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If I Never Sing Another Song - (Special Edition)

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If I Never Sing Another Song
Another gem in the Jon’s collection of cds. It must be said that the title provoked fears in our community called the Cotner family. If there is one thing we wish is that our friend Jon continues to surprise us for a long time to come with his voice that like a good wine improves year after year. We always think that perfection was achieved last time but the new cds always surprise more and more. To begin with the packaging is beautiful. We hardly dare to touch them for fear of damaging them. Let’s begin the review ! Track 1 -The catchy song sets the tone for the album and promises great moments to come. Track 2- Mr Jon turns into a crooner. I dreamt about it and asked him some time ago if he was considering recording a swing album of this kind. My dream came true (plus I have always loved this song) and I must say that I was bewitched by this interpretation. Once again the original performer is dethroned by our Mr. Wonderful. This song is going to be played thousands of times at home. I only have to imagine our Mr. Wonderful in a tuxedo suit, hyper seductive, a spotlight lighting him and all the women falling at his feet bewitched as I was .... This masterpiece is a pure diamond!!! Track 3 - The song opens with a vocal prowess and picks you up from the beginning and all the way to the end. The goose bumps are there all the rest of the song. Magnificent !!!! Track 4 - A song that has accompanied us for years but this interpretation has gained in maturity and power: a real happiness !!! Track 5 - A song I had known for years without knowing the title. Jon's choice to sing it, is a great surprise. You can recognize a great artist by the fact that he can interpret everything and make the big difference between several styles. This is the case of our Mr. Wonderful. J’adore !!!!! Track 6 - Yet another surprise on the choice of this well-known song. The Russian-Jewish style of this song is beautiful but much less than this superb interpretation. Once again congratulations Mr. Jon. Track 7- The interpretation of this very difficult song had been done by Jon a few years ago. This new re-interpretation is masterful. I couldn't hold back a torrent of tears .... Track 8 - beautiful souvenir song …. A lot is said in it !!! Track 9 - We thought while listening to this album that our heart was not going to support another rush of emotions. Well the title that comes is breath taking. The applause transports us to a distant time on an beautiful island ….but it sounds like this recording was made at that time .... INCREDIBLE !!!!!I’m just speechless!!! Again I cried with emotion and joy. Track 10 - The conclusion of this masterpiece album. We truly hope after all that we hear is just an “au revoir” not a “adieu” !!!!
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Reviewed by:  from France. on 10/21/2020
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5 Stars
IF I NEVER SING ANOTHER SONG …..( A CD for everyone who has dreamed a dream …)
Jon has once again created an album that is a timeless amazing masterpiece , a gift of hope and faith in times of sorrow …there is no bigger challenge than learn to cope with emotional pain and there is no grater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of mystery, but despite all the pain, challenges and grief Jon has kept giving of himself unselfishly and he has not given up on his Labor of Love for his Friends and Fans…this is testament to a beautiful and amazing soul. As we are get used to by now, the special edition album series are way above the normal releases regarding design. Jon always takes what he does seriously: he always set out to make his albums have a purpose and be cohesive statements as opposed to collections of songs. Without a doubt, Jon has nailed it, starting from the CD cover picture to the soundtracks everything is simply PERFECT about it. The latest edition from the Jon’s collection features a FESTIVAL of amazing performances a treasure collection of extraordinary songs from Elvis’ repertoire and in addition a lot of previously unreleased nuggets that are non -Elvis songs .With this selection of songs Jon shows his focus on ballads, each performance is a sparkling gem of heavenly beauty..Jon’s got this amazing talent for picking all the most appropriate and fitting songs when he wants to give a message , and once again he sings from the depth of his heart to speak of himself and his feelings …Each song tells of a story of a troubled soul and broken heart .. just like the previous releases, this CD is 'Meant to be played' and there are many wonderful performances on it for you to enjoy! Track #1 Such a beautiful song, PERFORMED TO PERFECTION! I was familiar with Mr. Mac Davis original version of this song , he was a great songwriter and wonderful performer who wrote some of Elvis’s greatest hits …. but what a privilege to be able to hear this song again by Jon’s amazing voice ! If Mac Davis had heard Jon’s cover of his song he would have felt honored, Jon takes it to an higher level, pure with his performance and the quality of his voice. From the first note on, you’ll soon realize that this is much more than just a beautiful listening experience, you’ll be able to “feel“ and experience the song with Jon and the precious message contained within as he “lives” within the music holding you captive the entire song… feels like the musical representation of the human spirit triumphing in spite of the Human Condition, like a flower blooming in a colorless warzone. Jon puts his whole being into his singing and makes this beautiful song come alive with his amazing powerful voice .People who believe in music have a very special soul … Music is the universal language, and love is the key…let’s lift our voices to the sky …. This song almost has a gospel quality to it, in those troubled times of uncertainty and fear , this is indeed an essential message and Jon shares it from the heart. On a technical level, the feeling you will get listening to this is that everything is perfectly balanced melody, harmony, and rhythm...I can guarantee you that you’ll feel tip- toeing listening to this one .. Tracks # 2 is one of the most interesting songs on this release…You will absolutely love the bluesy sound, Here we are witnessing Jon’s' personal touch giving it just that extra drive that is an integral part of the lyrics and keeps the listener hooked to the music. It's a good tune, and a lyric that gives you something to think about. No one can sing this song without enough life experiences…,Jon is