on 17 March 2001
For those of us who enjoy to unwind and switch off, like myself, from time to time, nothing does it better than this album! A stunning collection of the most soothing, beautiful melodies written by a British group, and Tunde has a mellifluous voice to die for. The title track is the highlight but "Lifted" and "Keep Remembering" are also right from the top drawer. Marvellous!
on 15 January 2005
This music really defines the 'alternative' music for the late 90's population with number 1's all round!
If you wanna relive some of your best times of your life from the 95-2000 years or beyond, play out your life's music video to this album! It aint dance, no rap, no acid jazz its totally of its own - just a shame they split hey!
on 28 September 2011
This album by Lighthouse Family is such a classic, it's strange why no-one can like it. When I heard singles, Ocean Drive, Lifted, Goodbye Heartbreak I loved it but never got round to hearing full thing. Mum had cassette ages ago. I heard these in 1996, so long before I purchased album, those song were only ones I knew. Got this album as a chance to take to an Adele concert, OK Each track is different but that's beauty of it. Ignore 2 star review, he/she doesn't know what they are talking about. They claim all songs have same mellow feeling to them. Did they listen to album, I guess not. Maybe basing it on 2 singles. What utter nonsense! Lifted's inspirational, to pick pieces of life and start again, to let your soul lift to sky, Ocean Drive, to let sun shine through your darkest times, even when it;s hard, The Way You Are; who cares what race, what hair, what clothes you wear, you are still beautiful inside and out. All song are inspirational, from not giving up hope, to someone is heavenly, be it love, a friend or yourself, Goodbye Heartbreak, it not giving up hope on love, be it loss, a relationship, falling out, that postitive vibes will be coming your way, Beautiful Night, you could take this song as alove song, but it could mean about enjoying life, in night and watch another day unfold, Keep Remembering, is abut to not forget life, or leaving someone but you way see that person again. Sweetest Operator I think it's about overcoming difficult situations (I think), or it could be about someone whos pleasant. As for nothing inspirational, I think what I desribed there does mean there is INSPIRATIONAL meanings. Just some nice easy listening; maybe, but who cares as long lyrics means something, and you get inspired. Get this album, it spawned 3 hit singles and is fantastic. Don't judge it on Ocean Drive, Lifted, as album is different. From soul/easy listening on lifted, soul/piano blues on Ocean Drive,, to soft/rock/blues on loving every minute, to trance of Keep Remembering. You cant say it doesn't have styles. A++++
on 6 June 2001
This album is fantastic, it creates a relaxing yet upbeat mood, with masterclass songs such as ocean drive and keep remembering, both superb pieces of music. All songs brilliantly sung by a great singer, from start to finish, a great album.
on 11 September 2008
Ocean Drive to me has to be one of the best albums of the 90's, i first heard lighthouse family when i was 6 i remember listening 2 lifted and ocean drive and fell in love with both tunes, just recentley i hav got this album and i wud recommend it 2 any 1, it's one of those albums tht are gd 2 play on a hot summers day.
on 15 January 2010
A very nice collection of melodic and memorable songs. Of particular note are 'Goodbye heartbreak' that has a beautiful melody, and the best song without a doubt, 'the way you are', nice synths, double bass, flute, acoustic guitars and those silky smooth vocals. Highly recommended for fans of the easy listening genre.
on 18 March 2000
Whenever I heard "Lifted" or "Ocean Drive" on the radio or t.v. I kept thinking I must buy this CD, but never got round to it for ages. Musically I'm firmly fixed in the 70's (jazz funk, soul, disco etc) and therefore haven't bought music for about 10 years. However, I'm so glad I've bought this, I can't stop playing it. Every track is a little gem, the soundtrack is wonderfuly mellow and jazzy. I put it on as background music when I'm trying to get on with something but I have to stop what I'm doing and give it my full attention. Tunde's voice is both relaxing and uplifting, Tucker's writing is inspirational. Thank you Lighthouse Family for bringing me musically up to date.