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Out on My Own
Sheila Chandra
Out on My Own
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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As the title might suggest, this was Sheila Chandra's declaration of independence after scoring a U.K. hit with the group Monsoon and their song, "Ever So Lonely." Monsoon still endures as a delightful and occasionally tra...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sheila Chandra
Title: Out on My Own
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 7/18/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Far East & Asia, India & Pakistan, India, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384939625

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As the title might suggest, this was Sheila Chandra's declaration of independence after scoring a U.K. hit with the group Monsoon and their song, "Ever So Lonely." Monsoon still endures as a delightful and occasionally transcendent slice of pure pop exotica, but this reissue of Chandra's 1983 album, Out on My Own, doesn't weather as well. With music still composed by Monsoon writers Steve Coe and Martin Smith, Out on My Own was born of Indian instrumentation hung on predominantly pop song structures. But with slogans masquerading as lyrics, "Unchanged Malady" being the nadir, they sound uncomfortable with the form. Nevertheless, it's evident that even with sub-par material and a rare lapse in taste by her longtime producer Coe, Chandra's voice still rings out, both radiant and assured. You can hear the germ of her future vocal style in the simplicity of "Fly to Me" and the ambient spaces of "From a Whisper ... to a Scream," as she sings Indian bols in a hallucinogenic landscape. Sheila Chandra's solo debut strains at the leash of ambitions that would wait 'till subsequent recordings like Quiet and Weaving My Ancestors Voices to be fully realized. --John Diliberto

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Voice of an Angel
Nanci | Tri-Cities, WA USA | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are bored with Pop music (or should I say Muzak), give a listen to Sheila Chandra. Her voice is wonderful, and she does wonderful things with it. Her music is rich with the tradition of India and also accessible and modern. The title track is quite liberating for an Eastern woman. If you want to explore some new music, Sheila's music is a good place to start."