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5.0 out of 5 stars John Barrowman shows us exactly why he so talented, 27 Nov 2008
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John Barrowman's rise to fame has been meteoric, and it is not too hard to see why. The performer's addictive and charasmatic personality shines through in everything that he does, and his latest album is no exception.

Some would categorise it as an "easy listening" album, appealing to an older audience, but make no mistke; this is by no means a lightweight release.

The title track "What About Us?" is a relentlessly catchy song, delivered expertly with by Barrowmans clear, silky vocals. Gary Barlow's arrangement is equally stunning, framing a remarkably restrained and powerful track. A refreshing return to "proper pop" without the un-necessary "Powty X Factor Contestant - trying too hard - warbling" style vocals which seems so prevalent these days.

Could the track be a teasing glimpse at what Barrowman has in store for the future? If so there is no doubting that he will become a succesful pop star as well as an established stage and TV performer.

The rest of the album is packed full of predictably "easy going" songs, but that's really no bad thing, for John handles them all perfectly; It is a selection which has something for everyone, with enough of John's individuality stamped on them to stand out from alternative offerings by similar artists.

Barrowman's voice has been likened as a cross between a young Cliff Richard and Michael Buble. Each song however showcases his ability to tackle different genres of music easily and skillfully. You will find no warbling, silly overly dramatic or complex singing here. Instead you will good old fashioned "feel good" music on the album, which will warm and satisfy anyone who buys it.
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