takes of the song to get it right but, no, she did "Carry" in just two, three takes,"says Christian.

    The famed producer credited credited for tens of millions of albums sold by Latin artists in Europe and Latin America was impressed with Sarah's vocal performance in "Carry" that he had it listened to by his best friend, Humberto Gatica. Humberto has worked on several albums of Gloria Estefan and Celine Dion.
    "After listening to it speechlessly, he turned to me and asked, Who is she?' And I told him, 'She's one of the superstars in the Philippines.' Humberto said, 'I will make sure Celine will hear this song once she finishes her stint in Vegas when it's time to do her next album. You're right, this Sarah is amazing!' says Christian.

    A believer in Filipino talents since the 70's, Christian lowers his fee whenever he accedes to producing albums for Viva. His only condition is that the talent must be worth his time; one that, upon hearing, would blow him away.
    "If I ask for my usual rate, then I'm afraid, Viva or any record label here could not afford my services. The rate i get for the albums I do for Viva is not enough to see me through in America. The only reason I could afford to do these is because i have big-budgeted projects abroad that sort of subsidize my projects here. I don't mind. I believe in Filipino talents especially Sarah,' says Christian.

    The promotional single off "Becoming" is "I Still Believe In Loving You' which was co-written by Filipino Jimmy Borja (now based in the U.S.) with American lyricists Lori Barth and Raff Stenmmann. Many who know Sarah's past hits "How Could You Say You Love Me" and "Forever's Not Enough" note the the singer didn't hit the high notes as much in "Believe" and so concludes it's easy to sing.

    To which Christian disagrees.

    "‘I Still’ is equally challenging vocally and range-wise. One should take into consideration that Sarah starts off really low in ‘Believe’ and ends up doing falsetto at the end. It sounds easy but it’s really a tricky song to do which Sarah passed with flying colors," says Christian.

    He adds: "Besides, not all songs demand that you hit the high notes all the time. We certainly were not thinking in that line when we were making ‘Becoming.’ What we went for were songs that could vie in the international market and those with universal appeal that grow on listeners."

    To perfect "Becoming," Viva Records, upon advice of Christian, also flew in Italian mixing engineer Luca Vittori apart from assembling a cast of musicians and arrangers from the U.S., Europe and Manila.

    "Luca is very successful in Europe and is one of the best when it comes to pitch correction. With the digital age upon us, listeners hear every detail in recording especially when using the headset. We wanted the cleanest sound of instruments and voice as possible," says Christian who also brought in his own equipment especially for "Becoming."

    Sarah’s latest album is not only important to the singer but to Viva Records, too. Touted to be their first stab at conquering the international market, no expense was spared by the company in coming up with ‘Becoming’ even if it meant recording in three locations. These were at Flamingo Café Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Subside Studios in Fiuggi, Italy and Amerasian Studios in Manila. Additional engineering was done by George Landress, Fabio Angelini, Walter Clissen, Tony Peluso and David Bacon, hence, that ‘international sound.’

    The investment promises signs of pay off. With the help of Christian, Viva is now near to closing deals for the release of the album in Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia.

    "If someone like Jennifer Lopez could make it internationally, why can’t Sarah? Even just vocally, they are miles apart. If J.Lo can do A to B, Sarah can do A to G. Sarah just needs to keep on doing originals. And being an original," ends Christian.

    Other songs in "Becoming" are "Iingatan Ko (Ang Pag-ibig Mo);" "You Mean The World To Me;" "After Love;" "Baby Blue;" "Alaala Mo;" "And I’m In Love Again;" "Kaibigan;" "Don’t You Worry;" "Magliliwanag Rin…Muli;" "Is This Love;" "Peace Is All We Know" and; "So Heartbroken."

    "Becoming" is sponsored by Zed Philippines, Jollibee, Skechers USA, Islander, G-Shock, Video City, Kolin, Crowne Plaza Galleria, 90.7 Love Radio and Manila Bulletin.


    EDIT: Source - http://www.mb.com.ph/archive_pages.php?url...6072369898.html


    >thanks for sharing..
    >grabe galing ni bebe sarah..
    >atleast ngaun nababsa ko ang mga lumang mga write-ups
    >sa kanya..
    >grbe maraming thanks tlga sa mga bumubuo ng site na i2..
    >GOD BLESS US
  • edited 1:57PM
    ,tnx po for sharin'

    very nice article!!![img]https://sarahgeronimo.com/uploads/ipb/style_emoticons/legacy/smile.gif more blessings for our bebe SG!!! _keepsafe everyone_ ^.^[/img]
  • edited 1:57PM
    sarap basahin!
  • edited 1:57PM
    napapangiti wyl ngbabasa. hehe ..

    thanks for sharing.
  • edited 1:57PM
    i super agree. lang years na yung posting ng topic na toh and see kung nasaan na ngayon si bebe.
    pero i know, i believe, marami pa siyang maitutulong sa OPm...
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    'iloveasher' wrote on '30:
    i super agree. lang years na yung posting ng topic na toh and see kung nasaan na ngayon si bebe.
    pero i know, i believe, marami pa siyang maitutulong sa OPm...

    Right, right, right!

    For now, Sarah is OPM kasi sya ang top ngayon.

    Dapat talaga more OPM song ang gawin nya, pls. Boss Vic!

    More, more OPM for Sarah, hindi lang yung birit numbers
    kasi alam na natin na super galing nya dyan, walang makakatalo.

    Many would like to hear more OPM lovesongs from Sarah, lalo
    na yung mga memorable ang melodies, you can hummmmmmm from the heart.
    Puede ding duets with Rico Blanco love songs di ba?

    Yung halatang in love sya, in love na ba sya? Hayyyyyyyyyy!
  • edited 1:57PM
    this is so WOW!
  • edited 1:57PM
    sana nga mag release ulit sila ng album niya na all original katulad ng becoming, taking flight and just me...at sana mabigyan ng magandang promotion kasa maraming magandang tracks na hindi naman na release as single.
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    [size="5"]sarah;s very talented.. with the talent she has, ay nako! im looking forward na lilipad ako sa states for her concert! hehe![/size]
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    'mirage' wrote on '13:
    sana nga mag release ulit sila ng album niya na all original katulad ng becoming, taking flight and just me...at sana mabigyan ng magandang promotion kasa maraming magandang tracks na hindi naman na release as single.

    [size="5"]oo nga naman! kung maganda ang promotion hndi lang platinum at double ang maaachieve nun..[/size]
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