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Sleepless

jacksoul Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1. Sleepless Intro
2. I Know What You Want
3. Can't Stop
4. Let Me Call You Baby
5. I Miss You
6. Somedays
7. Never Say Goodbye
8. She's Gone
9. Never Give Your Love Away
10. Baby I Adore You
11. I Remember
12. Don't Tell Me
13. Sleepless

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The second disc by Toronto group Jacksoul offers a stylish visit to the old school of soul, albeit with some shiny new-school production values. Though Jacksoul's 1996 debut, Absolute, was more of a group effort, here Jacksoul seem less a band than a vehicle for vocalist Haydain Neale, whose slightly gruff and highly expressive voice recalls that of soul legend Bobby Womack. Neale wrote and recorded much of Sleepless in collaboration with the highly prolific team of Jon Levine and James McCollum, members of Toronto's Philosopher Kings who also record as the cartoon act Prozz"äk and made hits for teen act b4-4. It was Levine who wrote and produced Sleepless highlight "Can't Stop," which became ubiquitous on Top 40 radio thanks to its catchy combination of strummed acoustic guitars, an infectious trip-hop beat, and Neale's romantic expressions of everlasting devotion. Levine and McCollum's contributions tend to be more distinctive than Neale's more generic efforts, but Neale's slow-burning "Don't Tell Me" serves as a memorable climax for Sleepless. A sleek, slinky cover of Hall & Oates's "She's Gone" (co-produced by Levine and Toronto rapper Jelleestone) is another highlight on a disc that seems tailor-made for late-night listening. --Jason Anderson

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album Oct. 2 2001
Format:Audio CD
I really enjoy this album. The songs are all good, very good in fact, and Haydain Neale has a great voice, perfect for soul music. I could listen to this album all day and never get tired of it. Even the hit songs never seem to get annoying to me, from being overplayed, unlike a lot of songs on the radio. I recommend this album highly. Anyone who enjoys Seal will love Jacksoul. The booklet doesn't have the lyrics, but there is a website address advertised in the booklet that has them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE Oct. 14 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
THis cd is a must. He has the best voice and such a great album with some upbeat touches to it. Very relaxing and I cannot wait for another one of his cd's to come out. WHERES HIS CONCERTS, that would be a great show to see!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jack, Jack, Jack your Soul... Nov. 16 2000
Format:Audio CD
Jacksoul is one cool individual, musically speaking. Great CD, sounds like other British soul artists and reminds me of Seal. Very enjoyable listening for the soul...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Alright Dec 26 2000
By Den
Format:Audio CD
The main thing i like bout this dude is his hair! LOL. His cd's alright but it gets boring after the 2nd listen. The tunes have no real "feeling" or "message" at all. It's mostly a big sappy love letter for those of ya who are interested
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