Someone To Watch Over Me
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Someone To Watch Over Me

November 1, 2011

  Song Title
You Have To Be There
Unchained Melody
Enjoy The Silence
Both Sides Now
Lilac Wine
Mad World
Autumn Leaves
This Will Be The Year
Someone To Watch Over Me

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Label: Syco Music UK
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  • Total Length: 33:38
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  • ASIN: B005XM06OK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (471 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,412 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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201 of 210 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Susan's Voice Glows November 1, 2011
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Barbra Streisand called Susan's voice "like a poet singing". On this album she displays that unique ability to inhabit and interpret a song like no one else on the music scene today. Her voice goes from soft and smoky to a soaring cry of need in "Unchained Melody", she is bluesy and softly sexy in "Lilac Wine". In "Both Sides Now", she has given us a freshly interpreted song with insights into a life of someone who has seen it all and still doesn't understand "life" or "love". In "Return", one of the songs written just for her, she soars with longing and emotion. "This Will be the Year", another original shows us a woman who will always prevail. "You Have to Be There" resonates with everyone who has had a crisis of faith, but in the end, embraces hope and trust. I was skeptical about "Mad World" and "Enjoy the Silence". Neither one would have been a choice to listen to. That said, Susan shows her considerable emotive talents in these two songs perfectly. "Autumn Leaves" is about grief and sadness, true, but as in YHTBT, ends with the hopeful knowledge that loved ones never completely leave us. I would have loved "Someone to Watch Over Me" to be longer. If I have any disappointment in the album, that would be it. Miss Boyle has grown incredibly in vocal prowess and technique in a scant 2 1/2 years. Her versatility, her range, her emotive abilities, all these shine in this incredible album. Billboard says she "has arrived". Personally, I believe she had already "arrived" by selling 14 million albums in 14 months, but I agree that, with this album, she is firmly set as a professional singer who is here to stay for a very long time. And all we who are music lovers are the better for it.
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91 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album! November 2, 2011
By Corkie
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I believe Susan has taken some remarkable strides with Someone To Watch Over Me. I like the versatility of her voice and the way she changes it to suit the mood of the song she's singing. That effect alone just pulls me into the song, and I can get lost in it. I like having an album in which all the songs aren't the same. I have a pretty wide range in my taste in music, and I think Susan must also. In this album, there is a little bit of everything, and I like that. I was also pleased that the production was held back this time compared to the last two albums. Susan's voice is stunning, and in this album, the listener can actually hear her and not miss a single beautiful note.

Yep, there are covers on this album. I like covers! I like to hear songs that are familiar to me and different interpretations of them. "Both Sides Now" was a song I never liked at all. With Susan's interpretation, it sounds like a completely different song, and I'm loving it. I also like "Mad World" and "Enjoy the Silence" -- a little bit off balance and edgy. And "Unchained Melody"...I don't care if it's been done a lot, it's still one song I love, and Susan's rendition is fantastic. There are two original songs on this album that were written for Susan, "Return" and "This Will Be The Year". She does an incredible job with both of them. It seems to me that now days the trend is for the artist to write his/her own material. Good or bad? Some songs artists write are good -- some so poor I could do a better job without half trying. Collaboration appears to be used pretty loosely.
Susan doesn't have to write her own material for me to respect what she does.

There are also songs on this album I was completely unfamiliar with, so they are new to me.
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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Collection - I'm Hooked! November 1, 2011
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Susan continues to surprise us with her ability to take songs from diverse genre, reach deep within her soul, and pour out a fountain of emotion, creating something that captures the song's essence so we hear it new as we listen over and over. She just as adeptly swoons us with a saucy 40's-like bar room ballad "Lilac Wine," then mesmerizes us with haunting yet innocent versions of the 80's new wave classics "Mad World" by Tears for Fears and "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode. She cries with emotion and hope as she pleads with God, "You have to Be There," and dreams of her love's "Return." There's nothing Karaoke about this collection. Susan sings from the heart, with a passion that makes each song new. Bravo Susan, I'm hooked!
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Susan Boyle's Third Album November 1, 2011
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To say Susan Boyle's third album is stunning is putting it mildly. By the time I had heard the entire thing, I felt that I was vibrating from all the emotions it evoked in me. Her versatility in range and the absolute heart she puts into each song is amazing and brilliantly executed. I will purchase this album for everyone I care about, because it definitely says "I love you enough to give you this precious treasure".

If you haven't seen it, check out YouTube to see the video of our returning troops set to Susan's new song, "Return". It is an absolutely beautiful tribute to our brave service men and women, and left me with tears flowing.

This magnificent Lady has done it again! Thank you Susan.
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60 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING - START TO FINISH. KEEP GOING, SUSAN November 1, 2011
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Susan Boyle continues to amaze me. I couldn't wait to get to the store today, so I downloaded the album and I am so elated, I'm keeping it on autorepeat all day. This new entry is supurb. All the songs are first rate and well performed. As Susan surprised me with her take on "Wild Horses" on her debut CD, she does the same here with "Mad World". Other favorites are "Return", "You Have To Be There", her crying rendition of "Unchained Melody", the etherial "Enjoy The Silence". Expecting the standard we all know of "Autumn Leaves", I was surprised by this other song of the same title. Lovely. I agree with another reviewer that "Someone To Watch Over Me" was too short. I expected a turn on this standard similar to what Susan gave us with "Cry Me A River", also from the debut CD. However, in listening to this version of "Someone..." it reflects the final recording ever made by Dusty Springfield (part of her Dusty box set), where it is the same amount of the song with voice and piano. I'm not saying it is a tribute to Dusty, but it gives the same reflection and spirit of the song as presented. I hope in future releases, Susan explores the timeless standards we all know and interpret them as only she can. Adding an additional note about Dusty, Susan would do a marvelous job on a B-side Dusty recorded called "No Stranger Am I", that was written by Norma Tanaga. We can only hope.

Right now, this blessing of new music will stir the soul and warm the heart. It is such a treat. I highly recommend it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Ugh!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it when it started .....what on earth is the matter with the maker of this cd? She sounds ill in it... Read more
Published 2 hours ago by Rozelle Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes!
I like all Susan's cds especially the Christmas one. Susan's voice takes all the cares and worries away from your every day life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Gift for a Susan Boyle Fan !!
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Published 2 days ago by scarlet
5.0 out of 5 stars Too bad!
My copy of this CD IS FLAWED, so I cannot really enjoy it, but I love Susan so I listen to as much of it as will play. ProReader
Published 8 days ago by ProReader
4.0 out of 5 stars Someone to watch over me by Susan Boyle
Fantastic album

I chose it as I have all her albums to date .......
Have followed her music as soon as she appeared on TV !
Published 17 days ago by Ms. N. M. Hedayat
1.0 out of 5 stars Love her BUT !
Not the songs she sings normally. will look for a better cd of her work. Will not buy this again....she needs a good producer.
Published 26 days ago by Bruce H. Pantke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music from a Great singer
If you like the music of Susan Boyle, you will enjoy the songs that she sings on this new release.
Published 29 days ago by elton wyborny
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
I have enjoyed listening to Susan Boyle over and over again. She has a beautiful voice and puts a lot of her heart into her voice!!
Published 1 month ago by Lowell Witkovsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Always love Susan Boyle
Since I love her singing, I wanted to share with my granddaughter who also loves singing as well as good music.
Published 1 month ago by Charlotte Geier
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome !!
Any of Susan's recordings are wonderful!!! I love the variety of her Music and her voice. Truly an Angels Voice...
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