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Misty Eye [CD]

Aiden Grimshaw Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rca
  • ASIN: B00826NWXQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,424 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hold On
2. Is This Love
3. What We Gonna Be
4. Misty Eye
5. Be Myself
6. This island
7. Breathe Me
8. Poachers Timing
9. Nothing At All
10. Curtain Call

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The debut album from X Factor star Aiden Griimshaw has been recorded with songwriter/producer Jarrad Rogers (Lana Del Rey, Tinchy Stryder). Misty Eye includes singles "Curtain Call" and "Is This Love".

BBC Review

Aiden Grimshaw wants to be judged on his music, not for his past. Watch the video for Is This Love and you probably won't spot the singer; Grimshaw only appears for a split-second. Avoiding your own video is a trick George Michael used in the early 90s, when he wanted to distance himself from Wham! and I Want Your Sex. Grimshaw has a grislier skeleton in his closet: he finished a lowly ninth on The X Factor in 2010, behind a Brazilian novelty singer called Wagner.

When talent show contestants set out to prove their credibility, the results can be unpleasant – observe Matt Cardle's career to date. But in Grimshaw's case, it feels justified, because he's made a very decent debut album. Misty Eye is definitely a collection of pop songs, but these are relatively adventurous and interesting pop songs by current standards. Most of them are catchy, too: Is This Love stalled at number 35, but deserved better.

That single, a soaring blend of electro-pop and drum'n'bass, has relatives on the album, but it doesn't set the template. Elsewhere, Misty Eye mixes folkier moments like the lovely Poacher's Timing with soulful electronica clearly inspired by Moby. It also has some house-style piano parts that probably weren't inspired by D:Ream, but bring to mind the Things Can Only Get Better hit-makers anyway.

The album hangs together better than this suggests, partly because the production is consistently slick, but also because of Grimshaw. Vocally, he can switch between quivering intimacy and a belting falsetto, but his intensity never waivers. He's also brave enough to cover a Sia song called Breathe Me whose chorus goes "I am small, I am needy". That's a lot of vulnerability coming from a 20-year-old lad.

By the album's halfway mark, he's successfully banished memories of The X Factor, but the last two tracks seal the deal. Nothing at All is a rousing trip-hop number with a showstopping vocal hook, and Curtain Call sounds like a power ballad written by Moby. Saving your two best songs till the end – is that called "back-loading"? It's certainly a sequencing choice Simon Cowell would never allow.

--Wyndham Wallace

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great debut album 20 Aug 2012
By oaks86
Format:Audio CD
Ive been listening to this album for the past week while you could stream it on the suns website and its an outstanding debut album in my opinion every song is great track 3 is slightly wrecked with the rapper but the rest of the track is good. add to basket and hit checkout :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Debut, Breathtaking 29 Aug 2012
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I've always been slightly cynical of some of the X Factor endeavors...that was until hearing Is This Love a few months ago. On instantly listening to the song and seeing the Video you could tell that Aiden was an ex Contestant that had something different.

From the sublime Misty Eye to his beautiful rendition of Sias Breathe me this thoughtful, heartfelt album is a gem that in all accounts should be a frontrunner for accolades such as Brits and deserves (and will rightly so receive) recognition from an Industry which is these days all too easily littered with throwaway pop.

The Album takes many sounds and merges it into one refreshing audible journey that leaves you feeling that you've got your moneys worth and also knowing that Grimshaw has a great career ahead of him.

Stand out tracks are Is this Love, title track Misty Eye, Poachers Timing and Curtain Call but this for a debut is amazing and well worth the money. Well done Aiden!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good surprise 28 Aug 2014
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This far exceeded expectations.

I'm not a diehard fan - in fact, Aiden sort of came and went for me on the X Factor. I stumbled across this album on youtube, sampled a few tracks and decided to get a copy. Oh wow. I love it! in fact, there isn't a single track I don't like, which is unusual. There's a good mix of ballads and catchy, with some pretty poignant lyrics and great arrangements. I've been playing it every day since I bought it and shared it with my friend last week who also likes it.

A great surprise...I hope there is more music to come from this guy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 10 Mar 2014
By SamA
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Love it, love it love. Great album, love listening to it with the volume turned up high. Definetly would recommend for a listen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 20 Feb 2014
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A good mix of tunes and styles, but it was the extra acoustic tracks that really convinced me to buy this as an MP3 album, particularly "Misty Eye". They show off the intensity and slightly gravelly quality of Aiden's voice, which is one of the things I really like about him. Then there's the irresistable rhythm of "Chokehold". Unfortunately, the disk doesn't include those tracks, so take note! These are my favourites, so I'm glad I bothered to take a look at the MP3 version. I have a feeling that this album is really going to get under my skin!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome debut 11 Oct 2013
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Love this album, not a bad song on it. Definitely one of my all time favourites. give it a listen.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just purchased 11 Aug 2013
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I loved Aiden when he appeared on X factor, so purchased album to see what he could do by himself. I think I have to get used to it yet. Its not the run of the mill type of music that is around today. Which is good, and he is young and hopefully will develop his unique voice. Maybe 3 stars is a little harsh, but I think there is room for improvement. I would say ... if you liked Aidens singing, buy it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this CD 29 Jun 2013
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Love this CD and listen to it all the time! It was a gift so I don't know what the price was or delivery times but its a great album.
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