Up All Night

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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
With 2010 X-Factor winner Matt Cardle's career self-imploding before it began due to his publicly declared negative perceptions of the show, and runner-up Rebecca Ferguson's career taking a softer, more critically acclaimed route, it was third-place band One Direction who became the true winners of the 2010 series of the show, commercially speaking. Nothing was more evident of this than the fact that their mentor, Simon Cowell, offered the five-some a £2million recording deal, double what they would have received had they won. By Christmas 2011, One Direction had branded, well, everything, with their trademark. Like JLS, the Spice Girls, and many before them, the band ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
With 2010 X-Factor winner Matt Cardle's career self-imploding before it began due to his publicly declared negative perceptions of the show, and runner-up Rebecca Ferguson's career taking a softer, more critically acclaimed route, it was third-place band One Direction who became the true winners of the 2010 series of the show, commercially speaking. Nothing was more evident of this than the fact that their mentor, Simon Cowell, offered the five-some a £2million recording deal, double what they would have received had they won. By Christmas 2011, One Direction had branded, well, everything, with their trademark. Like JLS, the Spice Girls, and many before them, the band had their own calendars, Christmas cards, beach towels, and much, much more. Most notable, however, was their music. In September 2011, the band had an unstoppable number one single, "What Makes You Beautiful," an effervescent and fresh tween love song that created a true fan base for the group, composed of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson. One Direction's debut album, Up All Night became the must-have release for both X-Factor fans and tweens, and for good reason, since it was a top-quality, mass-market-ready debut. Sound-wise, the band's music drifts between the glossy, synthed-up tracks recorded by the Saturdays on their album On Your Radar, and the anthemic pop Kelly Clarkson has made so famous on her All I Ever Wanted" album: Up All Night is definitely full of radio-ready, chorus-driven, songs: highlights include the soaring RedOne number "Save You Tonight," and "Tell Me a Lie," surprisingly written by the aforementioned Clarkson. Up All Night is a classic boy band album, full of those lite rock filler tracks that tweens play in their bedrooms late into the night, and the songs are actually quite good, particularly the Toby Gad collaboration "Taken" and the ballad "Moments," featured only on the Yearbook version of the album. The second single, "Gotta Be You," is unfortunately a bit tepid. Still, the One Direction brand is polished, pretty, law-abiding, and perfectly age-appropriate: On the title track, the boys chant about staying up all night "dancing" because "Katy Perry is on replay," and upholding a squeaky-clean Jonas Brothers-esque image that the band has worked so hard to build. This is for the best. By making this album perfectly inoffensive, artistically ambiguous, and freakin' adorable, One Direction is perfectly positioned to take the world by storm and prove that no matter what the televised results originally concluded, they have the "X-Factor" necessary for success.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886919249125
  • Catalog Number: 192491
  • Sales rank: 165

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Makes You Beautiful (3:18)
  2. 2 Gotta Be You (4:01)
  3. 3 One Thing (3:17)
  4. 4 More Than This (3:48)
  5. 5 Up All Night (3:12)
  6. 6 I Wish (3:35)
  7. 7 Tell Me a Lie (3:15)
  8. 8 Taken (3:55)
  9. 9 I Want (2:51)
  10. 10 Everything About You (3:35)
  11. 11 Same Mistakes (3:37)
  12. 12 Save You Tonight (3:24)
  13. 13 Stole My Heart (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
One Direction Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Tom Fletcher Composer
Brian Rawling Producer
Steve Robson Composer, Producer
Steve Mac Arranger, Composer, Producer
Shep Solomon Composer, Producer
Lindy Robbins Composer
Matt Squire Composer, Producer
Wayne Hector Composer
Paul Meehan Composer, Producer
Chris Gray Illustrations
Kelly Clarkson Composer
Jamie Scott Composer
Toby Gad Composer, Producer, Engineer
Rami Yacoub Composer, Producer
RedOne Composer, Producer
Savan Kotecha Composer
Alaina Beaton Composer
Carl Falk Composer, Producer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Producer
Teddy Sky Composer
AJ Junior Composer
Tom Meredith Composer, Producer
August Rigo Composer
Beatgeek Composer, Producer
Jimmy Joker Composer, Producer
Zain Malik Composer
Niall Horan Composer
Louis Tomlinson Composer
Liam Payne Composer
Harry Styles Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

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    Great album by talented young men. I love One Direction and can'

    Great album by talented young men. I love One Direction and can't wait for their next album.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    i love this CD!!!

    i love this CD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This is the best out there!

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  • Posted June 11, 2012

    AWESOME!

    GO Zayne!

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