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Genres: Pop, Rock
AUSTRALIA'S ALL TIME TOP SELLING FEMALE VOCALIST 8 NUMBER ONE AUSTRALIAN SINGLES & 3.5 MILLON IN SCANS WORLDWIDE At twenty-two Delta Goodrem has already achieved success way beyond her years. Having released two CD's - Inn... more »
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AUSTRALIA'S ALL TIME TOP SELLING FEMALE VOCALIST 8 NUMBER ONE AUSTRALIAN SINGLES & 3.5 MILLON IN SCANS WORLDWIDE At twenty-two Delta Goodrem has already achieved success way beyond her years. Having released two CD's - Innocent Eyes (2003) and Mistaken Identity (2004) which spawned a quick succession of hit singles on the Australian and international charts (most notably topping the charts in the UK and Japan) Delta is now poised to match her international success in the US with the release of Delta. Delta is a collection of twelve 'songs' - in the truest sense of the word - dealing with life, love, and relationships, reflecting both her own life and those of the people around her. The music on Delta was made with the assistance of a world-class collection of producers that include John Shanks (Kelly Clarkson), Marius DeVries (Madonna, U2) and Steve Kipner's team (Christina Aguilera, Natasha Bedingfield) and noticeably showcases Delta's own work as a talented songwriter and performer. Delta is very proud of this new album and feels it's a great representation of where and who she is at the moment, "Everything in front of me is super-exciting, and I'm just looking forward to people hearing my music." Delta Goodrem Photos
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A New Direction For A New Delta
Gregory R. Josephs | Boston, MA USA | 10/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Delta Goodrem's third full-length release is as infectious as it is different. The album, titled simply 'Delta' marks a departure from the style of her two previous releases 'Innocent Eyes' and 'Mistaken Identity.' Avid Delta fans will notice a great contrast to these previous works.
The instrumentation is broad and diverse. Where Delta's impressive piano playing has stood center stage in much of her previous work, in this release it is present but somehow muted. Filling the space left behind is an array of electronic instruments, percussion, and a heavier presence of guitar. The sound spaces alternate between close and dry, and sweeping, ambient, reverb-friendly joy.
But the instrumentation is not all that's changed. As if to complete the transformation, Delta is clearly taking chances with her musical style. Don't worry, there are plenty of traditional Delta-style ballads on this album, but she flirts with R&B hip-hop and reggae-esque influences on the song 'You Will Only Break My Heart.' The song 'Woman' could almost be country, and 'Possessionless' is certainly Delta's most technically interesting 'pop' song to present.
The album's structure is also pleasantly cohesive. Opening with the stunningly beautiful ''Believe Again,' (of which there must certainly be numerous remixes forthcoming) the track list flows through the first single, 'In This Life' into increasingly adventurous musical territory. The second half of the album tames a bit as it moves through moody slower-tempo ballads before picking up again with the impeccable 'Brave Face.' The album finishes strong with the comparatively stripped down 'Angels In The Room.'
The album falters a bit when it reaches 'Bare Hands,' an entire four minutes devoted to the metaphor of love being like picking thorny roses. Delta's lyric writing is not at its strongest with this track. Ms. Goodrem simply takes the analogy a step too far with lines like "Don't love me with gloves on" and "Make me feel I'm worth the scratches." Complete with electronic instrumentation more appropriate for an album by Usher, this is the weakest and most forgettable track on the album.
The only other element of 'Delta' that keeps the album from achieving irrefutable greatness is that it feels far less personal than her previous releases. Given her now three year old relationship with Brian McFadden, it is difficult to see Delta currently relating to songs such as 'Woman,' (about being under-appreciated and neglected in a relationship) and 'I Can't Break It To My Heart,' (about the recent loss of a mature relationship). Given the intense 'Delta under the microscope' feel of 'Mistaken Identity' in particular, it feels as if something is missing here. However, taking into account the overall quality of the album, this can be nearly overlooked.
Complete with a new sound and new image, Delta's 'Delta' is a fantastic purchase, and certainly worth the cost of being an import."
A good listen but too slick on the production side.
Michael Meredith | St. Louis, MO United States | 07/31/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I could be far more enthusiastic about Delta Goodrem if she had a more unique style all her own. From the first track of this CD on, I couldn't shake the feeling that she was trying to become a Celine Dion/Madonna hybrid. She definitely has the pipes, but a look at the notes for this album gives me a hint at where it goes wrong. To quote... "the music on Delta was made with the assistance of a world-class collection of producers that include John Shanks (Kelly Clarkson), Marius DeVries (Madonna, U2) and Steve Kipner's team (Christina Aguilera, Natasha Bedingfield)." That's far too much "slick production" that renders a commercially pleasant but unfulfilling and ultimately forgettable listening experience.
It's not a bad effort, but when you listen closely to Delta's lyrics you can't help but get the feeling that these guys just weren't taking her seriously. Her song writing talent is solid, but the CD is over wrought with lush strings and synthesized techno beats.
I wouldn't suggest that you give up on Delta, not by a long shot. But I would hope that on her next album she takes a little more control and not listen to so many other voices. She's young and promising, and the geniuses that built their reputations carrying the water and sliding the buttons for other singers need to realize that she can be special on her own.
Great Voice and Positive Lyrics
scesq | New Milford, New Jersey USA | 08/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Delta Goodrem is a great singer with a beautiful voice. The songs on this album which I enjoyed the most were the ones that allowed her voice to shine.
My favorite songs on the album are Believe Again, In This Life, Angels In the Room and Possessionless.
The lyrics to Believe Again talk about faith in love being restored and a heart healed. This Life tells of being put on this earth to find our one true love and finding that true love. Angels In The Room talks about how despite all the wrong turns love is found and it must have been Angles in the room that allowed this love to happen. Possessionless talks about being totally open with the one you love.
God Laughs, Woman and I Can't Break It To My Heart are also good songs but the lyrics take on tough issues. God Laughs talks about how bad things can unexpectedly happen so be prepared. Woman talks about a woman wanting more from her love. I Can't Break It To My Heart talks about being afraid to acknowledge that love may be lost.
I only found out after listening to this cd that Delta won a battle with cancer. This explains the serious tone in some of her songs. It also explains the theme of overcoming obstacles in many of the songs as well.
Delta's amazing voice and the positive lyrics make me want to listen to this album again and again. I look forward to her next album.