Janine Stange - Lifetime Guarantee

Published Monday 1st March 2004
Janine Stange - Lifetime Guarantee
Janine Stange - Lifetime Guarantee

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

An excellent set of vocal chops which sits somewhere between the vulnerability of a Margaret Becker and the theatricality of a Celine Dion and a top rate production from multi-instrumentalist Rob Liano. In fact, you seldom find independent releases where such care has been taken with the production and packaging (oh, Janine’s a stunner too). What holds the album back is that Janine doesn’t seem able to write songs that stay long with the new listener. The tender ballad “Reach For You” and a couple of the funkier tracks get close to working but truly there’s nothing here to make a record company reach for their cheque book.

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