Overcome (Alexandra Burke album)

2009 album by Alexandra Burke

Overcome is the debut studio album by English singer Alexandra Burke. It was released 19 October 2009 on Syco Music. It was released a year after Burke won the British talent show, The X Factor. It was also re-released in 2010 with a new artwork and three extra songs.

Overcome
Studio album by
Released16 October 2009
Recorded2008–2009
Genre
Length48:43
Label
Producer
Alexandra Burke studio album chronology
Overcome
(2009)
Heartbreak on Hold
(2012)
Singles from Overcome
  1. "Hallelujah"
    Released: 17 December 2008
  2. "Bad Boys"
    Released: 9 October 2009
  3. "Broken Heels"
    Released: 18 January 2010
  4. "All Night Long"
    Released: 3 May 2010
  5. "Start Without You"
    Released: 31 August 2010
  6. "The Silence"
    Released: 6 December 2010

ReviewsEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
BBC(positive)[2]
Digital Spy     [3]
Financial Times     [4]
RTÉ     [5]
Virgin Media     [6]
The Guardian     [7]
The Independent(unfavourable)[8]
The Times     [9]
Yahoo! Music UK          [10]

Overcome has received mainly positive reviews.

Track listingEdit

Information taken from Overcome liner notes.[11]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Bad Boys" (featuring Flo Rida)Melvin K. Watson Jr., Larry Summerville Jr., Busbee, Lauren Evans, Alexander James, Tramar DillardThe Phantom Boyz 3:26
2. "Good Night Good Morning" (featuring Ne-Yo)Shaffer Smith, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik HermansenStarGate, Ne-Yo* 3:37
3. "The Silence"  Nadir Khayat, Bilal Hajji, Savan KotechaRedOne 4:01
4. "All Night Long"  Richard Butler Jr., James Scheffer, Sam Watters, Louis BiancanielloLouis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love 4:23
5. "Bury Me (6 Feet Under)"  Hitesh Ceon, Kim Ofstad, Andrea Martin, HermansenElement 3:33
6. "Broken Heels"  Khayat, Hajji, KotechaRedOne 4:09
7. "Dumb"  Khyatt, Hajji, Kotecha, Martin KierszenbaumRedOne 3:22
8. "Overcome"  Watters, Biancaniello, Andre MerrittLouis Biancaniello, Sam Watters 3:53
9. "Gotta Go"  Aeon Manahan, Herbie Crichlow, Kotecha, Wayne WilkinsWayne Wilkins, Step* 4:00
10. "You Broke My Heart"  Steve Booker, Niara Scarlett, Victoria LottSteve Booker 3:37
11. "Nothing But the Girl"  Smith, Eriksen, Hermansen, Will Kennard, Saul MiltonStarGate, Ne-Yo*, Chase & Status* 3:37
12. "They Don't Know"  Brian Kennedy Seals, James Fauntleroy IIBrian Kennedy 3.13
13. "Hallelujah" (bonus track)Leonard CohenQuiz & Larossi 3:37

(*) signifies co-producer

Deluxe editionEdit

The deluxe edition track list.[14]

Disc 1 (CD)
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Start Without You" (featuring Laza Morgan)Khayat, Kotecha, Julian Bunetta, Kristian LundinRedOne 3:33
2. "The Silence" (New Single Mix)Khayat, Hajji, KotechaRedOne 3:36
3. "Bad Boys" (featuring Flo Rida)Watson Jr., Summerville Jr., Busbee, Evans, James, DillardThe Phantom Boyz 3:26
4. "All Night Long" (featuring Pitbull)Butler Jr., Scheffer, Watters, BiancanielloLouis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love 3:48
5. "Perfect"  Fauntleroy II, Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, Ari LevineThe Smeezingtons 3:17
6. "What Happens on the Dancefloor" (featuring Cobra Starship)AJ Junior, Hajji, Gabe Saporta, Khayat, KotechaRedOne 3:07
7. "Before the Rain"  Steve Mac, Ina WroldsenSteve Mac 3:33
8. "Broken Heels" (Single Mix)Khayat, Hajji, KotechaRedOne 3:35
9. "Good Night Good Morning" (featuring Ne-Yo)Smith, Eriksen, HermansenStarGate, Ne-Yo* 3:37
10. "Bury Me (6 Feet Under)"  Ceon, Ofstad, Martin, HermansenElement 3:33
11. "Dumb"  Khayat, Hajji, Kotecha, KierszenbaumRedOne 3:22
12. "Overcome"  Watters, Biancaniello, MerrittLouis Biancaniello, Sam Watters 3:53
13. "Gotta Go"  Manahan, Crichlow, Kotecha, WilkinsWayne Wilkins, Step* 4:00
14. "You Broke My Heart"  Booker, Scarlett, LottSteve Booker 3:37
15. "Nothing But the Girl"  Smith, Eriksen, Hermansen, Kennard, MiltonStarGate, Ne-Yo*, Chase & Status* 3:41
16. "They Don't Know"  Seals, Fauntleroy IIBrian Kennedy 3:13
17. "Hallelujah"  Leonard CohenQuiz & Larossi 3:37

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chisling, Matthew. "Overcome > Overview". AllMusic. Macrovision.
  2. Fox, Al (2009-11-02). "Alexandra Burke Overcome Review". British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  3. Levine, Nick. "Alexandra Burke: 'Overcome'". Digital Spy.
  4. Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (2009-10-24). "Alexandra Burke: Overcome". Financial Times.
  5. Guerin, Harry. "Alexandra Burke – Overcome". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  6. Gittins, Ian. "Alexandra Burke: Overcome review". Virgin Media.
  7. Petridis, Alexis (2009-10-15). "Alexandra Burke: Overcome". The Guardian. London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  8. Price, Simon (2009-10-18). "Album: Alexandra Burke, Overcome (Syco/Sony)". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  9. Hardy, Alex (2009-10-17). "Alexandra Burke: Overcome". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  10. Howard, Tom (2009-10-23). "Alexandra Burke – Overcome". Yahoo! Music UK. Yahoo! Inc.
  11. Overcome (CD). Alexandra Burke. Syco Music. 2009.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  12. Overcome +(5 Track Bonus CD): Amazon.co.uk: Music
  13. "amazon.co.jp". amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  14. "Overcome [+Video]: Alexandra Burke: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk.