Abby Scott - Have Your Cake. . .

Published Monday 25th October 2010
Abby Scott - Have Your Cake. . .
Abby Scott - Have Your Cake. . .

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 102274-17298
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Here's a debut project which is an eclectic blend of different pop styles with a strong underlying jazz vibe. Original songs rub shoulders with a smattering of covers and the overall results are very pleasing. There is plenty here that grabs my attention and makes me smile, whether it's the big early '80s slap bass groove of "Rosy" or the pure chart pop sound and attitude of "Don't Call Me Baby" and "Reconsider". Obviously Abby Scott is not to be messed with! From the quirky title track to the dance pop of "Fool" and slower songs like "Get Out Of My Head" or the butter-wouldn't-melt cuteness of "Fly Me Away", Scott seems perfectly at home vocally no matter where she finds herself. Aside from the Madison Avenue tune, the cover versions are an excellent re-imagining of Sam Sparro's "Black & Gold" and a pretty ordinary version of Bacharah & David's "A House Is Not A Home" which is nice enough. The album closes with a lovely song, "Made In Heaven" penned by Scott's husband Chris Eaton, who also co-produced the album. It's a gorgeous song and the perfect way to finish the album. Praise must be given to the CD's artwork which is eye catching, colourful and features some shots of the lovely Abby enjoying her cake! The variety of styles on here shows Scott's versatility but also indicates that she's still making her mind up which musical direction she'd like to travel in. For the moment she's grabbing at it all and definitely having her cake and eating it.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Philip Petty in sandown isle of wight @ 20:56 on Nov 8 2010

I came across Abby on Facebook! I have bought this CD! Its the best one I have bought in ages! Very cheerful & good vocals! I love it!

Posted by Joanne Fannon in Preston, Lancs @ 17:01 on Nov 8 2010

So impressed, new you had a good voice but its sounds so beautiful and pure. Like the way you've mixed it up with something for everyone. Good luck with it all but Im sure you dont need it. xxx

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