Now that Steps’ album ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ has gone deluxe, it’s the perfect time to break out a review from David!
When I reviewed the original release of this album earlier this year, I gave it a pretty positive review, probably out of sheer excitement that it was brand new material from Steps!
My only issue was that it was too short. But thankfully, they’ve now solved that.
To continue their 20 year anniversary celebrations, a re-release of ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ has been unleashed on the pop world with a ‘Crying At The Disco’ deluxe edition featuring several new tracks.
So is this like every other re-release (a cash grab) or is it worthy of your hard earned dollars? Let me run you through the new stuff first.
The lead single for the re-release is a cover of Delta Goodrem’s criminally ignored tune ‘Dancing With A Broken Heart’. It doesn’t stray far from the original version and has a pretty bonkers video and a key change at the end. I love it.
The next new song is ‘September Sun’, which fees like an extension of ‘Buzz’ album track ‘Paradise Lost’. The flamenco feel and cool, breezy sound make this one my favourites of the new tunes. I’ve had it on repeat since album release day.
‘Fool For You’ is a mid-tempo number which allows Faye and Lisa to take some more control of the vocals. It’s enjoyable and a great album track but fairly unremarkable.
The final new song (asides from a Christmas tune and some further remixes) is ‘Beautiful Battlefield’. Sure, it has some cheesy lyrics and is another mid-tempo number (I don’t think it’ll have a high energy dance routine for the European tour) but again it’s well placed on the album.
The original tracks still hold their own and among a rejigged track order, sound even better than before. Stand out trucks include their singles plus a couple excellent album tracks like ‘Space Between Us’ and ‘Glitter & Gold’.
It feels great to have some fun and fresh pure pop music in our hands again.
Steps add a lot of brightness to our world and I’m just glad to have some more music from them again.
In short, it’s worth buying this album for the second time! They just need to visit Australia soon…
VERDICT : 5/5.
MUST LISTEN (New songs) : September Sun, Beautiful Battlefield, Dancing With A Broken Heart.
MUST LISTEN (Previous songs) : Scared Of The Dark, Story Of A Heart, Glitter & Gold, Space Between Us.