Copied my review over from the other thread - hopefully Kay will copy hers over too - and we will get lots more reviews of what people think of the album.....
I love every song on there but my favourites initially were the ones listed below - although after more plays I would now add.... I'll be there and All I ask of you to the list....(Will review them later!)
ANYTHING FOR LOVE
Because G4 sing with such clarity, for the first time ever I have properly realised what this song means! My hubby often plays the Meatloaf original and I have always thought "what exactly will they not do for love!!!" ... Now I finally know. I love the part where Lesley comes in and they interact with the words.....
"Will you hold me sacred? Will you hold me tight?
Can you colourise my life, I'm so sick of black and white?
Can you make it all a little less old?
I can do that....Oh no, I can do that
I know the territory, I've been around
It'll all turn to dust and we'll all fall down
Sooner or later you'll be fooling around
I won't do that....No, I won't do that..........
LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING
Beautiful voices on this and sung with such feeling, you believe every word they sing.....I also love where they build up to the crescendo and key change with Jonathans voice holding the note in the background - so beautiful.
A MILLION LOVE SONGS
G4 have changed, what has always been for me a pleasant pop song, into a crossover masterpiece! Jonathans voice is SO lovely on this and especially where he holds out the notes, and the G4 harmonies are exquisite. Once again they have brought out the meaning of the words which were never highlighted in the original for me.
BECAUSE WE BELIEVE
Classical perfection! Such lovely words and this song really shows off Jonathans classical vocal prowess. The words in this song sum up the whole album for me......"Like stars across the sky, we were born to shine"....
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU
This arrangement and the vocals are what G4 are all about. Four fabulous voices singing in harmony....I love Nick's voice doing the bass with Jonathan holding out that long soft note behind...and the wonderful pure harmonies of Ben and Mike....superb!
AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE
More classical perfection! What I particularly love on this one is the way they all (when they sing in their turn) hold out the last notes on the words "forever" and "together" - they all do it and it's the sweetest most lovely sound..... Gorgeous!
ALL OF ME
For me this is the masterpiece of the album! The arrangement and the way they use their voices is amazing. I love the way the song has that constant beat like a heartbeat underneath the vocals.... and the last minute of the song is pure perfection - the voices coming in, in turn, in the background, sound like echoes and it is spine tinglingly effective.....
A triumph of an album. What I love most is that they use every voice giving each singer a time to shine and then join together again in glorious harmony. Their clever arrangements and the beautiful orchestra top the whole album off sublimely. Well done G4! x x (And Lesley and Merrill!)
I hope Kay copies her review over too. It would be nice to really get this forum buzzing! I can't find Kay's review on the other forum. I checked for new posts/active topics and got 23 threads of spam!
Lovely reviews, thanks everyone. I think my favourite will keep changing. At the moment it is Your Song. I particularly love Ben's part in it.
I too love every song, the whole album! It is amazing! I just can't stop playing it. I sent a copy to my friend Pat and didn't tell her - was she surprised and pleased! Her favourite is "Love Me for a Reason".
I just love it all every song shivers down my spine
Fantastic album,the best,love all the songs on it,so hard to choose favourites,I went to the album launch and was spellbound by Amigos Para Siempre,also I'd Do Anything For love,All I Ask Of You and Love Me For A Reason are my top four at the moment.