Freedom - New Street

Friday 1st December 1995
Freedom - New Street
Freedom - New Street

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18312-17422
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Paul Alkazraji

One could surely be forgiven for expecting someone with a voice like Scott Fellows to hail from Las Vegas. Nothing is lost, however, to discover he resides in Stockport. With a vocal style on 'New Street' reminiscent of classic 60's cabaret singers like Tony Christie, it comes as little surprise to learn he is ex-EMI songwriter talent. Along with partner Ursula Pabisch, who sounds like Sade's mature sister, they have recorded a range of material, from white soul duets to mellow jazz cabaret numbers that evoke a smoky nightclub opulence. So when Pabisch sings, "Lord I feel your face moving through this place..." we know that urban mission is being taken into rare territory. 12 original tracks written by Fellows, with flawlessly professional arrangements and production, it will perhaps find its warmest reception amongst the generation for which a three-course meal, smart attire, and a taxi to The Roxy is still a Saturday night to be savoured. Why such a class act are not signed to a label one can only wonder.

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