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Open Road
Gary Barlow
Open Road
Genres: Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

The Take That frontman's 1997 solo album debut. RCA.


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All Artists: Gary Barlow
Title: Open Road
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arista Records/Sbme
Original Release Date: 1/13/1998
Release Date: 1/13/1998
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Adult Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078221894920


Album Description
The Take That frontman's 1997 solo album debut. RCA.

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CD Reviews

Strong Album - Would Give it 10 Stars if I Could
Ryan A. Rigg | 03/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having been a fan of Take That, I was quite interested when Gary Barlow released his solo debut. When I bought this CD, I realized what a musical genius he truly is. This entire CD is wonderful. Gary's voice is like an angel. And the fact that he wrote or co-wrote many of the songs proves that he is not just a former boyband pretty face (although he is that as well). His cover of "So Help me Girl" far outshines the original country version and should have been a #1 hit here in America. The follow up single, "Superhero" was equally impressive and should have been a much bigger hit. Other stand-out tracks include "Hang on in There Baby" and the title track, "Open Road". Since the follow up to this album was never released here in the States, I have not heard it. It is a shame that American radio ignored Gary, because I think he is an amazing talent. I like his former bandmate Robbie Williams as well, but why does Robbie get all the press and Gary is overlooked? If you like beautifully crafted pop songs and have never listened to Gary Barlow, I suggest you buy this CD and give him a try. He is every bit as talented as anyone performing on "American Idol". Let's hope he puts out more CD's and finally catches on here in America."
Fine Adult Contemporary
Ryan A. Rigg | 01/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"He has more than capable vocals for the music be does. If you like A.C. or romantic and emotionally passionate music, this CD is for you. He has great vocals throughout the entire album. He is a great songwriter as well."