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Since I Saw You Last [+digital booklet]

19 Feb. 2014 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: Since I Saw You Last
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2013
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2013
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 50:39
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  • ASIN: B00GR5EVAC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (691 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,316 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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80 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Milly on 1 Dec. 2013
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Since I Saw You Last showcases Gary's skills as a mature songwriter, who's been through a lot in his life and who's used his latest album as a vehicle to empty his heart for his fans and to exorcise some demons. He's literally wearing his heart on his sleeve in each song. Lyrically, this is the best work he's done both solo and with Take That, simply because the words sound sincere and not forced. The poignant ballad Dying Inside is a fair example of a man trying to say how he felt after the tragic loss of his daughter, Poppy- the best track on the album, in my opinion. On the verses, the voice is accompanied solely by the piano, but once he breaks into falsetto on the chorus and middle eight, you can hear a cello in the background,adding gravitas to a voice that sounds like that of a mourning man. God is equally introspective and Gary has to be applauded for including a song so strongly meditative and spiritual, in an age where religion is considered outdated and far removed from music. This is the sign of a man who does an album mainly for himself, without caring about what is expected from him. He says himself: "I've accepted that I won't be in fashion" - and to that I say "Thank the Lord!".
Requiem - one of the most Beatles-esque songs on the album - was inspired by the sudden loss of his father in 2009. People would expect this to be a sad, depressing song; on the contrary, Gary knows how to turn things around without slipping on the dark side - the point of view is that of the person who passed away. The lyrics are quite funny if you imagine the deceased telling the loved ones: "You die if you see my new place". Lyrics very profound and full of meaning, but very witty and funny at the same time.
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58 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Sargo on 25 Nov. 2013
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I have had this on loop all day whilst doing my work on the computer and must say have got more done today than usual. Brilliant soul searching ballads, and head nodding upbeat songs. I love songs with melodies and Gary Barlow sure knows how to write and play them. So pleased I bought this, I would say he is one of the most underrated song writers in the UK I put him up there with the best, if not the best. His lovely tones and music have made for a pleasurable day. I am sure I will listen to this album over and over.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Sharon A. Harris on 5 Jan. 2014
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I adore Gary Barlow! I was there for Westminster NYE ... I have several tickets for his tour and shall be at the Royal Albert Hall in April! This album is certainly 'pleasant' to listen to and is good to get an insight into 'Gary behind the mask' but I was somewhat disappointed as I expected a masterpiece of iconic anthems I guess. He's written such amazing stuff for others in the last 14 years that I assumed he would have saved some gems for his own album. I would still recommend it though.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By cj123 on 26 Nov. 2013
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I must say that Gary Barlow wasn't my favourite artist in the world, neither was he my least, however i was looking forward to this album even before I heard his first & current single 'Let me Go' which is a great folk sing-a-long track. I thought it might sound like a collection of recent Take That sounding B-sides, but I was not disappointed at all, there are some really great songs on here, I like the one with Elton John too (Face to Face), there are some really touching, shining moments in some of these gems that compile this album, even the 3 bonus tracks are on par with the rest of the album and could - no probably should have been added anyway. I thoroughly enjoyed the album as it was not pretentious and the gentle folk and soft balladly songs suit his voice very well. A must buy!!
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When the original version of Take That came to an end, it was the solo career of Robbie Williams that really took off. Once the remaining members, older and wiser and with a more mature sound, returned, it was Gary Barlow who really benefitted. Since that comeback he has been awarded an OBE, helped arrange the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and become a judge on a musical talent show that does more to boost the careers of the judges than of the supposed winners. With the BBC asking Barlow to host New Year and calling him "a bona fide national treasure", it seems strange now to think that his last full solo album, "12 months, 11 days", was actually a bit of a flop way back in 1999 and that he more or less vanished for the best part of a decade.

"Since I Saw You Last" sums up Gary Barlow's musical career quite nicely, in that it showcases perfectly how much stronger he is as part of the unit that is Take That, with licence to be a little more expansive in the pop framework they work to and with a slightly weak vocal buried in with four (or sometimes three) others. The best moments here are the ones you could see him performing with the group and the weakest are the ones you couldn't see them touching. It almost feels as if his first love is the group that made him and he saves his best moments for them, feeling a little directionless and lost without them.

That said, there are some decent moments here and whilst too many songs fall into the middle of the road area Barlow treads so well, there are more tracks that stand out as being fairly decent than do for being awful.
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