His freedom album from formulaic pop!
Preston | nc | 03/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I call this album from Rick Astley his freedom-type album. Free from the formulaic verse-chorus-verse dance pop that he had to sing with the hit machine producers of Stock Aitken Waterman. In its place is a more streamlined live sound for him. When I first heard Cry For Help, I went nuts! I was shocked, and still am to this day. One of Astley's best vocal performances and performing with piano, a live band and a gospel-like choir at the end. Astley sounds good on this album, as he and the producer of Go West's songs produced this effort. I like the danceable Move Right Out. Many of the songs are more personal and you can tell that Rick wrote most of the songs. I still think that his '93 album is the best, but this is a close second to me. Brilliant pop album!"