As a long-time huge Bonnie Tyler fan (since 1976 when I heard Lost in France for the very first time on German radio stations), I am a bit biased by saying that this is a great album! On the other hand, I think she is going back to a harder sound similar to that of the 80s, which made her the superstar she became then. In the mid 90s, some mishaps and mismanagement led to average success, which was even lessened later in that decade.
This album is much better than SIMPLY BELIEVE released 1 year earlier. The only problem on this release is the new versions of TEOTH and It's A Heartache, which we know too well. A massive hit such as TEOTH is better left alone. The arrangements pale in comparison to what Mr. Steinman did originally. Bonnie herself said that she got pressured to release these two tracks again as bonus tracks because they were such big smashes!
Anyway, in the works is a re-release with what should be a much bigger (and better) management of the promotion of CELEBRATE, which is WINGS re-worked, minus the covers. Along with that will be a DVD to keep one's eyes open for, to celebrate Bonnie's 30-year career! The Welsh songstress has not lost a beat. Interesting that Bonnie who had co-written songs as B-sides in the 80s waited to so long to get songs on her own Long plays until 2005 (Does anyone remember tracks like THE FIRE BELOW, which were really huge and great!). Anyway, besides the covers, which make it pass for just another compilation, this is a very good album. Check out the duet with Mrs. Loud I'LL STAND BY YOU. It is worth it! Bonnie at her best!