the one to master this song, his amazing voice and his rich range in tone and pitch is in full display on this GREAT performance .I remember listening to this song when I was a child , Frank Sinatra did a good job singing it but Jon’s cover has outshined Frank Sinatra’s a million times over….Another SUPERB PERFORMANCE and class will always be class.. that's life. Track # 3 …is breathtaking , if you listen to it through the headphones it’s like going back in time and listening to the original recording… Such a powerful , wonderful love song , one of Elvis’s best 70s performances and one of my all time favorites …but Jon’s cover is No. 1 a soaring, powerful performance, this song is a perfect vehicle for Jon’s flawless voice that seems to gets stronger and more powerful as time goes by, Jon lifts his voice to heavens as he sings ,the whole song is incredible and it continues to build throughout as Jon brings it to an emotional and incredibly powerful conclusion….No one can capture the magic he infuses in his performances and successfully comment on it , it can only be “felt” and experienced by listening … this is one of his more personal songs ,Jon is clearly feeling a connection to the words that come not out from his mouth but directly out of his heart, he is speaking his feelings and living them throughout the songs. His powerful deep and so full of feeling voice makes one feel the song in a way no other singer can accomplish….while the beauty and depth of the performance is enhanced even more by the perfect sound . Track #4 Another amazing ballad, and one of the highlights on this album , an impressive performance that only Jon could deliver, will make you feel nostalgic ….Jon’s voice is superb. What phrasing and class in this brilliant performance will send shivers down your spine! I’m so glad Jon decided to include this song on this CD, it’s a classic , a masterpiece song and an all time favorite of mine for its lyrical content and the peerlessly superb quality of his voice which he so magnificently displayed throughout. Jon sings it with the same sweetness ,magic and power ,that same unique style with which Elvis used to sing in the 60’s with just a slightly different song arrangement. You will feel like time has stopped listening to this .If you actually close your eyes and listen to this through your headphones you will feel like you’re listening to the original recording from the WELCOME HOME ELVIS in the Frank Sinatra show that was recorded on May 12th 1960 soon after his discharge from the Army… minus the screams from the audience ..can’t think of anyone these days that can even slightly compare to the musical talent and class… except Jon. Such effortless, smooth perfection in his voice when singing… , Jon is simply electrifying singing this 60 years later and he is incredible as always. The heart is overflowing with love listening to this .I appreciate and love Elvis’ early version but this cover is even richer and it is just slow enough to showcase the tenderness and sincerity of the performance… it couldn’t be more perfect .An alternate but equally as beautiful listening experience to Elvis’s original version . Track # 5 The song was a hit in 69. There are songs that transcend music itself with universally brilliant lyrics, or instrumental music that reminds you of something other than just music …while listening to Jon singing this song you will feel like he is not just sharing of his extraordinary singing talent but once again on this committed and still extraordinary relevant song today ,he is giving a meaningful message that is so essential in these days and time … It hit me hard and hit me deep. I can’t imagine anyone else singing this heartfelt message song with equal depth and emotion in their voice, Jon’s voice is pure and utter magic and the spoken part goes straight to the heart and helps increase the emotion SIMPLY MARVELOUS! If only singers of today had a 10th of his talent they would be so lucky… Track #6 I was familiar with the original French version of this song by Dalida who was a famous singer in Europe back in the 60’s and 70’s but I also remembered the more famous Mary Hopkin’s version and didn’t expect I would ever get to hear this by Jon’s voice so when I heard the first lines my eyes tear up, this is a gem ! … It brought back memories of when I was a child and used to listen to my Mom’s records…Once again Jon has made this song his own , the same lineup but a very different listening experience. It moves in a way that is hard to describe, very sad and melancholic, but with hope at the end, the lyrics just fill your heart! … Jon’s rendition of this song is mightily impressive as he sings this with an effortless magnificence I can’t help getting emotional listening to it especially now as we listen to this while Autumn leaves are falling. Indeed a SPLENDID PERFORMANCE that will leave you speechless….Such a meaningful song and what a warmly, heartfelt performance. Track # 7 Another golden, timeless song …Only those who've truly loved and lost would know what's it's like to be and feel alone.. This is one of those songs that literally rip your heart from your chest, a very sad song , one that will tug at your heartstrings and you won’t be able to listen to without tears .This is a song that trips me up every time I hear it. Particularly in the stillness and silence of the night , it feels incredibly moving, as does most of the album…. Such a beautiful blend of instrumentation and Jon sings it with so much conviction .This is a really difficult song to get right , you need to hit those high notes and you need to make sure you are in control of your breathing, the effortless way he performs this very difficult song and how Jon can hit those high notes is AMAZING… you will enjoy the vocal gymnastics of this SENSATIONAL PERFORMANCE , it's the singing, the passion and engagement most of all which mark this performance as something TRULY EXCEPTIONAL.. The intensity. The throbbing voice. The sense of dynamics. That combination of heart and soul, the compassion, the love, and kindliness of this amazing performance will give you goose-bumps and the emotional impact is strong . Some songs deserve to be played at full volume. This is one of those! I give it the same amount of stars that are in the Heavens. Track # 8 Such a beautiful Country /Gospel song ..Undoubtedly the greatest song that Conway Twitty ever recorded in his musical career… Music is truly the universal language, and when it is excellently expressed how deeply it moves our souls, beautiful lyrics,. this song has always brought me to tears .. Impossible listening to it without thinking of when Elvis interrupted his show and spoke these words to a girl who called him king …" I can't get caught up in this Kingship there's only one King that is Christ…..I'm just an entertainer."