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  • Audio CD (11 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B0000E3HL9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,235 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Four Minute Warning 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Gravity 3:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Alone Without You (Album Version) 3:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Head In The Clouds 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Kill With Your Smile 4:49£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Close To The Edge 4:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. How Do You Love 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pieces Of Heaven 3:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Turn The Light On 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Crush 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Baby I'm No Good 3:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. If You Weren't Leaving Me 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. My Life 4:25£0.79  Buy MP3 

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In Your Own Time finds Mark Owen reinventing himself as a serious singer-songwriter, albeit a singer-songwriter firmly rooted in exuberantly youthful pop. The opening "Four Minute Warning" is a clear statement of intent. A monstrously catchy four-part narrative counting down over exactly four minutes, it's clearly intended to both entertain and bring a keen awareness of the remorseless passage of time. Not exactly boy-band stuff, then.

The rest of the album continues in much the same vein. Each track is meticulously well-crafted around an insidious sing-a-long chorus, but there's usually some kind of twist. References to Blondie and the Smiths are tossed into the pot while, lyrically, Owen messes with love-song clichés, often presenting himself as a willing victim in one-way relationships. There are some interesting collaborations, too. "Turn the Light On" and "If You Weren't Leaving Me" see him reunited with Take That chum Gary Barlow and producing urgent power-pop, while the closing "My Life", a rush of colliding melodies, features Ian McCulloch on guitar. Owen has said this feels like a debut and as such it's a reasonable effort. Former fans of Take That will be pleased their hero has managed to mature yet still retain his boyish charm. --Dominic Wills

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By svensson8 on 9 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
This new offering from Mark Owen is awesome, i love it, the man has a unique talent for making original music, i love every track on the cd from the quirky four minute warning to the soulful baby im no good, they are all classics. Looking at the charts it seems this cd didn't even make the top 40, which is a shame as he will probably be dropped from his record label again, if he were a bit more commercial this album would sell by the bucketload,as it is a great talent will be confined to the bargain bins. Listen to this album and forget any preconceptions you have, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By takethatanonymous on 29 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Already heard this on the smashhits site and I can't wait to buy it next week! There are some great future singles on here Kill With Your Smile and Close To The Edge, another personal favourite is Baby I'm No Good (sob!). I've seen Mark live twice this year and he's not lost how to captivate the audience. Welcome back Mark,you've been missed.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By V. Batley on 21 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album at the time of writing, hasn't even been released yet, so my review is based on the 11 track promo I have, and seeing Mark perform most of the tracks on his LIVE tour around the UK in Sept/Oct.
What can I say....the album is fantastic! If anyone quite liked Mark's 'Greenman' album, then go out and buy this, you won't be disappointed. Mark has grown up, his voice has matured tremendously and he seems to have found his musical style. From the opening track Four Minute Warning, right the way through to his new single Alone Without You, to crowd pleasers such as Crush, Head in the Clouds and How Do You Love, each and every song is instantly memorable and for different reasons. My favourite song is....ok well, I dont have a favourite, as I love them all, but it has to be a close race between Head in the Clouds, Crush, Kill With Your Smile and Close to the Edge. Watch out for the heart breaking Baby Im No Good. As a song writer, I find Mark to be on a par with Robbie, to me he outshines Gary Barlow as I find Mark to be a very clever lyricist, much more versatile than Gary, and able to write a variety of songs, rather than just middle of the road ballads that your mother will love.
After truimphantly winning Celebrity Big Brother last year, the show confirmed to the nation what we fans have known for a long time - that Mark is the nicest, most unassuming, unstarry person you could ever wish to meet.
Mark's only crime (in some people's eyes, not mine I might add) is that he was once part of a famous boy band called Take That. Well, so was Robbie, and look at him now. Its time for Mark to lose the stigma of being an ex-boy band member and gain the respect that he truly deserves.
Buy it now. You won't regret it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
I was 32 when Mark's first album was released (so more a follower of U2 than Take That)and remember thinking at the time "What a shame he hasn't got what it takes be a solo artist - he seems such a nice lad" HOW WRONG I WAS!!!! "In Your Own Time" is an album of songs I can't stop singing. I love it, the kids love it and even the hubbie is coming round to it. These are intelligent songs written and sung with feeling. There are a lot of potential singles and I hope the fickle pop market does not leave this talented man floundering again. Buy it and see for yourself!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
People seem to under-estimate Mark Owen, and can't seem to take him seriously as a musician in his own right. His first solo album by-passed me, mainly because I was not a Take That fan and I only ever heard the song 'Child', but I started to take notice of him when he appeared on Celebrity big Brother and I found out that he was a fan of Radiohead!
Well, I have waited for this album release, with some trepidation, possibly thinking that the songs would be listenable, but forgettable, and I was so wrong!! This album is the best I've heard this year, and gets better with every listen. My favourite songs are Close to the Edge and Kill with your Smile, the latter being a really sexy number!
Well done Mark. You deserve this to be a hit. Just give him the chance I did, and you won't regret it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
An absolute must for people who loved Mark Owen in Take That, for people who loved him during Green Man and - the people who didn't.
This album combines pop and indie rock to give an absolutely original and alternative feel to it. With the strong worded and deep-delving 'Baby I'm Good' to the everybody-sing, 'Kill With Your Smile' and 'Head In The Clouds' - it has to be heard before any judgement is made.
Take away all the labels and you have a brand new start for a talented and popular musician who wants to share his music. Personally, I think it's an excellent album, others will cast their own opinions - but make sure you listen first - don't guess.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jojogothic on 6 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was an obsessed Take That fan when I was young, and I bought Mark Owen's debut album "Green Man" as a direct result of this. I wish I hadn't. It was cheesy, naff, downright weird in places, and it finally made me realise that Mark hadn't really got much of a voice.
Years later I bought "In Your Own Time", somewhat warily, on the back of the first single, "Four Minute Warning". And boy was I glad I did! Mark has finally found his little niche in the pop world, choosing to combine catchy choruses and heartfelt lyrics with a little of that 'grunginess' he strove for in "Green Man" but never really found. This album is a complete winner from start to finish. My favourite track, "Gravity", is a stand-out, sure-fire hit, and there are many others I could mention that are well worth your listening time. And THIS time his voice works with the melodies.
I would not be exaggerating to say this album has not left my stereo in months. Don't be afraid of Mark's boy-band tag. He's grown up, and this is the result.
(But former lovers of Mark's Take That cuteness beware: He uses the F word!!! I think I've been scarred for life...)
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