Since I Saw You Last

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Perhaps the title Since I Saw You Last is a winking allusion to the long time between Gary Barlow's solo records: disregarding the 2012 EP Sing, he's been silent since 1999's Twelve Months, Eleven Days, choosing to shelve his solo career when Take That reunited in 2005. At the close of the millennium, Barlow was pursuing the traditional path of a balladeer, taking his cues from George Michael in particular and latter-day Elton John in general. A decade-plus later, he's happy to consider new pop trends only in passing -- "Let Me Go" has a touch of the big folk of the Lumineers and Imagine Dragons; there's just a hint of Coldplay on "God" -- and while away his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Perhaps the title Since I Saw You Last is a winking allusion to the long time between Gary Barlow's solo records: disregarding the 2012 EP Sing, he's been silent since 1999's Twelve Months, Eleven Days, choosing to shelve his solo career when Take That reunited in 2005. At the close of the millennium, Barlow was pursuing the traditional path of a balladeer, taking his cues from George Michael in particular and latter-day Elton John in general. A decade-plus later, he's happy to consider new pop trends only in passing -- "Let Me Go" has a touch of the big folk of the Lumineers and Imagine Dragons; there's just a hint of Coldplay on "God" -- and while away his time making stately, classicist British pop. Here, the Beatles -- specifically Paul, but with a bit of John -- and early Elton provide the template and, filtered through Barlow's exacting craft and resolutely middlebrow taste, he winds up with a handsome album that sounds a bit like a good early Leo Sayer LP. This isn't meant as a dismissal: Barlow has a knack for mildly ambitious piano ballads that gain strength from their hazily arty design as well as his studied melodicism. This, almost more than John's 2013 The Diving Board, captures what was good about post-McCartney pop singer/songwriters in the mid-'70s, when the best songsmiths never let their ambitions get in the way of a good tune.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/2013
  • Label: Polydor Uk
  • UPC: 602537576449
  • Catalog Number: 3757644
  • Sales rank: 54,168

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Requiem (4:43)
  2. 2 Let Me Go (3:38)
  3. 3 Jump (4:08)
  4. 4 Face to Face (3:33)
  5. 5 God (5:04)
  6. 6 Small Town Girls (3:19)
  7. 7 6th Avenue (5:00)
  8. 8 We Like to Love (5:26)
  9. 9 Since I Saw You Last (3:32)
  10. 10 This House (3:58)
  11. 11 Dying Inside (4:33)
  12. 12 More Than Life (3:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Barlow Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Elton John Vocals
Steve Power Ukulele
Dave Bronze Bass, Bass Guitar
Dave Catlin-Birch Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Caroline Dale Cello
Pete Davis Keyboards
Sam Dixon Bass, Bass Guitar
Andy Duncan Percussion
Jeremy Stacey Drums
Dave Arch Piano
Andy Caine Background Vocals
John Parricelli Guitar
John Shanks Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Fergus Gerrand Percussion
Ami Richardson Background Vocals
Ryan Carline Keyboards
Ben Mark Guitar
Gary Nuttall Guitar
Rohan Onraet Percussion
Tim VanDerKuil Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Lap Steel Guitar
Karl Brazil Drums
David Arch Piano
Neil Taylor Guitar
Lady Madonna Keyboards, Background Vocals
Massimo Restaino Accordion
Technical Credits
Steve Power Producer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Pete Davis Programming
Nick Ingman String Arrangements
Robbie Williams Composer
Gary Barlow Composer
John Shanks Composer
Richard Lancaster Engineer
Ryan Carline Programming, Engineer, Pro-Tools
Rohan Onraet Programming, Engineer, Pro-Tools
Sam O'Kell Engineer
Tim Rice-Oxley Composer
Perry Montague-Mason String Section Leader
Wil Malone String Arrangements
Joe Kearns Engineer
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