…It was Sept 30th 74 in South Bend Indiana …. the same thing happened more than once over the years , to a lady who had brought Elvis a crown he said "Oh, thank you honey but there is only one King and that is Jesus Christ so I can't accept it. I am just an entertainer….. Jon’s version of this song is ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL the compassion, the love, and kindliness in his performance speak of a special soul…Not just anyone can sing a song like this, only a man gifted by God with a voice that will touch your heart can sing it...and Jon’s velvet, smooth voice becomes a heartfelt prayer that touches everyone . Thank you for this clearly anointed and so moving performance and for being such a humble servant of our God!!!!!" Track #9 Is the perfect powerhouse live song … Sadly most Elvis fans nowadays will never know what it was like to see Elvis perform live, but with this song they will be able to understand it better and those who were Blessed enough to attend one of his shows will truly reminisce about all the excitement that Elvis generated creating a stunning impact … EVERYONE who sang this song before was just singing it. Elvis has showed the way it was supposed to be sung…Jon excels on this, he owns it, you’ll be amazed deep mellow vocals and a soaring crescendo ,his voice has reached a pinnacle of brilliance on this song so much so that words fall short to describe the intensity of this performance that is truly phenomenal … I think in so many ways, Jon relates to this song! You can feel he was soo beautifully caught up with emotions singing it, I was on the verge of tears myself listening to this ! Very intense! THIS PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY . Jon has given an AMAZING rendition of this song , from the first notes of the piano intro on you will be overwhelmed with emotion , Jon’s amazing voice and his rich range in tone and pitch is in fully display in these heartfelt performance Elvis’s original versions of this song was fantastic, Jon nailed Elvis’s master version and the outcome is PURE PERFECTION IN A SONG. Regardless how many times you will be listening to this songs , you will always feel like as if you were attending a live performance held just for you. Track # 10 which is the cover song ... WONDERFUL , HEARTBREAKING SONG BY ITS BEST INTERPRETER….Jon is master in delivery of this great song …No words to describe how beautiful this timeless gem is! I was familiar with the original version by Matt Monroe but Jon’s cover of this song beats without a doubt Monroe’s original, Jon has given a gorgeous rendition of this song, indeed the most beautiful version I have ever heard... sang beautifully and often with a heavy emphasis on lyrical content , you need to really listen to the lyrics cause they tell of a special story …I am teary-eyed when I listen to this song as it sounds like a long goodbye but it’s not , Jon has chosen to end the song with a message of hope …some of the most touching words from one of the most wonderful speeches I ever heard by any artist …. Every word sang/spoken will be flowing as waves through your body, with his crystal clear vocals and impeccable diction it's just a fascinating, haunting song the way it was produced and crafted… It draws you in. It feels so much like a piece of Jon’s heart and soul…Sends shivers down my spine every time. Lots of time and effort went into the making of this CD … knowing the state in which Jon was during it's making it highly elevates it because it gives it a lot of context to the lyrics and even the sound of it. Thank you for your wonderful work in bringing back so many awesome memories, Jon .Every song shines with a wonderful, better than ever quality sound resulting in an enhanced listening experience that helps to bring out even more every detail of Jon's flawless voice. Again the editing on this album makes all songs 'blend in' so you will get the feeling as if you are in the actual session .Almost 35 minutes in total of pure Jon’s magic! The 60's and 70’s songs were much nicer than the modern ones and people were much more polite in those times. Thanks to those who have given and continue to give us this beauty… This CD needs no further introduction… and surely it is common knowledge about how supremely sublime Jon’s talent is ….On the beautiful message contained inside the CD Jon says this particular CD is dedicated to anyone who has dreamed a dream and had that dream come true …and even to those whose dream has not yet come true …I think all of us who love Jon had a dream about him and our dream has come true the day he came into our lives . So sit back and relax, and leave the driving to Jon ! Highly recommended to all those who wish to make an essential addition to their treasure collection of Jon’s amazing albums!
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Reviewed by:  from Italy. on 10/8/2020
5
5 Stars
A TRUE MASTERPIECE!!!
Every time I listen to a new cd Jon has released I get overwhelmed with so many different emotions... I can honestly say there isn't one song Jon has sung that I don't love because there isn't a song he can't sing..,he could sing the phonebook and still make it sound wonderful!!!even if there are many other covers of the same song whenever Jon sings a song he makes it his own and none of the previous covers ever matter anymore!!!! This cd is no different Jon took some classic and epic songs and turned them into something beyond epic...I don't think there's a word to describe how I felt listening to these treasures!!!Some songs gave me hope and joy and a lot of them made me cry...Track #1 is one that did give me hope...it's such an upbeat song but the message is very important...Jon sings it to pure perfection no other cover ever could compare!!!his voice is so sweet and beautiful with a purity that is so rare to find...Jon has proved time and time again that he does believe in music and most of all LOVE and this cd is proof of his labor of love for all of us his fans and friends...Track #2 I personally never cared for Frank Sinatra's voice or his style of singing so I never cared to listen to songs he sang but I do remember hearing this song before and I did like the words very much...how perfect it was for Jon and it seems as if it was written just for him...like Jon himself says he's a fighter and that's one of his most admirable qualities...he's been thru so much yet he still keeps on giving which is totally remarkable...Jon's is the best version ever and the ending note is just amazing Sinatra could never do that