- Audio CD (September 18, 2012)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Imports
- ASIN: B0087PL27K
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,133 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Joe Mcelderry Import
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"My Love Will Find You" shows how good Joe can be. It is true that today young male singers take the breathy (sexy?) way of voice production, but I couldn't help but think what Andy Williams (recently departed) might have done with these same songs. Joe can't just sing notes and words, no matter how well, without connecting to what he's singing. His voice sounds somewhat thin, not the way he sounded on "The Climb" at all.
The producers still insist in burying Joe's voice at times with too much orchestra. They did that with Susan Boyle, too. So far Joe's voice still sounds healthy, but I hope he's taking lessons from someone good.
I give the album 4 stars for what it is, omitting the one star because it could have been so much better.
Somethin's Gotta Hold of My Heart. This is a much better version than the original. It showcases Joe's voice perfectly and on this track, his voice is closer to his X-Factor days in terms of huskiness. The arrangement is gorgeous with sweeping violins. I give this track A+. Skyscrpaer is equally beautiful, again with a great arrangement and approach. Again, an A+ for this track. Love Of My Life presents a great interpretation of the Queen song, A+. When I Need You and I Don't Want To Talk About It receive A. These are beautifully interpreted by Joe. To have A Broken Heart is a beautiful ballad and receives B+, as do How We Love, What Have I Done?, and I Look To You, the latter being a Josh Groben-like ballad. The title track, Here's What I Believe, receives a C. It seems to lack a catchy hook or melody and perhaps Joe should have chosen one of the catchier tracks for the single. What Have I Done, in my opinion, would have been a better choice if he preferred to choose a track penned by him. Also a C is the lovely E Penso A Te simply due to the lack of flow of his Italian. Refer to the many outstanding Italian recordings of the great Connie Francis where the italian sounds natural and dramatic.
I am enjoying this CD a great deal. I've listened to the entire CD twice and I feel that with additional listens it will grow on me even more. Very good job!
Having said that, I will keep buying his c.d.s when he gets more out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Great vocalist. Clean Voice. This is a great album and showcases a new talent the music industry needs to redeem it.Published 20 months ago by Eric McCoy
I received my Joe Mcelderry CD in excellent condition and arrived on the the date I was quoted. It took me several times playing the CD to warm up to it as his voice was a little... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Patricia Hitchcock
A FABULOUS CD FROM A TERRIFIC YOUNG SINGER FROM THE UK. HIS VOICE HAS SUCH BEAUTY AND RANGE. ONE OF THE BEST!Published on December 24, 2013 by TICOOO