Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Kiki (Band) Dee|
I've Got the Music in Me
Genres: Pop, Rock
2008 digitally remastered edition of the British songbird's album, originally released in 1974. Kiki's career within the music industry has been a unique and incredible ride, spanning four decades. She has covered all bas... more »
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2008 digitally remastered edition of the British songbird's album, originally released in 1974. Kiki's career within the music industry has been a unique and incredible ride, spanning four decades. She has covered all bases - from classic interpretations of Soul hits, to a repertoire of live and recorded material which includes eight UK Top 40 hits as well as masterful performances in major West End musicals. Despite widespread critical acclaim for her work in the '60s, commercial success remained elusive until 1973 when Kiki signed to Elton John's Rocket Records label. The anticipated commercial success materialized. 13 tracks including 'Someone To Me', 'Step By Step' and the hit title track. EMI.
Brings Back Memories
Clayton B. Tsuhako | Chicago, IL USA | 12/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Admittedly, while not a great album there are several tracks that I enjoyed listening to while I was growing up. Notably, the title track, Someone To Me and Heart and Soul. I have been waiting for quite for this to be released on CD and listening to it all these years later brings back some great memories."
One of the Best Female Rock Albums of the 70's
gassy goon | 02/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A classic finally released on CD, I'VE GOT THE MUSIC ON ME, merits being one of the best albums by a female rock artist in the 70's. Kiki Dee finally came into her own as a recording artist, songwriter & singer after over a 10 year career. Everything gelled together on this album. Having recorded for years, and coming off of recent tours, Kiki & her band were primed with new original material. The songs range from the stompin', rockin' massive worldwide hit I'VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME, which broke her in the US & everywhere else, to exquisitely sung, written and played ballads & mid-tempo songs. Every song is a great one, from the melodic SOMEONE TO ME and DO IT RIGHT to the atmospheric moods of WATER and OUT OF MY HEAD. Kiki's immensely talented blue-eyed soul vocals truly shine on the magnifcent HEART AND SOUL. LITTLE FROZEN ONE is a gentle , beautiful song about being the lonely one that is another standout. STEP BY STEP was the 2nd single from this album, another rocker, as is the album closer YOU NEED HELP, which Kiki gets to wail on, especially at the end. Every song on this album is killer, and it was a big album for Kiki, reaching #24 in the US. The original 9 track album is enhanced even further with rare A&B side singles from 1974 like the amazing HARD LUCK STORY [ written by Elton John-Bernie Taupin ], EVERY ONE SHOULD HAVE THEIR WAY , SIMPLE MELODY and HOW GLAD I AM, Kiki's 2nd version of the Nancy Wilson hit that she also cut back in 1964. They did not include the B-side PETER though, which was never on an album.
This album IS classic, and stands on it's own merits as one of the best albums by a female artist in the 70's. Too bad that The Kiki Dee Band didn't stay together longer, as Kiki made superlative music in this setting. All the band members played & contributed excellent, original songs. Kiki's high career mark for good reason. A stunning piece of work."
DAVID CARPENTER | 09/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS THE ALBUM THAT MADE KIKI DEE FAMOUS IN THE US,THE BAND PLAYS IT'S BUTT OFF AND KIKI ROCKS.THIS ALBUM STILL SOUNDS FRESH AS IT DID IN THE 70'S!"