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  • Audio CD (26 Sept. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B005BOUY38
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,851 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. 6 Weeks 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Won't Let You Go 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Up [feat. Jessie J] 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Slave To The Music 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Person I Should Have Been 3:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Say Something Now 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Beautiful Life 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Forever 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Awakening 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Right By Your Side 4:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. One Life 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. All Around The World (Bonus Track) 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Third studio album by the Brit Award winning English singer-songwriter. The album debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart and features the top 5 single 'I Won't Let You Go'.

BBC Review

Released three years to the day after his previous LP, the chart-topping (in Ireland, at least) Songs for You, Truths for Me, The Awakening returns James Morrison to the business of bothering the middle-of-the-road with his Rod Stewart-meets-Ben Ottewell tones. There are countless worse noises in pop - but there's nothing in his voice, fine though it is, that conveys the emotional weight he should perhaps be carrying after such childhood hardship (school-days loneliness, and he nearly died as an infant). It's a television talent show beast, a chimera of sorts, halfway between the soul singers he loved growing up and the grit of an indie frontman. It just exists, peculiarly passionless, when it should grab hold of the listener and demand that they pay it their utmost attention.

But, again, it's not an off-putting sound - and there are moments on The Awakening where its audience does indeed sit up and take notice. One such number is Up: remarkable not for Morrison's measured performance, but that of guest vocalist Jessie J. The BBC Sound of 2011 poll-topper has never sounded as good as she does here, delivering a remarkably understated turn that's miles away from the horrible hyperactivity of her own album. Their lines entwine excellently, and there's a warmth to the song rare amongst Artist A featuring Artist B offerings. Person I Should Have Been shares compositional DNA with Sting's much-covered/sampled Shape of My Heart, but Morrison never edges too close to pastiche (which would be easy to do, given the track's skeletal form); and the title-track is the slow-rising centrepiece to this record, where a light acoustic introduction gives way to a far-fuller song almost evocative of Stevie Wonder. One Life, which should be a rallying call to embrace the moment, is oddly stillborn on delivery - but it's a rare blip in consistency.

Yet, as The Awakening unwinds, one can't shift the feeling that we should be touched deeper. Morrison's surpassed the likes of James Blunt and Paolo Nutini as a British solo artist able to meld modern pop sensibilities with echoes of his own influences without the collision sounding forced. Compared to those artists, his vocals cut through with a far greater sense of sincerity. But The Awakening is lacking the grandstanding moment it needs to elevate it above reserved recommendation - it's a safe, steady affair, but about as revelatory as a Chris de Burgh best-of. Morrison has a truly great album in him - he's the emotional baggage to craft it, should he let locked-away demons loose - but for the third time in a row, this isn't it.

--Mike Diver

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JC on 16 Feb. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Having been a fairly recent convert to James Morrison, and playing his first two albums to death, I was eagerly looking forward to this album.

I was a tiny bit disappointed at first, but most of the tracks really do grow on you. James is as heartfelt as ever, and my favourite tracks are 6 Weeks, I Won't Let You Go, One Life and All Around the World - this is one of the best last track I have heard for a while.

Definitely worth a listen, and a very good album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cjones on 5 Mar. 2014
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Getting over heartbreak. This one is a killer. I can't bear to hear it or listen to the tracks. Purely personal view. I love James Morrison.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Roberts on 27 Nov. 2013
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Very good cd bought for my husband and he is well pleased with it. If you like James Morrison you will like this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By c2101 on 23 Oct. 2013
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Love his voice but the songs seemed a bit week with no stand out tunes. Previous albums have been much better.
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Fell in love with the whole CD immediately. What a wonderful young talent. Cannot wait to see what he produces in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P Granby on 29 Aug. 2013
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Bought this to replace the one I was bought a few years ago, as it went missing. Need this in my collection
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jean Lancaster on 24 Mar. 2013
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saw james morrison a few years ago and usually keep up to date with his albums/music. great artist and tunes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex on 25 Feb. 2013
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I love this album, he has an amazing voice and songs are beautiful. This is very good value for money and deff recommend it.
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