4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Pop Idol or Karaoke King,
This review is from: Don't Let Me Down / You And I (Audio CD)
I think there are a few people who will be eating their words after listening to Will Young's new single. People were quick to jump on the anti-Pop Idol bandwagon, critisizing the cover versions that Will has released. Well, here he is with not 1, not 2, not even 3, but 4 original new songs. And it has to be said that they are all fantastic. In fact the B-sides are so good they could have easily been released as singles in there own right.
There are 2 versions of the CD, with all profits going to Children In Need. Both versions include 'Don't Let Me Down' and 'You And I'. CD 1 includes a limited edition poster of Will and features 'Ready Or Not' as the B-side. CD 2 has 'If That's What You Want' and you can also watch the video of You And I on you PC or DVD player.
Don't Let Me Down - Minimal background music and a gentle tune which is guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy even before you see the video which features some of the children who have been helped by CIN.
You And I - Starts with a slow tinkly piano intro and builds to the rousing chorus which shows off Will's stunning voice to perfection.
Ready Or Not - VERY funky, think Sister Sledge(!) meets George Michael. This will suprise a lot of people I think. Very different to anything Will has done before.
If That's What You Want - Sexy, sexy, sexy. Great lyrics, catchy tune and Will's fantastic voice. What more can you ask for?
Overall, some great songs and raising money for a good cause. There's no excuse for not buying both versions.