Dion goes lounge !
Michael Gargrave | Edinburgh UK | 07/05/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is Dion's first album after he left Laurie, and he was the first Rock and Roller to be signed to the label. After his great run of hits on Laurie, he opened his account with Columbia with the stunning Ruby Baby, and I expected the album to be more of the same. What a dissapointment I got.
He covers wimpy songs like End of the world and Go away little girl in a manner that makes Fankie Avalon seem macho. Then we get self pitying versions of standards like Mammy, You made me love you, which are unbelievably bad.
Apart from three tracks, which are Ruby Baby, Gonna Make it Alone and Will love ever come my way, the rest of this album is either filler, or wimpy rubbish.
I would be wary of parting with over $25 for the Japanese import and wait for Columbia to do an American reissue, hopefully with the Donna the Prima Donna album which is magnificant is comparison.