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Is Your Love Big Enough?

Lianne La Havas Audio CD
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Lianne La Havas – Biography

Lianne La Havas first began to make music at the age of 7. Rather than being pushed into lessons by over-zealous parents, Lianne was given her first keyboard by her father and was allowed the pleasure of being left to her own devices. She began to sing not long after, but under less happy circumstances.

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  • Audio CD (9 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B005VCASA4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,770 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Don't Wake Me Up 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Is Your Love Big Enough? 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Lost & Found 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Au Cinéma 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. No Room For Doubt (feat. Willy Mason) 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Forget 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Age 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Elusive 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Everything Everything 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Gone 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Tease Me 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. They Could Be Wrong 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Debut album from the young soul chanteuse with the big voice and celebrity following. Is Your Love Big Enough? arrives off of the back of two critically acclaimed EPs and promises more of the same.

BBC Review

After her breakthrough performance on Later... with Jools Holland in October 2011, the career of London-born folk/soul crooner Lianne La Havas has bounced from one adventure to the next.

Two well-received EPs, a BBC Sound of 2012 nomination and a high-profile support slot on Bon Iver's North American tour, all before her debut album has come out. Now it’s arrived in the shape of Is Your Love Big Enough?, a strong and skilfully delivered set that consolidates the strengths of her spindly guitar and rich vocals, but also exposes weaknesses along the way.

It’s always been clear that La Havas has a special voice, and so it proves here. Her vocals are soulful, edged with lounge-bar smoke, but each note is sung with force and precision. On pensive Willy Mason duet No Room for Doubt, her resigned words barely escape her lips. Elsewhere, her layered vocals on They Could Be Wrong shimmer like Jill Scott’s, or Erykah Badu’s in her softer moments.

It’s a voice that invites you in, and only the hardest heart will resist the offer. La Havas’ guitar work, meanwhile, is often superb. Her fingers pluck clean lines that shift from playfully atonal on the title track, through the très chic Parisian vibes of Au Cinema, to the palm-muted tension of angry break-up anthem Forget.

While the album demonstrates La Havas’ skill in crafting hand-weaved interplay between voice and guitar, it also shows that she’s less of a natural fit for big, emotional ballads. Piano-led confessionals like Lost and Found or Gone aren’t bad songs, but they lead her into the arena of pop titans. They’re not powerful enough to beat someone like Adele at her own game, and it feels like she sacrifices a lot of her distinctive intimacy in reaching for these giant moments.

Despite these weaker moments of Is Your Love Big Enough?, it’s La Havas’ gorgeous voice and gifted string fingers that’ll make the biggest impressions. This might not be a home run straight out of the gate, but it’s an extremely promising first swing of the bat.

--Martin Longley

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Perfect 10 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
Listening to the exquisite harmonies at the beginning of opening
track 'Don't Wake Me Up' we immediately find ourselves in the presence
of a very significant new talent. With 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'
Lianne La Havas has delivered an extraordinarily rich debut album.

What a truly beautiful voice she has! Distinctive, confident and full
of subtly articulated emotion. At every turn it is an instrument which
finds new colour and timbre, the better to articulate her finely-wrought
lyrics and melodies. With her performance of a glorious song like 'Lost
and Found' it is hard not to feel that she has the full support of heaven
and all its angels! It is one of the loveliest things I have heard this year.

The quality doesn't dip for a moment. Whether in the jazzy inflections of
'Au Cinema'; the raucous, angular guitar stabbings of 'Forget' or the
sublimely breathy cadences of 'Elusive' (another cracking composition!)
we are treated to the dazzlingly understated evidence of Ms La Havas' craft.

It's almost impossible to pick a winner but if I were forced to choose one
for my desert island it would have to be 'Gone' where head and heart and
voice come together in a deeply moving display of unaffectedly raw soul.

