One of R&B's most overlooked divas.
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 04/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my opininon, Vesta Williams has never received the recognition or respect she deserves. This 1986 release was her debut album and includes the eminently-enjoyable ballads "It's You", "Don't Let Me Down", "You Make Me Want To Love Again" and "I'm Coming Back" (none of which got released as singles). The club-friendly dance tracks, however, sound dated, trite and overproduced and don't do Vesta's vocal talents justice."
5 Star Debut
shadygrady0002 | Detroit, MI United States | 11/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Williams was given some very strong material to work with here on her 1986 self-titled debut CD. Although dance numbers like "Sweet Thang", "Don't Blow A Good Thing" and, of course the big hit off of this CD, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" are enough to get anyone up on on their feet, the ballads are where Vesta truly shines. "You Make Me Want To Love Again", "It's You", the very naughty "Don't Let Me Down" and "I'm Coming Back" find Williams in her most comfortable environment. Her voice soars on these exceptional torch songs.
Exceeding all expectations, there is not a dull moment on this extraordinary debut. Unfortunately, because she did not look or sound like a Pop Princess ala Whitney Houston, A&M did not deem her important enough to cross over to the Pop charts and this disc went out of print very quickly (2 years after it's release!) so it is very hard to find and quite expensive, but, it's worth every penny."
UH, excuse me...
Khanoisseur | Everywhere | 11/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...but where is "I'm Comin' Back"? That tune is one of the tracks that proved Vesta wasn't merely a Chaka copycat.... In my mind, I can still hear that that little scattin thing she did toward the end...
Somebody is being stingy with the Vesta and I'm not happy."