by Delta Goodrem



Following her dark second album Mistaken Identity, and the tumultuous events that ensued during the recording of it, 22-year-old Delta Goodrem came back with her self-titled third album, Delta, more mature and classy than ever. From the cover of the disc to the content of its lyrics, Goodrem has grown quite a bit in the few, young years which troubled her prior to this release. Her voice is still crystalline and fierce, and her breezy personality still shimmers on the many tracks, which are mostly jovial and refreshing. Delta is an album much more reminiscent of her first album than her second, which is a smart move by her production team. The main difference between the first and third album, however, is the quality of song. On Innocent Eyes, the tracks were earnest and raw, with Goodrem's voice illuminating and sparkling over live instruments. On the flip side, Delta is a slicker production overall, with many of the songs well-oiled and ready for mainstream radio. While in some cases the transition is welcome (including the dancefloor prepped "You Will Only Break My Heart"), on others Goodrem seems to be branching out into unfamiliar territory that doesn't fully suit her. The only negative trait that might occur because of the transition to a more mainstream audience is Goodrem's ability to stand out, but her level of talent and charm might get her over that hurdle with grace. It's on tracks like "In This Life" and "Brave Face" that Goodrem sounds her best; the drums and strings allow her voice to soar to new heights (whereas the synthesized beats on other tracks limit her to certain capacities). The true, poignant ballads are slightly scarcer on this disc, although because they are rarer, they are more satisfying when they come. "The Guardian" is a breath of classic, fresh Delta Goodrem (which may be why it's not on the American release of the album), and the midtempo anthem "Woman" rips into Goodrem's more sensitive side. Overall, Delta is a mostly consistent sampling of a new, mature, smoothed out Goodrem, whose new vocal explorations with minor digital enhancements make her welcome by an even broader pop audience. Even if it isn't always classic Delta; everyone can use a little change.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2008
Label: Decca
UPC: 0602517689824
catalogNumber: 001126202

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delta Goodrem   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
John Farrar   Guitar
Steve Kipner   Guitar
Marius de Vries   Keyboards
Paul Gendler   Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Piano,Keyboards
Steve Pearce   Bass
Richard Sanford   Piano,Drums
Dave Arch   Piano
Tommy Lee James   Background Vocals
John Shanks   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Stuart Crichton   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Patricia Scott   Background Vocals
Steve Mac   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Wayne Wilkins   Keyboards
Anna Ross   Background Vocals
Chris Laws   Drums
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Andrew Frampton   Guitar,Keyboards
Daniel Debourg   Background Vocals
Brian McFadden   Guitar,Background Vocals
Mariana Martin   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Kipner   Composer,Producer
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Daniel Chase   Programming
Marius de Vries   Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Rick Wake   Arranger,Producer
Dave Arch   String Arrangements
Mark Endert   Producer
John Shanks   Producer
Stuart Crichton   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Steve Mac   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Perry Mason   Orchestra Leader
Wayne Wilkins   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Kristian Lundin   Composer,Vocal Engineer
Adrian Hall   Engineer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Chris Laws   Engineer
Andrew Frampton   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Josh Blair   Engineer
Jeff Rothschild   Programming,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Delta Goodrem   Composer
Brian McFadden   Composer
Jason Boshoff   Programming
Chris Elliot   String Arrangements
Savan Kotecha   Composer
Harry Magee   Management

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Delta 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a Delta Goodrem fan since the start of her astonishing career. Following her dark album about her battle with cancer at the age of 18 Delta has shed a new skin and found new life in this up-lifting album! 2003 was Delta's year and to the shock of everyone in her home of Australia on July 8 Delta was in for the fight of her life. After a year of treatment and 7 ARIA Awards (Grammys for those over-seas!) later Delta returned with a new reality and a different look at the life she had! "Mistaken Identity" did not do as well on the charts as her first album "Innocent Eyes" but don't let that fool you! Many Delta fans will tell you "Mistaken Identity" is her best album to date! I have been waiting since 2003 for Delta Goodrem to make her United States debut! You'll make it Delta!
maryjoyw More than 1 year ago
I saw Delta perform on TV and didn't catch her name. When I finally put 2+2 together, I ordered this and have beem listening to it nonstop. Giving to several people for Christmas also.Though she is very different, if you love Dido, you will love this CD.
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