Caroline Bonnett - The Secret Of Flight

Thursday 1st December 1994
Caroline Bonnett - The Secret Of Flight

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: What WHAD1301
RRP: £0.18

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Caroline is in my book one of the finest singers in Christendom and having heard reports months back from a record exec (not one from her current record company incidentally) that this is a "brilliant" album, I approached it with the kind of awe a small boy approaches a toy shop. I was not disappointed. This IS a brilliant set, full of deep, rich delights. Take the utterly beautiful title track with one of the most memorable choruses I've heard for years. "The secret of flight/You took me from the river bed/To the mountain top/Faster than the speed of light/The secret of flight." Or what about "You Bring Me Joy" with a delicious ricocheting drums and bass groove and a delightful worship lyric purred in breathy sweetness to produce a little masterpiece that could fit into any sanctified dance deejay's box. Another beauty is the poignant "Scars" with an accompaniment largely consisting of a sampled harp! Throughout producer and programmer John Sweet has brought out the best of an exquisite set of songs, never cluttering, allowing the focus to remain constantly on that husky, haunting, sweet yet strong voice. A magnificent album.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Bursting [Listen]
2. Something Must Be Done [Listen]
3. U Bring Me Joy [Listen]
4. Scars [Listen]
5. Holy Way [Listen]
6. The Secret Of Flight [Listen]
7. Follow Your Star [Listen]
8. Love's Assassin [Listen]
9. Soul Sweet [Listen]
10. Praying For The Winds To Change [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Manny Elias in Cheshire UK @ 17:14 on Nov 21 2013

Hi Caroline,
Just came across the Drum program disk of this album of yours. Checked out the net and there you are!
I hope all is well. I would love to buy a copy of this albums if it's still available, please let me know where I can get it.
I hope all is good with you and The Secret of Flight still sounds brilliant!
All the best
Manny Elias

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