Touch Me - Deluxe Edition
Michael Clulow | Australia | 12/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Touch Me" was Samantha Fox's first album and was released in 1986. The album produced 4 hit singles, "Touch Me", "Do Ya Do Ya", "Hold on Tight" and "I'm All You Need".
The original vinyl LP contained 10 songs but not long after its release, the record company felt it needed a couple of stronger album tracks. So "Want You To Want Me" and "Rockin' In The City" were recorded and relegated "It's Only Love" and "Drop Me A Line" to join the non-album tracks, "Tonight's The Night" and "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again", for use as b-sides for the singles mentioned above in different countries.
"I'm All You Need" and the great album track "Baby I'm Lost For Words" are 2 songs that show Samantha tackling some more serious material and vocally extending her, hinting at the better and stronger sound that was to come on her next album.
This re-release of "Touch Me" contains all 14 songs that were recorded by Samantha Fox in 1985 and 1986, as well as several extended and remixed versions of the first 3 singles. I believe the Fox Hunt Mix should have been omitted though from this release and its place taken by both the single mix and 12" version of "I'm All You Need".
"Touch Me" is a must have for both fans of Samantha Fox and those who have a love of great 80s music.