STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9225-8943 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Steve Best
Quite a story, this. Two Romanian sisters who have been singing for some years have been given the opportunity to put together their own album in the UK. Not only this, but it emerges that lead vocalist Simina was asked by Eurovision Song Contest organisers to consider representing Romania at the 2002 and 2003 contests, but she decided against potentially compromising her Christian witness. So what of the album? Produced with the sympathetic production, musical and songwriting assistance of Phillip Goss, a number of the selections have their origins in Romania (Simina herself has written several). Stylistically, the style is firmly easy listening. Simina has a strong and pleasing voice, with excellent pronunciation .The songs have mainly been translated from Romanian to English although a couple remain in their original tongue - they are actually quite emotive and probably the high points – and I really hope that more opportunities open up for these two, either in their own country or here, because they deserve it.
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