Saturday, December 8, 2018

UB40-Promises And Lies (1993)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: December 8, 2018

With me having gotten on a bit of a reggae kick the past couple of days, it made real sense that I suddenly had the urge to treat my ears to something this legendary British band. UB40 possibly may have been THE first reggae artist that I've ever heard (I am recalling now fond memories of their timeless 80's hit, "Red Red Wine", and how it 'makes me feel so fine', as the classic lyrics go). I surely would've gotten around to listening to more of them eventually—when I started organizing the 'U' entries in my music library, to be precise—but instead of delaying the inevitable, I indulged in this eleven-track deep "Promises And Lies".....and am very happy that I did so. Equipped with the album booklet and following along with the accompanying lyrics made it an easy pleasure listening to this British bunch and their touching messages while their beautiful and warming music melted into my soul. So it's only appropriate, then, that I begin my review with "Desert Soul"—a song full of brilliant imagery and metaphors explaining that for every vibrant life being lived in the bright sunshine, there's a contrasting life being lived in desolation and darkness. And the personal struggle is to make a flower grow within that darkness, that 'desert sand'. "Higher Ground" is one whose words filled me up, too; so much for the mind to savor, and it's all put to an alluring breezy jazz arrangement that makes those words glow inside me. "(I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You)": this latest 'Music Surprise Of The Day' is a very familiar song I'd heard several versions of (I believe my ears heard the Corey Hart version back in the 80's before everybody else's, and it was pure joy to hear this UB40 interpretation of it. Always adore the beautiful, poetic words and just hearing the words to the title itself being tenderly sung as the chorus, which I can drift to all day long. "Now And Then": If any of the aforementioned songs melted my soul, then this one dissolved it completely. Elegantly disturbing and bittersweet is the songwriter's dream of having the magic to make everything perfect, but realizing it'll never be. Calling this song "Now And Then" fits perfectly, because as I can totally relate, I myself 'every now and then' dream of having the power to do the things described before reality brings me back down to Earth. "Things Ain't Like They Used To Be" spoke to me as well, as it should to anyone from my generation who tunes in to this one. So valid even now in 2018 as it was way back in 1993. Then there's the trio of songs that provided some fun ear candy: the title track, thanks to its classy jazz playing along with the reggae rhythms; "Bring Me Your Cup", when the song switches to the second part where they keep singing about the sexy lady in unison; and my #1 favorite and a wonderful anthem to their own sound, "Reggae Music", which certainly is music to my ears alright!) with the lovely chorus and the reggae-style rap featured on all of the verses. But really, all of the reggae music on this album is wonderful, or, to quote one more time their memorable 80's hit, makes me feel so fine:

1. C'est La Vie
2. Desert Sand
3. Promises And Lies
4. Bring Me Your Cup
5. Higher Ground
6. Reggae Music
7. (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You)
8. Now And Then
9. Things Ain't Like They Used To Be
10. It's A Long Long Way
11. Sorry

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Apache Indian-No Reservations (1993)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: December 6, 2018

Shortly after getting acquainted with last night's featured Panamanian reggae legend, El General, I pushed forward in my reggae exploration and decided to listen to somebody else I've never heard before: Steven Kapur, who is better known by his alias, Don Juan or, at least in the case of this 1993 debut album, Apache Indian. The 'Indian', I presume, is in direct relation to both his Indian heritage as well as his music having Indian influences—Bhangra to be exact, which is something within the world fusion genre I've gradually gotten into over the past couple of years.....and something that is definitely noticeable on his songs here. The one thing about reggae albums—or just any individual reggae-style songs by themselves—is that I'm sometimes finding myself having to take time to get used to the vocalist before the lyrics can become crystal clear to me. Well, I suppose this is generally true when it comes to me and any given music genre; there's often a song or two on every album I might need second or third helpings of after my ears initially become attracted to the beats and the arrangements. And that's when it's helpful for me to have the song lyrics handy while I'm listening :-) Whichever way I look at it, my reggae-listening experience with Apache Indian turned out to be a very pleasurable one. Ten minutes into "No Reservations" is when I started to get hooked on certain songs, Track #4's "Fix Up" being the first with the second one being "AIDS Warning"—if not for the beautiful island vibe, then for the solid advice he gives in his cautioning of listeners to use protection when having sex. "Wan' Know Me" is definitely one I would 'want' to play again! I couldn't help but to be drawn in by the dance beat and the calypso instrumental partway through the song, all the while Apache proclaims his celebrity status to everyone from California to England to Jamaica and all around the globe. Plus, it's a super easy one to sing along with too! That status is reinforced on the concluding cut that bears his title, "Don Raja", which I took as his personal anthem and serves as a perfect bookend, given the intro at the top of the album. And then there's the trio of cuts that simply make me feel like dancing: "Arranged Marriage" (it's all in the big thumping bass here!), "Movie Over India" (I feel some house rhythm mixed in with the reggae on this one) and the stylistically-titled "Badd Indian". An hour well-spent of me expanding my cultural music horizons, and I'll have no reservations at all about expanding them even further:

1. Don Raja (Prelude)
2. Chok There
3. Fe Real (feat. Maxi Priest)
4. Fix Up
5. AIDS Warning
6. Guru
7. Wan' Know Me
8. Come Follow Me
9. Don't Touch (feat. Frankie Paul)
10. Arranged Marriage
11. Drink Problems
12. Movie Over India
13. Magic Carpet >br />14. Badd Indian
15. Don Raja

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

El General-Move It Up (1998)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: December 5, 2018

At first, I couldn't quite make up my mind on what I wanted to hear tonight. But with me having recently heard some old favorites by a couple of Latin pop artists lately, it gave me the notion to explore something I hadn't heard before from the Spanish music catalog. That's when I came across this "Move It Up" album by a Spanish reggae legend from Panama I hadn't known named El General. Spanish and reggae—an interesting combination I probably haven't enjoyed very much in my lifetime of music-listening, but it was sure much joy to me and my ears on these fourteen entertaining tracks! The opener called "Pata Pata" is one of those songs you'll love even if you don't understand all the words that are being said. Love the beat and the sweet melody and how El General's reggae vocals seamlessly flow with the rhythm. Next comes the delightful and catchy reggae skip of "Wild And Crazy" with its addicting 'baila conmigo' ('dance with me') as he sings about all of the girls getting into the party mood. Third up is the title track&mddash;an extremely festive jam that will indeed get you up and movin'! Then I found the first of my top favorites with "Ragga Bamba": I love the pop/reggae arrangement on this one; it half reminds me of the LOS DEL RIO hit, "Macarena" (something in that synthesized rhythm) and the LOS LOBOS hit, "La Bamba" (hearing literally 'la bamba' being sung by the ladies in the chorus). You'll just have to hear it and see for yourself! "Dancing In The Streets": another festive, bouncy reggae pop jam spreading the message of peace and unity that gets you moving, with the sultry voice of the soulicious diva featured midway through the song adding even more spice to make it twice as nice. "Some Of That" is one I could categorize as reggae house—the rhythm makes it totally fit for the 90's dance era—as well as El General's second anthem about wanting to get some action with the ladies. And he has the same idea on his mind again later on "Hump", which too is a total fit for the 90's house era with its hypnotic beat and his declaration of 'do you wanna hump?' being looped over and over. The roles are reversed on "Rock Me", as it's the lady this time who wants some action with El General, if her seductive replies of 'baby, I want you to make me scream' are any indication. "Rock Me", in fact, has a more mainstream, synthpop-oriented feel than anything else on this whole album; it even sounds like it could've been recorded back in the late 80's, which is why I liked it so much! "Latinoamerica": now this is the kinda fun music I'm talking about! If I took nothing else about this song, it would at least be the catchy chorus where the great background singers chant 'Gente, mi gente, Latinoamerica' and the short instrumental breaks featuring the island woodwind melody. Had thought "Wake Up Time", with its warming sound, would be some kind of cuddly love song, but as I listened closer and heard the 'one of these days you're gonna realize, everything I told you was a lie' (that is the 'wake up' being referred to), I realized that El General has been a bad boy and isn't being very romantic at all. "Hip Bamba": I love this slowed-down, slightly trippy/r&b groove version of "Ragga Bamba". And he surely shows he's hip with his fans on the two live Spanish-language cuts at the end: "Te Ves Buena" and "Tu Pum Pum". Both are real treats—he gets the audience riled up and excited on the former with the back-and-forth exchange of 'buena, buena, buena, buena' and the 'boom boom boom boom boom' on the latter:

