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JustJo

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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2009, 01:40:48 PM »

Please don't tell me I have to buy a BZ album to hear anything original from Ronan?  :(  Was really hoping for an original solo album  :roll:
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2009, 01:47:51 PM »

Give it some time. Considering we hadn't expected to get anything at all this year, things are going well. He just needs to be in a position where Universal ask him to release a new album - which is more likely to happen if he's made them plenty of cash recently.

As long as the boyband can't go boasting about massive album sales, we're on the right way...
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2009, 01:57:30 PM »

Yeah I guess we weren't expecting 2 albums in 1 year. If the next one's mostly original then I'll be very happy, and it'll be worth the wait  :)
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2009, 03:52:23 PM »

I think most of us expected a very simular concept for the album to Song's For My Mother. The format worked and sold very well for him, and Universal. If this album racks up the same kind of sales then with the added bonus of it being "xmas" then his total album sales for the year could well be almost 1 million. He needs to be a profit making artist again, and its much easier to market a concept album than one full of new original songs.  Polydor are obviously going to be spending money on the new Boyzone album next year, so for Ronan this is just a little sideline to keep his "solo" profile ticking over. The very fact that they have asked him to record another one so soon is a good sign and perhaps they may finance a "new" album in the future.

The industry has changed so much over the last couple of years, and artists either have to adapt to keep their deal or they just dissapear.......... I'm just glad he is still hanging on :yeah:
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2009, 08:49:57 PM »

Oh yes I hope!! And I hope to find the Ronan from the past!!
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Re: Winter Songs - Details and tracklist
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2009, 09:42:24 PM »

Thanks for the info  :)
Wonder if this album has been recorded with an orchestra - would be good. There are so many well known and traditional songs, I'd like them to sound "classic", just as songs from Songs For My Mother do.
Can't wait to listen to this album!
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Re: Winter Songs - Details and tracklist
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2009, 02:55:05 PM »

Quote from: "Elka"
Thanks for the info  :)
Wonder if this album has been recorded with an orchestra - would be good. There are so many well known and traditional songs, I'd like them to sound "classic", just as songs from Songs For My Mother do.
Can't wait to listen to this album!

It has been recorded and produced in the same way as SFMM

Album Cover



They have also added "I Wont Last The Day Without You" onto the tracklisting :)

http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/1185070 ... oduct.html
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2009, 10:25:20 PM »

Woauh what a beautifull pics!!! I can't wait for this album especially for the new songs!! :love:
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2009, 08:35:26 PM »

I love the cover  :love:
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2009, 11:27:48 AM »

Not sure why some of the Australian music websites have the album listed as 'Stay' - Love the picture though!

http://www.getmusic.com.au/artist/news/ ... &aid=12799
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2009, 12:26:20 PM »

Quote from: "lovinronan"
Not sure why some of the Australian music websites have the album listed as 'Stay' - Love the picture though!

http://www.getmusic.com.au/artist/news/ ... &aid=12799
Lovely cover, I think I like that one better than the UK. The album is called Stay in Australia, because its being released in the "summer" and not the "winter". :wink:  Its a bit confusing though :lol:
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2009, 01:59:17 PM »

Well but on Chaos (Australian music online store) you can preorder the album and it's called 'Homeward' - although the cover displayed is our European one with the European title - so one of the two titles must be incorrect, not sure which one though.
http://chaos.com/product/homeward_6131646_11549.html

Yeah I prefer that picture too I think. But I like both :D
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Ronan Keating covert for his new album Sugarland Song
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2009, 02:26:50 PM »

Thursday 29 October 2009 CMN Hamburg

"Winter Songs"    Be found, which is published in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 27 November 2009.

Keating has just finished shooting the music video for "Stay", so the song will probably be published as a single.




http://www.countrymusicnews.de/index.ph ... &Itemid=56
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Re: New Solo Release March 2009
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2009, 09:33:42 PM »

Sorry if it's not the really good post but the article talks about Winter songs

 
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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sh ... nes-Ronan-
Keating-on-his-grief-for-Stephen-Gately.html

16th November 2009
By SEAN HAMILTON

BOYZONE star Ronan Keating has revealed the last text message he got from
Stephen Gately - on the night of his tragic death.

And touchingly, Ronan, who regarded his beloved bandmate as a brother, has
even memorised the words.

He said: "I've still got the last text he sent me on that Friday night. It
said, 'Got the new songs. Love them pal. Really excited about the new album.
Love you straw balls.' That's what he called me.

"I sent him back a stupid text then he went out that night - then he was gone."

early hours of Saturday, October 10, in Majorca.

Ronan was in Chicago preparing to run the city's marathon when he heard the
terrible news.

He said: "I'd just gone out for a big bowl of pasta at a restaurant with the
running team.

"As I'm sitting at the table my phone rang and it was our lawyer. He said,
'Stephen's passed away'.

"I had two or three Stephens in my head - but not Stephen Gately. When he
said who it was I dropped everything on the floor and ran outside. I
completely lost it. The first thing I did was ring Stephen's husband Andrew
to say, 'Please tell me it's not true.' He said, 'It's not good'.

