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A1 	Let's Work It Out 	
A2 	Can't Control 	
A3 	For Everything 	
A4 	It Was Up To You 	
A5 	Tell That Girl 	
B1 	Sending A Message 	
B2 	Great Romances 	
B3 	Won't Let You Down 	
B4 	Midnight 	
B5 	Round The World

Bass Guitar – Johnny McElhone
Cello – Sonia Cromarty
Drums – Ross McFarlane
Guitar – Ally McErlaine, Jack McElhone, John Goldie, Ross Hamilton
Keyboards – Eddie Campbell, Michael Bannister
Violin – Kirsty Orton, Kobus Frick, Mary Ward, Stephanie Brough
Vocals, Guitar – Sharleen Spiteri, Tony McGovern
Vocals – Karen Overton


Texas’ return after a three–year absence comes complete with a Thierry Henry-starring video for the strutting, upbeat disco single, ‘Let’s Work It Out’. Hardly a cameo to thrill the band’s many Irish fans, but the accompanying song itself is a charmingly funky yet laidback number, fuelled by scratchy, Nile Rodgers–like guitar. It sounds at once retro and modern and, even if the synthesiser strings can come across a bit Eurovision, it’s a perfect opener for Jump On Board.

Frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri has said that the new album feels “like a new beginning” and, while acknowledging the influence of bandmate Johnny McElhone’s Altered Images and Orange Juice’s ‘Rip It Up’, the down–beat disco–noir of ‘It Was Up To You’ and ‘Round The World’ certainly point a way forward for the Scottish veterans. However, as the album swings between the extremes of late night disco and sunny, festival-ready rock, it does lack a little in consistency.

It’s easy to imagine that – while nothing here reaches the heights of ‘I Don’t Want A Lover’ or ‘Say What You Want’ – several of the tracks could have been at the top of the charts in Texas’ late–’90s heyday. It’s less easy to imagine them jostling for position among modern pop behemoths like Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd and Taylor Swift. Sadly, Spiteri and co.’s new–found fondness for ‘Get Lucky’-style disco pop already sounds quite dated amongst planet pop’s futurist–EDM and pop–maximalists. --- Peter McNally,


30 lat na scenie, ponad 35 milionów sprzedanych płyt na świecie oraz wielkie hity, jak "I Don't Want A Lover", "Halo", "Summer Son" – to w skrócie dorobek znakomitej, szkockiej popowo-rockowej formacji Texas, z charyzmatyczną i piękną Sharleen Spiteri (przez jedną edycję jurorką w brytyjskiej edycji talent show "Must Be The Music") na wokalu. Grupa z Glasgow powraca po czteroletnie przerwie drugą studyjną płytą po reaktywacji w 2013 roku. "Jump On Board" to Texas, jaki doskonale znamy, melodyjny, liryczny, spokojny, ale i drapieżny. Sharleen i jej koledzy z zespołu przygotowali na album 10 piosenek, z których każda to potencjalny przebój. ---

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Texas - The Conversation (2013) Texas - The Conversation (2013)

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CD1	The Conversation
1-1 	The Conversation 	2:45
1-2 	Dry Your Eyes 	2:42
1-3 	If This Isn’t Real 	3:17
1-4 	Detroit City 	3:43
1-5 	I Will Always 	2:26
1-6 	Talk About Love 	3:29
1-7 	Hid From The Light 	3:33
1-8 	Be True 	3:16
1-9 	Maybe I 	2:38
1-10 	Hearts Are Made To Stray 	2:45
1-11 	Big World	3:22
1-12 	I Need Time 	3:20

CD2	Live In Scotland
2-1 	I Don't Want A Lover 	5:34
2-2 	Summer Son 	4:09
2-3 	Halo 	3:54
2-4 	In Demand 	4:23
2-5 	The Conversation 	3:06
2-6 	When We Are Together 	3:56
2-7 	Once In A Lifetime 	4:06
2-8 	Say What You Want 	3:46
2-9 	Black Eyed Boy 	4:04
2-10 	Inner Smile 	4:22
Backing Vocals – Karen Overton, Sharleen
Double Bass – Euan Burton
Drums [Additional] – Ross McFarlane
Guitar [Additional] – Little Barrie Cadogan, Jack McElhone, Ross Hamilton
Keyboards [Additional] – Jack McElhone, Michael Bannister
Strings – Fiona Johnson 
Drums – Maka Sakamoto
Guitar, Piano – Bernard Butler
Strings – Sally Herbert


"When we said we had a new Texas record people were like, 'Ah, OK.' Then we put it on and they were like, 'Oh, OK!'," Sharleen Spiteri told us. "It's like a proper Texas record." If you've recently flicked on Radio 2 and caught the album's lead single and title track 'The Conversation' playing, then you'll be more than aware that the band are back after an eight-year break doing what they do best. The cut hears Spiteri's familiar and rich vocal over a strolling mix of country-flecked riffs and clap beats, more addictive than a can of the Deep South's finest barbecue beans - and just as tasty, may we add.

Long-time fans will immediately notice the band's return to their 1989 debut Southside, albeit with a modern twist. 'Dry Your Eyes' hears Spiteri lament within her post-marriage headspace, backdropped by bluesy guitars and rockaby beats. "I know your mind's made up/ But it feels like it's come undone," she warns, revealing the vulnerabilty that lies beneath her feisty Scottish exterior. The Americana vibe is ramped up in 'Talk About Love' as mooing guitars flank a swaying melody, while 'Detroit City' nods to '80s soft-rock with more than a whiff of Starship about it. What's more, the rousing strings and cooing oohs in 'Big World' don't stray far from a Tina Turner classic. The final result is a welcome return for Texas, and a more than appropriate celebration for their 25th anniversary. ---Lewis Corner,

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