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A New Chapter,
This review is from: Brother (Audio CD)
Whilst I am writing this review prior to the release date, I have heard most of the songs in full on another site and I have to say that this is a very good album.
It is extremely sad that Stephen is missing and "Gave it all away" (written by Mika) is a heart wrenching track which features Stephens vocals and it feels like the end of an era. Whilst many groups would have left the industry, I am pleased that these guys have been so brave and released a new album which is obviously dedicated to Stephen. This makes this album very special indeed. You may be forgiven for thinking that as this album is the first since the loss of their bandmate it would be a depressing album, put together in a hurry, but this cannot be further from the truth. Whilst there are a number of lyrics that could be taken as a message to Stephen, it is far from a sad album and infact the songs and the lyrics are very positive overall.
Boyzone, obviously losing one of their lead singers do sound slightly different, but in a fresh way and whilst Stephens absence is noticeable, you do get to hear Mikey, Keith & Shayne singing more than you did before. Ronan is still the lead singer but it is nice to hear the other boys too.
I like the song "Right here waiting" which is a ballad but has a poppy beat, it has some lovely words. Another one to look out for is "Stronger" which is very moving.
This is a different but positive offering and I hope that Boyzone will continue to perform and release new material together.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2010 20:26:19 GMT
W. Gianotten says:
Thanks for the review. Can you please tell me were I can hear the full version?
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2010 20:36:23 GMT
Mellow Yellow says:
I am unable to put links in the reviews, but if you search on the internet for Boyzone followed by the track name you get some results you just have to sift through. I find Youtube a really useful site as many songs get "leaked" before the release date. In the case of Boyzone I couldnt find all the tracks, but the ones I did find were excellent.
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