Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Think With Your Heart
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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From her heart to ours
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 08/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hello. My name is darkgenius, and I'm a longtime Debbie Gibson fan. It's a crying shame that I feel a tad embarrassed admitting my admiration of such a talented songwriter/singer, but Debbie Gibson has somehow ended up in the musical trash bin of neglected, forgotten artists. Too many people think of her as that precocious teenager of the mid-80s, but Gibson has matured into an incredible musician. For Better or Worse opens quietly and maintains a subdued sound that is gracefully brought up to an emotional climax, setting the stage admirably for this amazing collection of ballads and love songs. Didn't Have the Heart may be Debbie Gibson's most powerful, beautiful ballad, and she has produced plenty of very good ones over the years; this one deals with finding a new love and struggling to let go of someone else without breaking his heart. Can't Do It Alone is a very touching song about trying to the maintain a relationship when only one person is consciously striving to work things out. The title track is another nice love song, but nothing about it really jumps out at me. Dancin' in My Mind is a poignant reflection on the memories of that certain magical night in one's past. In You Don't Have To See, the message is that real love is stronger than parental disapproval of it. With Two Young Kids, Debbie paints a musical vision of perfect love that loses none of its magic after fifty years. The closing track Let's Run Away is just as fragile and graceful as the opening song. Debbie Gibson is such a talented songwriter that I sort of hate to see her cover someone else's song; her version of Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, though, is poignant and very respectful of the original. Debbie decides to rock a little bit with Dontcha Want Me Now? I like the song, and I also like seeing Debbie assert herself a little every so often, but somehow I keep detecting a slight country music feel to the song that keeps me from raving about it. Too Fancy is a jazzy, uptempo song wherein Debbie basically says that money won't buy her love. It's unexplainably short, though, lasting well under two and a half minutes. Essentially, this is just a lovely, wonderful CD. The two faster songs, Dontcha Want Me Now? and Too Fancy, leave a little to be desired, though. Debbie does dance songs well, but these two tracks fall somewhere in her musically murky area between dance and ballad. The ballad is definitely Debbie Gibson's specialty, and she gives us many touching songs on Think With Your Heart. In case you haven't seen Debbie Gibson lately, I can assure you she has definitely grown into a mature, polished singer/songwriter; this album is incontrovertible proof of that fact."
A Diamond In The Ruff!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Out of all of Debbie's albums,this one has got to be my favorite. It's true what the other reviewers have written - it's an album consisting almost entirely of sappy, cliche romance-ballads, but whether you love or hate that sort of a thing you cannot argue that this album is one of the finest collections of such a genre. I remember being pleasantly surprised to find that Debbie even had a new album out when I first found this CD back in June of 1995, for I had not seen nor heard any marketing or promotion for it which lead me to expect it to be a real disappointment in the material but once I heard it, I was so grateful to have discovered it. This album is truly memorable for me, as I was just going through my first broken heart when it came out. "Didn't Have the Heart" froze me in my tracks the first time I heard it and despite what most other reviewers here have said, "Dontcha Want Me Now" is in my opinion one of the best songs on the whole album. The fact that it's an upbeat song refreshingly using real, live instruments as opposed to her traditional synthesized numbers is just why it's such a great track!Compared to Debbie's other collections as well as most other artist's albums, this album is just "simple" which is why it is such a treat. Honest and straight-forward, it's just Debbie singing mostly happy views on love without any hyped-up, synthetic or overproduced effort. This album is a great reminder that it's okay to enjoy a "pretty song" every once in awhile instead of the agressive, angst-ridden rock tunes with such bizarre, out-there lyrics that have now become the mainstream in being recognized as what is considered the "good music" of today.Just a great, simple collection of love songs - nothing less, nothing more but a true gem nonetheless!"
One of her best @}->----
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is definately one of Debbie/Deborah's best albums. I dug it out again recently and fell in love with it all over again. It's full of great ballads and a few fast tracks and the music is great. Her voice really shines through here and to me, that's part of why this is one of her best cds.
My favourite songs are Dancin' In My Mind, For Better Or Worse and the dancy Dontcha Want Me Now. She even does a terrific remake of Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (the only song she didn't write for this). She's so talented and this songwriting from her is on point and the part in her career where she really goes from complete pop to more adult contemporary.
If you like adult contemporary music and nice ballads, this is a good cd to get. I can't believe it's been over 10 years since this has been released and yet I still love it."