No doubt about it. Ms La Havas is the real deal. Don't let her pass you by.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 11 July 2012
By Jules
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I first heard Lianne La Havas on Jools Holland a few months ago and I've been looking out for her album ever since. I had very high expectations and 'Is Your Love Big Enough?' doesn't disappoint. It is possibly a bit too heavy on the ballads for my liking but it is truly beautiful. I've seen other reviewers compare La Havas's voice to that of Erykah Badu but she reminds me mostly of Shingai Shonowa of the Noisettes. Lianne La Havas is a true talent and I look forward to hearing more from her in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but... 3 Aug 2012
By mrh
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Was so excited about this release and couldn't wait to hear it. To say it's disappointing is going a little too far, it's just a bit 'soft'. The music is lovely and the lyrics are very heartfelt and clever, it just feels like the marketing department had too much to do with the whole and, as often the case when art is created by committee, ended up blunting the end product. Very similar to Corrine Bailey-Rae, in that I heard her stunning voice but was so disappointed by her first album. Lianne La Havas is an extraordinary talent and the album has some beautiful songs, but my advice would be to ignore the record company execs and follow her nose when recording her second album.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The wait is over!! 9 July 2012
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This CD I have been anticipating for so long and finally it is here. Having listened to all of her EP's over 100 times I am quite familiar with most of the tracks on the CD but there are new ones which I have fallen in love with. Admittedly some tracks have been changed not for better. I personally preferred the live version of Forget compared to the one on the CD but thats my choice. Aside from that i'm happy with this purchase :-) can't wait to meet her tomorrow :D
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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It took me a little while to purchase Lianne La Havas' debut album "Is Your Love Big Enough?", possibly because most of the music I buy does not make it to Number 4 in the UK charts. It also took me a few listens to also get into this album as I initially found her sound too similar to other female artists. But I soon realised what a great song writer and singer Lianne really is.

"Don't Wake Me Up" starts off with gorgeous A-Capella singing and then slowly builds into a solid Soul influenced mid-tempo track. The first highlight "Is Your Love Big Enough?" is very catchy and is a mixture of Blues and Folk with an infectious chorus. "Lost & Found" is a very suave Soul ballad with sweet vocals and melody. "Au Cinema" and "No Room For Doubt" are both atmospheric Folk inspired ballads with a strong acoustic feel to them. Similar in style to the title track, "Forget" is heavily influenced by Blues and Rock and has a very catchy chorus which makes it the second highlight. "Age" is a cute acoustic guitar led track with some fun lyrics and a vibrant melody. "Elusive", a very beautiful and sensual ballad with lovely vocals from Lianne and a soothing melody, is the third highlight whilst the fourth is "Everything Everything", another well interpreted suave ballad with lovely arrangements. But the most satisfying song on this release is the piano led Soul ballad "Gone" which is sung with such passion and pain it becomes an emotional heart wrenching masterpiece. "Tease Me" is a well crafted Blues and Folk inspired song and the final song "They Could Be Wrong" adds an element of Funk to this release.

"Is Your Love Big Enough?" is a fantastic debut album by a very talented singer-songwriter who possesses a very emotive voice and the ability to put pen to paper and write some inspiring lyrics.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Vocalist 12 July 2012
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I've never bought a debut album on Day 1 before. I saw her a few days pre-release on Amazon at number 18 and wondered how an unknown artist could be so high. I listened, and realised she was an absolute star!

I love vocalists, and you will love this girl with her gorgeous smokey voice, warmth, spark, presence and absolute musicality!

She is a genuine contender to be one of the our greatest.

An absolute diamond album!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not bad but not brilliant. Bought for a couple.of songs so can't complain
Published 19 days ago by Jessica
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great voice but some songs not great.
Published 1 month ago by Folly 123
3.0 out of 5 stars Good to try it
Good background music to get out now and then
Published 2 months ago by Miss K A Flannery
4.0 out of 5 stars JAZZ MEETS FOLK
Lianne La Havas is a British Jazz/Folk singer/songwriter from London.
"Is Your Love Big Enough" is her debut full length recording and one that had it not been for... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eamonn MacNeill
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning
heard this on radio 6 - very easy to listen to and would love to find out more about her. Great voice
Published 5 months ago by C. Chisholm
5.0 out of 5 stars Affecting
Beautiful expression from this singer-songwriter, all's heart-felt in both her singing and playing. My favourite track is the bitter-sweet 'They could be Wrong'.
Published 7 months ago by Unicycleonthefreeway
5.0 out of 5 stars so relaxing
The music is brilliant and I would recommend this for anyone who liked Amy Winehouse style music.It is very soothing on the nerves.
Published 7 months ago by Clairebo
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album in ages
Love this album went to see her live too and she is even better live ! Can't wait for the next release!
Published 8 months ago by Groovieshoes
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Album
A superb new talent with a voice that has amazing clarity to it. An intoxicating mixture of soul with a jazzy tinge.There are some similarities to Corinne Bailey Rae. Read more
Published 9 months ago by DPL62
5.0 out of 5 stars Hava copy
Very good cd. You can't go wrong with this artist, she has an amazing voice [even live]. A must buy if you like new soul, funk and slow groove.
Published 9 months ago by Chris Dunkley
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