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Shadowman - 'Watching Over You'


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So, I've sat with this one for a while, given it it's due spins and finally landed on my review of it today. In the end I struggled to muster up a 65% overall rating for it.


Here's my brief rundown for anyone interested:


1 - Across the universe - okay opener, but pretty average - 6.25

2 - Renegades - okay-ish tune - 5.5

3 - Cry - okay ballad - 6

4 - Watching over you - okay melodic rock... the best of an average bunch so far - 6.5

5 - Are you ready - bland - 5

6 - Suzanne - solid AOR tune - 7

7 - Waiting for a miracle - decent chorus, shame about the rest - 6.25

8 - Stop breaking this heart of mine - pretty nice melodic rock - 7

9 - Heaven waits - okay song - poor musical backing - 6.25

10 - Whatever it takes - Nice melodic rock - one of the more complete songs on the CD - 7.25

11 - Justify - Nice melodic rock - 7.25

12 - Party is over - average - 6

- - Total Score of all Songs - 76.25

- - Average Total Percentage of all Songs (%) - 64

- - TOTAL SCORE inc Songs, Vibe, Production etc. (%) - 65


Another battle of an album for Overland… it's pretty okay in places, but very far from great.


When I first heard it I was really disappointed with it, though I thought the 2nd half was clearly better than the first. The more I spin it the worse it gets... just comes off as a bland CD. Anyone here found anything redeeming about it? Kind of wish I'd saved my pennies on this one. :(

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Spot on review, Geoff, although my score landed slightly higher at 69%...an ok/good album but nothing to write home about either.

Haha... now we're closer, mate. I looked back over my review and noticed I'd missed the score for 'Party's Over' which lifted the overall score up to 65%. That's more like it. Yeah, it's playable, but jeez it's been a while since we heard somthing really great from Overland.

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Defo not a dud for me and head and shoulders the best Shadowman release so far. It ain't perfect, but I love some of the tunes on here and marked it a very healthy 84%

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