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4.0 out of 5 stars
The Mature Face of Martine, 7 Dec 2002
Forget Eastenders and overplayed soft pop ballads. Forget the tabloid attention and stories of her personal life; it is time now to think of Martine as a serious artist.
The songs chosen for 'Musicality' reflect her new found confidence in her own vocal ability and show an attention to detail and a maturity beyond her years.
Anyone watching her recent performance of this material on television could not have failed to notice the passion that she piles into every tune, indeed - into each note.
Whether reprising the wonderful 'Wouldn't it be luverly', or delivering the pure emotion of 'Maybe this time', Martine never fails to deliver the range required or the emphasis needed, often making those little hairs on the back of your arms stand up.
Of course, the songs will not be everyone's cup of tea but for those who enjoy show anthems sung by someone who clearly loves to give it all she has, this is essential stuff.