Shell - Have You Heard?

Published Thursday 3rd April 2008
Shell - Have You Heard?
Shell - Have You Heard?

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44784-14006
LABEL: Alliance 1903222
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
EXTRAS: bonus DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2008-04-30
PRICE: £9.97 RRP £9.99

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Well, if you haven't heard yet, Shell Perris is a talented lass who's made a dent since leaving the first line up tbc to reinvent herself as a singer/songwriter and purveyor of message-packed pop rock. There is some fine stuff here with the punchy title track standing out while the song "Barbie Girl" with its withering depiction of air head models prepared to strut their stuff for an exploitative fashion industry is probably the sharpest thing Shell has ever penned. The disappointing decision to put all five songs (including the radio hits "Made To Be Me" and "The La La Song") featured on Shell's 2007's EP debut on this new package is, to my mind, a big mistake only partially made up for by the 'Have You Heard' package containing a bonus DVD with the entertaining short form for "Barbie Girl" and an interview. But no one can deny that Shell pens exceptionally catchy teenage-angled songs, the production from mainstream hitmakers Simon Hill and Rob May is top rate and with Shell appearing at Spring Harvest this year, this will surely establish the Warrington-based talent as a Christian retail favourite.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Have You Heard- [Listen]
2. Now Is The Time [Listen]
3. Barbie Girl [Listen]
4. Made To Be Me [Listen]
5. Shine [Listen]
6. The La La Song [Listen]
7. Shout It Out [Listen]
8. Where Is My Happy Ending [Listen]
9. Save Me [Listen]
10. Ordinary Day [Listen]
11. Made To Be Me (Unplugged) [Listen]

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Product Description
Shell is back with a new CD and bonus DVD. Having dealt with the tough issues of adolescence herself, Shell is more than equipped to share her experience through the lyrics of this powerful recording. The effect is stunning, powerful rhythms fused with rocking guitars and amazingly catchy melodies. Rock anthems sit side by side with soothing ballads and every song is guaranteed to stick in your head for days as the words speak into your heart and soul. This is an album that teenagers will listen to again and again and through it lives will be changed for the better.

Reader Comments

Posted by ellie in wigan @ 17:27 on Nov 14 2008

hi shell this is ellie from st micheals heyah lovin Barbie Girl, hi andy cya on thursday



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