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Out of My Hands

14 May 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 May 2012
  • Release Date: 14 May 2012
  • Label: Wrasse Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Compass Point AS
  • Total Length: 42:00
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  • ASIN: B007X1OL0E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,797 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 12 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
This album is awesome. Morten H. prooves that he's still one of the best singers in pop-business. His voice sounds unique and the quality of the songs on this album is far predominant excellent. Try "burn money burn" (nice, cool groove), "i`m the one", "keep the sun away", "just believe it" and "When I reached the moon" (catchy tunes). "Listening" is one of the best PSB-Song over the last years and perfectly matches with Morten's voice. After all, the title track and "Quiet" sum it up, making this album also extraordinary. Only the productions of "Scared of heights" and "Lightning" tend to be too commercial in my ears but are anyway good songs.
Enjoy!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mike on 13 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is without questions Morten's best solo album.

I particularly liked "Wild Seed" from 1995 but I was slightly dissapointed by his second solo album in English "Letters from Egypt" (2008).
If you like A-ha and especially the sound from their last album "Foot of the mountain", you are going to enjoy this record. Most of the tracks are produced by the same team and it also includes a nice collaboration with Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys. He does backing vocals for "Listening", a song written by the Pet Shop Boys.

I was lucky enough to meet Morten last Friday after his concert in Manchester and I must say that the songs from this new album were also great live in concert.

Very recommended album even if you are not the biggest fan of A-ha. This album perfectly can be enjoyed by people from younger generations, it sounds very current.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Siddles on 15 May 2012
Format: Audio CD
Though this is Morten's 5th solo album, it's his first since a-ha's demise, and more pop-orientated than his previous solo albums. The semi-silhouetted sleeve photo seems designed to remind us he's still sexy, and the CD is a charismatic confection crafted using standard pop ingredients: instantly appealing compositions including the occasional cover version, clean vocals (sprinkled here and there with electronic effects which are sometimes cool but can be mildly irritating) and synth-heavy instrumentation. Track by track:

SCARED OF HEIGHTS - Originally a hit for its author Espen Lind (another great Norwegian talent), this delightful, upbeat yet bittersweet song is well suited to Morten's voice. However, the instrumental arrangement is somewhat uninspired. Admittedly Espen's quirky ukelele-centric backing would be hard to top, but I found myself wondering how much more awesome it might have been if a-ha had covered it.

KEEP THE SUN AWAY - Reminiscent of some of the better tracks on a-ha's Lifelines and Foot of the Mountain albums, this could have potential for a single release, with its strong, catchy melody and groovy electronic sounds.

LIGHTNING - A nice pop tune made special by Morten's voice, this is one of the weaker tracks on the album and it's still bloody good. It's already growing on me more than I anticipated.

I'M THE ONE - The verses are lovely, the chorus hooky but lacklustre, and the transition seems awkward. It has a cut-and-paste feel, but not like the genius of Manhattan Skyline: more like if a Coldplay song suddenly veered into a Katy Perry refrain.

QUIET - The highlight of the album for me - an achingly beautiful ballad in which Morten's sofly soulful vocals are gracefully underlined by plaintive acoustic guitars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By englishheather TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 15 May 2012
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Please note that this review is for the MP3 DOWNLOAD VERSION (bit rate mostly 320 kbps) which includes the track 'Undecided' that is not on the CD.

I don't usually do a track-by-track review but the frustration I felt with the production of this album inspired me to make notes to myself which I then thought you might like to share with me. Here they are...

01 - Scared of Heights: He lifts ME up into the sky with this track - absolutely exhilarating. Definitely one of the best tracks on the album. (320 kbps)

02 - Keep the Sun Away: The best parts are the great thumping fast throbbing beat at the start and his vocals switching from smooth and melodic to powerful and exciting. A grower methinks. (320 kbps)

03 - Lightning: At first it sounded as though he was in the room with me but unfortunately the backing becomes too busy - his voice gets backstaged quite early on. He does rise now and then but just as his beautiful notes reach me they are overpowered again. There are lots of nice and unusual sounds, though, and I like the 'organ' two thirds in. (320 kbps)

04 - I'm the One: I love the echoey sound in this at the start and I feel the Morten of the past. Again, the backing is too loud and intrusive a lot of the time so I'm missing those unmissable notes! The 'chorus' is a bit run-of-the-mill and without his distinctive voice the song might not be memorable. (320 kbps)

05 - Quiet: Oh joy, this is the Morten we all know and love - his vocals make me shiver - so so so pure and beautiful AND it has a simple backing. At times he gets closer to the mike particularly near the end and again it feels as though he is in the room with me. I think I might burst for it is so moving. This should be released as a single.
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