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Set in the fictious Scottish village of Glendarroch. This initially twice-weekly, then weekly drama told the stories of the people who lived and worked in the village and its' surrounding areas. Originally titled "Take The High Road" the show's name was shortened to "High Road" in 1995.
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High Road - The High Road (album) - Netflix
The High Road is the second studio album by American singer JoJo. It was released on October 17, 2006, by Da Family Entertainment, Blackground Records, and Universal Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during late 2005 to mid-2006 in California, New York City, Miami, and Atlanta. Lyrical themes involve relationships, young love, break-ups, forgiveness, self-acceptance, and faith. It features an eclectic array of styles, such as pop, alternative rock, and hip hop soul. The High Road debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 with 108,000 copies sold in its first week. It also peaked at number 12 on the Canadian Albums Chart and at number 24 on the UK Albums Chart. The album received gold certifications in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and has sold three million copies worldwide. Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, “Too Little Too Late”, peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming JoJo's highest-peaking single on the chart, while reaching the top 10 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK. The second single, “How to Touch a Girl”, was released on November 14, 2006 in the US. “Anything” was released as the album's third and final single on May 7, 2007, reaching number 18 in Ireland and number 21 in the UK.
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The High Road contains a mixture of styles, ranging from R&B to pop. During an interview, JoJo stated, “I definitely felt more confident recording this album because I know how to go into the studio and how to work with producers. When you go into the studio you have to have a relationship with the producer while recording. Also, this time I knew how to warm up my vocals and what to expect.” When asked about how the type of music she wanted on the album, she stated, “Well my executive Producer is Vincent Herbert and I've known him since I was twelve, actually since I was eleven, and he is very good at picking songs he thinks I'd like. He does like to throw curveballs sometimes and try different things. But most of the time we have the same taste.” The first song on the album is “This Time”. The uptempo hip hop track has been called a personal favorite of JoJo's, with her performing it multiple times live. Lyrically, the song speaks of not letting someone she likes “get away” like she did with the last one. “The Way You Do Me” is the second song on the album, and was released as a promotional single for the album on September 20, 2006. Like the previous track, the song is very influenced by hip hop and R&B tracks. “Too Little Too Late” is the third song on the album, as well as the lead single. The song has become one of JoJo's biggest hits to date, reaching the Top 10 in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, among others. Lyrically, the song speaks of how JoJo cannot forgive her ex for what he has done to her. “The High Road”, the album's title track, is the fourth song on the album. It is the first to contain spiritual references and is about seeking alternatives to revenge with lyrics like “Still I have faith/Somehow I believe/That if I keep love in my heart/It will find it's way to me”. The triple meter, mid-tempo song was influenced by old school jazz, soul music and gospel music. “Anything” is the fifth song on the album, as well as the third and final single. The uptempo track is heavily influenced by urban hip hop and R&B tracks, and lyrically speaks of JoJo falling in love with someone. “Like That”, the sixth song on the album, is an R&B influenced mid-tempo track. The song features a piano throughout the song as well, and has been compared to releases by Ciara, among others. The seventh track on the album, “Good Ol”, is a mid-tempo hip hop track that sees JoJo singing about being free and having fun. “Coming for You” is a light rock song in the same vein as “Leave (Get Out)”. It is her third song, including "Good Ol' and the aforementioned “Leave”, to be produced by Soulshock & Karlin. The song has been called a female anthem, as JoJo is heard singing about not letting go of someone, and she is going to get them, and win their heart. The ninth song on the album is “Let It Rain”. The mid-tempo R&B song was initially meant to be released as the third single from the album, however, its release was eventually canceled. It was released as a promotional single on September 20, along with two other songs from the album. “Exceptional” is the tenth song on the album, and is more slow paced than the rest of the album. The song is designed to show off JoJo's vocals on the track. “How to Touch a Girl” is the 11th song on the album, as well as the album's second single. JoJo has called the song her favorite on the album. Lyrically, the song speaks of how to treat a woman, and how to touch her heart, according to JoJo. The final song, “Note to God” is the most religious on the album. The song was covered and released in 2010 by pop singer Charice, as her debut US single. The song had minor success on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 44.
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