Spirit

~ Release group by Leona Lewis

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Spirit CD 14 Syco Music 88697185262 886971852622
Spirit CD 13 Syco Music 88697025542 886970255424
Spirit CD 13 Syco Music 88697025542, 88697025542 RE1 886970255424
Spirit (deluxe edition) CD 19 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available) 88697222432
Spirit Digital Media 13 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)
Spirit CD 15 Syco Music 88697359682 0886973596821
Spirit (the deluxe edition) Enhanced CD + DVD-Video 17 + 6 Syco Music 88697359692 886973596920
Spirit CD 19 Syco Music, BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 88697-41481-2, BVCP-21642 4988017664414
Spirit (deluxe edition) Digital Media 17 Syco Music
Spirit CD 13 Syco Music 886972224329
Spirit CD 15 Syco Music 0886974717522

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: A Moment Like This
Bleeding Love
Forgive Me
Run
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000581238 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/88720 [info]
Wikidata: Q256616 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Spirit (Leona Lewis album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Leona_Lewis:Spirit:_The_Deluxe_Edition_(2008) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/leona_lewis/spirit/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/139233 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/2hn8 [info]

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When Leona Lewis slipped from the spotlight after last year's Christmas Number One, there were whispers that maybe she didn't have the x-factor after all. But in reality, Leona was one of the few people to come out of a TV talent show worth investing some time and money in. Not for her a rush-released covers album; instead it was off to the States to work with a host of big name producers like Dallas Austin and Jam and Lewis.

It's almost a shame all that effort went into crafting a bland pop album strong on mid-tempo balladry and spiralling vocal gyrations, but short on hooks, innovation and personality.

With sights firmly set on the lucrative American market, single 'Bleeding Love' is an 80s throwback that even Mariah wouldn't record these days. And the attempts at skittering r'n'b beats on tracks like "The Best You Never Had" and the Ne-Yo- produced "I'm You" are also fairly middle-of-the-road.

Elsewhere, "Take a Bow" is a slice of synthy melodrama, "Whatever it Takes" has singalong potential and big ballad "Footprints in the Sand" is a piano warbler that brings Leona's voice to the forefront. It's an amazing voice, no doubt, but if it wasn't for those elastic vocal cords, this could be anyone.

Only on the Leona co-written "Here I Am" do we get a glimpse of the Hackney girl herself, thrown into the pop machine: "This is a crazy world/These can be lonely days.../Who can you really trust" she asks. Otherwise, Spirit is just the sound of a generic diva.