Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Kent Browning | SPRINGFIELD, OHIO United States | 09/17/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Nicki Richards is a talented vocalist who suffered from lackluster material. The first single off her "NAKED (TO THE WORLD)" release was the title song. It was funky and dance oriented and should have been a bigger hit. Her versions of "SUMMER BREEZE" and "VOYAGE TO ATLANTIS" are also done very well. Miss Richards also wrote and co-produced most of the album. The thoughtful "NEW DAYS OF RAGE" shows she had substance and could write a great song. The standout is the last track, a ballad titled "PARIS"(with RACHELLE FERRELL on background vocals). The rest of this release is routine r&b dance filler. A talented artist from this time deserved much more. She was one of the few r&b women of this time who was writing and producing her own music(JOYCE IRBY, TEENA MARIE, ANNE G. to name a few!). With a little more guidance she could have been bigger. The top songs are worth a listen though."
Star Search Queen
Kent Browning | 12/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nicki was first brought to my attention when I was a 11 year old little girl addicted to Star Search. I have every videotaped performance from her, including her final and grand prize winning version of "You Bring Me Joy". It brought tears to my eyes!! This girl is so talented and has an amazing voice. She now does background vocals for Mariah and travels with her. I also saw her star in a movie in the late 90's...I can't remember the name of it right now. But, this debut and only album from Nicki is a wonderful collection of dance, jazz, and soul. I just listened to it this morning and still get chills from the song, "His World". She sang a slow version of this song on Star Search and just blew the house down!!Get this cd...it's well worth the buy."
Amazing voice, shoulda coulda woulda
G. Mitchell | Los Angeles, CA United States | 02/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nicki Richards has an amazing voice - strong, rich, powerful - what she didn't have was a major label marketing push behind her stellar debut - the standout cut has to be her stunning, lung-busting remake of Seals & Croft's SUMMER BREEZE - and if you can track down the propulsive house remixes by FRANKIE KNUCKLES, they are worth it!"