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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Now Listen To This Reply with quote

The most successful singles artist of the 80s is finally releasing a new album - his first in over a decade and a half! It's called Now Listen and it will be in UK shops very soon. To hear 30 second clips of all 12 tracks go to the official website www.shakinstevens.com
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He isn't really my cup of tea to be honest but I hope his new album does well for him.
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well its been 15 years coming so lets hope so! Smile

It is actually out in Denmark tomorrow (29th!) and shortly afterwards in the UK. Would be nice if it could beat the no 4 peak of the Collection in April 2005!
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, why has it been released in Denmark before his native UK?
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He still seems to have a large audience in Denmark and plays there quite often! The Collection was actually released there as "Collectable" about 7 months ahead of the UK release (Aug 04 there, Apr 05 here) and it reached no 1 in the Danish album charts. The UK release tied in with his appearance on Hit Me Baby (the reality show) and consequently went Top 5.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Shaky's album was put in front of the playlisters, they would look at the name and dismiss it out of hand.
To me that is such a great shame but thats the way things are at the once great ADULT station Radio 2.
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to have done well in Denmark entering the album chart there at no 8!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conratulations to the Shakester.
Maybe you're not considered uncool in Denmark if you're over 30
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it looks set to make the UK Top 190! Smile
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds pleasant enough, and I'm sure the single will make the R2 playlist (he is still on major label Sony BMG after all) but I doubt it will make much impression on the chart.

The website's short on detail - is the single, and the other "unfamiliar" material on the album, original/Shaky compositions?

The covers sound routine - Got My Mind... Baby It's You and It's A Shame are very Beatlish. On Pump It Up he's trying too hard to outdo Costello.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll bet you Rockit,that theres no chance that shaky would even get near the playlist.
A shame but true
I can't actually listen to it myself as I browse using my Nintendo Wii and it won't let you listen.
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