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Like fellow Andrew Lloyd Webber talent show winner Connie Fisher, Essex vocalist Lee Mead has successfully crossed over to the pop charts, alongside treading the boards in some of the West End's most popular stage shows. Following his self-titled Top 20 debut album, released on the back of his victory in the BBC talent search to find the new lead for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, his follow-up, Nothing Else Matters, continues to distance his recording career from his theater background. Produced by Graham Stack Rod Stewart, its combination of new compositions and cover versions of contemporary AOR classics is a far cry from the traditional show tunes that ...
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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Like fellow Andrew Lloyd Webber talent show winner Connie Fisher, Essex vocalist Lee Mead has successfully crossed over to the pop charts, alongside treading the boards in some of the West End's most popular stage shows. Following his self-titled Top 20 debut album, released on the back of his victory in the BBC talent search to find the new lead for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, his follow-up, Nothing Else Matters, continues to distance his recording career from his theater background. Produced by Graham Stack Rod Stewart, its combination of new compositions and cover versions of contemporary AOR classics is a far cry from the traditional show tunes that catapulted him to stardom. Indeed, rather than the John Barrowman or Michael Ball-style collection of musical favorites and traditional standards one might have expected, Nothing Else Matters instead is a commercial radio-friendly affair that echoes the anthemic acoustic pop of Take That's triumphant comeback, particularly on the huge chorus of the opening title track and "Breathe You Out," one of two tracks co-written by Mead. Elsewhere, "When the Stars Go Blue" is a sweetly performed duet with soprano Hayley Westenra that recalls the commercial country of Lady Antebellum, "Everything I Left Behind" is a gorgeous melodic ballad with shades of Ronan Keating's early output, and "Time to Say Goodbye" is an epic orchestral tale of heartbreak that showcases Mead's warm and powerful vocal tones. Indeed, considering the strength of its original material, the decision to include four cover versions seems both pointless and unnecessary. Whether it's a lack of faith in his songwriting skills or a slight concession to his reality show days, the likes of Spandau Ballet's "Through the Barricades," Extreme's "More Than Words," and Train's "Drops of Jupiter" are all given the same unimaginative karaoke treatment that undermines his apparent credible artist ambitions. Nothing Else Matters may disappoint fans hoping for an album full of well-known numbers from his day job, but if Mead could have a little more courage in his convictions, there's no reason why both his pop and stage career can't satisfy two very different audiences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/31/2009
  • Label: Polydor Uk
  • UPC: 602517990753
  • Catalog Number: 1799075

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lee Mead Primary Artist
Ian Thomas Drums
Chris Braide Background Vocals
Matt Walters Drums
Pete Woodroffe Drums, Keyboards
Trevor Barry Bass
Graham Stack Guitar, Keyboards
Adam Phillips Guitar
Perry Mason Leader
Dana Myzer Drums
Nina Woodford Background Vocals
Mark Read Background Vocals
Cliff Masterson Piano
Hayley Westenra Background Vocals
Charlie Grant Bass, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Nuno Bettencourt Composer
Chris Braide Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Gary Cherone Composer
Gary Kemp Composer
Andy Marvel Composer
Benny Wood Drum Recordings
Pete Woodroffe Composer, Programming, Producer
Dick Beetham Mastering
Graham Stack Programming, Producer
Julian Gallagher Composer
Scott Underwood Composer
Charlie Colin Composer
Rob Hotchkiss Composer
Jimmy Stafford Composer
Dimitri Ehrlich Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Ian Tilley Vocal Recording
Nina Woodford Composer
Howie Day Composer
Cliff Masterson String Arrangements
Shelly Poole Composer
Adam Argyle Composer
Charlie Grant Composer, Producer
Lee Mead Composer
Matt Furmidge Engineer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Lee won the "Any Dream Will Do" competition on the BBC and this album shows why he was the perfect choice.

    Lee Mead's vocals have a wide range and he has a wonderful quality to his voice. If you like Josh Groban you will love Lee Mead.

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