no matter how hard he tried lol...this is Jon's song!!!Track #3 WOW WOW AND WOW!!!!!That sent shivers up and down my spine...what a powerhouse performance!!!I never thought anything could beat Elvis old version and I'm not taking anything from it because it's a powerhouse performance as well but this blew me away...some notes he hit are just unbelievable...the power emotion and conviction is undeniable!!! amazing!!!!Track #4 what a beautiful song...I loved Elvis' version but this one is something special...I can't really explain it but listening to this I was transported back into a time when music was more like poetry and so meaningful and love was pure...this is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written....we can have everything in the world but without love we have nothing!!!a hauntingly beautiful rendition....Track #5 how ironic that this song is more important now than it was decades ago when it was first released...Jon did such a fantastic job and he sang it with so much passion...another song with a very important message that people need to listen to!!!absolutley the best version ever hands down and one of my most favorite songs!!!!Track #6 this definitely took me back to my younger days... When I was young that song didn't mean so much to me but I still loved it when I first heard it...when you're young you don't really think of the past but as you grow older you start reminiscing and missing those days...this is such a great bittersweet song and the way Jon sings it brought me to tears especially one verse in particular...I hope he's never lonely...he deserves all the happiness in the world for all the happiness he gave to me and so many, many, many other people!!!his voice in this song was melancholic with an air of sadness but at the same time hopeful...hard to explain what I mean but this song really touched my heart...such beautiful singing that does more than justice to a beautiful song...it has never been sung better!!!#7 this one went beyond touching my heart it completely broke it into pieces....I don't know if this had the same effect on everybody else that heard it but I couldn't stop crying..and the talking part gave me goosebumps...it's evident that Jon felt every word of this song...and I'm amazed at how flawlessly and effortlessly he hit all those high notes...goosebumps galore...this is such a poignant song and Jon totally owns it now!! AMAZING!!!!Track #8....what could I possibly say about this song that could do it justice? it's really one of the best songs ever written because the meaning is so very important for everybody!!!the last verse of the song in particular is so touching and if anybody didn't cry listening to it then they must not have a heart or they're simply not followers of Jesus Christ..As an Elvis fan of more than 50 years I can honestly say that Elvis was the most handsome, talented and wonderful man I've ever met with so many God given gifts but he was still just a man and he never failed to remind people of that very thing so many times..Jesus was the only man that walked this earth that was perfect and it breaks my heart to know He died for us with only a few people around Him....I got shivers and chills listening to this...it's technically not a gospel song but the meaning is so very important...it really deserves to be played in every radio station across the country!!!Jon could have sung it more perfect the emotion is just unbelievable...Track #9 WOOOOOOOOW!!!! I was blown away once again!!!I felt like I was in a live show cheering him on!!!another masterpiece of a song that Jon sang to pure perfection and that last note especially blew my socks off!!!I always loved Elvis's version but this one is even more powerful and I didn't think it was ever possible!!!And I can tell this is one of Jon's most favorite song he feels every word he sings...STANDING OVATION ALL THE WAY!!!What a voice this man has!!!! #10 there couldn't be a more perfect song to end this fantastic cd with...another song that made me cry just at the thought of Jon not singing another song but in the end he left us with hope once again...i's something Elvis said back in the 70s and I was so glad that Jon repeated it and ended the song with it...truely an amazing song and just like #2 this song could have been written just for Jon!!!!it's that perfect everything about it fits his life to a tee...I'm at a loss for words every time I write a review so I end up repeating the same things but that's because everything Jon touches turns to gold...this song selection is absolutley amazing and there isn't a song he has sung on any of his cds that could be considered bad or even mediocre but some are truely epic songs and this cd is full of them...same as "Memories Are Made of This" which was released a few months ago...all the songs he selected for both of this cd are one story after another...Jon tells his life story through all these songs for anybody who listens...anybody who has missed out on these treasures is one of two things...not an Elvis fan or not a fan of wonderful music in general...or simply someone who doesn't have a heart....Jon went through so much to get this cd finished but the outcome was absolutely out of this world...it's a cd Jon should be proud of along with all the special edition cds because all of them tell a special story!!! All of his cd's are worthy of praise but if you could only get a few and they're still in stock get the special edition cds and this one while you can because they really tell his story in a way that has to be heard to believed!!!
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Reviewed by:  from South. on 10/8/2020
5
5 Stars
Please Don't Stop Singing!
