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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/07/2008 19:29:07
We all know Lee Mead can hold a tune, and on this first album his voice captures the imagination and hearts of any listener casual or devotee. There are some brilliant tracks, including the cover of Lifehouse's You and Me, Why Can't We Make Things Work and Paint it Black which Lee turned into his own on the show that made him. A cover of the Sugababe's Stronger is a definite grower! However there are some duffers - Gary Barlow really can do better than When I Need you the Most, The Best is Yet to Come is twee and How Can I be Sure is the musical theatre number the album didn't need. Overall a great pop album delivered with charisma and enthusiasm.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: heatherberry on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/03/2008 21:48:59
This is very definately the best CD that I've brought. When is the next Lee Mead CD coming out??
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 30/12/2007 23:31:03
As one of Lees Many fans its only right that i give a great review. Its fantastic. I would probably say that even if i was not a Lee fan. The whole album is really uplifting and warm, The cover of 'Paint it black' and 'Gonna make you a star' are my favourites although it really is hard to choose as i love them all. I would recommend this to anyone... Lee Fan or Not! 5*'s for the album and 5*'s for Lee.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Emilor on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/12/2007 09:52:45
I saw Lee in Joseph and he was just wonderful. Can`t wait to go again. This album is lovely.I am playing it all day long also when I go out in my car.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: oldster on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Outstanding debut album
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/12/2007 12:36:18
If you love Lee, you will love this album. If you dont love Lee, you will still love this album. Lee's voice is amazing, he is very talented. Lee's version of Paint It Black is fantastic, i just love the violins. Gonna Make You A Star is one of my favourites on here, Lee even sounds like David Essex on certain parts of this song. Excellent haunting cover of the Sugababes's Stronger too. When I Need You The Most is a stunning track, i would love to see this released as a single. Wow, Lee's verion of How Can I be Sure and Make It With You are brilliant. I think my favourite tune on here (at the moment) is All That You Know, im loving it, the music sounds a bit like Snow Patrol, this should definately be released as a single, definately a top ten hit. 5 stars for every track on here because there are none that i skip through. If you are doubting whether to buy this album, take my word for it, you wont be dissapointed. Click the 'Buy Now' button now, sit back and enjoy.
Lee Mead, you are a star and i cant wait to see you again in Joseph next year.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/11/2007 19:47:56
A really impressive debut album by an artist who is certainly finding his feet! Really comprehensive for a first attempt with a good selection of songs to show off what is really an incredible voice! Congrtulations Lee you are clearly going to be a star on the basis of this work! Long may your success continue!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: ruthbear on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
A superb debut album
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/11/2007 00:00:10
Lee Mead's debut album is quite simply superb. I've been lucky enough to have seen him "live" three times now (twice in "Joseph") and his voice just keeps getting better and better. The album is a lovely mixture of covers, such as "Make It With You" and new material like "You And Me" and "When I Need You The Most" (written by Gary Barlow). Another highlight is Lee's wonderful cover of "Paint It Black" which he originally performed on ADWD and this version is even better. I haven't been able to stop listening to it since it arrived yesterday and I would recommend to everyone. Well done Lee. I hope this will be the first of many of your albums in my collection.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: JanetWCQ on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Oh is he more ....
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/11/2007 22:35:20
He certainly is more than a pretty face! This is a brill debut album. Some lovely ballads, new and old sung by this very tallented young man. Unlike smilingassassin, I am glad there were not more "show" tunes - it lets us see that Lee has more than one string to his bow! Well done Lee. Look forward to the next one.
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Go, Go, Go Lee
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/11/2007 21:34:40
Wow, wow, wow, this is a fab debut album. Such a variety of songs which show off Lee's stunning voice. Lee had set such a high standard with the Joseph television performances and the live West End Show "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", and this album will certainly not disappoint anyone. I cannot stop playing the CD, his voice is absolutely amazing. No more waiting to hear him in the West End, I can now put him on whenever I like! Well done Lee, can't wait for the next one.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: NattieT75 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Buy it!! You wont regret it!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/11/2007 15:21:50
Well what can I say... this album has literally blown me away. If you're still wavering.. buy it, listen to it, and then see how you feel. Ok, so it won't be to everyone's tastes, that's a given, but I do defy anyone not to like at least 75% of it!! And that's not bad at all is it.
Ok. so on to the individual tracks.
Gonna Make You A Star. I can understand why they've chosen this one as his first single. It's catchy, will appeal to generations of all ages and Lee sings it his own way, but is also true to the vibe of the original. 8 out of 10.
Paint It Black. Mind blowing!! Whilst I love the arrangement on this, it could have been given a harder edge to it; but it works none the less. His slow drawl during some of the lyrics are incredibly sexy and match the low bass drum beat throughout the song. This is possibly one of the stand out tracks on the album for me. 9 &1/2 out of 10.
You and Me. This is a beautiful ballad. His voice alters from soft to strong, love the way he brings light and shade into what he sings. And this song is a fine example of his voice. The melody carries you along with it. Lovely! 8 out of 10.
Why Can't We Make Things Work. The double a side to GMYAS. This seems to be Radio 2's choice of song over GMYAS, and I can see why. In my opinion it's a better beat, works bloody well on the radio and gives us a chance to hear the 'pop star' Lee. Really like this track! 9 out of 10.
Stronger. I want to like this, I really do, but I just can't feel it. His voice is beautiful, but that's not enough for me for this song to work. Maybe I'm too familiar with the Sugababes version though to really 'hear' this song. That's always a risk with covers, some work; some don't, and this one just isn't capturing my soul like I thought it would. Doesn't mean I don't like or appreciate it's worth on the album, just not quite what I wanted. 5 out of 10.
All That You Know, I love this, no I ADORE this song!! The slow guitar & piano leads you in thinking it's going to be quite sweet, and then bam, full on electric guitar & drums fill your ears. Again Lee sings this with a slow rocky drawl, I love the line 'Feel like you're drowning in compromise, swim against the tide', and then he roars into the chorus. Brilliantly written song, fabulous rhythm that makes my heart pound, skin tingle and head go dizzy. This is a pure version of RockGod Lee, and god he's good at it! 10 out of 10! Yep, more than Paint It Black! Definately single potential!
How Can I Be Sure. A fabulous cover of a classic David Cassidy song. I grew up listening to David Cassidy courtesy of my big sister. She was a massive fan, so I'm very aware of how this sounded with him. I think Lee's emulated David's version well and of course with his chocolate voice it works well. 7 out of 10.
The Best Is Yet To Come. Beautiful, really quite beautiful. The string arrangement sets the tone of this song, and everything else flows along with it with ease. A simple ballad, but simple is sometimes better than overpowering. Works for me!! 8 out of 10.
When I Need You The Most My god, that Barlow chap can't half write can't he! And he couldn't have written a more sublime song for Lee. This showcases his voice off to it's full capacity. I can't really say any more than it's adorable, just adorable. Love it!! 9 out or 10. Again definately single potential!
Make It With You This is gorgeous enough to melt even the coldest, hardest heart! All you really need to accompany this song, is a warm fire, a huge rug and Lee to complete the beauty of this song. Heaven! 9 &1/2 out of 10!
And although they've included ADWD on it which sounds odd against the rest of the album I'd still give it 9 out of 10!
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