Francesca Battistelli - If We're Honest (Deluxe Edition)
STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150243-21888 LABEL: Word Entertainment 0080688889821 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2014-04-28 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
New York-born, Nashville-based wife and mother Francesca delivers a more personal album than previous offerings. This is illustrated with tracks "When The Crazy Kicks In" exploring the challenge of family life and "Choose To Love" with its encouragement to move out of the comfort zone. What remains are the radio friendly hooks - "Unusual" has a chorus that will stick with you long after the song is played, while the title song has immediate, approachable lyrics which will attract more listeners to the growing crowd! The Deluxe Edition brings extra tracks; the highlight here features All Sons & Daughters' "Tonight" which is simply beautiful in its heartfelt simplicity. This album can only win more people to appreciate Francesca's warm and caressing vocal tones aided by top production from some of Nashville's finest.
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If We're Honest is a soulful, openhearted album reflecting Francesca Battistelli's journey from a young woman seeking direction to becoming a mother.
Walk along with her in Write Your Story, When The Crazy Kicks In, He Knows My Name, Unusual, Choose To Love, Run To Jesus, Find Rest, Giants Fall, Hands Of God, We Are The Kingdom and the title track.
The deluxe edition features four additional titles, including Holy Spirit and Tonight, featuring All Sons & Daughters.