MUSIC LYF: Sarah Geronimo - Pure OPM Classics (Album and Listening Session)

It has been a long time since we heard Sarah Geronimo launching a new album despite an unceasing career in showbiz. With a lot of endorsements that prove her status as a trustworthy brand representative, plus also having a lot of concerts, movies and even her own show for herself. Indeed Sarah is a gem for Viva who handled her since her first year in showbiz.


It was great for us to visit Viva Records and their studio to see where the musical magic happens and for which many musical legends had graced and sung to record their timeless classics. Of course, the hottest artist on their line is Sarah Geronimo who also holds a lot of records and even a great following online. She actually holds the record for the longest trending topic in the Philippines which reached worldwide also. 



She is now on a roll again with a great album to be released this november under Viva records, PURE OPM CLASSICS. We will soon post a  listening room album review soon!

Sarah Geronimo is Back


Back to her first love which is music and oh we did miss her so!



She may be busy with her brand endorsements - her own TV show may eat up her time-her movies may be talk of town, but when it comes to music, Sarah Geronimo will definitely find the time.



It is an exciting moment for Darah G's fans the world over as the Popstar Princess releases her new album under parent music label Viva Records. Entitled, "Pure OPM Classics" the new album find Sarah G updating, revising and paying her respects to the great OPM songs of our time. "Pure OPM Classics" is exactly what the title suggests: Original Pinoy Music at its pure , unadulterated best. Only the classics through and through -- from start to finish.



Those familiar with Sarah G's work would know that the Popstar Princess has had her share of song covers over the years through the course of several albums, but "Pure OPM Classics" is special. This is Sarah's First concept album and the idea is for Sarah to lend those beautiful sounding pipes to some of the most memorable songs of the OPM canon. The producers of the album has been keen for some time now for Sarah to sing the best of what the 70's and 80's era OPM can offer and now has become a reality with "Pure OPM Classics."



Opening the album is Sarah take on the Florante original "Handog." You can be sure that this gem will be that "gift" that Sarah would give to all the lovers of Original Pinoy Music, but this is just the start.



Next in "Pure OPM Classics are a pair of magnificent pop songs in "Umagang kay Ganda" and APO Hiking Society's "Panalangin." A Special Treat  for Pinoy Rock enthusiasts is Sarah G.'s take on some of the genre's signature songs. Who wouldn't know the folk classics "Masdan mo ang Kapaligiran," by seminal folk group Asin and the thematic "Tao," by Sampaguita as these songs are the classics of an era - and Sarah's revival of them couldn't be have been more timely --people would want to hear the message of these songs, and Sarah couldn't be the most perfect deliverer of these songs timeless message.



There are the ballads of course! An anthology of OPM's great lovesongs wouldn't be complete without these songs and Sarah samples a few of her bests in her lovely interpretations of Joey Albert's "Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin," Nonoy Zuniga's "Doon Lang," and Rey Valera's "Malayo Pa Ang Umaga."



To Complete the listing, the Popstar Princess also gives her nod to the greatest songwriters of our time: the late George Canseco is saluted with Sarah's rendering of "Hangang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan." Meanwhile the great pianist, arranger and composer Ryan Cayabyab is also featured here with Sarah's take on the OPM standard "Kay Ganda Ng Ating Musika." And just you wait until you get a load of Sarah's amazing rendition of the great OPM hit "Anak," by the inimitable Freddie Aguilar.



The music is no doubt memorable, and even more so sung with Sarah Geronimo's singing style. It's the combination of great songs being sung by modern-day great singer. The new Sarah Geronimo set is certainly worth the long wait. Destined to be one of the favorites among Sarah's growing catalog of albums.



No doubt worthy of it title "Pure OPM Classics"



PURE OPM CLASSICS: SARAH GERONIMO


  1. HANDOG
  2. UMAGANG KAY GANDA
  3. PANALANGIN
  4. DOON LANG
  5. IKAW LANG ANG MAMAHALIN
  6. TAO
  7. MASDAN MO ANG KAPALIGIRAN
  8. MALAYO PA ANG UMAGA
  9. SANA
  10. HANGANG SA DULO NG WALANG HANGGAN
  11. KAY GANDA NG ATING MUSIKA
  12. ANAK

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