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Wide Awake [Extra tracks]

Joe McElderry Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B0030GEWGE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,208 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Ten months after being crowned X Factor victor 2009, Joe Mcelderry returns with the most anticipated pop album of the year, Wide Awake. Debuting with the infectious first single, "Ambitions", 19 year old Joe shows off his incredible new sound. From the searing ballad, "Superman" to the pounding pop stomper "Real Late Starter", and Joe’s personal favourite "Someone Wake Me Up", Joe McElderry’s first album even manages to channel the spirit of "Don’t Stop Believin". Recorded over eight months with producers Ray Hedges (Take That) and Richard Stannard aka, Biff (Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue and Hurts), Wide Awake offers a collection of feel good pop hits.
Joe McElderry had a sensational year since being crowned The X Factor champion, reaching number one with his debut single, The Climb which was nominated for Best British Single at the Brit Awards 2010, he headlined The X Factor tour 2010 and performed live at Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival. Joe is an ambassador for the Teenage Cancer Trust and was also nominated for Best Newcomer at the BT Digital Music Awards.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is such a fantastic album I'm almost mystified it hasn't sold anywhere near as well as it deserves to ... until I remind myself how little promotion it's received. "Always gonna be an uphill battle" - how true, poor lad! Yes, this new sound is a different side to Joe than the one we were familiar with on XF last year but it also shows how versatile he is. The U-turn in musical style was a big risk but it could have paid off had Joe had the amount of 'smart' promotion that Olly Murs had. Lucky Olly being co-signed with Epic, who actually know how to market their artists effectively.

Added to the lack of timely promotion (including the debilitating lack of airplay for his single releases), the biggest complaint from many who voted for Joe last year on XF seems to be that his voice is lost in the overproduction of this album. Unfortunately, the samples (or 'snippets' as a previous reviewer referred to them) on Amazon don't do the album justice and when I first heard them, I feared his gorgeous voice would be submerged in the synthesised sound on almost every track. Being a big fan of Joe's, however, I was always going to support him by buying his music. What a difference when you hear the album tracks in full. For example, I thought I would hate 'Love Is War' as the sample on Amazon sounded nothing like him. In full, you can clearly hear his voice in the verses and I really like the track now. In fact, there is no track I skip over (even the Climb, while still my least favourite!). There is only one other album in my collection that gets the same complete hearing each time I play it. There is something for everyone on it, including a couple of ballads.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide Awake! Yes I'm Wide Awake!! 14 Aug 2011
By Anita
Format:Audio CD
This album did not showcase Joe in a way that his audience would have expected, more as his promoters wished.

I was thrilled to see him taken up on the film Price Caspian, appalled to see all that happened next.

I was so pleased to see him taken up by POP STAR TO OPERA STAR & his subsequent performances.

Joe has great potential to go in far more directions than the album suggests.

With all of this I loved this album. It was extremely under promoted unlike Simon's Olly Murs.



For those who are prejudiced by the little promotion given, buy & listen you will change your mind!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 4 Jan 2011
By P Lane
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent CD by Joe. He proves he has the voice to sing different tracks in varying scales including very high pitch. Expected to hear more slow tracks, but was surprised that most of the tracks are very fast moving and catchy songs. Once heard a few times, you cannot stop singing them. Really good buy and would recommend to anyone who likes this type of catchy, commercial music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 9 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really love Joe McElderry's voice and the various tracks on this CD for the most part show it off. I have my favourites of course but I don't skip any while it's on in the car!

I'd love him to be successful but not necessarily as a pop singer - having appreciated him on Popstar to Opera Star, I like to see him in musical theatre.

Keep going Joe!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OVER-PRODUCED COWELL 22 July 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Well, firstly, I believe Joe has a superb voice. He CAN sing and has a lot of talent. However,in my opinion, this album doesn't do his voice or his talent justice. It's a typical Simon Cowell, over-produced, electronic, X-Factor, record. We know that Joe isn't a singer/ what? There are hundreds of singers out there who don't write their own stuff. This being the case, why weren't better songs chosen for this debut album? Joe, you are worth much better than this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Debut album 17 Jun 2011
By Anna
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Joe was great on X Factor. The cd has about 3 great songs on it, but most of the songs are average. Thought joe's voice was fabulous but I dont think this cd shows him as the same. If you are a fan, do buy it anyway.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album!!!!!! 30 April 2011
By Roxy
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely LOVE this album. Ok, I was smitten with Joe as soon as he set foot on the stage at the XF auditions and after listening to this album, I fell all over again. I have pretty eclectic taste in music but I do like to buy albums I can sing to. This album ticks all the boxes - ballads - Superman and Wake me up, some terrific dance songs - Real late starter, Farenheit, Until the stars run out and some seriously sexy songs Farenheit (I can get hot and bothered just imagining him singing it!) Where was I! Oh, and Love is war. If I am not playing it then I am singing it! Buy it, get the headphones on and enjoy! His voice is AMAZING!!!! I don't know how he hits those high notes but there's a long one near the end of Farenheit that gives me goosebumps. Ignore the snippets BUY IT! Joe, DO NOT BE DISCORAGED. You deserve to be successful.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't make justice to Joe's choice 13 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
I have to agree with the comments that highlight how commercial this album is: maybe the hype grew too much and expectations were difficult to match, but I would have loved to hear Joe's pure voice hit high notes and give me shivers, unfortunately that didn't happen. Shame on those who put together such a commercialized, x-factor-like album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide Awake
Joe McElderry has done a fantastic song choice on this CD and his voice sounds great the whole family liked this CD
Published 13 days ago by heather morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought As A Present
I bought this album as a present for my father and he loves it. Not exactly my cup of tea but Joe does have an excellent voice. Read more
Published 5 months ago by dpdisney
5.0 out of 5 stars brill again
songs are good again,hear what he sings would recemend to all,he is getting better and better ,will buy any more he records
Published 6 months ago by g.pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
i damaged my copy of this album so just had to replace it love all of Joe,s work come so far in 4 years.
Published 8 months ago by wendy clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars Joe Mcelderry CD
Brilliant album, my daughter is obsessed and so in love with Joe, what a lovely voice worth every penny and not expensive!
Published 12 months ago by Amanda J Medlam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is the best album that joe has done.I absolutely love it. All the songs have great meaning to them
Published 12 months ago by Yvonne Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide Awake Joe McEldery
Can not understand why I've only just brought Joe's debut album Wide Awake shame on me. Excellent choice of songs. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mrs New
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
What can I say but loved his voice on X Factor & Love this, great to listen to at any time.
Published 15 months ago by Lynda Cook
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Joe's best
I am a Great fan of Joe's but this one is resigned to the CD shelf where it shall remain. Sorry not a lot to say about this one.
Published 15 months ago by Tudor
3.0 out of 5 stars stick to what you know
Me personly think that Joe has a voice for Oprah he has that voice for it and i think he makes good singles with his voice
Published 17 months ago by Otter-kid
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