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Billy Lawrence
Genres: Pop, R&B
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Japanese pressing includes one bonus track. Warner. 2009.


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All Artists: Billy Lawrence
Title: Paradise
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: Pop, R&B
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075596194525


Album Description
Japanese pressing includes one bonus track. Warner. 2009.

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Unfortunately overlooked!
Big Tone Capone | Monroe, La. | 09/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was a sleeper album of '96. My favorite cut was "Paradise". I remember hearing it for the first time in college at Grambling State ( GS, GS, GS, GS, U...U...U! I thought u knew!) Although it had only a few stand out singles it was still a quality album. Definitely worth a purchase!"
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Music Mind | USA | 01/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Billy Lawrence is a singer that I think alot of people really missed out on. The voice is unique and when you hear it, you can say "THAT is billy".

I gave the album 3 stars instead of 4 only because of a couple tracks that people would like to call fillers. But songs like "chances are", "come on", and "foot steps" NEED to be heard. Great songs, good album, I suggest this one for something different to add to your collection."
Geminigirl | Philadelphia, PA United States | 10/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I heard Billy's song, 'Come On' on the "Set It Off" soundtrack and was intrigued by her vocals. I wish I could find more fan sites to learn more about her as an artist but I slept on her when this album was released. I can't really remember what was going on in the music world in 1997 but I can't imagine why Billy did not get more attention on the strength of THIS disc. I did go back and purchase her debut and found it weak so this disc definitely shows growth and improvement; however there are more filler tracks than solid hits so maybe that's why she hasn't been picked up by another label to date.

Her vocals are breathy & airy and match perfectly with her music - it's also impressive that she wrote or co-wrote a majority of the songs but conversely - working with others may help her produce stronger tracks or "radio friendly hits" that others are so obsessed with. As a music fan, I'd recommend giving this disc a try, it's enjoyable r&b and Billy's vocals are certainly stronger and more enjoyable to listen to than the current r&b chicks who're being shoved down our throats today.

The stand-out tracks to me are: Come On, Paradise, Whirlpool of Love (she really reminds me of Pebbles on this track), So Into You, Tell Me Why (really showcases her vocals), Chances Are, Footsteps. Although I like Up & Down, the song really is filler material and I admit that the use of the sample is what I enjoy most about the song."