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Hold Back My Heart

Michael JohnsAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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When it comes to talented dashing men, Australia has exported more than its share. Michael Hutchence, Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, and now count singer Michael Johns as the latest wonder from down under to join this heralded boys club. Since audiences first caught a glimpse of the six-foot-plus Perth native on season 7 of American Idol, and heard the soulful grit of his ... Read more in Amazon's Michael Johns Store

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  • Audio CD (June 23, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: TRP Records
  • ASIN: B0028R1M3M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,043 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Heart on My Sleeve
2. To Love Somebody
3. Feeling Alright
4. Little Bear
5. Fools Gold
6. Mountains
7. Fire
8. Hold Back My Heart
9. This Is Goodbye
10. It's Too Late
11. Heart Is Weak
12. Turn to You

Editorial Reviews

2009 debut album from the American Idol alumni. Though Michael Johns only came in eighth on Season 7 (in 2008), his early exit gave him the time and energy to concentrate on writing and recording Hold Back My Heart. The album features six songs co-written by Johns and Dave Cobb while Diane Warren and British singer-songwriter James Morrison also contribute lyrics. 12 tracks.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Johns rocks with soul June 23, 2009
By Maja K.
Format:Audio CD
I love the soul/rock vibe of the album. Michael's voice is incredible and his talent is huge. The whole album is amazing and it's something you can listen over and over again. I recommend this album to everyone who loves rock/soul/bluesy music.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!! June 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This CD is pure Michael. If you love rock/soul you will love this record. "This Is Goodbye" is sure to be a hit. Michael's rich,soulfull voice really shines on everysong. I'm so glad I purchased this and I know you will be too. Enjoy!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This CD was well worth the long wait!!! : ) June 23, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Ever since we first saw him on American Idol Season 7, my wife and I knew this guy had talent!!! We were shocked to see him go so early in the competition--sadly, only 8th place!!! We thought he would at least be in the final two or three for sure! Needless to say, we have been waiting a long time for his album to come out, and it doesn't disappoint. It captures the bluesy, soulful side that he showed he had on American Idol. Most of his songs remind me of his performance of "It's All Wrong But It's All Right" on American Idol. My only complaint is that I wish he had some upbeat songs on this album that showed more of his rocker side, too. He proved he could really belt out the rock tunes during his stint on American Idol! He is definitely a talented guy, and we hope he has a long, successful music career. If you are a Michael Johns fan, you won't be disappointed with his debut album at all. Show your support, and go buy it today!!! :)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do Yourself a Favour . Check out HBMH. June 23, 2009
By Ausjude
Format:Audio CD
If you want to hear a great soulful , heartfelt album , HBMH is the album for you. I love how his voice shows such feeling . There is a good range of songs , something for everyone , from Rock / soul to the blues . My favourite song on the album is Turn to You , a very simple acoustic rendition, but so effective.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Johns Is Bringing Soul Back To Radio!! June 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD
"Hold Back My Heart" is a must have CD! Michael's soulful voice captures the audience on every track! There isn't an artist out there like Michael today.. If you thought Michael was good on idol wait until you hear this sexy, soulful, blusey CD! I'm so happy for all the success that he is about to endure! Great Job Michael, you so deserve this! 5 STARS!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold Back My Heart ... indeed! June 23, 2009
By J. Com
Format:Audio CD
This is simply the best album I have ever purchased. Michael rocks with pure soul. This man is so talented, I am going listen over and over until I ware out this album!!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW.....AMAZING!!!! June 23, 2009
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This is pure Michael Johns and that means PERFECTION! What a singer/songwriter this man is...when I hear "This Is Goodbye" my heart melts!! Way to go, Michael....you gave the world what we wanted...a beautiful, soulful album that we've waited for too long!! Thank you, Michael, for this AWESOME album!:)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! June 30, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This album is fantastic! It's a great mix of music: there are tunes you can dance to, and stuff that's perfect for just relaxing. Michael's voice is gorgeous, powerful, full of soul...and dead sexy.

Michael Johns (who co-wrote 6 out of the 12 tracks) has put together a terrific record; there's not a bad song in the bunch. Definitely check this one out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very talented under-appreciated artist.
I really like what Michael Johns delivers when he performs, and I personally have never been disappointed with anything he sings. Read more
Published 10 months ago by linda stumbo
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT VOICE!
I absolutely love Michael Johns and his voice. I'm so glad he has an album for sale on Amazon.com. He should have won American Idol, hands down!!
Published 15 months ago by Deb
4.0 out of 5 stars Hold Back My Heart
It was a good cd. I'm waiting to see if he has another coming out. I will usually buy to & if its not good than I'm done getting more.
Published 19 months ago by George R. Medeiros
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing voice - amazing CD
Michael Johns left American Idol long before he should have, IMO. His voice is incredible and his music is outstanding. Read more
Published on April 12, 2012 by Mom in Texas
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold Back My Heart
I started watching American Idol because of Michael Johns and when he was voted off I fell in love with David Cook. Read more
Published on January 6, 2012 by dreamydraw
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
WHAT TALENT THIS MAN HAS!!Was shocked when he was voted off and like others boycotted american idol after that.Love his voice and want to see more of him. Read more
Published on November 21, 2011 by K. lorimor
2.0 out of 5 stars Just okay
I really wanted to like this CD because I saw his talent while on American Idol but sadly, I didn't! Read more
Published on June 15, 2011 by Karrie
5.0 out of 5 stars OFF TO A GREAT START
I boycotted the remaining season of IDOL when Michael Johns was cast off; I couldn't figure out what he WASN'T doing to click with voters. Read more
Published on August 11, 2010 by RALPH PETERS
3.0 out of 5 stars An Honest Debut or an Unfortunate Misstep?
Thirty years ago, I'm sure this album would have performed fantastically. Against pop titans like Lady Gaga, though, Johns stands little chance, and it's a great shame. Read more
Published on June 23, 2010 by LL
1.0 out of 5 stars Ah, Michael ***
I watched him on American Idol and really liked him. He impressed me on the show but I am afraid this cd did not empress me at all. Read more
Published on March 24, 2010 by Doris S.
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