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Radical Light
Vonda Shepard
Radical Light
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Vonda Shepard
Title: Radical Light
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Vesper Alley
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 11/18/1997
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 796438500525

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Solid sophomore release from gifted songstress
John Jones | Chicago IL | 09/03/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Originally released in 1991, this solid release gets a second chance thanks to Vonda's newfound fame on TV's "Ally McBeal." Though not her best set, "Radical Light" boasts some fine compositions, such as "100 Tears Away," "Clean Rain," and "Good to Yourself." It's also interesting to witness the apparent tug-of-war going on between Vonda and label heads, as her first CD was far more pop-flavored and "Radical Light" contains more commercial material (such as the slick, polished "Dreamin") as well as acoustic, Joni Mitchell-esque material that Vonda settled on for her third and finest album, "It's Good, Eve." And while the mix is sometimes a little jarring (from the hip-hop flavorings of "Dreamin" to the Bonnie Raitt-ish "Good to Yourself" to the dancey "Love Will Come and Go") the overall effect is pleasing enough. Her voice is in top form, and "Ally" fans can also hear the original version of "Searchin My Soul," the theme song for "Ally McBeal"...the version on the soundtrack was sped up and re-recorded; here you can hear it slowed down a little, still gorgeously sung, and wonder why it wasn't a hit sooner. In fact, you may well find yourself wondering that about most of Vonda's material."
Maybe I'm just a Vonda Fan | Central Florida, but home is U.K. | 07/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maybe I just became a VONDA FAN from her piano-bar songs in the track behind "Ally McBeal Show," but I was in Orlando on Holiday recently. I got to see & meet her in a downtown coffee/Lounge Cafe` So I can honestly say she and her music comes from "my generation," so she AND her music are top shelf stuff!"
Bloody Mervelous Voice!!
John Jones | 07/27/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is indeed a pleasingly different, rich sound. Despite the release date quoted here, I bought the tape in Turkey back in 1993 just because the cover looked interesting and I had a couple of extra notes to burn before coming home... What a stroke of luck! It took me another 5 years of searching to discover the 'It's Good Eve' CD which I think is even better and, thanks to Amazon, I have found out about the named CD which may well have been an earlier release even than 'Radical Light'. If so, I'm just totally amazed that it's taken this long for Vonda Shepard's voice to be recognised."