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on 3 November 2012
Like other reviewers I was so looking forward to this new release by Matt.There are some great reviews giving lots of details about the incredible collection of tracks but I have to add that this whole cd is simply stunning and a wonderful example of how talented this young man is. He wrote all the songs himself bar the mesmerising "First Time" and plays all sorts of instruments. Matt had such an unfair deal with Simon Cowell and co after the X Factor(who gave all their energies to One Direction instead) and as for those people who simply write off anyone from the X Factor....well leave your prejudice at home and just listen to him sing. His voice is sublime and his talent is outstanding. Like millions of other fans I went to one of his live tour shows this year and I can only say the whole audience was on its feet just as it was at every other venue. Critics who say the X Factor "hides singing weaknesses through electronics" would have to eat their words if they heard him live.....he is faultless.
I loved "Letters" but I think he has turned back to his earlier and true roots a little more with "The Fire". If you have his "Seven Summers" cd you will know what I mean. Every track is great, "Water"...... well words fail me, it is exquisite. Fabulous, fabulous cd.