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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Clay Aiken Tried and True: Songs for You.

Clay Aiken’s new CD “Tried and True” is finally released, all of Clay’s fans are sure to be in heaven listening to this great album. All the songs from Tried and True showcase the vocal abilities, and extreme talent this young man has. Tried and True is really Songs for You.


The new CD has some of the classic songs, that Clay had sung on American Idol like Mack the Knife and Unchained Melody, which is guaranteed to please all fans old and new.


Clay-Aikmen-Tried-&-True,-Songs-for-You The best part about Clay Aiken’s new CD Tried and True, it is all classic songs, which we all know, so it gives Clay that ability to really show the world, his God given talent.


Clay does real justice on Can’t Take My Eyes off You, which he gives the song a new feel, to an oldie but goody classic, a real feel good to be in love kind of song.


Crying a Roy Orbison classic, is a great song that Clay and Linda Eder duet together, the two of them have an amazing melody singing together.


On What Kind of Fool Am I, you can hear Clay’s emotions in his voice, which gives the song its extra boast, and makes you feel the raw emotions of the song itself.


The rest of the songs on Tried and True are all great to listen to, and definitely worth buying the album for, nothing that is disappointing at all.


Here are the song titles that are on Tried and True.


  1. Can’t Take My Eyes off You
  2. What Kind of Fool Am I
  3. It’s Only Make Believe
  4. Misty
  5. Mack the Knife
  6. It’s Impossible
  7. Unchained Melody
  8. Suspicious Minds
  9. Crying (Duet with Linda Eder)
  10. There’s a Kind of Hush
  11. Moon River


Overall a great CD, that will not disappoint anyone. Clay Aiken’s Tried and True is songs for you. We strongly recommend this new CD. It is available in stores now and online. You can purchase the album from Amazon from the link above.

Tried and True



By George Luker © Copyright 2010 Krule Music Group


Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM

I don't know where you got the "Songs For You" but it isn't part of the title. Its just Tried & True.

Krule Music Group said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Thank you for your comment, Yes I have the new album, and I am aware of the title. If you read the post, you would understand, why I put Songs for you. Beceause Clay is basically singing songs for you.

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Its an incredible CD!! I could not pick out a favorite. This man has an amazing voice....Hard to even describe it on these songs. It is a must have CD!

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:23 PM

I just purchased the download because I couldn't wait any longer for my ordered hard copy to arrive. The voice is glorious!

cyndy said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Thank you for an great review. I love it when a critic LISTENS to what they are reviewing. Thank You! You are spot on regarding Clay's new CD. The vocals, orchestration and arrangements are fantastic. Decca understands Clay Aiken. It is impossible for me to pick a favorite. They each hold have something special about them.

edie said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:32 PM

My goodness , this man knows how to sing . He sounds like he is loving what he is doing . I like Tried and True .

SueReu said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Thank you George!! They certainly are "Songs For You". Beautiful, rich arrangements - never overpowering, but interesting - each listen you hear a new nuance. Clay Aiken's vocals? What can you say, he is an amazing vocalist - one of the best in the industry today. It's great to have music that showcases his talent rather than production that competes with it. Well done Decca and Clay. Bravo to all of the talented people involved.

Pat said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM

THIS is what RCA should have had Clay singing all along. Although he sounded great on the 'pop/rock' stuff he did for them, DECCA has tapped into Clay's real voice - and it is wonderful!!

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:45 PM

I find the entire album a disappointing snoozefest.

Krule Music Group said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind comments. So everyone understands me, about my Songs for You comment? It is a great album, and yes I did purchase a copy at 3.30 in the morning. Clay has a phenomenal voice. In my opinion, which I didn't state in the post. I believe Clay Aiken's Tried and True album, is a cross between Rod Stewart's American Song Book, and Michael Buble's Crazy Love. Clay is the middle ground of the old and new. Hopefully everyone understands me.. please comment your thoughts.

