Super Eurobeat Presents – JGTC Special 2003
1. Matt Land – Overload (A-Beat C)
So we start the CD off with A-Beat C! I like this song, it’s all good and everything, but it’s been over-played on JGTC and other albums! It sounds to me like typical Matteo here, which is a good and bad thing. Gincarlo should get him some more original stuff, he has the talent. Over all good song; it’s just annoying that it is played so much.
2. Mega NRG Man – Ready To Go (A-Beat C)
Why didn’t they start the CD with this song? It is called Ready To Go. If I was doing the song layout, this song would have been the first track Now, to show my bias, I adore Tomas, and this song just makes me love him all the more! It also fits the sound for racing perfectly! This song has great vocals, and I always enjoy it! One of the best songs on the album!
3. Dusty – The Fire And The Rain (SCP)
Wow! This album’s having a great start! This song is awesome; it’s as simple as that. Leave it to SCP to bring a song like this into the mix! Nice beat, fast and catchy lyrics, excellent singing; one of the highlights of this CD! Way to go Ennio!
4. Powerful T. – Fly To Me Baby (A-Beat C)
More A-Beat C! It seems like they own most of this album so far. Well, I’ve never been a big fan of Powerful T., but he has some good stuff. To be honest, this song seems sort of mediocre compared to most of the other songs so far, but at the same time it’s impressive. It’s also really short; why is that? They don’t even give you time to like it! Oh well.
5. Lolita – Beautiful Day (A-Beat C)
I thought this was Nuage the first time I heard this song. I don’t generally like female singers to be honest, and Lolita’s voice tends to hurt my ears, but this song surprised me; I actually enjoyed it! It’s not great (by no means), but it’s fun and catchy! I guess anything’s possible.
6. Nuage – Baby Get Me Fire Tonight (A-Beat C)
Well, here’s the Nuage song I thought was the previous track, haha. This song doesn’t strike me as anything special, and it has a slower beat then the other songs before it. It’s okay, but certainly nothing worth a special mentioning.
7. Karen – Open Your Heart 4 Another Story (A-Beat C)
I think these songs are slowly decreasing as far as ratings go. This song’s kind of fun, but kind of bores me at the same time. It has a nice dance beat, but the vocals lack. If this song was given to another female vocalist, I think it would have been better, but it wasn’t. Nothing special.
8. Ace – Don’t Stop The Dance (SCP)
The CD finally goes back to a series of male singers! Yay! This song has a fast beat, with great vocals by Christian! It doesn’t have a happy sound though, and this song seems like it’s supposed to come off as “happy”. There’s also a point where his vocals go so high, it’s a bit annoying. All-in-all good song, but not the best.
9. Nick Mansell – Freedom Wild (?)
I had not heard of this singer before, so I was looking forward to hearing it. This song’s okay, but it’s not something I tend to enjoy listening to. This song ranges for me depending on the day and stuff, so I settled with the median rating I’d come up with.
10. Mark Gillan – Break It Down (Time)
Well, we now return to what is mediocre. This song annoys me a bit because the man’s voice is so deep, and the lyrics are far too repetitive. To be blunt, it just plain annoys me. We need more originality here writers!
11. Simon Koh – Come On Come On! (Delta)
Not only does this song creep me out, but the vocalist annoys me beyond what I can possibly explain! The lyrics greatly lack, and the back-up is just too high-pitch! Skip this track! It’s the worst song on the album!
12. Mako – Excitable (Delta)
Thank you Mako! After a few less than good songs, we get this! This song’s just entertaining. The lyrics are rather pointless, and a bit repetitive, but that’s okay in this case! The one thing that hits a nerve with me is the random men going “Ugh”. That is extremely annoying!
13. Dr. Money – Power Gun (?)
This song [for some reason] reminds me of Derreck Simons - Love Gun. Aside from gun being in the title, they don’t sound much alike. Ah well, this song’s annoying. The vocalist is fine, but the beat is terrible. I know this song could have been better!
14. Macho Gang – Got To Move (?)
When the song began, I thought it was going to be a few men singing, I also thought the female back-up was high-pitch and incredibly annoying, then I find out when the actually song kicks in, that Macho Gang is a bunch of woman singing! Wow. They should have given this song to a man.
15. Derreck Simons - Back To The Future (A-Beat C)
More Tomas! Yay! This song has SO many things going for it in my opinion. For one, I love the Back To The Future movie trilogy, Michael J. Fox is one of my favorite actors (he’s in the movie), they mention the movie in this song, and it’s sung by Tomas! This song is older, and a bit slower then the previous songs, but it’s just as good! Out of all the songs I’ve heard so far, this is the one eurobeat song I think they should do a contemporary remix of.
