Motion in the Ocean

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Album number three from the young lads known as McFly was titled Motion in the Ocean, and late in 2006 it was difficult to tell whether or not the lads still had it. It was true that the big hit singles were still being churned out with frightening regularity, if not number ones then all pretty close, "Star Girl" and "Baby's Coming Back" (which wasn't included on the album along with "Transylvania," which was) both chart-toppers, but McFly singles were beginning to develop a pattern of entering high on the chart, only to plummet the following week, giving the impression each time that their fan base, although still quite strong, was all they had and nobody outside of this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Album number three from the young lads known as McFly was titled Motion in the Ocean, and late in 2006 it was difficult to tell whether or not the lads still had it. It was true that the big hit singles were still being churned out with frightening regularity, if not number ones then all pretty close, "Star Girl" and "Baby's Coming Back" (which wasn't included on the album along with "Transylvania," which was) both chart-toppers, but McFly singles were beginning to develop a pattern of entering high on the chart, only to plummet the following week, giving the impression each time that their fan base, although still quite strong, was all they had and nobody outside of this group would ever consider buying any McFly product, however good it may be. Having experimented on the previous album, Wonderland, with some orchestral sounds and relatively classy tracks, McFly reverted on Motion in the Ocean to what their fans were expecting, a mixture of fun pop tracks with catchy hooks and soft piano-led ballads. Examples of the former are "We Are the Young," which sounded like the sort of song the Beatles would have recorded in 1963, and "Please, Please," which was quite a rockin' number and had already been released as one track on a single. The ballads included "Bubblewrap" and "Walk in the Sun," and "Home Is Where the Heart Is" was a Jon Bon Jovi type of stadium rock attempt at an anthem that didn't really work. "Little Joanna" had Queen-style harmonies, and speaking of Queen, the single that kicked off the project, although only added to the album in a later edition, was their version of "Don't Stop Me Now," which was almost a carbon copy of the original and broke off just as a Brian May-soundalike guitar solo was about to start. The lads, however, after the orchestral and introverted thoughtful music on Wonderland, were back to having fun with their pop, opening the track "Transylvania" with the famous excerpt from Bach's "Toccata and Fugue" and putting the silliest of singalong choruses in the track "Lonely." After two number one albums, the album sales were disappointing, leaving many observers to note that McFly's days were numbered unless there was a drastic rethink.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602517096783
  • Catalog Number: 1709678
  • Sales rank: 57,584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We Are The Young (3:54)
  2. 2 Star Girl (3:28)
  3. 3 Please, Please (3:09)
  4. 4 Sorry's Not Good Enough (4:27)
  5. 5 Bubblewrap (5:12)
  6. 6 Transylvania (4:10)
  7. 7 Lonely (3:52)
  8. 8 Little Joanna (3:56)
  9. 9 Friday Night (3:22)
  10. 10 Walk In The Sun (4:35)
  11. 11 Home Is Where The Heart Is - Danny Jones (12:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
McFly Primary Artist
Danny Jones Track Performer
Technical Credits
Steve Power Producer
Tom Fletcher Composer
Matthew Fletcher Composer, Management
Julian Emery Composer, Producer
Jason Perry Composer, Producer
Ellis Parrinder Art Direction
James Bourne Composer
Danny Jones Composer
Dougie Poynter Composer
Harry Judd Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    McFLY ftw!!!

    I knew McFLY before Just MY Luc, the movie I mean and I always liked them!English bands are awesome in general but my favourite is McFLY! They just have a different sound that I can connect to and I really don't have to comment on their lyrics...I just HAVE to learn by heart every song!!! Can someone from the states answer me a question I have? lol Did you know McFly before the movie or what? thanks and please support the boys, esp now with their own record company, they do need our support! They just showed us how much they believe not in themselves but in music coz they took the risk and went out in the bi ocean all by themselves to show us that music doesn't have an age! Being young doesn't mean they should be treated like clows who try to play and write music! McFly are just four amazing boys giving their soul to music!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who would'nt buyyy this??!!!

    I love this album its the best one ever!!! i am and will always be a mcfly fasn!! I love them all to death...Come to America McFly..you guys are hotter than fire!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing.

    The four boys have done it again. Releaced an awesome album that has songs that people can actully releate to. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing!!!

    Everyone should listen to mcfly they have really great music and sure their really hot but they sound amazing! their my favorite band outside the US and in the US. i think everyone one should give them a try! and i dont care if people laugh at me for likeing them because they dont even know wat they sound like! I love mcfly!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Motion In The Ocean: Best CD Around!

    McFly is the best band out of the US! Their music is awesome with great beats! They certainly know what music is about!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MCFLY rules

    i used to think european bands were stupid until i heard of mcfly, and my older sister still makes fun of me for liking them" i punch her for saying that"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    mcfly is the best band out of the country, everyoune should hear at least one of their songs! :)

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