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East West [Import]

Julia Fordham Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 Aug 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000000WE9
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,994 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Killing Me Slowly 5:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. East West 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Stay 4:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Want To Call You Baby 3:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. My Last Goodbye 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. More Than I Can Bear 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Can Tell You Anything 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Wishing You Well 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Magic 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Fat Lady 4:550.99  Buy MP3 


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Julia Fordham - A rare talent 12 Feb 2002
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Format:Audio CD
It's rare that you will find an artist who constantly produces quality music with every release. I have been a Julia Fordham fan for many years and own all her albums. This is another masterpiece. Heartbreaking stories are told through her lyrics. Standout tracks 'Killing me slowly' and the title track 'eastwest' typify her unique vocal abilities. If you like music with soul thats written from the heart, you could do worse than buy this album.
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Like all of Julia's albums a few plays is always required. Julia's unmistakable voice (both musical and narrative) stands above comparison. "Fordham has a gift for transcending the deeply personal origins of her songs. The melancholy is buoyed by soaring melodies, and the strength of Julia's own inner optimism. Julia Fordham brings us to a place of warmth and hope that no despair can chill.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Julia's best: Intense lyrics, Edgy sound 2 Feb 1999
By Dane D'Alessandro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
While I love each of Julia's five recordings, "East West" is my favorite. Pairing up with producer Michael Brook was a smart move for Julia - the resulting sound is looser and edgier, capturing the spontaneity of her live performances. The songs here cover familiar ground (romantic relationships), but are distinguished by arrangements that amplify the emotional intensity of Julia's lyrics. There are at least three killer tracks: "Stay", "East West", and "More Than I Can Bear". (The Japanese CD ends with an 'bonus' accapella song "Goodbye I Love You" that is worth seeking out.) I didn't think she could top "Porcelain", but the consistency and intensity of this disc manages to do just that. Outstanding.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs from a great lyricist. . . 28 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I found out about Julia Fordham from a friend about three years ago. The song was "Manhattan Skyline" and I fell in love. With her newest release, "East West", Julia Fordham once again proves that she is one of the best lyricists in popular music. If for nothing else, the CD is worth its purchase price just for the song "More Than I Can Bear." Not since Janis Ian's early 70s work has there been such a sweet tale of despair.
3.0 out of 5 stars Chanteuse, folkie, new-age-popster, light operatic boomer? 22 Mar 2006
By Frank Camm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD sounds different every time I play it. Sometimes its daring balancing act at the edge of MOR works; sometimes the mix falls flat. Two takes from over the years:

(1) Chanteuse, folkie, new-age-popster, light operatic boomer? She teases with a panoply of intriguing identities, not the least a smoky vibrato in a cool blonde exterior. Richly colored soprano with a winy finish--edgy, like Laura Nyro in tone, not style. Music is a consistently pleasant mix of pop, folk, light jazz, and a gently swaying rhythm. She never falls into the mainstream that seems always present just around the corner; rather, she glides teasingly and effortlessly above it. A lightly jazzy tease. Head and shoulders above Sara McLaughlin. But she's working too hard. She writes to use her full range when she would be most effective in her lower range. She strains at the top end and it sounds like screeching. That said, her insistence on the full range gives a satisfying edge to more conventional folk settings.

(2) Odd mix of first-class hooks and irritating vocals. The hooks deserve 5 stars; the vocals often 1 or 2. It's a difficult balancing act, because one comes with the other throughout the CD.

I continue to run hot and cold. Stand-outs: tr 3--Stay. tr 7--I can tell you anything. tr 8--Wishing you well.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great artist, but this album... 1 Mar 2001
By "barryinseattle" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
...is my least favorite of hers to date. While some people appreciate the less-polished, more upfront character of this recording, I find it very disappointing because she is in such poor voice (for her) on this session. I agree with many others that Fordham's voice is a marvelous gift; but on these recordings she lacks much of silky depth - as well as accuracy - of her previous efforts. It sounds to me like not just a matter of studio production, but that her singing is simply not up to her usual heart-stopping standards. I'll stick with "Swept" and "Porcelain" for now - two recordings I treasure.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, yet deep lyrics that move your heart 27 Jan 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I highly recommend this album to those who have not heard her. My favorite songs in this album are "More Than I can Bear (I cried with this song!)" and "Goodbye I love you." Also "East West" is great.
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