MANILA, Philippines -- Singer Gary Valenciano's latest album titled "Gary V Sings Just For You" started as a Christmas gift to his wife, talent manager Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano.
Released by Universal Record, the album, which took six months to complete, is Valenciano's special gift to his wife.
The singer said he originally recorded the songs in the CD for his wife seven years ago, stemming "from a dream of a wife and from the heart of a husband."
"Yung 'Just For You' started off with Angeli, my wife. Years and years ago binanggit niya ang ilan sa mga kantang kasali sa album na ito kaso nawala ko 'yung listahan. So sinabi ko kay Keana (his daughter), kung pwede niyang tanungin ang mama niya habang nasa kotse kami. So noong narinig ko 'yung mga kantang 'yon ay gumawa ako ng sarili kong recording at binigay ko sa kanya seven years ago as a Christmas gift. Tapos, noong nag-meeting kami this year about ideas for a brand new album for Universal Records, sabi niya (Angeli) narinig mo 'yung mga kantang ni-record mo para sa akin, many of them are the same. Sabi ko, 'But Angeli that was just for you.' Kapag nakita mo 'yung file ko sa computer ko seven years ago 'yan ang title ng subject -- 'just for you,'" Valenciano shared.
The CD contains 10 tracks including Barry Manilow’s “Somewhere Down The Road” and “As Sure As I’m Standing Here”; Stephen Bishop’s “It Might Be You”; Judy Collins’ “Send In The Clowns”; Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed”; James Ingram’s “Just Once”; Kenny Rankin’s “What Matters Most”; Michael Jackson’s “Someone In The Dark”; Burton Cummings’ “I Will Always Wait For You”; and the CD’s carrier single, George Benson’s “In Your Eyes,” which is now available for download on iTunes and mymusicstore.
Valenciano believes that "Overjoyed," which he recorded with "The X Factor Philippines" finalists A.K.A. Jam, is his wife's favorite.
According to Valenciano, his newest album is just the first a series of "Gary V Sings" albums.
"I will like to make people know na itong 'Gary V Sings Just For You' is the first of many concepts. So 'Gary V Sings: Just For You' and 'Gary V Sings' .... what's next? Marami, walang katapusan na ito," he said.