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Both Sides Now
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2013
I loved Michael's last release "Heroes" and didn't think it could be equalled. This album does it though and is absolutely brilliant. Beautifully produced with some gorgeously lush (though not overpowering) arrangements, every song showcases Michael's wonderful voice.

As with all of Michael Ball's songs, you hear every single word - in fact, sometimes I haven't even properly heard the lyrics of some songs until I hear Michael sing them. As for the voice, with maturity it is getting richer and mellower all the time. Quite faultless.

Treat yourself, buy this album and listen to one of the best singers ever!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2013
Michaels' latest album is for me, a fan who has all his other solo albums, the best by far to date. This CD is perfect for a cosy night in; full of beautifully crafted songs all delivered with class and clarity accompanied with style by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

`Both Sides Now' features a delightful musical arrangement including beautiful saxophone solos by Snake Davis.

`Perfect Song', a new song written by Lord Lloyd Webber and Leslie Bricusse will stay with you after the first listen; such a catchy but lovely song `perfectly' delivered!

`Suddenly', the new song from the Les Miserables Movie is another heartbreakingly beautiful song.

Michael delivers the Dolly Parton classic, `I Will Always Love You' in its original style; staying away from the big belty Whitney Houston version preferring to keep it pared right back which is perfect and again delivered beautifully.

For those of you wanting something a bit more upbeat there are the Leona Lewis classic hit `Run' and another new song given to Michael by Tim Rice from the new musical From Here To Eternity called `Fight the Fight' another great and very catchy tune.

Most albums have the odd song which is skipped on the playlist, not this one; there isn't a bad song on here.

The album closes with a rendition of Love Changes Everything which has been given a new twist and features the operatic vocals of Il Divo this is the perfect album - just buy it!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2013
This new album is wonderful - a new maturity and depth to Michael Ball's velvet voice. Some old favourites and some new songs - great mix. "Both Sides Now" has always been a favourite song of mine, but in Michael Ball's reading of the lyrics, it's a whole new song with new insights into the human condition. Extremely pleasing album,and so very good to listen to, over and over again. One of the best album purchases I have made in a long time. It is a great addition to my collection of Michael Ball recordings. I highly recommend this album not only to the legions of Michael Ball fans, but to all those who enjoy beautiful music. Bravo, Mr. Ball!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2013
Yet another excellent performance by Mr Michael Ball who
in my eyes can do no wrong. Lovely CD for anyone who
appreciates good music
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2013
Simply brilliant!! It is one of Michaels best work. His selection of songs is great. And as always the songs sound much more beautiful sung by him. I love his new CD. For sure a must have for every fan of him but as well for every fan of great music. SO BUY IT!!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2013
I love Michael Ball, this one was a bit different from the norm, a couple of the songs will have to grow on me
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 March 2013
Wonderful selection; some out of the ordinary routing. Perfect Song is just that, perfect. Excellent follow up to Sweeney, which still makes the hairs stand up on my neck. Easy listening - looking forward to the concert in May.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2013
Brilliant. download quick onto mums mp3 for mothers day. Michael Ball excellant ll divo makes the last song come to life. would reccomend to everyone
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2013
I love Michael Ball but this album has a great compilation of both old and new, I like the il divo duet but prefer Michael singing it on his own,
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on 2 April 2013
Michael did it again : he chose a great selection of songs and make her own renditions making some song sound like his own. Of course not all are within my personal taste but i LOVE his voice and he's sounding great. His range as a singer is lower now but the beauty of his voice is almost untouched. About the songs... " Both sides now ".. this one makes me run and play the Joni Mitchell 2000's versión and i must say that Michael version's is nothing less tan outstanding. His recodring of ! I won't send roses " is a must, i wish he would record more show tunes.... The's only one song that spoils the whole álbum ( hence the fours stars.. ) : the teaming with Il Divo for yet another versión of " Love changes everything " was absolutely unnecesary, his voice is better than all those four singers together and i think that is a noisy versión where Michael's voice is drowned. Just my opinión of course, Il Divo fans will be delighted. I've been following Micahel since he recorded "The aspects of love " OLC álbum and i'll go on buying every single álbum that he releases in the future
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