C. Tolley | hampton, tn United States | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was Tina's follow-up to her smash "Private Dancer" album and it was released two years after in 1986. This is a solid album, with few weak spots, and it's a surprise listening to it now that it seems forgotten nowadays. Many musical styles are blended here, from rock to pop and even a touch of country. Tina shows a complete range of talent here, with excellant turn of phrase, and perfect pitch throughout. The rocking "Back Where You Started" is a gem, and earned her a grammy. The pop hit "Typical Male", is a strong effort, and she really seemed to have fun with it. "What You Get Is What You See" has more than a touch of rockabilly, and it is such a fun song. "Paradise Is Here" has an understated feel to it, and it really works well. Overall in review, one cannot help but wonder if the buying public was beginning to tire of Ms. Turner, as the public's attention span is so notoriously short, because this album didn't really set the world on fire in the States. Overseas, it was a huge hit. Although one can tell, listening to it now, that it was done in the mid-eighties, it has really aged well. Falling in between "Private Dancer" and "Foreign Affair", it would be easy to overlook this album in search of Tina's best work. Don't overlook this album, though. True, it may not be her best album, but it certainly is very good, and Tina's good work is much better than most everyone else's best efforts. So get this album added to your collection, and enjoy!"