STYLE: R&B RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20891-11802 LABEL: Gotee GTD72773 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2006-12-08 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Hannah Seaman
An attractive compilation bringing together the Samoan brothers' best songs. The fivesome certainly deliver and generally it was an engaging listen of pop and R&B. Highlights for me were "So Good" which had a funky up beat feel and "You Are God" contrasted well with its soulful vocal solos. The backing music, album production and vocals were of an excellent standard throughout. However, sadly midway through the album the tracks began to sound samey and rather too boy-bandish. The songs failed to hold my attention and the version of the popular "Draw Me Close" proved disappointing in its interpretation and wholly unoriginal. The "J-E-SU-S" chant was attempting to be fun with its up beat rap but it failed dismally and instead sounded reminiscent to a teenage cheerleading squad. Such embarrassments brought down the overall rating.
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Samoa-born brothers Sam, Joe, Jesse, John and James - collectively known as The Katinas - have had numerous #1 radio hits, played in front of millions of fans and spread the gospel in dozens of countries.
Now, for the first time, get all of the hits in one collection. Relive what made you become a fan and join the movement that was 'The Katina Family'.