Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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Music to move you in more ways than one
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I wake up in the morning, this CD gets me out of bed... has me running, skipping, jumping like a little kid. Not only is the music hot, but the lyrical content of this stunning debut album from Kim English is phenomenal. She manages to be positive and inspirational without coming across like a self help manual. If you're a house-head like me, then this album is an absolute must buy! She works with a number of top producers from clubland to create a sound that is soulful, sassy, and funky, including Mood II Swing, Mousse T., and Maurice Joshua (who produced most of the album) along with others. If you're familiar with thier work, then you know this album has got to be good. Her cover of Anita Baker's "Been So Long" is terrific. She sounds just like Anita! I like this album because it speaks to my soul. Whenever life's little drama's begin to plague me, I recall the lyrics of "Unspeakable Joy", "Higher Things" and "Learn 2 Luv" and I realize that it's all really petty in the big scheme of things. Hey... that's saying a lot for a house album!"
Good Concept Needs Better Producers
David Sizemore | 09/28/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big fan of house music and I agree this is a great LP...but under the circumstances..none of the original mixes ever make it to the Dance floors of the US......The majority of the music you hear in a club is a remix that may or may not ever be released to the market as a shelf item..you normally have to search and search..if you are as big a fan of house music as me then you will know what I am saying when I state "Razor and Guido did an excellent job with Unspeakable Joy and should do more work with Kim English"...her music would do so much better with a hard house edge....the garage house sound is gone..and unfourtunately doesnt look like it is going to make a big return anytime soon..bottom line..Good LP but If I were a customer I would hold out for the singles..."
Great starter disc for vocal house neophytes
David Sizemore | Hayward, ca | 02/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"everyone knows "unspeakable joy", but there are other great cuts as well. the Anita Baker Cover, "Been So Long", is a nice downtempo tarck, but "Learn To Love Yourself" is THE song to listen to whan you get this disc. A great disc for those who want to dip their toes in the "vocal, I ain't leaving the club till Sunday morning" house crowd"