I searched ten long years for another taste of the totally AWESOME voice that is Janet Gardner, so when I finally found "Tangerine" I bought it immediately!
Her voice is just as outstanding as ever, but the absence of Jan & Share is apparent in the music from the opening chords. Roxy is her rock-steady self, but Gina Stile is a great rhythm but only a good lead. The songs, as a whole, are good, but most could have been great with an "American Dream" style solo or a "Not A Minute Too Soon" thundering bass line. The studio guy they used on bass PALES in comparison!
If you like the crap that passes for music on the radio (Mave Datthews, Jora Nones, Dreen Gay, et al) these days, don't buy this CD - shoot yourself & put the rest of us out of your misery! If, however, you like KICK-ASS rock & roll sung by a great voice like Doro Pesch, Sandi Saraya or Ann Wilson - BUY ANY VIXEN CD IMMEDIATELY! This isn't the best one, but they're ALL better than today's FM fodder!