"If I Never Sing Another Song" Album is the gift that I received at the right time in my life!! It brought me some hope at a time when I felt very down because I just lost my mother after a fierce battle with stage 4 lung cancer. This CD brought a ray of sunshine to my grim existence especially in this unprecedented period we are experiencing with this pandemic that changed the quality of our lives and that is making us live in fear and is taking, suddenly and unexpectedly, the lives of our loved ones!! I didn't even think that this Album will see the light after the tragedy that befell Mr. Jon's family! Despite this unbearable calamity that paralyzes any family, our wonderful conductor managed to deal with the deep grief and put on the armor of faith and hope and guided by the love towards God, his family and fans he rose from this catastrophe like a phoenix from the ashes! You have been a phoenix before, you mend your broken wings and rise your spirit stronger and wiser as you always do! The packaging is breathtaking as usual and designed by the artistic hands of our amazingly talented conductor to animate The title "if I Never Sing Another Song!!" I could tell that a lot of time was spent just to create these beautiful images of the place where our legend shone so brightly and connected with his fans. If this picture could talk, it would tell the story of the greatest performer that walked this earth! On the inside cover is a heartfelt message emotional and yet powerful that brings to light the courage and vigor which characterize Wonderful Jon. The art on the back of the sleeve is sealed to perfection; I could not think of a better image to conclude and cap the title of this album. Your creative artistic capabilities are so amazing and refined! The design of the CD is surely very elegant, unsurpassed and impeccable! It is always so exciting to address the content of the CD and describe every song according to how I feel listening to each one... The 1st track: I could be at the lowest point and the saddest time in my life and when I hear Wonderful Jon's voice my heart leaps with joy and I start feeling better.... Your sweet voice does miracles in my life, so, please don't ever stop singing a song. This song specifically brought me hope and a ray of sunshine. the 2nd song is a well known song by Frank Sinatra and he sang it well but when Jon decided to sing it, he brought it out of the shadows of the past to another level, to shine again. You are clearly defined to deliver emotions through music. You mastered this song and no one comes close! The 3rd track is out of this world! Jon is a fearless and dynamic performer who is never hesitant to expose the power of his God given voice. A breathtaking rendition as usual. The 4th track always melts my heart and brings chills down my spine. I love this earthshattering song and I never get tired of it! A timeless piece of art that showcases the most beautiful love messages ever told. One of my most favorite Elvis/Jon songs. The 5th track was once sang by Tom and Engelbart and they did a good job. But I loved Jon's performance way better. I said it before and I say it again " Jon is a performer who could touch dirt and surely will turn it into gold with his unmatchable and incomparable one of a kind heavenly voice. I especially enjoyed the spoken part. The 6th track brought so many forgotten memories of teenage years and Jon has a unique way of opening the door of the past to visit once more through an immortal song that touched the hearts of so many youngsters. Tears started flowing, for many times I wished Jon would sing this song and now my wish came true. Wow!!! Thank you Wonderful Jon for taking me on a magical ride to my teenage years through the magic of your tender and yet extraordinarily amazing voice. The 7th track is a sad but beautiful song, and no one could infuse it with much feelings and emotions as Jon! He sings with his heart and soul. It truly reflects the times we live in now with isolation and staying away from each other because of Covid 19. My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by this pandemic and all who are going through depression. We are all in it together. As an Elvis' and Lisa's fan, I too grieved for Benjamin. It is a great shock! Keeping Ben's family in my prayers. Track #8 is new to me and I never heard it before. I loved the lyrics as they talk about 3 of the greatest people that walked this earth! Thank you Jon for a meaningful and masterful rendition. This is by far the best version ever. Track #9 tugged at the strings of my heart, made it expand and get filled with a magical tune that is so dear to me. Love this exquisite and timeless pearl! It is another immortal musical piece that will be cherished by generations to come. This voice quality and music are so rare and come once in a lifetime. I consider myself privileged to enjoy Wonderful Jon's music. Track #10. Is the jewel that adorns this album. I adore this song just because it belongs to you now, sweetest Jon. So sweet and warm, this song sends shivers down my spine and all over my body! Tears flooded my eyes while submerged in this enchanted tune. It sounds as if the words were written to you, dear Jon. I say it again, please don't ever stop singing. Life is still beautiful and worth living just because you are in it despite everything we all are going through. I got so emotional listening to it for it reminded me too of my mom who recently passed away and wilted like a flower in autumn. I am so privileged to live in the era of the greatest performer that ever existed on this earth. Natural, rare talent, amazing personality, so loving and passionate! Jon. You have the quality of an angel that comes to earth to help humans become angels like himself. I am flabbergasted, in loss of words, in awe and on top of it all, I can't stop crying as this album stirred up so many beautiful memories. These old hits made me reminisce of times we lost and we took for granted. This CD will stay forever in my heart and will never grow old. Highly recommended for all who appreciate great and timeless songs! Simply, a handful of pearls and gems to share with future generations! Mariana MMA 777 God bless our Wonderful Jon, keep him safe, and continue to sing another song!
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Reviewed by:  from USA. on 10/6/2020
5
5 Stars
This CD is truly a great treasure!!!!
This wonderful CD “If i never sing another song” with Jon is just a must to own !! I'm so happy to own this treasure. It is truly a blessing to own this wonderful CD. Now I want to convey my thoughts and feelings about each song on this CD. When I sat down to listen to this wonderful CD, I could not stop listening to it, I listened again and again.... Track 1, I had not heard this song before ,,what an amazing song, I really love it so much and Jon´'s voice is so amazingly beautiful. I felt like I wanted to dance with this song and sing along to the song. Jon can really sing any song and it always gets so incredibly beautiful, absolutely perfect! What a wonderful and beautiful voice he have !! There is no one who can sing like him, he is absolutley the best singer in the world!! Track 2, I had not heard this song before, I also like this song so much. I get so happy when I hear songs I've never have heard before. Had Jon not sung these songs on this CD, I probably would not have heard them at all, I'm so grateful he's performing those songs. It's so wonderful that Jon sings different songs by several different artists and share that with us. Jon´'s voice fits in all the songs, no matter what song he sings, it always sounds so beautiful! Track 3, I have heard this song before with