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Clay is the middle ground of the old and new.

Yes and unique in his own way. His voice is unbelievable.

pixie said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I just downloaded the song, and I am very impressed. Far from boring. Quite exciting and a great showpiece for Clay's vocals!

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:05 PM

I went to the PBS taping and have been waiting for this cd. It really is a showstopper. My favorites are "Crying" with Linda Eder, and "You Don't have to Say You Love Me" which is a bonus song with iTunes.

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:05 PM

I love this album with a passion! Clays vocals shine in each song! Big Kudos to Decca Clay composers arrangers and musicians for giving us a hit of timeless classics that are both heart wrenching and moving..A true masterpiece!!!

musicfan said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:06 PM

I downloaded this album the minute it was available. Clay Aiken is a tremendous talent and these songs fit his voice and style so well.

Thank you for the review.

SueReu said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM

"Clay is the middle ground of the old and new"

Absolutely agree with you. Tried and True is most definitely a tribute to the solid sound that used to prevail in music (before electronics) but the production/arrangement/vocals breath new life into them and make them a little more modern sounding. They are not just replicas of the originals. It's amazing the difference in quality when real orchestras are used versus electronic orchestration. That's why the CD sounds so rich.

rck said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Just have to totally agree with you and SueRue.. He did take the old songs and breathe new life into them. He took songs I never cared about before and made me love them! There is not a vocalist out there like him. Definitely NOT a snoozefest. Far from it.

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I also agree about Clay being the middle ground of the old and new. This is Clay Aiken! His vocals are superb and he gives each song his own take. This whole album is a masterpiece.

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:47 PM

I just received the CD in the mail and all I have to say is: WOW! The orchestrations..the Big Band Sound and Clay's voice are superb. I have only listened to it one time..and I believe I am spellbound. The most beautiful thing I have ever listened to.

katy said...
June 1, 2010 at 1:50 PM

George, great review and I am so happy with this album. I believe he has the album he wanted and is happy with it. It may not be for everyone, but some of these songs I've not heard before. Last night was a treat and I'm waiting for my Amazon order now.

Mimi said...
June 1, 2010 at 2:06 PM

This has to be one of the best albums for the year!! The arrangements are spectacular and the producer allowed Clay's voice to shine. His voice is just amazing.

Thanks, George for the info and your review!!

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Love the album and kudos to you for this review!!!

clayitagain said...
June 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM

George...your review is spot on... There is no other singer out there like Clay...he is totally amazing... This music fits Clay to a tee... The orchestration, the vocals, are just perfection....

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 3:27 PM

The first word that came to mind was boring!
Boring old songs. I was 100% wrong. Clay made these songs better than the old one.They are fresh
This is what songs should be- passionate,inviting,loving and it opens up your heart to LOVE. This is what music is all about
a glass of wine , Tried and true- it is perfection Clay and decca are a perfect match
it is worth every penny
Thank you George! a very articulate , insightful review .you nailed it
with deep gratitude

homefair said...
June 1, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Anyone who calls this album a "snoozefest" obviously hasn't even bothered to listen to it or knows NOTHING about this genre of music. Clay's recorded the best album of his career & people are finally giving him the credit he's deserved for so long as a truly unique & gifted artist. It's only up from here, Aiken!

Anonymous said...
June 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Thank you for your review on this wonderful CD! It is so refreshing to have a critic listen to ALL the songs on a new CD! Thank you for recognizing Clay's emmense talent! It is wonderful seeing Clay getting the respect he so deserves!! THANK YOU!!!

Josh said...
June 1, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Finally someone captured Aikens voice on a CD the way it should sound. Production is powerful to go along with the kick ass vocals. Good job Clay.

Anonymous said...
June 2, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Thanks for the great review.I love this CD!Clay is still amazing.

abercromb said...
November 17, 2010 at 10:19 PM

danke i like this

Anonymous said...
January 16, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Can you post an update on Clay's tour.

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