1. Pata Pata (English Version)
2. Wild And Crazy
3. Move It Up
4. Ragga Bamba
5. Dancing In The Streets
6. Some Of That
7. Latinoamerica
8. Hump
9. Hip Bamba
10. Wake Up Time
11. Rock Me
12. Pata Pata (Spanglish Version)
13. Te Ves Buena (Live Version)
14. Tu Pum Pum (Live Version)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Carl King-Bandits (1991)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: December 3, 2018

Indulging in 90's throwbacks has suddenly become my listening theme over the past few days; here's another delectable treat that I've started feeding to my ears! In a fairly recent exploration of the new jack swing catalog, I discovered this Carl King guy and his lone solo contribution—that I'm aware of anyway—to the world of popular music.....and knew that I had to have it! I've still been on this idea that if somebody released exactly one album and that album is a rarity, then that album is a gem and the music must have been great. Well that's precisely what this "Bandits" turned out to be! I cannot believe that it's the only Carl King album out there, as I ascertained from my first 40+ minute tour that this guy had a lot to offer: a soulful voice that shines, a seamlessly fresh rap style and meaningful songs providing food for thought. In fact, I was already liking what I heard in the first 30 seconds of the opening title track, which formally introduces all three of the aforementioned elements as he reinforces the social issue of how people of the world are acting like gangsters as a way of life to survive. I further like what Carl has to say on "Secrets", where he sings and raps the total truth about how it's best to keep your business to yourself, and "Big City", where he lays down the slick rhymes about the awful truth of urban struggles. I commend the production team in putting together "Big City"; the suspenseful and slightly funky arrangement gives the music a sort of street sound vibe that perfectly suits this song's theme. Then beyond these social concept songs, the subjects of love and romance reign. It's a classic case of starting all over on "Never Too Late", which is the first place where a touch of the new jack swing vibe can be felt. "I'm Gonna Be The 1" will indeed 'gonna be the one' that your ears will appreciate long after you've heard it! What begins as a gentle and warming slow piece evolves into a moving pop ballad that has an airy and heavenly feel about it that makes me glow and wanna hum along to the music. I have similar notions about "I Won't Forget" (me likes the overtures of the fluttery woodwind in the background on this one) and "In My Heart" (the soothing of the breezy groove contrasts the distinctive synthpop mixing layered beneath the main beat nicely). "I Love You": those three simple words confessed time and time again serve as the title to one of Carl's strongest performances on this album. He sings so beautifully one this one, particularly showing off his soaring vocals for added emotional emphasis! Then as for two of most most entertaining cuts on this album? There's "Hold On", where his declaration of love is offered up in a fun dance format that brings you right back into the 90's house era, and "For Your Love", which is one of those songs that make me instantly smile and feel good all inside because I know it's a familiar pop sound from the late 80's/early 90's.....and even better when there's a delightful whistle melody providing some extra ear candy:

1. Bandits
2. I'm Gonna Be The 1
3. Never Too Late
4. I Love You
5. Hold On
6. Secrets
7. I Won't Forget About Us
8. Big City
9. In My Heart
10. For Your Love

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Eric Champion-Revolution Time (1991)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: December 1, 2018

