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Craig David slows it down with his great new album The story goes... This album is packed full of CDavid classic slow material that will leave you wanting to make love to the hi-fi over and over again.
All the way, Don't love me no more, Hypnotise, Unbelievable,
Chillin and Johnny which is an really original touching song about a kid being bullied, truely brilliant lyrics throughout the album.
Although this album has recieved unjustified criticism in the media, all craig david fans should own this. The songs are very original and outdo any present smooth hip-hop artists, the 3rd installment is great. After two years out i've been itching to gt hold of CD's new album and it's really fantastic. The only dissapointment i the lack of fast groves, only 2 in this album but they are quality-All the way and Chillin. Highly recommded A++
Being a fan of CD from when he first came on the scene i was dissapointed with the first tune 'Flava' from his 2nd album and didn't rush to buy it as i thought if the first song was anything to go by then the album can't be much better. Having listened to other singles from the same album i purchased it and was pleasantly surprised. Now having heard the first song from his 3rd album 'The Story Goes' i decided to buy the album even though i had not heard any other tracks. The album i have to say is a little disapointing as i thought it would be filled with funky dancefloor fillers like the 1st single 'All the way'. However it has twice as many slow beat and ballads as fast groovy tunes. All the way is the 1st song and luls you into a what you think is going to be an album filled with classic CD tunes that made him different in the 1st place. Though straight into the 2nd song 'Don't love you no more', the beat slows down and as the title suggests is about breaking up. The 3rd song 'Hypnotic' has an uptempo beat and a catchy corus and is a classic CD tune. 'Separate ways' the 4th song slows down again and i think is a carry on from song 2. Out of the 14 tracks on the album 10 have a slower beat or are proper slushy ballads. The only 1 that sticks in my mind was track 5 called ' Johnny' which from what i can make out is about a school bully which i think a lot of people may relate to. The album speeds up at track 9 & 10 but i can't help thinking that these sound more like Puff Daddy and Usher wannabe songs but are a welcome break fron the ballads. The album is dedicated to CD's grandmother Lily Loftus who died in 2004. The sleeve is glossy with some cool pictures of CD and has all the words to all the songs if you want to sing along. Personally as a fan of his first 2 albums i feel that the 3rd is a let down. Hopefully there will be a few remixes released as singles, but until that time it's going to the back of my CD collection for a while. How ever if you like ballads then rush to the nearest shop and buy a copy.
Craig David is even better live! I recently went to his gig in Nottingham and I can honestly say it was the best concert I have ever been too. He is such a nice bloke. And his singing is even better than listening to him on a C.D, and not many solo artists can say that. Craig David is originally from Southampton and has travelled a long way in such a short time. He is well known for being an R+B singer. His songs are a little different from others solo artists and I think that is one of the reasons he has become so popular so quickly. I honestly believe he is the best singer around at present. His songs are definitely with the times and are appreciated by different ages. His first solo song most people recognize was ‘Fill me in’. It’s such a catchy song and I am sure you have all heard it many times. The words are so easy to remember and it has been quite addictive around the country. Craig has done very well and has scooped 3 MOBO awards and has picked up 5 nominations for the brits. I am really pleased that he has, he deserves them. *18 FEB, NOTTINGHAM ARENA, CRAIG DAVID* The doors opened at 6pm and the atmosphere outside whilst people were waiting was buzzing. Everybody was getting excited as we could all hear Craig David practising. The great thing I found was that there was a various range of people there, all of different ages. I was worried at first that it might be full of screaming young girls. But no it was great there were plenty of older teenagers like me! Ha! This was one of his first gigs and he has many more to follow, it was so good I am even considering going to another one of his dates. And no I am not turning into a groupie, I just thoroughly enjoyed his concert and it was such a great night out for only £18,50. His other gigs include various dates at Cardiff, Birmingham and many more. It’s a must for any Craig David fans. At 7.30
pm his support act came on. One was a rapper and D.J. T-Bone spinning the discs. I have to say they were really good and got the mood going of the audience whilst they rapped along to some great known hits. Everybody was just waiting for Craig to come on stage and when he did, it was worth waiting for. The lights went down and all you could see was a silhouette of him stood behind a sheet, the screaming of the fans nearly raised the roof. Eventually the sheet was raised to reveal Craig David looking very trendy in a casual pair of jeans, blue jumper and woolly trendy looking hat. Craig was very bubbly dancing all over the stage and his singing was even better than listening to him on the radio. He sang all the tracks from his latest album including the popular songs such as Seven Days; I’m walking away (my favourite). And we were also honoured with a few of his new tracks, which I should imagine he is going to bring out soon. All very catchy like all his songs. The effects on stage definitely did make the concert they were quite breath taking. Directly behind the stage, they projected all different images all-relating to whichever song he was singing at that moment. It was all very trendy and was not naff like many other concerts I have been to. You can tell that there had been a lot of time and effort gone into designing the effects. Some of the effects I especially liked included Craig and his friends and family. Or some very technical mixes of images. He was such a live wire and he impressed me when he kept referring to his backing singers and drummers and thanking them, telling us that he would be nothing if it wasn’t for them. He is such a brilliant guy. About half way through his performance after one of his great hits, he thanked everybody and they all left the stage. Many people must have thought that this was the end as they left but after much screaming and stamping they all come back on stage. Crai
g was wearing a red number this time. Things really hotted up and the songs were even better, he was mixing his songs and there were some great new hits to be heard. I felt sorry for the people that had left as they missed the best bit. We had a great little solo with him singing with a guitarist, it was really something to see. The grand finale was out of this world with him finishing off with the famous ‘fill me in’, the drums were rolling as loud as they could, the strobe lighting was wild and all in all Craig David was the best I have ever seen. I am sure it is very hard to do a live gig and I know many bands can’t do it successfully as a lot actually mime most of the time but this concert was out of this world. The atmosphere, singing and effects were the best and any Craig David fan would appreciate this great gig. Definitely a must for people who enjoy his singing and also for others too because if you weren’t a fan before you go in there you certainly would be after.
I like Craig David because of the way he sings, the Words he sings and finally the video's that he makes. I also find the story of when he was not famous quite interesting. From what I know, as a teenager he was a D.J. He lived in a suburb of Southampton ( as his mum still does)in a rather grotty tower block of flats. Since then he has brought out an album and a single, the album is called 'Born to do it' and his single is called 'Walking Away'. Walking Away Includes - Human , Walking Away and Walking Away (Re-mix). I have not got the album yet but am saving up my dooyoo miles to get it. Because of that I cannot tell you which songs are on it.(SORRY)! He is a solo artiste and he is now in the middle of a U.K. tour. On the 3/3/01 he will be singing at a concert in the BIC for the second time. He appeals to a wide age group from about 8-38. His music is mainly soul. For all you parents out there, out of all of his music that I have heard there is only a VERY small percentage of bad language. My top three favorite songs are- 1) 7 days 2) Walking away 3) Rewind His most popular songs are 7 days and Walking Away. Here is the chorus from each-walking away= I'm Walking away from the troubles in my life. I'm Walking Away gonna find a better day. 7 days= monday , took her for a drink on Tuesday, We were making lurve by Wednesday and on Thursday and Friday and Saturday we chilled on Sunday. That just about sums up my veiw on Craig David.