Dana Glover - Testimony

Published Saturday 1st May 2004
Dana Glover - Testimony
Dana Glover - Testimony

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Dreamworks 4504522
RRP: £16.99

Reviewed by Steve Best


Dana came to a lot of Brits' attention last year opening for Daniel Bedingfield. Her album is a real treat! A singer/songwriter with a superb smoky voice and a set of gospel and blues-tinged pop to die for. Glover is a former model who has also played sax on five Peter Cetera albums before going it alone with Robbie Robertson’s Dreamworks label, for whom this is her debut – and what a debut. “Rain” is gloriously smoky, “Almost Had it All” is perfect radio-friendly pop, ably showcasing Glover’s rough and ready contralto, as is the tour de force that is “A Reason”. With musicians of the calibre of Abe Laboriel (Senior AND Junior), Vinnie Colaiuta, Michael Landau and Paulinho Da Costa on board in the project, Dana can’t really fail. Top class songwriting and effortlessly superb performances make this an album straight out of the top drawer and the ultimate antidote to the proliferation of anodyne plastic packaged stuff that continues to infect modern day pop music. Do yourself a favour and seek this one out, ‘cause this is what music is all about.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Rain [Listen]
2. Thinking Over [Listen]
3. Almost Had It All [Listen]
4. Cherish [Listen]
5. A Reason [Listen]
6. Maybe [Listen]
7. Make It Real [Listen]
8. River Of Love [Listen]
9. Falling Into Love [Listen]
10. The Way (radio Song) [Listen]
11. Testimony [Listen]
12. Sing To Me [Listen]
13. It Is You (I Have Loved) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Steve Best in Stoke on Trent @ 16:49 on Apr 8 2014

Pleased to say that ten years on I totally stand by that review, and the album is STILL one of my absolute favourites. As glorious now as it was back then.

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