STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12102- LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Sarah has been working with producer/guitarist/general and all round genius Paul May who has fitted music to a pile of lyrics Sarah has penned. The two have then recorded the album but the results haven't lived up to my expectations from the talents involved. Sarah certainly has a lovely voice and there are no doubts that Paul is one talented guy but somehow there's a big space missing in the centre of this album. The self-written songs are okay, the arrangements are fine but it's all a little too samey and floaty. Sarah's voice though perfect lacks passion which leaves the songs a little limp. There are a couple of highlights, "So Much To Learn" is a catchy number with some great guitar from Mr May. "Hands Of Love" is a piano ballad penned by After The Fall's Ian Stott who pops up to do a fine duet. Overall, this is all competent and promises much rather than completely delivering the goods this time round.
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