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Heartbreak on Hold

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist and 2008 X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke's 2012 sophomore album, Heartbreak on Hold, finds the singer shifting away from the pop/R&B of her debut to a more dance- and club-oriented sound. Working with a bevy of songwriters and producers including Steve Mac, Cutfather, Fred Falke, iSHi, David Gamson, Autumn Rowe, and others, Burke delivers a handful of high-energy electro-house-inflected material that showcases her yearning, passionate vocal style. In fact, as Burke is the daughter of former Soul II Soul singer Melissa Bell, one wonders if Bell had any influence on the album's sound, which successfully evinces a strong '90s house and hi-NRG music sound. There is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Vocalist and 2008 X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke's 2012 sophomore album, Heartbreak on Hold, finds the singer shifting away from the pop/R&B of her debut to a more dance- and club-oriented sound. Working with a bevy of songwriters and producers including Steve Mac, Cutfather, Fred Falke, iSHi, David Gamson, Autumn Rowe, and others, Burke delivers a handful of high-energy electro-house-inflected material that showcases her yearning, passionate vocal style. In fact, as Burke is the daughter of former Soul II Soul singer Melissa Bell, one wonders if Bell had any influence on the album's sound, which successfully evinces a strong '90s house and hi-NRG music sound. There is even a song titled "Oh La La," featuring a four-on-the-floor chant of "La da di da di da" lifted directly from Crystal Waters' 1991 hit "Gypsy Woman She's Homeless." This isn't to say that it sounds dated. On the contrary, these are hot, modern productions which, while deriving inspiration from the early-'90s club sound, never sound anything less than fresh. It also doesn't hurt that Burke has a strong, resonant vocal style perfectly suited to these diva-ready cuts. In that sense, tracks like the pumping "Let It Go" and the swaggering "Fire" have an infectious house music sound that brings to mind the contemporary dance-pop of Lady Gaga as much as classic '90s diva house artists like Robin S. Elsewhere, cuts like "This Love Will Survive," with its sweeping orchestra hits and rousing melody, sounds like a remix of a Coldplay song, and "Love You That Much" is a sparkling, Janet Jackson-meets-Kylie Minogue disco number.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2012
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • UPC: 886919990126
  • Catalog Number: 1999012
  • Sales rank: 126,908

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heartbreak on Hold (3:20)
  2. 2 Elephant - Erick Morillo (3:47)
  3. 3 Let It Go (3:25)
  4. 4 This Love Will Survive (3:22)
  5. 5 Fire (3:28)
  6. 6 Between the Sheets (3:10)
  7. 7 Daylight Robbery (3:15)
  8. 8 Tonight (3:41)
  9. 9 Love You That Much (3:17)
  10. 10 Oh La La (3:29)
  11. 11 Sitting on Top of the World (3:28)
  12. 12 What Money Can't Buy (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alexandra Burke Primary Artist
Mark Read Piano (Grand)
Hal Ritson Violin
Daniel Davidsen Guitar, Drums
Amy May Viola
Mich Hansen Percussion
Jason Gill Drums
Marianne Haynes Violin
Ben Trigg Cello
Technical Credits
Crystal Waters Composer
Cutfather Producer
David Gamson Composer, Producer
Richard Griffiths Representation
Matt Schwartz Arranger, Producer, Vocal Engineer
DJ Smash Producer
Mike Spencer Programming, Producer
Jose Nunez Composer
DJ Antoine Remixing
Ben Adams Composer, Producer
James David Programming
Danny D. Management
Fred Falke Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Thomas Troelsen Composer
Gavin Jones Composer
Fabio Antoniali Composer
Dave Turner Mastering
Liz Horsman Programming
Charlie Bernardo Composer, Programming
Hal Ritson Engineer, String Arrangements
Daniel Davidsen Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Ivar Lisinski Composer, Producer
Rick Parkhouse Composer
Charlene Grant Representation
Autumn Rowe Composer
Tim Blacksmith Management
Harry Romero Composer
Harry Magee Representation
Roy Stride Composer
Josh Wilkinson Composer, Producer
Alexandra Burke Composer, Executive Producer
Yoko Remixing
Neal Brian Conway Composer
Lucas Secon Composer, Producer
Erika Nuri Composer
Wez Clarke Programming, drum programming
Erick Morillo Composer
Mich Hansen Composer
Jason Gill Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Instrumentation
Dee Adam Composer, Vocal Producer
Pablo Rodriguez Composer
Brittany Burton Composer
Belle Humble Composer
Marlene Strand Composer
George Tizzard Composer
Antoine Konrad Composer
Sympho Nympho Producer
Andrey Shirman Composer
iSHi Producer
E.Ishi. Mughal Composer
Red Triangle Producer
Sonia Clark Composer
James F. Reynolds Additional Production
Joel Peters Engineer
Michael Woods Composer, Producer
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