Cherrelle's Debut CD...
chakasworld | Atlanta, GA United States | 07/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"..Is now 22 years old!! That's right Cherrelle's 'Fragile' CD is 22 years old, and big thanks to The Right Stuff for reissuing this classic (which was previously out of print & only available as an overpriced Japanese Import!). As for the CD, it sounds great, and unlike other reviewers, I enjoyed the ballads, which balance things out IMO. 'Fragile' was produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who were WHITE HOT back in 1984, and Cherrelle was the perfect muse for the 'Flyte Tyme Sound'. All the jams still sound good to me, and Cherrelle's vocals were a suprise (she can REALLY SING!!). Now back to this remastered CD! While I really appreciate the stellar liner notes by A.Scott Galloway, a few bonus tracks would've been more than welcome, so I remastered the joint MYSELF, and included the following bonus tracks...
9. When You Look In My Eyes - Extended Mix (7:34)
10. Like I Will - Tokyo Remix (6:34)
*I also included 4 Jam & Lewis tracks originally meant for Cherrelle, but given to Thelma Houston for Side A of her 'Qualifying Heat' album (Also from 1984)....
11. Guess It Must Be Love (7:00)
12. You Used To Hold Me So Tight (5:24)
13. Fantasy & Heartbreak (4:41)
14. I'd Rather Spend The Bad Times With You,
Then Spend The Good Times With Somebody New (5:39)
All in all, I'd recommend 'Fragile' if you enjoy the CLASSIC 'Flyte Tyme Sound', or if you're simply a fan
of Cherrelle, who's OVERDUE FOR A NEW CD! Maybe Jimmy Jam
& Terry Lewis can find some time!
(of 'Chaka's World')"