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A good start in a new beginning
New Beginning - Stephen Gately
Member Name: Kells
New Beginning - Stephen Gately
Date: 09/12/00, updated on 09/12/00 (91 review reads)
Advantages: good songs, nice words, great if you are a fan of Stephen Gately
Disadvantages: He sings pop music-not always liked! If you don't like Boyzone, you might not like this!
I’m quite surprised that I am the first person writing about such a good album! However I do think that some of its success was due to the fact Stephen is part of Boyzone. Whenever a group member releases their own album to me it’s suggesting a split, but lets hope they have a good couple of year’s left!
The album is titled “New Beginning” which is quite appropriate seeing as it’s his debut solo album. It comprises of 13 tracks all with their own meanings and tunes. There is a good balance between love songs and fast jumpy songs. The album has been out for a couple of months now and is available to buy in any good music shop, online or off! It has quite a distinct cover with Steve’s picture across the front and quite a bold title. The title is written with hollow bold letters and this is similar to the way his logo had been drawn which is a big S. Don’t worry if you think the album will be full of him singing at the top of his voice like he often does with Boyzone because he doesn’t!
This was his first solo song, and also matches with the title of the album. The words seem to have quite a meaning as it starts with “Seven years I’ve waited, Seven years of holding on, Always kept my faith in, Always knew this day would come.” It has a very catchy tune and is the kind of song that you would hum to yourself when doing the shopping! Another faster version has also been released on several albums and this one is probably more of the kind you could dance to.
This is one of my favourite songs on the album, and I am hoping it will be up for release as his next single. The words are very meaningful, “I believe in love.” What else could we ask for in a song! It is a love song, however it has got a good kick behind it. The tune is simple and so easily remembered and the words also. At the end the tune changes slightly and in a
way it sounds as if he is summing up the song. Then the notes higher slightly for a great finish. It’s the kind of song you’d probably press repeat on!
***IF ONLY YOU WERE HERE***
I have to say I am not that keen on this song, however I’m probably just being fussy! I like the start and middle parts but not the chorus, as it’s a bit old fashioned sounding and a bit repetitive! But again the words are nice and if the chorus were slightly different it would be a great song.
This has got quite a catchy tune and everytime he says stay it is shouted which makes you copy this. I have found several times now that when I’ve been listening to my walkman I only shout this word out as I don’t know the rest of the words!
***WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE***
This song is a bit faster than the others and the tune is slightly more upbeat. However on the downside it sounds more like an album filler than a number one does!
***WHERE DO WE GO***
This is a lovely song, he sings magnificently, the words are beautiful and the music fits perfectly for the mood. I have a feeling this will be one of the most popular songs as it has such a good meaning that so many people are faced with in life, what is the next step?
This is another of the quicker songs. It has a slightly different theme to the rest and is about judgement day! It had some cool noises at the beginning and the tune is very catchy even if the words aren’t!
One of my favourite parts of this song is the nice twinkie piano parts at the beginning. The music is lovely, with a nice selection of different instruments. Steve’s singing is great on this song and he has a great combination of high and low notes to make it just right!
***FAR FROM LOVE***
This has a lovely wistley kind of tune at the beginning and is second favourite song on the album. It starts of w
ith a jumpy background noise and quite a steady pace with a nice beat that really gets you into it. The chorus is excellent as the verse builds up for it. This song has now been stuck in my head for the last month as it is so easy to remember, and the words are also meaningful.
***JUST CAN’T SAY GOODBYE***
This is one of the slower songs on the album which puts you into a really lovey dovey mood! It will speak out to a lot of people as he is singing about a broken relationship and how he doesn’t want it to end even though it’s full of problems. The pace is very slow and the words easy to pick up.
***DO WITHOUT ME***
I find this song the kind that you don’t particularly like that much but seems to hum it all the time anyway. This is probably as the chorus has numbers in, which are quite easy to remember so you remember the song too!
This has quite an annoying tune and to be honest it is another of those horrible album filler songs. But saying that I’m sure someone will like it.
And finally ***BRIGHT EYES***
This song is definitely not bad luck for him as it’s number 13. It has been written for one of the Disney movies and is lovely!
GO OUT AND BUY THE ALBUM NOW!!!!!