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SET IN STONE

Set In Stone


Brian McFadden walked out on Irish pop phenomenon Westlife in search of a degree of musical credibility he felt the boy band had ceased to offer. Having reverted to the original spelling of his name (he'd become Bryan to more easily sign autographs), McFadden achieved his aim with an impressive string of solo singles, including the provocative "Irish Son" and "Almost Here," a duet with girlfriend Delta Goodrem. Yet McFadden had set his sights higher than mere pop hits. Set in Stone, the first release on the singer's own BMF record label, seeks to create a more diverse palette. Dispensing with the smoky, Bryan Adams-like yowl that populated his early material, Set in Stone is a cleaner and more polished affair. Lead single "Like Only a Woman Can" further showcases McFadden's knack for an infectious melody. It's a touching ode to the woman in his life, as he sings: "she's kind of perfect/she's everything I'm not." Both "Like Only a Woman Can" and opener "Twisted" hint at the singer's burgeoning interest in country music, while "Jones" recalls the chirpy, hip-hop-infused power pop of Jason Mraz. At the opposing end of the spectrum, "Get Away" and "Zoomer" aim for angst-ridden hard rock, but character-devoid instrumentation and excessively layered vocals ensure that any life these tracks take on is merely coincidental. Set in Stone will undoubtedly satisfy the radio pop quota, but the bulk of the album is as throwaway as anything in Westlife's considerable non-single output. ~ Dave Donnelly, Rovi

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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Universal International
  • UPC: 602517655379
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Track listings

  • 1. Twisted
  • 2. Like Only A Woman Can
  • 3. Get Away
  • 4. Room To Breathe
  • 5. Jones
  • 6. Alice In Wonderland
  • 7. Everything But You
  • 8. Forgive Me Twice
  • 9. Zoomer
  • 10. Set In Stone
 
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  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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