Overcome

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Overcome
Studio album by
Released16 October 2009
Recorded2008–09
Genre
Length48:43
Label
Producer
Alexandra Burke chronology
Overcome '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

Overcome is the first studio album by British 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.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC(positive)[2]
Digital Spy4/5 stars[3]
Financial Times4/5 stars[4]
RTÉ3/5 stars[5]
Virgin Media2/5 stars[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
The Independent(unfavourable)[8]
The Times4/5 stars[9]
Yahoo! Music UK7/10 stars[10]

Overcome has received mainly positive reviews.

Track listing[change | change source]

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 edition[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.
  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.CS1 maint: others (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.