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A Different Beat
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 5.67 x 4.96 x 0.39 inches; 4.96 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Polygram Int'l
- Date First Available : February 11, 2007
- Label : Polygram Int'l
- ASIN : B00000702M
- Number of discs : 1
- Customer Reviews:
4.8 out of 5
49 global ratings
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Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2007
For me this Album was, is and it'll be the best Album from Boyzone, the songs are beautiful the letters are great and just listening each song is relaxing and fantastic, buy this album without doubt.
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Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2004
I'm a late comer to the boyzone scene. I avoid American pop at all costs, but Irish pop I whole heartedly embrace. Irish pop is different because boyzone (as clearly seen with this exceptional CD) laid the ground work as the first Irish pop group. All the vocals are good, but Stephen Gately's vocals dominate the CD by far, in both number and quality with songs like "Don't Stop Looking for Love." Songs like "Mystical Experience" and "Different Beat" show what a great vocal pair Ronan Keating and Stephen Gately created. The band may have disbanded officially in 2000, but thier music still exists in CDs like this one. (US edition of CD with Spanglish versions of "Words" and "Mystical Experience.")
3 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2001
A real masterpiece from the boyz. 'isn't it a wonder' and 'words' are masterpieces; the production values are rich and densely textured. Great harmony singing from the leads. A great cd to play when you come home after a hard day, relaxing and relevant music. Ronan Keating is one of the great singers of our time, he is ably supported by the rest of the band, especially Shane Lynch. There isn't a bad song on the album. If you like their stuff , I also recommend the work of Frank Zappa, specifically the album 'You are what you is', which has some very fine harmonising on it. Also 'out to lunch', a jazz album by Eric Dolphy, whose influence on the boyz is very important. Thank you.
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Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2000
Different Beat is AMAZING. You don't skip over any tracks. You want it all. I haven't felt this way about a sound since Roxy Music. These guys have it all. They have heart that goes deep. They have more than just talent. They have what it takes. They have been blessed with EVERYTHING. This is a CD you'll want to hear over and over. "Different Beat" and "Melting Pot", not to mention "Isn't It a Wonder" especially show the heart these guys have and the talent with which they are able to bless us all. You'll feel like you've gone to heaven listening to these angels.
4 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 1998
The Boyzone Album "A Different Beat" contains the best POP music in the 90s. "A Different Beat" and "Paradise" and "Words" and "Isn't it a wonder" and "It's Time" were written by the Boyz themselves. The music and the lyrics are suited for each other and produce handsome songs that never become dull. Yet "Ben" and "Never Stop Looking For Love", which were not originally written by Boyzone, are to me the more expressive and impressive ones, because of the gifted voice of Stephen Gately, who seems to sing from the bottom of his heart. He does have dramatic talent, and makes use of his voice in a way I had never heard before: it is a lovely and kind angelic voice. Of course, in my opinion, there are some songs which did not succeed, like "Games of Love" or "Melting Pot". But the fact remains that the album "A Different Beat" never becomes monotonous, as the inclusion of the last song "She Moves Through The Fair" shows - and who knows this song isn't a hidden wish of Boyzone to sing out their Irish roots?
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J. C. B. Callau
Good cd at a reasonable priceReviewed in the United Kingdom on March 30, 2021
Good cd with covers of classic songs and some original songs. Lead singers Ronan Keating and Stephen Gately really make the difference. Reasonable price and excellent delivery service by DODAX.
Quality And Value For Money.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2020
Treated Myself To This. Love Them.
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2018
Also had this on cassette
greatReviewed in the United Kingdom on August 20, 2014
enjoyed listening to this as it brought back childhood memories of dance classes! perfect