Such a talent
Sinitta | Germany | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tracie is a great talent. It's a shame that she's a bit forgotten now. This album features her PWL hit "Symptoms of true love" and also "Imagine". She was so cute back then when she won Star Search, but she's still a great performer and a nice lady today"
just_pure_talent | Columbia, SC | 10/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When Tracie Spencer released her debut album in 1988, she was only 12 years old. And what a remarkable singing voice she had. The album churned out three Top 40 hits and her voice was just so soft and compelling. The disc opens with the first single "Hide And Seek" a sweet ballad with a beautiful echoey chorus and saxophone interludes, on which most of the other songs follow in this music pattern. The next single "Symptoms Of True Love" is a fast ryhthm paced song, proving though her voice is thin it's adequate. The standout track and highest charted track (it hit number 2 on the charts) was the remake of John Lennon's hit "Imagine". Piano chimes and smooth hyms back the young Tracie's sweet lead vocal. Although those were the only charted songs, don't mistake the rest of CD as a just a dismissed filler. "My Heart Only Beats 4 U", another fast song and the near-acapella ballads "Because Of You" and "Lullaby Child" are excellent tracks, even though they may seem corny lyric-wise, its her stunning vocal ability that makes the tracks worth listening to."
One of the best albums ever made by a kid
Glen Zimmerman | West Bumblefuch, USA | 02/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's difficult to believe from listening to this that it could be possible, but the throaty, wailing voice that anchors the songs on this superb album is that of a girl who was 11 at the time. She's also great at not wasting it, either, employing some top jazz and pop-soul background players who do as much to give the album a mature, sophisticated, sound. Best songs include the ballad "Hide And Seek", the midtempo "Symptoms Of True Love", and the breezy upbeat "Cross My Heart."
Also of note is a brilliantly robust cover of the John Lennon anthem "Imagine," which Lennon purists would probably be impressed by (or at least not insulted by)."