Ace Young

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Few American Idol contestants have ever seemed to come straight from central casting as much as Ace Young, that long-haired, non-threatening hunk blessed with the good looks of one of Samantha Jones' interchangeable boyfriends on Sex & the City, and a name to match. Young tries a little bit of everything on his eponymous debut, all the better to fit on some radio format somewhere. Most of the time, he rides a Michael Jackson-inspired groove borrowed from Justin Timberlake -- the JT of Justified, not the cold robotic loverman of FutureSex/LoveSounds -- a sound that does have its appeal, particularly as the disco-fied rhythms are immaculate and warm. When he's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Few American Idol contestants have ever seemed to come straight from central casting as much as Ace Young, that long-haired, non-threatening hunk blessed with the good looks of one of Samantha Jones' interchangeable boyfriends on Sex & the City, and a name to match. Young tries a little bit of everything on his eponymous debut, all the better to fit on some radio format somewhere. Most of the time, he rides a Michael Jackson-inspired groove borrowed from Justin Timberlake -- the JT of Justified, not the cold robotic loverman of FutureSex/LoveSounds -- a sound that does have its appeal, particularly as the disco-fied rhythms are immaculate and warm. When he's not in this mode, Young switches over to arena-filling, radio-devouring power ballads that prove he does indeed bear some responsibility for DAUGHTRY's success (he helped pen DAUGHTRY's hit "It's Not Over"). Both sides of the coin are well-crafted sonically and structurally -- and they're both tied together by a slight '80s obsession, as both the dance tunes and power ballads feel indebted to the heyday of Michael Jackson, George Michael, and Bon Jovi -- and although Young's blandly handsome voice is lacking personality, he does succeed in being slick and sweet.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • Label: Pazzo Music
  • UPC: 894644002014
  • Catalog Number: 00001
  • Sales rank: 335,220

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Addicted (3:43)
  2. 2 The Letter (3:33)
  3. 3 A Hard Hand to Hold (3:19)
  4. 4 You Redeem Me (3:54)
  5. 5 Where Will You Go (3:22)
  6. 6 Fast Life - Tha Villian (3:37)
  7. 7 Young Money (3:47)
  8. 8 How You Gonna Spend Your Life (3:47)
  9. 9 The Girl That Got Away (3:26)
  10. 10 Dirty Mind (3:23)
  11. 11 The Gift (6:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ace Young Primary Artist, Background Vocals
David Angell Violin
Eric Bazilian Guitar
David Davidson Violin
Connie Ellisor Violin
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Lee Levin Drums
Gregg Mangiafico Keyboards
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Chris Willis Background Vocals
Chris Kent Bass
Richard Bravo Percussion
Pat Bergeson Harmonica
Dan Muckala Piano
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Keyboards
Thomas Lindberg Bass
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Celli
John 5 Guitar
Maxwell Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Butler Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Kalle Engstrom Keyboards
Jason Paige Background Vocals
Julian Bunetta Musician
Will Champlin Background Vocals
Ness Bautista Background Vocals
Marcus Finnie Drums
Mika Lett Background Vocals
Jon Vella Guitar
Gary Go Keyboards, Background Vocals
Kirsten Cassell Celli
Donald Clive Davidson Violin
David Paul Campbell Conductor
Mark Smidt Horn
Shane Swayney Guitar
Dan Warner Guitar
Bluu Suede Background Vocals
Robert Ikiz Percussion
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Eric Bazilian Engineer
Randy Cantor Engineer
Ben Fowler Engineer
Lee Levin Engineer
Gregg Mangiafico String Arrangements, String Conductor
Justin Niebank Engineer
Richard Bravo Engineer
Dan Muckala Producer, Engineer
Andreas Carlsson Composer, Producer
Jules Gondar Engineer
Craig Lozowick Engineer
Chuck Butler Programming
Kalle Engstrom Programming, Producer, Engineer
Chris Baseford Engineer
Jay Ruston Engineer
Julian Bunetta Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ness Bautista Composer, Producer
Ace Young Composer
Jon Vella Programming, Producer, Engineer
Gary Go Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
David Paul Campbell String Arrangements
Shane Swayney Programming, Engineer
Dan Warner Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    WOW

    Thia was a great CD i loved all of it. My favorite song is the first one on the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A waste of time

    There isn't a song on this CD I like. I haven't kept up with Ace since he was on Idol and ran across this accidentally. After all this time and this is what they decide to put out? What a huge disappointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SAME OLE SONG AND DANCE

    TODAYS MUSIC LOVERS ARE SO EASILY IMPRESSED. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER CD OF THE SAME TIRED JAMS WE HEAR FROM EX BOY BAND MEMBERS AND MICKEY MOUSE CLUB REJECTS. IF YOU'RE GONNA LOOK LIKE A ROCKER,THEN LETS JAM LIKE ONE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS CD IS AWESOME

    I totally reccommend this CD...it's very very very very good! :&quot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Impressed

    A friend recommended this CD and so far I love it. A great R&amp B and Rock sound. Fast Life and You Redeem Me are great, as is Addicted. Well worth the purchase.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is Amazing!!

    Ace did such a fantastic job on this CD! This was totally worth the wait! I love every song, and honestly, it's the best CD I've heard in a long time. There is no need to skip any tracks! If you want a good CD, you should definitely buy this album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the Haters are out there- Don't Be Fooled

    I am just about obsessed with this CD. I say good job Ace. It is what it is. If you like the Pop R&amp B sound you will love this CD too. It you don't you won't. I love all of them but in particular &quot A Hard Hand to Hold.&quot Of course, in the music scene today, if you aren't Leona Lewis, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus or the Jonas Brothers you will get neither decent reviews nor play on the radio. Ace Young has every reason to be proud of his efforts. I know everyone is titled to their opinion but I just want to get the word out there that it is good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What I've Heard So Far is OUTSTANDING!

    I've only heard "You Redeem Me", "Hard Hand to Hold", "Addicted" and "The Girl That Got Away" (off his website acemusic.com), and those are outstanding! If that's an indication of the rest of the CD, it will be amazing -- and addicting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Ace has a wonderful CD. I was able to listen to the whole CD on aol music. This CD has a touch of Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and Prince &quot The Artist&quot . I liked the CD from the 1st time listening. I did not have to listen 4 to 5 x's for it to grow. The best songs are You Redeem Me, Where will you go, A hard hand to hold, Young Money &quot hot hot&quot and The Letter

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