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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

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I really expected to be able to say that this CD was one of the worst I’ve ever heard. I expected a G4 style massacre of classic songs, rearranged to be sung in a novelty style. But I was very surprised. This is actually an excellent album, with music of the highest quality and beauty. The second track makes even me want to cry, and that isn’t something that music normally does. It’s even as good as Damien Rice, but in a completely different way. You can play this over-and-over again without getting bored. An amazing album.

I’m beginning to think that, with all these good reviews, I’m going soft. But then I just think that all of these things have actually been really excellent. I’m sure something will come along soon that I won’t like, so that I can get back to my usual sarcastic self.

I start lectures again on Monday, so maybe I’ll be more tired and over-worked, and hence less likely to like stuff. We’ll see.

This 235th post was filed under: Reviews.






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Comments and responses

Comment from clare


by clare

Comment posted at 21:33 on 20th July 2006.

hi il divo can you send me email
becouse it is my birthday to morrow
can you say happy birthday to me thank you


Comment from clare


by clare

Comment posted at 21:37 on 20th July 2006.

hi have you got live windows
you can talk to me


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 22:24 on 20th July 2006.

Hi clare – this isn’t Il Divo’s site, so I can’t really arrange for them to email you… But happy birthday from me!


Comment from clare lewthwaite


by clare lewthwaite

Comment posted at 18:41 on 31st July 2006.

hi my nam is clare can you send me email from you
thank you


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 20:45 on 31st July 2006.

Hi again Clare, I’m not anything to do with Il Divo, but I’m happy to send you an email if you like. I just don’t really understand why…


Comment from Amanda


by Amanda

Comment posted at 22:57 on 19th February 2007.

Il Divo i LOVE your music and would really love to see you in concert. The only problem is that I’m only 16 and can’t really travel to see you. So as a big fan of yours, I was wondering if you could possibly come down to Corpus Christi, Texas. We have The American Bank Center where alot of big music stars perform. So if you could, please come down. 🙂


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