16. Edo – Born To be Wild (A-Beat C)
This song is insane! It’s so much fun though! It has a rockish sound to it, but it keeps you listening and wondering! One of the weirder songs on the album, but one of the more catchy songs that you end of singing too!
17. Denise – Burning Like A Flame (Delta)
Her vocals hurt my ears. The lyrics hit a nerve. The back-up’s just as annoying. The only thing this song has going for it, in my case, is the choruses beat. This song is anything but “good” in my opinion.
18. Donna – On My Own (Delta)
We have improvement! This song’s actually “okay”. When the main chorus comes up, her vocals go high, and annoy me, but in general this song’s pretty average. (Just a note, I want to return to the beginning of this CD). That was some good stuff!
19. Leslie Parrish – One Kiss (Delta)
Leslie Parrish is one of the few female eurobeat artists I like; she almost always has good songs, and she has a nice voice that doesn’t go too high or too low. This isn’t my favorite song by her, but it’s good!
20. Mr. Groove – Let’s Turn It Up (A-Beat C)
Yes! Another song by Tomas! This song actually really bored me when I first listened to it, but when he started singing “I’m gonna tell you honey, love can be stronger”, I fell for this song! It was as though he finally got into the song. After those lyrics, he actually showed emotion in his voice, and blew me away! Awesome song!
21. Dusty – Mystery (SCP)
I had high expectations for this song, but I must say, this song really let me down. I’m a fan of Ennio, but this song doesn’t even compare to The Fire And The Rain. I’d have to say, if I had to choose the most disappointing song on this CD, I’d choose this! His vocals are too deep, and he leaves too much up to the beat. He’s very talented; this song just doesn’t show his talent!
22. Matt Land – Don’t Stop Me (A-Beat C)
Well, Matteo here finishes up all the male songs on this album. The first time I heard this CD, I had forgotten that there were two songs by Matt Land on this compellation. I was listening to it, and thought to myself “Wow, this woman has one deep voice”, then I picked up the CD case and read it was good old Matteo here. I felt stupid. This song’s pretty good; his voice is just far too high. He needs to use the same vocal range he used in Overload; that would have made this song much better.
23. Lolita – Far And Away With Love (A-Beat C)
I’m amazed! Lolita’s actually singing good songs, that don’t annoy me! I guess anything in this world is possible! This song’s incredibly perky, and incredibly happy! (Well, I guess they’re the same thing, but you got the idea). The one thing that annoys me in general about Lolita is her very high-pitch voice; that’s always going to bug me. Good song though, it’s fun!
Rating: 8 ½
24. Go Go Girls – Gimme The Count (A-Beat C)
Wow! Lolita covers a song under the Go Go Girls title right after one of her songs; that seems a bit risky to me. This song amazes me though! I love it! It’s so much fun! I can’t help but tap my foot or something whenever I hear it! This is by far one of my favorite songs on this album! Nothing at all annoys me about this song! It’s almost perfect! Well Lolita, you’ve earned my reconciliation with this song!
25. Nuage – I Just Want To Keep You Hanging On (A-Beat C)
Too bad the last song didn’t end the CD; that would have been great! To me, Nuage literally keeps me hanging on, and I don’t want to be. Her voice is “alright” in this song, but the beat’s too hard and quick for how she’s singing. One thing that really hit a nerve is the constant “I just want to keep you hanging on….”, as the song ended. Just end it! The ending could have been better as well. As the beat converted to car sounds, it was really annoying. Getting away from all my criticizing, by itself, this song sounds like it would be okay.
I genuinely enjoyed, and loved this CD! It had some big highlights in my opinion; Mega NRG Man – Ready To Go, Dusty – The Fire And The Rain, Mr. Groove – Let’s Turn It Up, and the Go Go Girls – Gimme The Count! Of course, there were a few songs that really were terrible, but with so many great songs, we need some terrible songs to keep it balanced. It’s VERY obvious this CD is dominated by A-Beat C, and that really added to it in every way. Actually, I liked A-Beat C’s constant presence on this album. SCP should have gotten more songs, but that’s alright. This is one of the better eurobeat albums I’ve heard (and own) so far! I feel I didn’t waste my money getting this album, and that if you like A-Beat C you should get a hold of this! All-in-all an awesome album!
Finale Score: 9
Reviewed by Sadie