This Lady Has An Incredible Vocal Range (She Rocks Too!)
John Baranyai | 05/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think it is a shame that most people think only of Sheena Easton as the lady who had the commercial hit 9 to 5 (Morning Train) when she has so much more to offer the music buying public. In this album she gives a vocal workout on the title track "Madness , Money And Music " which contains the unforgettable lyrics "Heaven's door or the Gates of Hell for me" and then she slows the pace with an exquisite version of Janis Ian's "In The Winter". This lady can rock with the best of them!!! Well done Ms. Easton!!!"
By far my favourite
Richard Laven | Dumfries Scotland | 05/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last of Sheena's British albums. I loved it back in the 80's and it still holds up now. The ballads are by far the best thing on the album with Ice Out In The Rain, In The Winter and I Wouldn't Beg For Water all stand out tracks. But by far the best song is her version of Wind Beneath my Wings. This is beautifully sung and vastly superior to the over-sung Bette Midler travesty that was the hit version. An under-rated album and unfortunately the last album she did in this style. Her American albums just weren't the same."
One of her Best Vocal performances
David McKeag | Gravenhurst Canada | 05/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When Sheena Easton burst onto the music seen, she was known as the short (5") Scottish lass with the powerful voice. Madness, Money, & Music, Miss Easton's third album, showcases that title to perfection! Sheena Easton has always been one of my favourite singers, and though her last couple of albums have fallen by the wayside (Fabulous-somewhat understandable unfortunately, Freedom-admit I have not heard it yet), she still has the ability to blow your socks off with her vocals. This album, I feel, showcases her best vocal performances despite the fact it came nowhere near the sales of the first two. The third track "I wouldn't Beg for Water" has one of her most heartfelt vocals and hits some notes that "SOAR". Two others that showcase are the title track "Madness, Money and Music" & "In The Winter". When you blend the marvelous Sheen Easton and excellent orchestrations, you have this album. If you are looking for more rock/pop type songs of her next couple of albums you will not find them here, but you will find pure vocal talent with emotion to spare."