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New Gabriella Cilmi single out today
Posted at 11:42 PM, 18 August 2008 -

Gabriella Cilmi's new single in the UK, "Save The Lies (Good To Me)", gets its official release as a maxi-CD today. Also available to buy are two digital EP bundles, one with remixes and the other with cover versions of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" and of the old standard "Fly Me To The Moon" (which has been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Tony Bennett, among others).

The new radio version of "Save The Lies (Good To Me)" includes extra layers of vocals and synths. The song was written by Gabriella Cilmi, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Bob Bradley (who was previously responsible for the opening bass riff on Sugababes' "Red Dress") and Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs.

The single has been receiving mixed reviews. While some praise her attitude, enthusiasm and varied sonic styles, others have criticized the song's "cheap faux-feminist ‘empowering’ lyric" and Gabriella's similarities to the singer Anastacia, "notably in her contralto voice and noisy growl":

-- Teletext Planet Sound: «The Aussie sounds lean, mean and keen to show you a good time. Combining Sugababes production values with a tune that echoes Kylie & Robbie's Kids, it's pop with attitude.» 8/10
-- Manchester Evening News: «It's got hit running through it like a stick of rock. Shameless hussy.» 3/5
-- Digital Spy: «She may only be a whippersnapper, but Cilmi is already displaying the chameleon-like quality that every popstar needs.»


These are the formats and track lists of the single:

CD-Single
1. Save The Lies (Good To Me) – radio edit
2. Sweet About Me – Live Version
3. Cry Me A River – Live Version
4. Fly Me To the Moon

Digital downloads - EP1 (buy on iTunes)
1 Save The Lies (Good To Me) - radio edit
2 Save The Lies (Good To Me) - Kinky Roland mix
3 Save The Lies (Good To Me) - Mason vocal mix
4 Save The Lies (Good To Me) - Mason Dub mix
5 Save The Lies (Good To Me) - Out Of Office club mix
6 Save The Lies (Good To Me) - Out Of Office dub mix

Digital downloads - EP2 (buy on iTunes)
1. Save The Lies (Good To Me) – radio edit
2. Sweet About Me – Live Version
3. Cry Me A River – Live Version
4. Fly Me To the Moon


Links:
-- "Save The Lies" video
-- "Save The Lies" lyrics, information and reviews
-- Gabriella performing "Cry Me A River" live

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1 Comments:

Blogger daavid said...

Wouldn't it be great if Bob & Pete became permanent Xenomania members?

Hmmm...maybe not.

August 19, 2008 at 8:48 PM  



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