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Miki's "Confessions" a sin to miss
John Jones | Chicago IL | 09/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With her sweet, soulful clarity and stunning good looks, it's always been a bit puzzling that Miki Howard wasn't a bigger star. Granted, she had a faithful fan following and a string of soul singles from the mid-80's to early 90's, but crossover success eluded her. But the blame is apparently to be laid on label politics and lazy publicists, as her sophomore recording, 1987's "Love Confessions," proves Howard to be one of the more talented and sophisticated singers R&B has ever seen.The record demonstrates this on contact with the bluesy torcher of an opening track "Baby, Be Mine," a gospel-tinged treasure that shows off her voice as well as anything she's ever recorded; her ad libs in the final section are especially spine-tingling. A sleek, pop-flavored remake of the Billie Holiday staple "You've Changed" is another winner, and a duet with Gerald Levert, "That's What Love Is," ranks as one of the slickest-produced and joyously performed ballads of 80's R&B. The dancey "In Too Deep" and "Bitter Love" sound more than a little dated at this point, but the upbeat title track makes up for them with a classic dance/pop sensibility that still grooves hard today...and again Miki's soul cries and flourishes prove she's a sure-footed vocalist to be reckoned with. A slowed-down reading of Earth Wind & Fire's "Reasons" is icing on the cake, sure to win over fans of both classic and modern soul.For those of us who cherish "Quiet Storm" artists like Roberta Flack and Anita Baker, this record still ranks as a strong outing years after its release. Lush and touching, Miki Howard's "Love Confessions" is full of soulful truths."
This cd is one of a kind, a must have item.
David D. Pippen | Atlanta, GA United States | 07/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was a soldier in germany Miki Howard help me through my tour i played the tape until it would not play any more. :) Thanks Miki keep up the good work.David Pippen"
ravonne | WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA | 04/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mikki has one of the powerful voices. This piece could not only touch lives but mend broken hearts. All of her albums are nice, but this one can be played over and over agian. It's funky and soulful!"