STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4241-5024 LABEL: Reunion RRACD 0070 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Jonathan Priday
This is one of those albums where the choice of producer has determined the entire character of the piece. Ric Wake, best known for his work with Mariah Carey and Taylor Dayne, has ensured that it's the vocals that are the centre of attention. The result is an imbalance in the tracks which leans too heavily on soulful ballads like 'Love Was Never Meant To Die" and "You're Still Here". The quality of her voice is not in question - it has a richness that makes a pleasant change from the "little girl" vocals we get plagued with. But the album only gets into top gear on "The Hard Days" - the sort of track Margaret Becker might have done pre-Charlie Peacock; "Everything Changes" and "Cant Get You Out Of My Heart" - tracks that have an altogether more upbeat feel.
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