Rachel Rachel - You Oughta Know By Now

Tuesday 1st June 1993
Rachel Rachel - You Oughta Know By Now
Rachel Rachel - You Oughta Know By Now

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: DaySpring 7014234025

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

With White Heart's Billy Smiley again producing Rachel Rachel maybe it's not too surprising that the band have so many AOR similarities to their all male counterparts. Being an all-girl (sorry about the gruesome descriptive tag) rock band has brought Rachel Rachel a great deal of US media attention but his album is far from being the pop-rock wimp out some expected - Heli Sterner's crunchy guitar sound ensures the album stops only just short of hard rock while drummer Sparky propels the faster rockers with unerring drive. It's Cheryl Jewel who sings most of the leads and writes most of the songs and pretty good they are too. Catch "You Are Always There" fit's hard to see that pain has a purpose/When you're imprisoned by the walls of this life"). I personally think it was a mistake bring in Dann Huff to solo on "In Your Arms". However hot his axe work is (and it IS hot) Heli Sterner lets go with enough torrid solos to show the band have the chops to play all their music without the help of seasoned sessioners. But all in all this is an excellent pop rock album.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 15:04 on Sep 16 2013

I had heard the rockin' title track of 5 minutes+ on ccm radio & just loved it! This all female quintet band didn't survive too long, disbanded the year following this second and last release. "Somebody to Love Me" begins the 10 track list, great harmony is heard from the start. You can hear a touch of pop group Kansas on "Dust to Diamonds" intro & through out song, great lyrics, proof of what God does.
"Only Heaven Knows" has a Susan Ashton sound to it
another song that provides great harmony, great ccm quality. "You'll Never Know" has hit written all over it,
great song for ccm 90's era. Whiteheart's Billy Smiley produced this great cd that is now a classic, released 20 years ago!

Posted by Richard Preston in Near Atlanta, GA @ 14:35 on May 23 2008


Try http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_d?url=search-alias%3Daps&f ield-keywords=rachel+rachel&x=16&y=18

Posted by Bianca Woest in South Africa @ 13:23 on Mar 17 2008

I live in South Africa and have the casette of Rachel Rachel, which is not as good as it used to be. I would like to find out where I can buy the two Cd's by Rachel Rachel. Please help!!

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