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Chasing Lights [UK Re-Release]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
For the past six years, Sugababes and Girls Aloud have had the monopoly on girl groups. Surviving in an increasingly narrow pop genre, they've witnessed the death of the traditional boy band and seen off potential competitors the 411 and Clea to become two of the biggest bands in Britain. The Saturdays, the first major-label girl band to be launched in four years, are therefore in the unenviable position of trying to muscle in on some pretty safeguarded territory. Featuring two members of the pre-teen pop band S Club Juniors and several former stage school students, they've certainly got the experience, but judging from their debut album, they've also got a fighting chance ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
For the past six years, Sugababes and Girls Aloud have had the monopoly on girl groups. Surviving in an increasingly narrow pop genre, they've witnessed the death of the traditional boy band and seen off potential competitors the 411 and Clea to become two of the biggest bands in Britain. The Saturdays, the first major-label girl band to be launched in four years, are therefore in the unenviable position of trying to muscle in on some pretty safeguarded territory. Featuring two members of the pre-teen pop band S Club Juniors and several former stage school students, they've certainly got the experience, but judging from their debut album, they've also got a fighting chance of chart success too. Chasing Lights isn't exactly a radical departure from their counterparts, but it has an infectious quality which proves the recent Top Ten success of their first two singles, the Yazoo sampling synth-heavy "If This Is Love" and the robotic disco-pop of "Up" were no fluke. "Keep Her" is a Timbaland-style urban number featuring a bubbling acidic bassline and a feisty "Girl Power" chorus; the equally fierce "Set Me Off" is reminiscent of Goldfrapp's electro-glam period; while "Work" echoes the muscular dance-pop of Rihanna's recent chart-toppers. The ballads, so often the weakest link on a pop album, are nearly as convincing. The title track is a gorgeous midtempo acoustic number and "Fall" is a classy Ne-Yo-style seductive slow jam, but the dated "Issues," featuring the rather clumsy line, "can't decide if I should slap you or kiss you," sounds like a Max Martin reject from the '90s. If they're lucky to make it to album number two, the Saturdays will have to try and develop a sound of their own. But brimming with hooks and sparkling melodies, Chasing Lights is undoubtedly a consistent pop album that should, at the very least, keep their rivals on their toes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • Label: Polydor Uk
  • UPC: 602527011622
  • Catalog Number: 2701162
  • Sales rank: 26,719

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If This Is Love (3:23)
  2. 2 Up (4:06)
  3. 3 Keep Her (3:03)
  4. 4 Issues (3:37)
  5. 5 Lies (3:54)
  6. 6 Work (3:13)
  7. 7 Chasing Lights (4:02)
  8. 8 Set Me Off (3:03)
  9. 9 Fall (3:38)
  10. 10 Vulnerable (4:07)
  11. 11 Why Me, Why Now (3:38)
  12. 12 Just Can't Get Enough (3:06)
  13. 13 Up (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Saturdays Primary Artist
Joe Belmaati Percussion, Keyboards
Stein Austrud Keyboards
Nina Woodford Background Vocals
Josef Larossi Keyboards
David Eriksen Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Hannah Robinson Background Vocals
Jim Sullivan Sound Guitar, Keyboards
Edward Craig Keyboards
Technical Credits
Evan Rogers Composer, Producer
Chris Braide Composer, Executive Producer, Instrumentation
Vince Clarke Composer
Cutfather Producer
Alex James Composer
Alison Moyet Composer
Paul Statham Composer, Producer
Carl Sturken Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Benny Wood Programming
Dick Beetham Mastering
Matt Ward Composer
Joe Belmaati Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Al Hemberger Engineer
The Wideboys Programming, Producer, Remixing
Stein Austrud drum programming
John Reid Composer
Nina Woodford Composer, Vocal Producer
Josef Larossi Composer, Programming, Producer
Richard Edgeler Assistant Vocal Engineer
David Eriksen Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Kalle Engstrom Composer, Producer
Olga Fitzroy Engineer
Alex Cartana Composer
Dean Gillard Composer
Hannah Robinson Composer
Mich Hedin Hansen Composer
Adrian Breakspear Engineer
Jim Sullivan Sound Programming
Graham Archer Vocal Engineer
Edward Craig Programming
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