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on 11 October 2008
I was so looking forward to this second album as Blake's first album was superb and remains one of my all time favourites. However, on first listening, my high expectation diminished rapidly. Some of the songs that were chosen were monotonous in the extreme when just sung as ballads, ie Chasing Cars which was brilliant as a 'pop' song but is not meant to be a ballad and the same with the Katy Mellua song. The "Lassie" song conjures up the dog every time I hear it. Heaven can wait was brilliant as a rock ballad, but not 'sung' by classic voices.
Gone were the wonderful harmonies that made the first album so gorgeous, to be replaced by solo performances that, despite being well sung, didn't lift me to the heights of ecstacy like the first album.
All in all it was a huge disappointment to one who will always remain a fan of their first album. I find myself switching this new one off before it gets to the end. Sorry boys, but I hope you do more classical songs next time, because I will still go out and buy your albums, even now.