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Beverly Craven

8 Sept. 1997 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 July 1990
  • Release Date: 9 July 1990
  • Label: Epic
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  • Total Length: 40:04
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  • ASIN: B001IKT4C6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,504 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Cloudberry on 17 Oct. 2004
Format: Audio CD
No fancy words needed to tell you what a great album this is.
When it was released, I rated the debut single "Promise Me" the best chart debut in the UK for 20 years, since the Carpenters "Close To You". I still think that.
Ms Craven's breathy voice is a charm, her songs are simple and about everyday things, the hope of love, girlfriends, dogs, even! Different styles of music, including a gentle reggae number, played by a bunch of top class musicians from the world of folk and pop - and an excellent closing number is "Missing You".
The album has aged well and sounds as relevant today as it did when it was released. It just a pity that she only produced two more albums, which were not as good, but still highly satisfying.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Dec. 1999
Format: Audio CD
Soaring vocals, superb melodies and deeply meaningful lyrics carry you along on a sea of emotion. Every track is unique, every one is a gem and they will all last forever. Miss Craven is an incredibly talented artiste deserving of a far wider audience. I cannot recommend this album more highly, it is a masterpiece.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Baker on 17 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Or perhaps that should be "MISTRESS"PIECE, as it provides a distinctly female perspective on a broken relationship.
To me, the entire album is a blow-by-blow account of a doomed romance, from the promise of 'Promise me' ("now I'm right where I wanna be.."), through the anxiety of 'Holding on' ("I'm losing control of my emotions.."), the realisation of 'You're not the first' ("just because there are rules, it doesn't mean the game is fair.."), the last-gasp lust of 'Two of a kind', to the final, almost-drunken despair of 'Missing you.' Even the two 'odd' tracks tie in: 'Memories' connecting neatly to 'Missing you' ("three photographs, a letter and my memories are all I have"), and 'Joey' ("I know you're on my side" - as opposed to unreliable humanity).
This extremely talented lady has provided an album to rival Carole King's 'Tapestry' (note the sleeve coincidence of cat/dog photos). While track for track, 'Tapestry' may have the edge, in terms of OVERALL CONCEPT & CONSISTENCY, I hand it to 'Beverley Craven' - a Singer/Songwriter album 'par excellence.'
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Unlike many female vocalists, her voice doesn't grate on the nerves--she has a wonderfully mellow tone. The blend of styles on this CD is interesting, ranging from ballads to the quirky, New Orleans flavor of Missing You. I love this album. I just wish her work was readily available in the States!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. C. Trump on 10 Dec. 2008
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This for me is THE Beverley Craven album. A cracking set of diverse songs that sound as good today as they did when they were first released in 1997.

First up is Beverley's most well known song `Promise me' with its tinkling piano intro and rather dated lyric about lighting up another cigarette. It's a timeless track and needs no eulogies here. Almost as well known is the second song `Holding on' which was the second single and then follows (would you believe) the third single release `Woman to woman' which lyrically is girlie talk. One of the album highlights follows next and it's the beautiful ballad `Memories' followed by the touching 'Castle in the clouds'. An abrupt change of style comes next with the reggae style of `You're not the first' (a style explored further on the next album) but it works well amongst the stream of ballads and slow songs. `Joey' is an almost unaccompanied piece which is sandwiched between the up-tempo `You're not the first' and the next track `Two of a kind' which used to open Beverley's live show. The ethereal `I listen to the rain' is the penultimate track before the sumptuous feast of `Missing you' closes the album in grand style with a wonderful New Orleans jazz band accompanying and playing out the track.

Well worth digging out if you own this album and haven't played it for ages and if you haven't got it then it's as good as anything that the current crop of singer/songwriters are producing these days. Time for a new album Beverley !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Nov. 1999
Format: Audio CD
When I bought this album and listened to Beverley Craven singing, it sounded as though she's having to take really vocal deep breaths every time she pauses; this can be a little irritating but aside from that, she is a very talented singer/songwriter. I especially enjoy the opening track, Promise Me and Holding On, the lyrics are really meaningful and it's just very pleasant on the ear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 30 April 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Beverley Craven shot onto the music scene twenty years ago on 1990, and this was her 'debut' Album - self-titled. There are ten 'classy' Numbers on this, and there's not a single bad Song on it! She proves herself a very talented and adept Singer/Songwriter. This Album makes you think back to perhaps the early seventies when there were a few more female Singer/Songwriters of her calibre that are pretty thin on the ground today.

I loved her biggest hit Single taken from this Album: 'Promise Me', but my personal favourite Single was actually one that did not do so well chart-wise: 'Woman To Woman' - only reaching Number Forty. However; great Singer/Songwriters like Ms. Craven rely far more on Album sales, and as this peaked at Number Three and spent a whole year in the Charts selling millions, she must be suitably pleased, and she is so dissevering in that reward!

Listen to this quietly alone, either just relaxing lying on your bed with the lights low - or perhaps with a glass of wine late in the evening, and just enjoy! Her lyrics are meaningful, heartfelt, and her vocals are extremely audible and clear - something that is terribly lacking nowadays...
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