STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 33020-13977 LABEL: Slanted 4211332 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-11-30 RRP: £5.99
Reviewed by Julie Porter
'Hello & Goodbye' is the final album for Jump5, who officially disbanded in December 2007. This is one for fans of their particular brand of effervescent teen pop. Gradually the group were changing their sound so that "Shoot The Moon" and "You" sound more like the pop rock of the Jonas Brothers than their original cod-Jackson Five sound. There are some funky tunes like "Throw Your Hands Up" penned by Britain's Mark Pennel and Zarc Porter, "Still Got Me", and a remix of the Beatles song "Hello, Goodbye" with vocals from former group member Libby Hodges. To mellow things out, Jump5 also included a heartfelt version of the hymn "I Surrender All". All in all, a reasonable farewell.
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