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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shayne Ward's 'Closer': See The Tracklist For The Mike Stock-Produced Album

In case you've not been paying attention to the goings-on with Closer, the upcoming fourth studio album by one of pop's hottest pieces of tail Shayne Ward, here's a quick catch-up: The album has been entirely produced by pop luminary Mike Stock, onetime member of former British hit-making production trio Stock Aitken Waterman, and is being funded via PledgeMusic. That said, not only has the goal for Closer been met, Shayne's fans keep pouring in cash and now the whole damn thing is at 171%!

While Ward's album was originally due out in February, the release date got pushed late last year to April 13. Kind of a downer, but here's some good news: Over the past 10 days, one song title at a time was revealed. Yesterday brought the final one, so here now is the full tracklist:

1. Moving Target
2. My Heart Would Take You Back
3. I Never Said
4. The Way You Were
5. Too Much To Lose
6. Crying, Lying Eyes
7. I'm So Proud Of You
8. Make It Simple
9. Fake
10. I Let You Get Away

Given the Mike Stock connection, there may be speculation among PWL fanatics that "I'm So Proud Of You" is a cover of "So Proud Of You," a 1991 dance-pop number by former Yell! member Paul Varney that was produced by SAW.

I'll go out on a limb and predict that it's not — I mean, it's a great early '90s sugary house jam, but "So Proud Of You" flopped spectacularly upon release (only making it to #105 on the UK singles chart).

Also, there are only so many phrases to be used in song titles and lyrics. Just ask Kylie, who seems content to reuse "Love At First Sight" and "Right Here, Right Now" over and over again.

Hey-o, look at that — two more SAW references for you, kiddos!

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