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This will become a classic
on 17 November 2005
This album contains Will's best work to date. It is energetic, mature,honest and lyrically stunning. It has everything you could imagine - motivating tracks in Keep On, Think it Over and Think About it. It has the exciting lead single Switch it On, alongside the funky masterpiece 'Ain't Such a Bad Place to Be' - both of which have a loudness and attitude that is unrivalled by anything else in the charts at the moment. There is plenty to think about on this album - there is not a single 'filler' on there. All I Want is very different to any of Will's previous work, serving to show other dimensions to his stunning vocal range. Intermingled with the upbeat tracks, are some truly beautiful ballads and intimate lyrics. All Time Love is haunting and the simple melody allows the beautiful vocals to really shine through, and let you understand what the song is all about. Save Yourself is pleading and slightly despairing, while Who Am I is a totally modern romantic track
which is ultimately positive. In the middle of the album is the summery 'Happiness' which is uplifting and light hearted. Less light hearted, but lyrically fascinating is 'Madness' which is performed calmly but you get the impression there is a frustration and anger behind it - a genius piece of work. The closing track of the album, Home, is arguably the best song that he has written or performed to date. It's not an overstatement to say it is a classic. The whole piece is moving, dark and totally original. It is demanding to listen to and there's no cosy finish to the piece - and that makes you want to listen to it all over again. Keep On is an inspirational adventure - there isn't one style to describe it - and that, along with beautiful vocals, fantastic and raw musical arrangements, and intelligent lyrics, is the attraction in this 3rd album from the multi talented Mr Young.