wonderful Elvis, I love this song when Elvis sings it and I really love it even more now and when Jon sings it on this CD with his powerful voice that goes straight to the heart, I'm speechless. Jon sings with an incredible feeling and you can hear his beautiful heart, his whole beautiful soul shining through the whole song, WOW WOW WOW!!!! Track 4, I really love this beautiful song!! Jon performs this song with such an incredible feeling and Jon can really perform a song in such a beautiful narrative way. Track 5, I recognize this song but have not listened so closely to this song before. I wanted to sing with Jon in this song :) "Na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na, talkin 'about you and me....." :) I also get a feeling in my body that I want to stand up and dance along to this song. I love when Jon also talks in some of his songs, it really is so beautiful and makes the song more special. I could hear him talking and singing all the time, I never get tired of listening to him and his voice, I feel happiness, joy, warmth, love and peace when I listen to him. Track 6, I recognize this song but had not listened to it in its entirety before I heard this song with Jon. I love that Jon shares songs you have not heard before and those songs often become my big favorites. This one was really beautifully performed by Jon. In this I want to sing along, la la la la la la la la la la .... :) I also want to begin dancing. Jon's voice is truly a dream to listen to. I know of no other artist who can sing as beautifully as he can. He sings such beautiful songs. Jon is definitely my biggest favorite singer! Track 7, This is an old favorite song for me that I listened to a lot when I was younger and I have to say that Jon makes this song even better, I am completely speechless, really fantastically performed by Jon, the absolute best version I ever have heard of this song. I have a lot of emotions when I hear this song because I can relate so much to this lyrics to my own life, so I had a hard time keeping the tears away when I heard this wonderful version with Jon, It got pretty emotional when I heard this song with his beautiful and powerful voice, tears flowed down my cheeks. So incredibly beautiful, thank you so much Jon for singing this song, it is one of my favorite songs but now it is a bigger favorite for me than before and now with Jon and his version !!!!! Track 8, WOW !!!! What a wonderful song, I had never heard it before. I really love how Jon performs this song in a narrative way. Although all the songs will be my favorites, I have some that I listen to a little more and this is really a song that I will listen to a lot, I love it so much. Jon's soft beautiful voice that is always soothing for the soul to listen to and really makes this song so heavenly good !!!! Thank you Jon for singing this beautiful song on this CD and sharing it with us, because I had not heard it before, I am so incredibly grateful that you gave us this chance to hear this beautiful song on your CD. Track 9, I have heard this song many times before and it is really so incredibly beautiful when Jon performs it, I can only say WOW!! AMAZING !!!! Absolutely fantastic, the song is so beautiful that you never get tired of it and especially when Jon sings it, you never get tired of this song or anything else that Jon shares with us. You can listen to all his CDs over and over and over again and just want to listen to them even more, you can read his books as many times as you like and they are just as exciting every time you read them. Track 10, This song was also completely new to me oh, oh, oh what an amazing, wonderful and beautiful song !!! Another song that will definitely be a big favorite for me, I like this one very much. Jon's voice is really so beautiful in this song, I get so moved and every word goes straight to my heart and tears come out of my eyes because it is so incredibly beautifully performed. Jon you are truly a master at everything you do and so incredibly talented !! I'm so happy, so touched by this wonderful CD treasure you share with us. Jon, thank you, thank you and again thank you so much for this amazing masterpiece !!!! To all of you who do not have this CD, I can only say ,,, buy it immediately if you do not have it, it is truly a great honor to have that chance to own this beautiful masterpiece!
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Reviewed by:  from Sweden. on 11/14/2020
5
5 Stars
If I Never Sing Another Song
I always think that Jon's music could simply not get any better, and he proves me wrong again and again! Wow!! Thank you Jon :)) Absolutely beautiful, Amazing, I love it :)).
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Reviewed by:  from Bishop Auckland. on 11/27/2020
5
5 Stars
Chapters of Jon's Life
Wow! I've listened to this many times over and Jon did it again!! The first song brought me back to my childhood when my mom use to listen to Mac Davis. It was such a treat hearing Jon sing this. #2 on the track, was also a treat and better than Frank ever sang it. #3....well, WOW!!!! Jon belted this out in the beginning so powerfully. This song really demonstrates Jon's vocal ability and that he's still got it--it was very Pavoratiish. EXCELLENT!! #4 was like listening to Elvis of the 50s. I've always loved track #5 and hearing Jon's version was a awesome. My top favorites were #6 and #7. If I had to choose between the two though, it would be #7. That song has touched me during some sad chapters of my life and usually brings me to tears. Hearing Jon sing this particular song, and knowing many of the extreme loneliness and heartache he has endured throughout his life, had a profoundly deep and sound meaning. He sings it with meaning and connection in a very powerful and sad way. Have the tissues close by when you listen to this track. #8 I had never heard before, great message in general, and very personal to Jon as well. #9, this is one of my favorites too! This song is so inspiring to anyone and Jon brings the message in great clarity. #10 -- First of all, I hope the title is NOT true...please keep singing! The lyrics seem to about sum up the many evolving chapters of his life. Jon's heart and life experience was brought to a crescendo as he sang this beautifully sad song. Overall, this cd reminds me of the chapters of Jon's life book with happiness, fame, love, betrayal and loneliness as most of these lyrics have played out in his life. Thank you Jon for sharing your heart and beautiful voice with us and giving us yet another gem to treasure.
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Reviewed by:  from Idaho. on 11/8/2020
5
5 Stars
WOW....I really LOVE this CD!!
