Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Husky-voiced Billie Myers was discovered in a London club by a producer who saw her dancing and suggested that if she could sing as well as she moved her hips, she should give him a call. The seemingly tacky pickup line wa... more »
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Husky-voiced Billie Myers was discovered in a London club by a producer who saw her dancing and suggested that if she could sing as well as she moved her hips, she should give him a call. The seemingly tacky pickup line was actually a legitimate business proposition, and three years later Myers has a major-label debut to show for it. Produced by Desmond Child (not the initial dance-club Casanova, in case you were wondering), Growing Pains is a standard-issue MOR rock record, clinging to every plodding '80s aesthetic in the book. Smoldering guitar chords, synthetically programmed drum rhythms, and big splashy choruses earmark the disc, while Myers does her best to sound like a predictable cross between Alanis Morissette and Joan Armatrading. On "A Few Words Too Many," she conjures the indistinct balladry of John Waite, while on "Tell Me" she gets "exotic," thanks to the accompaniment of a flute and sitar. Sgt. Pepper, this ain't. The funk-lite of "The Shark and the Mermaid" is slightly less annoying, but it's too little, too late in an album that willingly redefines the standards of blandness. --Aidin Vaziri
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Melissa V. (missy1978) from GLENDALE, AZ
Reviewed on 4/18/2008...
There are some hits on here. This does not have the High Definition Surround like in the picture but the picture is this one.
Amy T. (simplyamy) from DAKOTA DUNES, SD
Reviewed on 8/16/2007...
Love "Kiss the Rain"
KISS THE RAIN.
Javier Lopez | Peru | 04/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sure that everybody remembers the Top 10 hit single "Kiss the rain". This song was released in 1997 and became a big hit. "Growing pains" is Billie's first album and it doesn't have only one hit. There's also another hit called "A few words too many".
Billie's voice is unique, is very strong (I have to admit that the first time that I heard "Kiss the rain" I thought it was from a male singer). I would compere her with Anastacia or Tina Turner but with her own style.Billie was born in England and after this production released her second and latest album "Vertigo" back in 2000 but the album went nowhere. I think that it was a good album but not as good as "Growing pains". I'm sure that if you hear one of her songs you'll buy this album and maybe you'll by her second too."
You send my flying
KEEPitREAL | LA | 04/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Billie Myers released this gem to the world and opened up a world of poetry and music at once. The sleeve of the album actually has poems that inspired the songs which I thought was brilliant. There is so much more to this album than KISS THE RAIN. I especially love YOU SEND ME FLYING which is poetic, heartfelt, expressive and makes you want to "find the one" your searching for. I also love A FEW WORDS TOO MANY which is both happy and sad at the same time...this is a rainy day album when you want to remember what it's like to be in love. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I've had it for 3 yrs. and I still pop it in all the time."