Beth Tysall - Ten Faced

Published Wednesday 5th January 2011
Beth Tysall - Ten Faced
Beth Tysall - Ten Faced

STYLE: Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 88922-15941
LABEL: Shekinah
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2010-04-01
PRICE: £4.99

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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Building on the success of her 2006 debut 'Like My Shadow', West Midlands-based singer/songwriter Beth Tysall's second album continues in the same rock-tinged mode. Released on her own Shekinah Records label, Tysall's voice is most definitely the star of the show and she rivals the likes of Joss Stone in terms of a vocal maturity that is beyond her tender 23 years. Add to the mix some steady production from Gav Richards and Dez Minto plus some strong song structures from Tysall and her writing partner Matthew Cotterill and the scene is set for a potentially great album. Tracks like the punchy "Mr Arrogant" and the opener "Make Me Happy" showcase her ability to rock out whilst the slower power ballad "I'm Still Here" - the first single taken from the album - keeps proceedings varied and fresh. Elsewhere, the quirky "Ideal Life" is a highlight and the album would have arguably benefited from a couple more in this vein to lighten its mostly introspective and sombre mood. Despite the great sound of this otherwise accomplished album, Tysall's lyrical style is a tad wordy and the fantastic message contained in songs such as the faith-referencing "Nearly There" and "Fall Over You" tends to get lost in the clutter. Nonetheless, a competent release from an artist who will go from strength to strength.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Make Me Happy [Listen]
2. Fall Over You [Listen]
3. Nearly There [Listen]
4. I'm Still Here [Listen]
5. Ideal Life [Listen]
6. What You've Done [Listen]
7. Ten Faces [Listen]
8. Mr Arrogant [Listen]
9. Solace [Listen]
10. Lead Me [Listen]
11. It Is Time [Listen]
12. How It Ends [Listen]

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