Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Songs From the Musicals of Bernard J Taylor
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
WHAT THE PROFESSIONAL CRITICS SAY:
Romayne Littler | Surrey, England | 06/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is what the critics said about Claire Moore after therelease of her first solo album. "Child of The earth", withsongs by Bernard J Taylor: "He (Bernard Taylor) has given the album lavish production values and strong arrangements that make Moore seem as if she could be pop music's next diva. She's terrific, with a distinctive, expressive voice that brings out the best in Taylor's songs." - Show Music, Volume 1, Number 4. "A voice that is quite astounding, effortlessly soaring from a soft purr to an electrifying higher plane. That power and intensity pins you back in your seat and leaves you breathless with admiration. . . . The songs are of a universally high standard" - Mike Gibb, Masquerade, Issue 13. "Claire reveals the range and panache of Streisand and the warmth of a blues diva. Simply sensational!"- Jewish Gazette, February 4, 1994. "A voice so true it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end." - Lancashire Evening Telegraph, January 25, 1994. "Claire Moore sings... some great songs by composer Bernard J. Taylor . . ." - Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail. "What a belter!" - Manchester Evening News. "Her vocal talent is undeniable." - Daily Express, January 8, 1994. "Great voice, great songs, great production. It sent shivers down my spine." - Al Cleveland (veteran Motown record producer and songwriter)"
The Queen of Musical Theatre
Graham williams | California | 06/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For my money there's no-one to hold a candle to the divine Miss Moore. She has a voice that can do anything. She can caress you with velvety tones or pin your ears back with a belting vibrato. This wonderful collection of songs by Bernard J. Taylor gives her the chance to show her extraordinary range - from the darkness of Nosferatu to the belting ballad from Success and the unusual rythms of Much Ado. I would have given the album five stars if there had been a real orchestra providing the backing rather than synthesisers, but this CD is nevertheless a must buy for people who like great singers and great songs."
A GREAT ARTIST AND GREAT SONGS
Roger Simmons | Michigan, USA | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot see how anyone can find Bernard J. Taylor's songs drab or poor, as a couple of the other reviewers have suggested. I think he is the most inventive and melodic composer and lyricist writing today. I think there must be some kind of hidden agenda behind the comments of one of the reviewers, who takes the trouble to condemn all three of his recordings being offered by Amazon.com. If she hates his music so much, why does she keep buying recordings of his music and why is she going to such lengths to throw mud? Those are not the actions of someone who is truly indifferent to a composer. I have heard other people criticising his Mr Taylor's lyrics, but I think a lot of his critics fail to see that he is one of the most narrative lyricists around. There is also a truly poetic quality to a lot of his lyrics, most notably in Nosferatu, while in Success he displays a gift for light-hearted lyrics. I think this recording shows the huge range of Mr Taylor's talents. There are a variety of styles reflecting the subject matter of the different musicals the songs are taken from. There is a wonderfully arhythmic structure to the songs from "Much Ado", giving the songs an appropriate period feel. The darkness of the songs from Nosferatu is haunting. The songs from Pride and Prejudice are again very much in keeping with the period and subject matter of Jane Austen's novel. And they are all magnificently performed by the wonderful Claire Moore, who for my money puts most other stage divas in the shade."