WOW....I really LOVE this CD!! I would like to start out by saying how beautifully designed the CD, and the CD cover is, along with a beautiful, heartfelt message. I love it! Jon's artistic talent is endless! This CD has to be one of my VERY top favorites, that Jon has made. (I love ALL of them though) As I was initially jotting down my thoughts while listening to the CD, I thought to myself..."How do I review each song individually, when EVERY single one of them is sung ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS! I love them all! This beautiful masterpiece is very deserving of a Grammy Award, it's THAT perfect!! Every single note that Jon sings is OUTSTANDING.....and his vocal range in every song is truly....truly BEAUTIFUL and POWERFUL!! It will surely give you goosebumps while you listen to it. There is no doubt about that! You will find yourself cheering through every song!! Track #1.....Jon's voice is as smooth as silk in this song,...I found myself chair dancing and foot stomping to this upbeat song..........Tracks #2 and #5....I found myself singing along with Jon in these great "Sing-Along" songs. Jon sings these songs wayyyy better than the original artists, and makes them totally unique in his own beautiful fashion. OMG, that incredible vocal range that he has....is amazing! Track #3 This song has always been a top favorite of mine that Jon sings. I just about wore out the CD in his first release of this song, I played it so much :-) As soon as I heard Jon sing the first note of this song, on this new CD....I must say, it sent chills down my spine. I found myself cheering loudly...applauding.... and visually gave it a standing ovation while sitting in the drivers seat of my car. BRAVO! Track#4 Jon's beautiful...calming voice touched my heart in this very meaningful song. He sings with so much "heart" and passion that you can't help but get emotional. Track #6 Brought me back to my younger years full of memories...once again...Jon nailed it better than the original artist did. Jon owned it with his wonderful...unique version. Very beautiful! Track #7 Another song that took me back to my younger years...Jon so passionately sings this song, that it touched my heart immediately, and made me cry. Jon's very powerful finale will have you standing up and cheering...and shouting BRAVO too! Track #8 This song I have never heard before, before hearing Jon sing this, and all I can say is WOW...WOW...WOW! It's so personalized like it was written just for Elvis (and a few others) I LOVE this, and think it should have received a Grammy. WOW!! Track #9 Another beautiful version of a song that Jon recorded earlier...and I can honestly say that this version is as beautiful as the first. His powerful voice send chills down my spine again, and it had me clapping and cheering at the magnificence of his amazing vocal range...WOWOWOWOW!!! Track #10 I have never heard this song, before hearing Jon sing this. It's another WOW...WOW...WOW song that Jon performs to complete perfection. His sincere passion will really melt your heart. This song is so very very special, and beautiful! I highly recommend this wonderful CD to everyone that loves and appreciates beautiful singing. I can guarantee you, that you will not be disappointed! Thank you so much Jon for another fantastic masterpiece that I will forever cherish!! May God Bless and Protect You Always!
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Reviewed by:  from USA. on 10/11/2020
5
5 Stars
"If I Never Sing Another Song"
Jon, When I heard the title you were giving it, kind of rattled me, first thing that comes into your head is, oh no maybe this is it, no more music from you ; (.Then the CD arrives and I see the cover which is designed so fantastic, now it really makes me think this is it really the final curtain, which I pray I'm wrong!!! I grew up listening to many of these songs, "track #2" loved it you sing with such emotion, also our entire family were huge Sinatra fans, my mom use to sing to us many times, the words are so true in many a person's life. But you continue on, which I know you have during your life of ups & downs, which I'd say you had your fair share, if anyone has, but persevered, through it all. Many of these songs like "track #4" " track #3", if you have fame its wonderful, but like so many, if your not happy, what good is it, just like fortune & riches that usually goes had in hand with fame, you can have all the money & material thing you could ever dream of, but, without the Lord in your heart, having happiness, health and love ones in your life, its a lonely road to tow. You choose perfect songs for your message Jon, "track #6" "track #7", after enduring the good, the bad and lonely times, you kept believing and having faith, when we have keep the faith in our Savior we can survive anything! "track #8", the message of the song couldn't be clearer. Just took me the second verse to understand. "track #9" is one of my all time favorite songs, you sing this so powerful with such strength in your voice, as I listen to these songs I do not how you keep hitting these notes but you do time after time!!! Ok, I am at #10~the title of the CD "If I Never Sing Another song', when I left my comment on YT fan page, I don't believe I knew it had been a piece that was around for awhile. Or was it when I put a long message on PM to you & or Dixie. Since I didn't know better, I thought you wrote it, and wow, this song could be an incredible hit, and #8 for the flip side ; ) I was really taken by this song, totally broken up listening to you sing it, the feeling I got, tremendously happy and sad all at once!!!! The world really needs to hear this, I feel blessed, thankful and honored to be a part of this magical time, and own these gifts you offer us. Thank you dearly, you are a gift from above, no doubt, get well Jon & God Bless you always<3<3 your forever friend, Patricia ; )
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Reviewed by:  from angola. on 10/10/2020
5
5 Stars
Masterpiece !
Absolutely outstanding CD...The song list is song after brilliant song... Here we have Jon looking in the mirror and Elvis reflecting back at us ..what a masterpiece of an album . The way Jon communicates through his songs is beyond words. His outstanding intelligence and ability to portray his soul through his singing makes him a master of song and if you see the reflection in the mirror we see and hear probably the greatest singer and artist of all time..by the time you get to song 9 you hear a familiar background noise that brings back memories of years gone by ..and the great voice of a man loved by millions..the reflection of Jon dazzles just as bright and gives you goosebumps at the miracle we are witnessing ...song 10 is then the reflection of a life lived and remembered with such amazing lyrics delivered with a breathtaking voice and ending which when heard will take your breath away and stun you into silence ...a true masterpiece.... ... Jon I'd like to thank you for another outstanding cd ...our arms are wrapped around you in Love ..thank you so much for the joy you bring to us all...God bless you .
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Reviewed by:  from Letchworth Garden City. on 10/10/2020
5
5 Stars
It came straight from heaven...
This CD was released just at the right time for me. Oh what is this a wonderful CD with such inspiring message. I love it! Like expected this CD is another masterpiece and I almost can not believe the age of Jon when I hear his strong and lovely voice. Jon plays so easy with his voice range like nobody else can. WOW!!! I don’t know how he is doing it but the older he turns the better he become and he is already at the master level. Each time he surprises me with different songs, Elvis never sung and they do fit perfectly to him. Those are very well selected by Jon. With all these songs Jon tells the story of his life and feelings. And yes there are definitely some emotional songs on this CD. If you know Jon a little bit and where he came from and what he faced than these songs will let you emotional blew away. But these songs will not only fit in Jon’s life. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sudden back into the song story. Jon takes you with every song into a world full of stories, life experience and at the same time he teaches you not to give up , dream your dream and the most important, live your dreams… The CD design and cover fit perfectly. I love the colors and items of the design. I wouldn’t want to miss out this absolutely fantastic CD!! Another standing ovation from me for this outstanding CD.
