Live Your Life Be Free is one of Belinda's best efforts, as consistently good as Runaway Horses (her best overall album), and the high point before she made the mistake of trying to diversify her sound too much with 'Real'. The first track (made it to 12 in the UK) is a catchy up-tempo number which very much sets the scene for the whole album. Do You Feel Like I Feel and You're Nothing Without Me should be played loud and often! However, she does slow it down at points, most notably with 'Half The World', a beautifully crafted ballad which really manages to convey the passion behind Belinda's voice.
Emotional Highway and I Plead Insanity are 2 slow burners which after 5 listens make you realise that Hey!- they are actually really good songs- indeed, for whatever reason, Emotional Highway was the only non-single she played at a recent concert in Aylesbury. The next 2 tracks, World Of Love and Love Revolution, are a weeny bit too much like fillers, but catchy and energtic nonetheless. The final track of the album (and co-written by Belinda), Loneliness Game, is a sad, but yet again, energetic description of how it's not all a bed of roses when you've got everything-except love!
All In All, one of her finest- it's a shame she tried to split from Shipley and Nowels on her next album, which was surely the cause of her slow decline.