Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
The dance/urban diva's third album, originally released in 1993 and never issued in the U.S.. 13 tracks including the steamy ballads, 'Never Set Me Free' and 'Be Mine' rank with her best work like her 1989 hit 'All Around ... more »
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The dance/urban diva's third album, originally released in 1993 and never issued in the U.S.. 13 tracks including the steamy ballads, 'Never Set Me Free' and 'Be Mine' rank with her best work like her 1989 hit 'All Around the World'. Otherhighlights include, 'Too Much Love Makin' and 'Marvellous & Mine'. Standard jewel case.
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Wish It Could Always Be This Way!
David A. Preiser | Tacoma, WA United States | 01/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WHY? This Cd Was Not Released In The USA Is Unbelieveable! Lisa Had Just Came Off Two GREAT Cds (AFFECTION & REAL LOVE) And Was In Her Glory! This Cd Is Filled With Great Songs..."Marvellous & Mine", "Little Bit Of Heaven", "In All The Right Places" & "Too Much Love Makin'" Are All Amazing & Classic Lisa! Buy It Now That You Can!"
This is a big loss for America
David A. Preiser | 12/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"for some strange reason, Lisa Stansfield is not well known in the US. This British singer from Manchester is probably one of the best soul singers in the world. Her repertoire varies from soul to pop, capitalizing on her tremendous voice and great melodic tunes. I would recommend this album to anyone. I have never been a big soul fan but I fell completely for this one. This is a great album with great songs. Another one of her pearls that I enjoy very much is her self titled album. Buy both and you can also throw in Real Love if you liked the first two."
Great album, superb voice
A. Griffiths | London | 05/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I once read a magazine article with Lisa Stansfield in which she "apologised" to her fans for this album, saying she got too self indulgent with the songs and "lost the plot"...all I can say is that if this shows Lisa at her most personal, then please, please, can we have more of the same?
This is the only album by Lisa Stansfield that I REALLY like, the others all struck me as rather safe and formulaic. But here, the songs are full of great melodies, instrumentation, soul, and of course, Lisa's wonderful voice. As soon as the lush title track is over, the 2nd song "Never Set Me Free" surprises you immediately with its languid tempo and 70's lounge influenced horn instrumentation. It's a seductive and sexy number that keeps you swaying along all the way through it. And it's not the only one. For a similar vein try "Sweet Memories": just as easy on the ear, and a bit more bittersweet lyrically. Even better is "She's Always There", a really poignant and touching ballad about a loyal but mistreated woman. Again, a great shuffling rhythm and as always, outstanding vocals from Lisa. For uptempo numbers, the album is well served by "Too Much Lovemaking" and "Marvellous and Mine", the latter being a personal favourite, with a really tight and funky beat to it. Actually, the production of all the songs is very economical all round, which sounds like a criticism, but I am being positive here, as I think it makes for a surpisingly effective minimalist and lean feel, with not an ounce of fat on any of the tracks. Cutting away unnecessary elaboration leaves the songs crisp and immediately catchy, and it's a trend I would love to see other artists try and emulate. My least favourite track on the album is one that seems a common favourite, going by other reviewers opinions of this album - I don't like the re-working of the John Barry song "In All The Right Places" (from Indecent Proposal), that appears on this CD, which does not hold a candle to the classier and slightly darker version that appears on the original soundtrack CD (also with Lisa as vocalist). Still, you could also buy that soundtrack, as it's a great album as well! But Lisa Stansfield fans - don't pass up this album. I've only mentioned a few tracks by name, but nearly every song is a winner. Lisa should let her intuition guide her more often, in my opinion, if this is the result.