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Fame Academy

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 Jan 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gfs
  • ASIN: B00007GX6O
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. With A Little Help From My FriendsAinslie Henderson 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Back to YouLemar Obika 3:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Don't SpeakSinead Quinn 3:570.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. LullabyAinslie Henderson 3:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fields Of GoldMalachi Cush 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking ForLemar Obika 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Goodnight GirlDavid Sneddon 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. PerfectKatie Lewis 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)Ainslie Henderson 3:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Genie In A BottleCamilla Beeput 3:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Brown Eyed GirlChris Manning 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Tracks Of My TearsMarli Buck 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Heard It Through The GrapevineNigel Wilson 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Keep Me A Secret (original FA album verson)Ainslie Henderson 3:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Can See Clearly NowAshley House 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Eternal FlamePippa 3:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. VincentMalachi Cush 4:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Lean On MeVarious artists 3:200.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

CD Gfs, 631321, Jewel Case 18 Track 2005

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fame Academy 11 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
Fame Academy has introduced some fresh talent to the music scene, as the numerous other 'pop stars' competitions have.
The album is composed of mainly well known hits, and they are all performed well. Everybody who followed BBC's Fame Academy will enjoy this CD.
It includes a mix of old songs, and new, covered aptly by the Fame Academy students, who are not afraid to let their personalities give the songs a unique edge.
This album is impressive, and stands out from the other manufactured pop act CDs. It consists of some of the best songs performed on the television series. It also includes songs written by the contestants, such as Lemar's outstanding 'Lullaby'.
I feel this album was released prematurely, and the production has suffered from this. Great performances, such as Lemar and David's version of Stevie Wonder's "As" were not included on the album due to this.
Despite the rushed production, I still rate this recording
excellent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Never believe everything you see in the press! 10 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
I think Fame Academy has had a lot of unfounded bad press since it began 10 weeks ago and I beleive that if some of the doubters were to put this on their CD player they would find that unlike some other 'search for a star' TV shows this one actually does it's bit to encourage talent to grow. The highlights of this very good album include three self penned tunes written by the students - one of which was in collaboration with no less than Lionel Ritchie.
Lullaby and Keep Me A Secret are by far a good indication of what we should expect our music stars in this country to produce - meaningful lyrics with a catchy melody and the fact that student Ainslie Henderson was involved in the writing of both must surely bode well for this young mans future in the music industry.
Away from the originals there are still 15 other songs - although there are some that aren't up to the same high standard as the rest (in particular I'm thinking of Genie In A Bottle and I Can See Clearly) for the most part they are sterling versions of old favourites given a modern twist to suit the artists style. My own personal favourite of these covers is Fields of Gold which is sung by Malachi Cush and Marli Buck. Malachi's gentle folky tones just make you melt and I defy you to listen to it and not be swept away in the emotion of his voice.
Another highlight is Ainlie's and Marli's version of Come Up And See Me - this is just a fun version of a fun song.
Overall I highly recomend this album to anyone who enjoys music - it has something to suit everyones tastes and, if you are anything like me you will have most of them on repeat. If this is the standard we should expect from 'manufactured' artists then the rest of them should be worried. I just can't wait for an album with more of the original songs they've written in it.
Go buy this!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I thought the new Fame Academy CD was absolutely excellent! It includes a marvellous selection of the best songs from the Fame Academy and I think the producers made an excellent choice with them. My favourite track on the album has to be Lullaby, by Ainslie and Lemar. What genious! This song definately shows the Fame Academy stars at their best. It's a hit!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for fans of the show 17 Dec 2002
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Format:Audio CD
If you haven't been out for the last 10 Friday nights because you simply had to find out whether your favourite Fame Academy student was saved from expulsion for another week, this is the album for you. It's got all the best songs from the live showdowns, including Nigel's Heard it on the Grapevine, Katie's Perfect, and Marli and Malachi's Fields of Gold. Although Lemar and Ainslie's own song Lullaby is on the album, it lacks a couple of the better original songs from the academy, notably David's Live the Lie and Sinead's I Can't Break Down.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Surprisingly Good Album 27 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
As you may expect from an album taken from a TV show there are a lot of cover-versions present in the track listing. However, those songs which made it onto the album which had been written by the students themselves, are actually pretty good.
There must have been a heated debate about whether all the student should be included in the final cut, and fair-play they have been, even though some are less talented than others. Certainly, Ashley and Chris were extremely lucky to have "made the grade". Apart from the occasional average performance there is a certain swagger to some of the voices here. Sinead for one comes across far better here than she did on any of the live shows.
Overall this album is worth a look, especially if you watched the series. My only real disappointment is that David Snedden's song "Stop Living A Lie" is not present, and I subsequently find myself actively resenting some of the weaker students because of this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great souvenir! 17 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
For a Fame Academy addict this is a must. Everybody's got a solo on here! A few nice surprises from some of the earlier students. Pippa sounds good and Marli's restrained sexiness is amazing singing 'Fields of Gold' with Malachi. You'll understand why Lemar preferred singing 'Lullaby' as a duet with Ainslie's contrasting voice. The full version of 'Back to You', a song partly written by the students and finished off by Lionel Ritchie himself, is cute.
Production is really disappointing. To me it sounds flat and amateur next to 'real' pop music. Understandable, given the circumstances of recording. The music sounds canned and uninspiring. All the better to hear the voices of the students I suppose. Which is why I would only recommend this CD as a souvenir. Or maybe as a way to follow your favourite students as their careers unfold.
Personal favourites are Sinead's 'Don't speak' and the song that starts the CD off with a bang - Ainslie and David singing 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. I wish Sinead and Ainslie's self-penned songs were included on the CD. They'll most likely be releasing those as 'proper' singles in 2003 and I look forward to them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you haven't got it, get it!
I bought this album on the first day it came out and i haven't been let down by it. Every single song is incredible. Fantastic songs sang by amazing singers. It's simply the best!
Published on 19 April 2003 by "sexy_jess80"
3.0 out of 5 stars From the sublime to the ridiculous
It is obvious on listening to the album the difference between people who can sing and people who are born stars. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2003 by "beachruthy"
4.0 out of 5 stars FaMe
i thought fame academy was a great tv show showing the talents of 11 great people! The tracks on the album are the collabaration between cheeky scotsmen Ainslie and David with... Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2003 by "littlemizhottie"
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing production.
I am a great fan of the fame academy. Watched all the live performances of the students and am particularly impressed by Lemar, Ainsley, David en Sinead. Read more
Published on 21 Dec 2002 by Owen Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars Fame academy - surprisingly very good!
Although having not been a fan of Fame Academy until the latter stages,the songs on the album even though predominantly covers, are surprisingly good. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Fame Academy Music
This cd is the official album of the Hit BBC 1 talent show . It has a greater depth to it than it's ITV 1 pop idol counterpart . The music on this album is sensational . Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2002 by lisa rees
5.0 out of 5 stars New and fun
This disc includes 18 songs sung by a group of talented, young, previously unknown singers. Most are covers, but two of the best -'Lullaby' and 'Keep me a secret'- were written by... Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars A fair reflection of the show
I have to confess to becoming obsessed with Fame Academy over the last few weeks. If people have watched it, they already know which songs they are going to enjoy - everyone here... Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars genius amidst kareoke boredom
I know that I will probably be disagreed with, but I think this album has too much plurality and not enough focus on the superb talent that made this show great to watch. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Emerging talent from the Fame Academy.
Being a staunch music critic for more than 3 decades, I found myself hooked on this reality tv programme. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2002 by "plekkey"
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