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This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

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 234th post was filed under: Reviews.

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Comment from clare


    21.33, 20/07/2006

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


    21.37, 20/07/2006

hi have you got live windows
you can talk to me


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    22.24, 20/07/2006

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


    18.41, 31/07/2006

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


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    20.45, 31/07/2006

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


    22.57, 19/02/2007

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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