"I was in a bad way. I rang my wife, Yvonne, then the rest of the lads and
Louis Walsh. I didn't want them to hear it from anyone else. I was in hysterics.

"I went straight to the airport and got on the next flight. Me and the lads
went to the apartment to see Andrew, trying to figure out what happened.

"Then the four of us went back to the hotel and just cried and laughed until
the early hours of the morning, trying to make sense of it.

"We stayed in the same room because no one wanted to be apart or be on their
own."

It may seem strange to outsiders, but the night before the funeral in Dublin
last month the bandmates - Ronan, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and Mikey Graham
- decided to stay together again.

But this time it was in a church - with Stephen's coffin. They wanted to be
united as a band for the last time.

Ronan, 32, said: "We didn't want him to be alone in the church and nor did
his mum Margaret. He was also afraid of the dark.

So we said, 'Margaret, don't worry we'll be with him' and we got four
sleeping bags and laid with him. It was the most moving experience of my
life. It was beautiful. We sat on the pews and we sat on the floor.

"At one point the priest came out and said, 'Lads, won't you lie up on the
altar there. At least it's got carpet down'.

"But we wouldn't go up there. It was the only time we'd ever had stage fright!"

Before Stephen died he recorded backing vocals for the song Little Drummer
Boy for Ronan's new Christmas album and his pal says "he sounds like an angel".

It is clear the Boyzone frontman still hasn't come to terms with his death.
He said: "It was a freak accident which I still can't fathom. I just can't
explain it.

"What makes it more shocking was that Stephen was in the best shape of his life.

"He went to the gym every other day and he was really into his detox shakes
and juices."

Stephen was found dead in the Port Andratx holiday apartment he owned with
"husband" Andrew Cowles by Bulgarian Georgi Dochev, who had stayed over. The
three had been out drinking the night before.

A post-mortem exam revealed Stephen had suffered a rapid build-up of fluid
on the lungs.

Ronan said: "It is the single saddest thing that has ever happened to me.

"When my mum died we had known she only had a few months to live. So,
subconsciously, your defence mechanism goes up and you prepare yourself.

"With Steo we had none of that. It was just absolute, definite and
devastating. I miss my best mate every day. I still think he's going to walk
through the door or ring me or text me. I am still completely raw. All I
know is that I'm hugging my kids that bit tighter.

"All I want now is to see them grow up. It has shown me how fragile and
delicate life is."

Ronan and wife Yvonne, 35, have three children, Jack, ten, Marie, eight, and
Ali, four.

I meet the star in a central London hotel for the moving interview - the
first time he has been back to Stephen's adopted home city since his death.

He said: "Everywhere I look I see him and hear him. I associate London with
Steo so this is really tough. He was always the first person I'd call when I
arrived here.

"He knew all the cool places to eat so he'd sort out The Ivy or Nobu or
somewhere like that."

Ronan is angry that people don't realise how in love Stephen and Andrew
were. He said: "Andrew's having good days and bad days. He's thrown himself
into arranging a memorial. We don't know what that will be yet.

"But people have to understand Stephen and Andrew were totally in love. The
week before he died me and Stephen spoke at length about Andrew.

"He told me how lucky he was to have met him and how lucky he was to have
him by his side. There is no question they were in love. Absolutely
genuinely. I know Andrew and we all go out with him regularly. He's one of
us now."

After the funeral the Boyzone boys went to LA together to decide their
future as a group. They pledged to finish the album they had been working on
when Stephen died.

The first single will be a track called Gave It All Away, which was written
by pop star Mika.

Ronan said: "About two years ago we were given this song which was written
by Mika. We loved it so we recorded it for our greatest hits. At the last
minute Mika pulled the song and took it back.

"But Stephen had loved it so much we asked whether we could get permission
to use it.

"We were in Los Angeles at the time - and then the weirdest thing happened.
The hotel lift doors opened and there was Mika! I'm thinking, 'This is
really messed up. It must be fate'.

"Mika said, 'I know what you are going to say - the song is yours'.

"So we are going to complete the record and that will be the first single.
There are two other songs with Stephen's vocals on them."

But Ronan thinks it's unlikely Boyzone will perform live without their
beloved Steo any time soon.

He said: "It's just really hard at this stage to imagine singing without
Steo. We've even been offered the chance to go on The X Factor but I'm not
sure we could do it. It's too early."

Another person who is struggling to cope with Stephen's loss is Louis Walsh
- the man who put Boyzone together back in 1993.

Ronan said: "Louis has taken it very badly. He's very shook up and I don't
think it's hit him properly. The pair of them were very close and went out
in London together."

Stephen's voice still lives on with Ronan's new Christmas album, Winter
Songs, which is out today.

And the star is proud that Stephen performs backing vocals on Little Drummer
Boy.

He said: "He sounds like an angel on it. We always saw each other over
Christmas. So this year is going to be especially tough without him."
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Re: Another solo album for Ronan?
« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2009, 09:43:14 PM »

Well, I've just moved your post to a topic about this album then 8)
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