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Reviewed by:  from Netherlands . on 10/7/2020
5
5 Stars
Magnificent
Another magnificent CD from Jon! Jon's voice is so amazing you can feel the emotion and meaning of each song. My heart was touched by every song. Track 1 & 5 are lively songs in which Jon's voice brought joy to my heart. Tracks 2, 3, 4 & 6 are some familiar songs bringing me down memory lane to younger days. I enjoyed singing along with Jon! Track 7 is a very touching song that Jon sings so fantastically that it brought tears to my eyes and heart. On track 8 Jon's powerful voice made me think about the message of this wonderful song. Track 9 is one of my favorite songs. Jon sings it so beautifully he made it special for me. Track 10 is a beautiful song that Jon sings with great emotion. This CD is one that I will listen to over and over. Jon, I appreciate the time and hard work you put into each song. Your love is felt through every song. Thank you for this magnificent CD,
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Mill. on 10/5/2020
5
5 Stars
Must Have Exceptional CD
Jon has released this wonderful masterpiece, "IF I NEVER SING ANOTHER SONG" for those who have dreams, those who have made their dreams come true, and those who have not yet come true their dreams. It was unusual long, boring and hot summer in 2020, the pandemic is still not ending. Despite his hard time, he never gave up the labor of love for his friends and fans. Before writing a review I have to say this first. Especially, his fans know well what he went through in July. The cd is an obvious evidence of how much he loves his friends and fans, and how big his passion for music. Although it's still the time for him to feel comforted, he sent a message of encouragement and hope to his fans and friends by the CD and performed his best on the stage given to him despite his hard times. I was speechless the day this touching CD was delivered. I shed tears because of his effort for completing the CD.during the sad journey he had to go through. Autumn is a perfect time to think about our dream, what we have achieved and what we have not achieved and what we want to do. This CD is a very wonderful gift for this season. The cover of the cd reminds me of autumn stage, the colors of it is designed with the same colors that I have seen at the home of Elvis in Graceland. The cd is like giving off a deep autumn scent. Through the cover story, Jon gives us a precious message about dreams and love. It is the nourishment of wisdom needed to lead our invaluable life. I totally agree with his message that the most important thing is not the size of life stage, but the hard work of each part on a given stage. Great people never give up their dream in spite of their hard times and hardest thing. To lose dream may lose everything. All of songs in the CD he selected reveal certainly his musical genius. It feels like watching a well made documentary. He has eyes for choosing the most appropriate songs for the best cd. I was so amazed to listen to the songs. Track #1 is the song that turned my worries into joy. The upbeat prelude was just the opposite of my heart. I was totally pumped by his charismatic, youthful, and powerful voice. I love this first song in the cd. In fact, I was so worried about Jon this summer. But his voice in the first song made me relieved. I was very blessed by his voice. Track#2 and Track #3 proves that Jon's voice is so powerful and beautiful that nobody can catch up with his majestic voice and his passion for music. It is not a seasoned voice over years, but a sophisticated voice proportional to years. Track#4 is so famous Elvis song. I am so incredibly lucky to listen to the song with his voice again today in 2020. I'm so happy that this song is in the CD. The sixty years ago, this is the song Elvis sang at the WELCOME HOME ELVIS in the Frank Sinatra show, after his discharge from the army. During listening to the song again, I saw time can never stop his greatness. His voice is so awesome!! It is truly amazing and amazing. It is interesting about there was already the song of Track #5 fifty years ago. It is like hitting the nail on the head. Through this song, I realized that music is a very honest means to express without hesitation. Jon shares not only his wonderful talent but also something that is necessary and worthy and meaningful with us through the song. Track #6 is familiar with me by French song, long years ago, when I was young. It's so incredible to be able to enjoy this song with Jon's voice. It is a perfect gift song for autumn. I love this song because it gives me such feeling like when I listen to such songs like Elvis's surrender, It's not or never. Track#7 is one of my favorite songs. It is sad song but Jon sang beautifully. It was sung with the perfect feeling by him. I love Jon's voice and his feeling and his whispering in the song. Wow, who can sing this song with such perfect appealing singing style like Jon? His voice is deep, powerful, emotional and touching. I was so impressed and touched by the song. Track#8 is the song that gives me very special joy. I cannot still believe that I am one of those who listen to this song with his voice. And I am so grateful to be one of those who listen to this song with his voice. It is incredible!! What a blessing!! Who can imagine in the world that Jon sing this song in 2020? It is impossible dream to others. Track#9 makes me feel like I really watch his live stage. By this song, I am so happy to enjoy the feeling of his live performance, which begin with cheers from the audiences. Following the familiar piano prelude, his voice is amazing and timeless. It is wonderful to effect with such a way like live stage because it makes me feel like being one of the audience. Track #10 is the title song of the CD. What a beautiful song! Even though I didn't enjoy this song, now it became one of my favorite songs because it was chosen by Jon. The song makes me look back on the time I passed in my life. Lastly, I would like to finish my review about the cd llike this. I would like to say that the CD is a wonderful work that shows the best performance he has ever played on his life stage. It's no exaggeration to say that music is the whole of his life, but it is really hard to sing in such a hard time. In that sense, such a precious cd like this has never been and will never be. It is the very exceptional CD that must not be missed. I recommend it very highly. Thank you so much dear Jon for making this amazing CD for us. I can not thank you enough for everything you and your family have had to pay in order to give wonderful joy to your friends and fans.
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Reviewed by:  from South Korea. on 10/3/2020
5