Breathless

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Having released the obligatory album of ballads and boy band-style songs on his debut self-titled album, Shayne Ward, the 2005 X Factor winner, came up with a second album that was vastly different. Ward teamed up with producer Ryan Tedder and the Swedish production team at Maratone, who had previously worked with Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, and Britney Spears, among others, and gone were the sickly sweet ballads that changed key as they neared their conclusions (just to remind listeners that the end is nigh). In their place was a set of uptempo R&B numbers more akin to Justin Timberlake -- even down to using the letter "U" instead of "You" in the titles "No U...
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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Having released the obligatory album of ballads and boy band-style songs on his debut self-titled album, Shayne Ward, the 2005 X Factor winner, came up with a second album that was vastly different. Ward teamed up with producer Ryan Tedder and the Swedish production team at Maratone, who had previously worked with Jennifer Lopez, Natasha Bedingfield, and Britney Spears, among others, and gone were the sickly sweet ballads that changed key as they neared their conclusions (just to remind listeners that the end is nigh). In their place was a set of uptempo R&B numbers more akin to Justin Timberlake -- even down to using the letter "U" instead of "You" in the titles "No U Hang Up" and "U Got Me So," although the album did have its low moments, with "Damaged" sounding like a Peter Andre faux reggae castoff, and "Tangled Up" was a rerun of Wham!'s "Everything She Wants" with an early-'80s-style electro drumbeat. "Until You" was a return to the ballads of old, and the '80s were also revisited on a cover of the S.O.S. Band's "Just Be Good to Me," with more than a hint of the bassline from Beats International's dub version. Shayne Ward fans who had bought the debut album, even casual observers who voted for him on The X Factor, would have been surprised by the complete change in direction and it didn't appear to do him any harm, either, hitting number two behind his successor, Leona Lewis.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • Label: Sony Bmg Europe
  • UPC: 886971884029
  • Catalog Number: 718840
  • Sales rank: 72,690

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No U Hang Up (4:22)
  2. 2 Breathless (3:47)
  3. 3 If That's OK With You (3:41)
  4. 4 Damaged (4:02)
  5. 5 Stand by Your Side (3:39)
  6. 6 Until You (4:08)
  7. 7 Some Tears Never Dry (3:49)
  8. 8 Melt the Snow (3:47)
  9. 9 Tangled Up (3:53)
  10. 10 Just Be Good to Me (3:45)
  11. 11 U Got Me So (3:38)
  12. 12 You Make Me Wish (3:56)
  13. 13 Tell Him (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shayne Ward Primary Artist, Vocals
Tony Lewis Celli
Mark Berrow Violin
Livingstone Brown Bass
Robin Firman Celli
Johnathan Rees Violin
George Robertson Viola
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Jackie Shave Lead
Lawrence Johnson Background Vocals
Everton Nelson Violin
Adam Phillips Guitar
Rachel Bolt Viola
Dai Emanuel Violin
Simon Fischer Violin
Mats Berntoft Bass, Guitar
Mark Read Background Vocals
Jeanette Olsson Background Vocals
Camela Leierth Background Vocals
Mich Hedin Hansen Percussion
Ely Rise Piano
Stockholm Session Strings Strings
Jonas Jeberg Musician
Savan Kotecha Vocals, Background Vocals
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
Christopher Tombling Violin
James McLeod Violin
Ivo Jan van der Werff Viola
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Evan Rogers Composer
Cutfather Producer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Terry Lewis Composer
Brian Rawling Producer
Carl Sturken Composer
Phil Tan Vocal Mixing
Steven Miller Engineer
Mary Scully Principal
Peter Lale Principal
James Harris Composer
Will Malone String Arrangements
Lawrence Johnson Choir Arrangement
David Daniels [cello] Principal
Max Martin Composer
Julian Leaper Principal
Justin Trugman Composer, Producer
Paul Meehan Programming, Producer
Arnthor Birgisson Composer
Simon Changer Engineer
Tomas Ljung Engineer
Ryan Tedder Composer
Neil Comber Engineer
Jonas Jeberg Programming, Producer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Fredrik Andersson Engineer
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