"Everybody knows this girl is magic, everybody knows this girl can sing...." Sharon Robinson was Leonard Cohen's backing singer on the wonderful 1979 tour along with Jennifer Warnes. on that tour Warnes was the more prominent of the two and, to this day, remaind special in the hearts of Cohen fans. However, over those thirty years, Sharon Robinson has grown from his backing singer to his regular collaborator and she deserves every plaudit that comes her way. This is her first solo album - which is a crime, because she is an excellent artist and song writer in her own right. Listening to the first track 'Invisible Tattoo', you immediately know that this is pure class, listening to the last track 'Summertime' you wonder why this is her first, and so far only album. Ok, some track were written with Leonard Cohen (he is my all-time favourite artist, by the way), but this is a Sharon Robinson album from start to finish. Comparisons have been made with Sade and, yes, there is some similarity, both have superb voices and produce excellent albums. So, please don't hesitate, don't just buy this because of the Cohen connection or the Sade references, buy it because it is worth buying on its own merit and, perhaps some record company will wake up and sign her to a second album.