It is scarcely believable that after nearly thirty years the wonderful Shakatak have brought out an album that is throbbing with vitality and newness and creativity, better at times than they have ever done before. This is undoubtedly because the singing and creative skills of Jill Saward are as ever fused with the talent of the group. They are quite indivisible.Where does one start? Each track is good. I would single out footprints in the sand,giving up, tower of babel, but each time I listen to this album I like it more and will probably choose others.I have made no secret of the fact that I adore Jill Saward and listening to her voice now it remains unchanged since the 1980s and that is the most marvellous delight for any one who hears her. There is no other singer for me.
What better way to introduce a new generation to this highly talented group than to start with this album. I believe once anyone has heard this album, they will want to start collecting Shakatak albums and they have a tremendous amount to choose from starting from around 1982 and what a joy it will be discovering this great treasure trove.