Wanted [Special Edition]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The first boy band to score a number one without the aid of reality TV since Blue in 2001, five-piece the Wanted have played a big part in resurrecting the previously dying genre. The fact that first single "All Time Low" didn't receive huge X-Factor-style publicity, and was even snubbed by Radio 1, makes their success even more impressive. Their self-titled first album suggests that chart domination isn't unlikely to end soon. With an eclectic sound taking in indie, rock, dance, and pop, the Wanted are truly a modern boy band, a million miles away from the safe, ballad-heavy housewife's favorites Boyzone and Westlife. Indeed, the Wanted is a far more accomplished and ...
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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
The first boy band to score a number one without the aid of reality TV since Blue in 2001, five-piece the Wanted have played a big part in resurrecting the previously dying genre. The fact that first single "All Time Low" didn't receive huge X-Factor-style publicity, and was even snubbed by Radio 1, makes their success even more impressive. Their self-titled first album suggests that chart domination isn't unlikely to end soon. With an eclectic sound taking in indie, rock, dance, and pop, the Wanted are truly a modern boy band, a million miles away from the safe, ballad-heavy housewife's favorites Boyzone and Westlife. Indeed, the Wanted is a far more accomplished and inventive a listen than the formulaic and repetitive debut from JLS, undoubtedly their closest contemporaries. "Let's Get Ugly" is a Kasabian-esque indie dance crossover, which samples The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly theme; "Say It on the Radio" is pulsating, synth-led R&B, reminiscent of Taio Cruz's two chart-toppers, while "Weakness" is infectious electro with shades of Pet Shop Boys' more recent output. The anthemic choruses of "Replace Your Heart" and "Personal Soldier" could easily have been lifted from Take That's comeback album, but undoubtedly, it's Coldplay who provide the album's surprising main influence. Both "All Time Low" and "Behind Bars" combine Viva la Vida-style strings with uplifting epic pop, while Jay sounds uncannily like Chris Martin himself on the gorgeous, piano-led Parachutes-era sounding "Hi and Low." Even the ballads avoid descending into generic schmaltz, with the big beats of "Golden" echoing One Republic's "Apologize," while second single "Heart Vacancy" is a subtle attempt at soulful R&B which showcases the band's impressive vocals. With several tracks aping the sounds of recent chart singles, the Wanted might not be the most original debut album, but thanks to its adventurous nature, it should appeal to even the most hardened pop cynics. [A Special Edition of the album was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • UPC: 602537006755
  • Catalog Number: 001679702
  • Sales rank: 36,823

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glad You Came (3:18)
  2. 2 Chasing The Sun (3:18)
  3. 3 All Time Low (3:25)
  4. 4 Satellite (3:02)
  5. 5 Lightning (3:23)
  6. 6 Heart Vacancy (3:43)
  7. 7 Gold Forever (3:58)
  8. 8 Lose My Mind (3:49)
  9. 9 Warzone (3:38)
  10. 10 Rocket (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Wanted Primary Artist
Paul Gendler Guitar
Steve Pearce Bass
John Parricelli Guitar
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Mac Bass, Keyboards
Chris Laws Drums
Daniel Davidsen Guitar
Jonas Jeberg Keyboards
Rami Yacoub Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Carl Falk Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Mitch Hansen Percussion
Dann Pursey Guitar
Alex Smith Keyboards
Doug Harper Drums
Technical Credits
Cutfather Producer
Diane Warren Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Harry "Slick" Sommerdahl Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Steve Mac Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Noel Zancanella Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Wayne Hector Composer
Chris Laws Engineer, Pro-Tools
Nina Woodford Composer
Ryan Tedder Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Producer, Instrumentation
Mike Green Programming, Producer
Claude Kelly Composer
J. Que Vocal Producer
Jonas Jeberg Composer, Programming, Producer
Rami Yacoub Composer, Programming, Producer
Doug Fenske Engineer
Jack McManus Composer
Andrew Wuepper Engineer
Gabriela Schwartz Marketing
Nathan Sykes Composer
Ashley Tabor Executive Producer
Lucas Secon Composer
C. "Tricky" Stewart Programming, Producer
Smith Carlson Engineer
Carl Falk Composer, Programming, Producer
Mitch Hansen Composer
Dann Pursey Engineer
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Engineer
Elliot Gleave Composer
Ed Drewett Composer
Max George Composer
Alex Smith Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Nicholas "Ras" Furlong Vocal Producer
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    The Wanted is definitely the best boyband out there. Their music

    The Wanted is definitely the best boyband out there. Their music is absolutely amazing!

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    When i first heard glad you came i thought that it was a very cool song and everyone should hear it.

    I loved it!everyone should hear this album.

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    Posted May 12, 2012

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