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Awakening

James MorrisonAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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listen  1. In My Dreams 4:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. 6 Weeks 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Won't Let You Go 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Up [feat. Jessie J] 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Slave To The Music 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Person I Should Have Been 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Say Something Now 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Beautiful Life 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Forever 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Awakening 5:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Right By Your Side 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. One Life 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. All Around The World (Bonus Track) 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 11, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Republic
  • ASIN: B005ILWOZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,890 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2011 release, the third album from the award-winning British singer/songwriter. The album features the singles 'I Won't Let You Go' and 'Slave To The Music' as well as 'Up', a collaboration with Jessie J. Island.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PERSON HE IS NOW.... January 14, 2012
By Thom ;)
Format:Audio CD
Believing that he had "written too many love ballads", Morrison has produced a very interesting follow-up to his 2008 release. "The Awakening" at first will sound a bit strange for those who are familiar with his prevous work (as it did for me). Most of these songs are growers, they don't catch you the moment you hear them. In fact, the opener "In My Dreams" sounds almost shallow at first. But Morrison always manages to surprise us. The Michael Jackson inspried, upbeat single "Slave to the Music" and the highly personal, raw-sounding "Person I Should Have Been" are some of his best songs yet. Another highlight on the record is the harmonious duet with Jessie J, "Up", which to me is superior to his previous duet with Nelly Furtado. His usual gorgeous horn/guitar/vocal arrangements, on this record, come out slick and smooth and that just works. Sometimes, less is more. And yet, the soulful backing vocals on the guitar ballad "Right By Your Side", the stampede of drums on the title track and the catchy na-na-na's on "Beautiful Life" give his music a new personality, being qualities that have somehow are newfangled to his sound. Little by little, he shows us what he's after and in my opinion he suceeds. This is the real James Morrison.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
James Morrison may be considered as one of the U.K.'s premier soul talents, but the Warwickshire singer appears to have a bit of a downer on his career of late, having recently stated that he's "sung too many love ballads", and that he hated making his last album, Songs for You, Truths for Me, after being pressured by his former Polydor label to repeat the formula of his million-selling debut.

With several songs relating to his alcoholic father's death on his third effort, "The Awakening", the husky-voiced guitarist appears to have rectified one of his issues, but despite the presence of Suede's Bernard Butler as producer, it's difficult to hear how he's made any attempt to deal with the other.

Seemingly designed to make Radio 2 listeners hearts flutter, "I Won't Let You Go" follows the same heartfelt, acoustic, tearjerker template as his previous two lead singles; the toe-tapping Motown pastiches "Beautiful Life" and "Forever" show that Morrison's retro leanings are still very much apparent, while there's even a "Broken Strings"-style duet with Jessie J on the orchestral, midtempo "Up".

Pleasantly inoffensive and lushly produced as they are, they don't exactly live up to the radical reinvention that his rather dismissive comments indicated, and it's only on the funky R&B beats and Michael Jackson-esque chorus of "Slave to the Music", and the sparse, gospel-tinged blues of "Right by Your Side", where Morrison begins to show some of the invention that was allegedly so heavily restricted on his previous effort.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best most under rated singers in the world! October 12, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I've always been a huge fan of James Morrison. I have all three of his albums that have been released stateside. In a day when auto tune and manufactured artists are a nickel for a dozen its great to still hear someone that actually has talent. His voice is so soulful and enchanting I don't understand why more people in the U.S. haven't gotten in to him. This album is a treasure and I can't stop listening to it.

This album is a great throw back to great music and great singing without all the electronics behind it.

I Love the whole album but my most favorite songs are "In My Dreams" "I Won't Let You Go" "Slave To The Music" and "The Awakening".

Buy it you'll love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! June 26, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Just listened to this on a car trip and loved it. Of course I Love anything James Morrison sings but this album was great! Liked all of the songs on it. Thrilled I bought it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth the Wait October 12, 2011
By LaChina
Format:Audio CD
James has an amazing voice; it's perfectly raspy and full of soul. The lyrics are thought provoking and the music is extremely well produced. I love every song and am having a hard time deciding which are my favorites, if I were pressed to name my top 7, they'd be: Six Weeks, Forever, Person I Should Have Been, Slave to the Music, One Life, Say Something Now and Beautiful Life. But I really do love them all, I rarely skip songs, I just let the CD play from beginning to end. I really enjoyed his first 2 CD's but I think this one is even better because of it's reflectiveness of life, love and death. I think it's great that someone so young writes and sings about such meaningful things. Finally, I appreciate that the lyrics are incldued in the cover jacket, a lot of CDs don't for some reason. Buy this CD!!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most soulful voices in the World of Music October 11, 2011
By Antonio
Format:MP3 Music
I'm amazed at James Morrison ablity to sing with so much Soul and Emotion. He has to be 1 of the best singer/song writers in the music industry. This album is his best work yet !
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome songwriting October 16, 2011
By jaj
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I got this cd last week, and absolutely love it. The melodies are rich and intimate. The violins add so much depth to the songs. I especially love In My Dreams and I Won't Let You Go. James Morrison doesn't disappoint on this album. Highly recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great songs! One of the few artist i have ...
His vocal tone is so sexy and unique. Great songs! One of the few artist i have all of their albums.
Published 15 days ago by Virginia
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great artist
Published 22 days ago by noelle munsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love, love, love James Morrison. He has done it again with another wonderful CD
Published 1 month ago by dkouns
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love every song on this CD!
Published 1 month ago by Lori P
5.0 out of 5 stars Great seller.
Gave this as a gift, big hit! Great seller.
Published 1 month ago by redsoxfan
5.0 out of 5 stars yes
I sent it to my son. He asked for it and is enjoying it . Thank you for all of your help.
Published 3 months ago by Tiffany
5.0 out of 5 stars Versatile: Many genres, tailored to Morrison's voice
My first listening to this album surprised me with the many genres that Morrison has woven into one CD. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Patricia Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!
A soulful masterpiece! This guy's voice is amazing and his music will speak to you at your core. Definitely worth exploring...
Published 6 months ago by Larry Andretich
5.0 out of 5 stars His best album yet
This is his best album yet. I love his music, all sounds are great.I hope he never stops singing ever.
Published 6 months ago by Elena
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Quick delivery and I truly love this CD. It is a combination of where he is heading and it is all good! Very satisfied.
Published 9 months ago by Carolyn
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