Well I sure feel like a 'champion' after listening to this awesome throwback goodie! Given his prominence on the Christian Contemporary Music front, Eric Champion is a voice I've probably heard so many times without even paying attention to who was actually singing. So spending 45+ minutes with him and his "Revolution Time" album was indeed a 'revolution' of sorts, as it has stirred up the beginning of further interest in him beyond the eleven wonderful songs I enjoyed here. As I like about all CCM albums, there are positive and uplifting messages to be received and embraced on every one of these songs, with the total jam that opens up the revolutionary good times—"Generation Of Right"—preaching to the whole world about how changing darkness into light begins with all of us. That word 'generation', in fact, becomes a recurring theme and is mentioned again on the follow-up, "Happenin' Pride", where Eric adds that we are the hope that will change this world of darkness. I really like this one because of the light-hearted rap he infuses with the pop/rock arrangement—a reminder of how much fun and clean rap and hip-hop was in the late 80's/early 90's. That and he stylistically stutters the 'this-this-this-this-this is' in the chorus. The 'generation' theme occurs a third time on the offering called "New Generation" Jazzed-up pop is always cool in my book, and this one turns out to be an all-instrumental jazz interlude that leads into the nice-and-slow piece, "What You're Looking For", where he reinforces that everything and everyone is created with a purpose. While I'm on a jazz kick, I must highlight the equally-nice-and-slow and sweetly jazzed-up "Always Here". Comfort, reassurance and confidence to stand for anything are what I digested from the lyrics here. And that's what I also took from the one after that, "Feeling Of Your Love", which even has a feeling of heavenly and spiritual warmth with the absence of a beat and just Eric's tender voice and the backing airy instrumental ambiance. Then back on the upbeat side, I had a great time jamming to the funky beat of "Keep Your Mouth Shut". A terrific way to draw listeners in with the catchy title, because he proclaims we should love one another while warning we should watch what we say. Very meaningful wisdom, because people do cause emotional hurt with words and sometimes without even realizing it. "Don't Touch That Temple": it's almost like the companion song to "Keep Your Mouth Shut", as he states in the lyrics several times to 'keep your hands to yourself'. Essentially, it's a message about controlling your mind over body and being aware of the serious repercussions if you yield to lustful temptations; the rap element adds a hip flavor and further emphasizes his serious point. "Party Up" is one of the most entertaining jams on this album! It is indeed a praise party, though with a hip and humorous twist with all of the distorted voice effects courtesy of the background singers. Even with religious music, there is room to include a selection about romantic love. "Can't Sleep" is a short but ear-pleasing song that sounds like a great rockin' way to kick off a mainstream pop album! 'Hear your gentle voice, back in your arms.....' Yes, those words do appear to suggest Eric literally longing for a woman's affection, although perhaps he could have figuratively also been referring to the love of Our Creator as well? Topping off this revolution of a good time is "Re-Generation Of Right", which I right away realized was a house remix of the opening cut—groovy bass rhythm and all!

1. Generation Of Right
2. Happenin' Pride
3. Keep Your Mouth To Yourself
4. New Generation
5. What You're Looking For
6. Always Here
7. Feeling Of Your Love
8. Can't Sleep
9. Party Up
10. Don't Touch That Temple
11. Re-Generation Of Right

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gardner Cole-It's Your Life (1991)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: November 29, 2018

I was gonna keep exploring new groups on the new jack swing front when I realized there were a still a slew of other goodies that have been begging for my listening attention. So last night, I was determined to finally indulge in what seems to have been on the top of just about every throwback pop music lover's wishlist (including mine!) in recent months. The last time I enjoyed me some Gardner Cole songs, it was shortly after I received his 1988 album, "Triangles", which itself was a great find and a great listen. And now there's this even greater "It's Your Life" album, which is the best entertaining hour of pure pop bliss I've enjoyed this week! Though technically, the show is ten minutes shorter than that, because my dance music-loving self couldn't resist tracking down a couple of remixes to the opening track, "Wall Of Fear", a fine song about breaking through barriers to get to the mystery that is love. One day, I'll get all of the remixes of this one, but for now, I'm happy with the 'Filled With Fear Dub' that turns the original into a house jam while the 'Scared-A-That House Dub' turns out to be an all-instrumental house groove that does even have a rather unsettling eeriness about it until the main beats start to kick in. Now here's one that I absolutely NEED to get all of the remixes for: "Whatever It Takes". I was like, 'Oh yes! I'm loving this one already!' the instant the music started; I heard some slight funk and this slick ambient melody under the beat that hooked me in. It's all about Gardner wanting to do anything to make things right....and he does this song all right,too (me likes that 'oh oh oh oh' part with him and his backing vocalists towards the end). I ended up quenching my new jack swing thirst after all on "The Second We Met". The funky beat got me hooked right away, of course, and as for that new jack swing? Well it slides in for a few spells between the chorus and each verse—a really cool arrangement that is almost reminiscent of smooth jazz. And since I got the 'J word' in my thoughts now, I should mention the ones where the jazzy instrumentals played an instrumental part (pun intended) in my adoration of the song: "Best Of Me" (the mellow tone to this album's lone slow jam is set off nicely by the saxophone), "Love Is Blind" (the dazzling piano display) and one of my reigning favorites, "The Place I'm From" (this whole song is sweetly jazzed up and features some awesome backup vocals, but the bittersweet story about how a town that used to be bustling with life has become a desolate is what attracted me the most). I had further 'Oh yes! I'm loving this one already!' moments with "Love Is The Key" (this one has a perky, sing-alongish skip and a slightly techno glitz that make for an infectiously good song) and "Loopy" (interesting title, isn't it?, but the song isn't about anything silly in the slightest). "When I'm With You": A feelgood love song with a sunny air to it is always welcomed by my ears. Then in addition to "Love Is The Key", where Gardner reinforces the social gesture of brotherly love, there's two other wonderful songs where he hopes to send an important message: the title track itself, which speaks about living today as if you'll still be alive the following day, and "Cutting Thru The Jive", where he maintains how people tend to worship you when you're on top, but disappear when you've got nothing at all:

1. Wall Of Fear
2. Whatever It Takes
3. Love Is The Key
4. The Second We Met
5. Love Is Blind
6. Loopy
7. The Place I'm From
8. My Spirit's Broke
9. It's Your Life
10. Best Of Me
11. When I'm With You
12. Cutting Thru The Jive

*****BONUS TRACKS*****

13. Wall Of Fear (Filled With Fear Dub)
14. Wall Of Fear (Scared-A-That House Dub)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

3RD AVENUE-Let's Talk About Love (1992)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: November 28, 2018

I had a mental craving for some 90's r&b yesterday morning, specifically wanting to listen to any number of the all-male groups from the new jack swing era whom I've yet to check out. And since there was this 3RD AVENUE trio in particular that I'd been meaning to get around to, I went with them and their one and only album, "Let's Talk About Love". Yes, let's do that, shall we? Because there is lots to love about these eleven songs that kept me up partway into the wee hours of this morning. For starters, the forever nostalgic music lover in me loves it anytime I hear those unmistakably-90's beats or those smooth, quiet storm-caliber grooves that immediately take me back to that memorable time period from my past. So my joyride along 3RD AVENUE commenced with a series of catchy, upbeat jams—each sporting something fun that kept me hooked to the music. On "I've Gotta Have It" (talking about love, of course), it's the collective harmony in their delivery of 'I gotta have it' and 'do me fantastic' in the chorus. On "The Minute You Fall In Love", it's the chorus again; there's something I really like about how their voices deliver 'the minute you fall in love' (...you end up doing things you never thought of, to complete their idea there). "Another Lover", one of the finest specimens of pure new jack swing on this album, features a lot of cool production play with the screeching sound effects and such while the lyrics tell a classic simple love game story of the guy trying to tell the girl she needs him instead of the one she's with. "Sneakin' In The Alley With Sally": The humorous title totally got my attention, then the brilliant rap the guys throw down in the beginning. Turns out to be about a girl that just won't leave him alone. Scanning "Annie's Apple Pie" as the title for the fifth track got my attention, too, though I was more attracted to all of the funky electronic glitz in the beat and how the guys cleverly compare wanting a taste of the girl's love to having a slice of that pie. The album's first downshift occurs on "Lets Take Our Time". I already had predicted this would be a slow jam; I had this idea they wanted listeners to 'take your time' with listening to this song, so to speak. This is the kind of charming slow jam I adore—ones with that starry, romantic seduction that allures even more when one of the members of the group captivates you with his amazing falsetto! And it's that falsetto, in fact, that rises to prominence on the remainder of the joyride, attracting me the most on the title track and the easy-listening, breeze, "Show Me". There's a couple of others I could bask in all night long: "Playing The Fool" and the concluding piece, "One Kiss". Well you won't be a fool for playing the former over and over; it just has a marvelous flow that instantly delights the senses. And as for the latter—it's a beautifully-arranged song about how all it takes is that first amorous gesture for romantic magic to happen:

1. I've Gotta Have It
2. The Minute You Fall In Love
3. Another Lover
4. Sneakin' In The Alley With Sally
5. Annie's Apple Pie
6. Let's Take Our Time
7. Let's Talk About Love [Remix]
8. Playing The Fool
9. Show Me
10. Love Me Just A Little Bit More
11. One Kiss

Sunday, November 25, 2018

D.J. FEATURING DANIEL LOPES-For You (2003)


ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: November 25, 2018

Will this be a third massive music post in a row? It very well could be with all of the good tunes I gotta rave about on my second treat of the day! And this treat was made possible thanks to two very close music-loving friends and devoted followers of "The Music Spectrum" :-) "For You", the only full-length album in the discography of German pop singer Daniel Lopes, has been a project that has taken months to complete—from my determination to gather up all of the album's singles and any available remixes to getting the album's proper track-listing (seems there are a few different versions out there) to just listening to the album in its entirety altogether. I'd probably heard much of the songs on the main album a good four or five times without even realizing it, but the near two-hours I spent with it prior to making this post was my best listen yet! It all started, as it always has, with a cover of yet another familiar hit from my favorite decade: "Kiss On My List". I've always loved the thoughts put into the lyrics on this song: 'because your kiss is on my list, because your kiss I can't resist, when I turn off the light.....' HALL & OATES recorded this as a duo way back in 1981; Daniel Lopes recorded it with short-time member Julien Borrego in this revitalized dance/pop format twelve years later, and I love it just the same! And of course, I immediately had to follow up with the thrilling, groovy 'Club Mix By Doug Larent' (I sorely would have longed for this one if I didn't have it!) and the more turbo-trance charged 'Bash Club Mix'. While I'm speaking about cover songs, this is a good point for me to rave about Daniel's remake of "Boy I'm Gonna Miss You", which is actually a spin on the MILLI VANILLI hit, "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You". I've always loved and favorited the original, remembering the mellow tonality and every bittersweet word of the tear-inducing chorus and just the whole beautiful flow of the song. For Daniel's more heartwarming version, he invites the sweet voices of a girl group called GIFT (curiously had never heard of them until now) who perform the familiar chorus part that begins with ' it's a tragedy for me to see the dream is over ', which ends with them singing ' boy I'm gonna miss you '. Then there's a third Daniel Lopes cover that became my latest 'Music Surprise Of The Day': "Last Christmas". Well actually, it's the first half of a two-song medley called "Last Christmas / I Used To Cry". And I love it too—a nice fluid and breezy take on the George Michael-led WHAM! classic that seemingly every artist who's done a pop-spirited holiday album has performed at some point or another. As for the second half, "I Used To Cry" maintains that softer, easy-listening style of the first part as the guitar-driven music shows off the strength in his vocals remarkably well. The medley, along with the remixes of "Kiss On My List" are among the bonus extras; the others are another warming, guitar-driven piece called "In The Night (I Miss You)" (a track from Daniel's official "Shine On" single) and three versions of a standalone single where he sings about creating a whole new magical place for a special girl called "Change The World": a regular studio version, a karaoke-style version with only the chorus and the backing piano and orchestra heard, then an amazing 'Club Edit' that turns the song into a thumping dance thriller! I sure wish I could've had the dance thriller that I'm certain the 'Club Mix' to "Shine On" is, but I will happily settle for this album's sunny opening track just as it us. Those who have been in pain as a result of love (or no love) needs to hear this uplifting song as motivation for moving on and smiling through the heartache. If "Shine On" doesn't boost your spirits, them I'm sure the sweet pop piece that is "By Heart" (the delicate, angelic voice of guest singer Norissa helps out a lot with that), his collaboration with the Latin trio NO MERCY on "Summer Angel" and the graceful "I Love You More Than Yesterday" (this one even sounds like NO MERCY when they performed "When I Die"; it's another one that shows off Daniel's vocals well) will take care of you there. Can't forget the other fun, energetic dance/pop jams: "Tricky, Tricky" (some big-time beats on this one about a girl who's playing games), "I Will Haunt You" (some stalker kinda honesty happening on this madly-in-love-with-you song) and "Dedicate". Daniel further excels on a pair of excellent ballads I really like: "I Will Never Stop" and the humbling and epic "You're Not Invisible", which is one I just get all wrapped and cuddled up in every time I listen to it:

1. Shine On
2. Kiss On My List
3. You're Not Invisible
4. By Heart [feat. Norissa]
5. Super Girl
6. Summer Angel [feat. No Mercy]
7. I Love You More Than Yesterday
8. Boy I'm Gonna Miss You [feat. Gift]
9. Tricky, Tricky
10. I Will Haunt You
11. I Love You All The Way
12. I Will Never Stop
13. Dedicate

*****BONUS TRACKS*****

14. In The Night (I Miss You)
15. Kiss On My List [Extended Version]
16. Kiss On My List [Club Mix By Doug Laurent]
17. Kiss On My List [The Bash Club Mix]
18. Last Christmas / I Used To Cry
19. Change The World [Radio Version]
20. Change The World ["Sing This Song" Version]
21. Change The World [Club Edit]