When I first ordered Within, I expected just another cd of calming piano music. I hadn't known a lot about William Joseph, or the type of music he played. I was in for a pleasant surprise. I'm an extreme lover of good music. However, Wihin was the only CD that has ever moved me to tears -- because of it's sheer beauty. You will find just about every human emotion displayed to perfection in Joseph's music. It's awe-inspiring and humbling. Exciting and melancholoy. It will build you up, and break you down. At times, I was even embarassed, as though I was listening to someone's secret thoughts. Joseph, in Within, blends his piano playing with other instruments. In several pieces, it's only very subtle. In others, it takes a more focused role. If you are a fan of instrumental music, you will not be disappointed with this cd!Read full review
Inspire yourself. Buy the CD.
I have owned literally thousands of cds...and this is my favorite so far, even if only for a couple songs. One thing I wasn't too fond of, but it's entirely opinion, is that he tended to cover up the piano completely at times...I would have preferred to keep to the bare bones. Either way, however, it is beautiful music.
Recommend to Everyone
When I am writing I need background music. I never was able to find the music to get me in a creative mood. But, this album does just that. Piano Fantasy is a fun piece to listen to. Even without the orchestra it is awesome. But, with it, it magnifies it. The sound just makes you think. My favorite is Homeward Bound. Especially with the bagpipes in the background.
WITHIN - JOSEPH WILLIAM
SAW WILLIAM AT CARDIFF INDOOR AREA WITH IL DIVO AND JUST HAD TO HAVE THE CD FAB PERFORMER AND WHAT AN EXCELLENT CHOICE OF SUPPORT ARTIST
Realy Wonderful CD - and he writes his own music!
When I first listened to the CD I enjoyed it. The more I have listened to the CD the more it left me wanting more from him. :o)