Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Includes all her Hits and More...
What an awesome debut
tahiyaki | 12/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had the chance of seeing this wonderful artist in concert when this album was first released. She has such an incredible vocal range and an incredible stamina and persona. I got acquainted with her artistry upon the release of her single "Feel what You want" (which by the way has one the best videos of the decade) and waited eagerly for this album to come out. When it did I was beyond surprised, it was a zillion times better than what I expected. It is Jazzy; it is classy. It has some of the best lyrics that I have seen in any pop album in the past 10 years. And best of all it keeps you moving all along. It has been nearly five years since i bought this record and I still look for it when I'm in the mood for well written and produced music. Buy it ---you'll LOVE it."
Simply Put--A Classic
Chris S. | atlanta, ga United States | 08/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kristine Weitz's debut LAND OF THE LIVING not only secured her a string of huge club hits, but announced her as not only the finest vocalist to ever(yes, I said EVER) come out of the dance arena, but also one of the strongest vocalist of any popular genre to emerge in the last decade. Club denizens who loved such house anthems as 'Feel What You Want' and 'One More Try' got more where that came from here, expertly working not only house stompers('Let Me In','Don't Wanna Think')and electronic ballads('Love Song','Sweet Mercy Me') but throwing in a jazz-inspired club jam('Jazzin'). Vocally, she's simply in a league all by her lonesome--I enjoy Celine and Whitney(histrionics and all)as much as the next person, but this woman digs down DEEP for every single verse that she throws out--comparisons to such soul-drenched divas as Aretha or Chaka Khan would not be hypocritical or sacreligious here. This record, and the artist herself, is simply one of the finest things of any musical genre to come out of the nineties."
"Looking For A Beat- KRISTINE W"
J. A. freakin' freestyle | Chicago, Il. | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hello everyone! I first Saw Kristine W perform at the now defunct club called Vortex in Chicago's "Boystown" here on Halsted Street in 1994. The moment she stepped out onto the stage the whole audience was in awe. Her song "Feel What You Want" had been being played in heavy rotation all summer long('94) in the clubs, so finally people were able(especially me) to put a face with the name and song. I think it was Thanksgiving weekend(Sat. nite to be precise). She came out in an all platinum white/cream pant suit w/ matching white high heel shoes and a "V" bang short platinum blonde wig. And to top if off Kristine W had three to four platinum feather boas cascading behind her that were attached to an all white headdress. Plus she was wearing tight silk gloves that were also a crisp white while emmiting that husky yet soulful instrument into a microphone head set. She was the epitome of glamour and was so striking that she resembled a porcelin doll or that of the "white queen" in a chess set. Most of the people I was standing next to were in shock and saying,"Man, this chick can sing!" I was utterly transfixed with Kristine's voice and classy presence. She had single handedly brought Glamour back to this grim, dark and often times pretentious club. Kristine W. was singing a faster, up tempo(to this day I cannot find) club vocal version of "Feel What You Want". She followed it up with I think "Let Me In" where she was playing to the audience- naming names and stating,"Man I gotta be there...so come on LET ME IN!" By this time, the audience was so riled up in delight with Kristine W, that I believe that we all crowned her the new dance diva of Halsted St. She and her two female backup dancers made a couple of costume changes and showered us with more of her dance cuts which were to eventually to of become instant dance anthems- "One More Try" and I think it was "Land of the Living" but not 100% sure. She also did a cover medley of "Hot Stuff" and "She Works Hard for the Money which DONNA SUMMER would've been very proud of. While performing this number, I noticed the people at the front edge of the stage were so excited that they were hanging onto KRISTINE W's green-sequined dress with green banana leaf type accessories which may have been made of chiffon or silk taffeta(?). It was very Fellinisque. At this moment, I was thinking to myself, "Boy, KRISTINE W is really giving us an all out, 110%, non-stop, all heart performance!"
Afterwards, she stayed and autographed photos for a massive line of newely christened KRISTINE W fans. I was so nervous to talk to her but she immediately put me at ease. I asked her what the "W" stood for and she responded,"Oh it's for Weitz." She was so polite and engaging and probably thinking,"Oh my feet are aching.",(ha,ha- just kidding KRISTINE W if you're reading this). While doing her signing, the D.J. was playing her promo c.d.(which I ended up winning afterwards in a karaoke contest), "Feel What You Want" Came on and I sang a couple of verses in front of her, as if it were an impromtu audition. She looked at me in amazement as if she was thinking,"Man, this boy can sing!" Anyways, I'm not conceited but I loved "Feel" so much that I had to bust out a line or two and especially in front of the artist who created it. From that moment on, I became a true KRISTINE W fan and have bought almost everything KRISTINE W has put out(not counting some of those very hard to find imports and that uptempo club vocal version you sang that night Kristine). Maybe someone will notice the demand and put out a c.d. of these rare versions/remixes or reissue them on vinyl(I have a record player-hint,hint). Fans and new people coming on board "LAND OF THE LIVING" is a must have- it's a staple in your KRISTINE W collection. Also try to find "A PERFECT BEAT", KRISTINE'S 1ST album. It has a track:"GIVE ME TONIGHT" that appears on the movie soundtrack of Patrick Swayze's film,"ROADHOUSE"(1989)-I just saw it on cable a few days ago.
Thanks, PEACE- JULIUS-ALLAN
p.s. I'm leaving a list of KRISTINE W'S singles
KRISTINE W: THE SINGLES
DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME? 1985
A PERFECT BEAT 1986
GIVE ME TONIGHT 1989(appears in "ROADHOUSE")
FEEL WHAT YOU WANT 1994
ONE MORE TRY 1996
LAND OF THE LIVING 1997
I DON'T WANNA THINK ABOUT THAT 1997(released as an import)
JAZZIN' 1997(club release)
LOVING YOU 2001
STAND IN LOVE 2001
CRAZY LIFE 2003
FLY AGAIN 2003
SAVE MY SOUL 2004