Cath Froud - You've Got A friend

Published Wednesday 25th April 2007
Cath Froud - You've Got A friend
Cath Froud - You've Got A friend

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23542-12556
LABEL: Zephaniah Music ZEPH387

Reviewed by Kelly Hargie

On my first listen there is no doubt in mind that Catherine Froud has a promising and strong vocal ability, heard on the likes of "In The Ghetto". What we have here is a family work. Catherine's dad, the well known Yorkshire-based musicianary John Froud, writes the majority of the songs though, of course, the title song is the Carole King classic. There are a few tracks where father and daughter ensemble sing together, on "Reason To Believe" and "I Hear You Calling", and it's only my opinion, but they just don't work. To be fair, I find this album all a bit strange. There is definitely a passion behind the voice, no better demonstrated on a very brave attempt of the stunning Leonard Cohen masterpiece "Hallelujah". Catherine, I believe, has much more in her just waiting to be unleashed. We look forward to her creative development.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Noel in Huddersfied, United Kingdom @ 16:34 on Jul 12 2007

I have just played the CD and enjoyed it. 'Hero' is a great song and Catherine has a very good voice. I would like to hear Catherine with a more fuller backing which would let her voice show what a gift she has. Overall a very good CD I am please it is in my collection.

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