4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Corrine Bailey Rae demonstrates her versatility on this EP by covering songs by Prince, Paul McCartney and Wings, Bob Marley, Belly and Doris Day!?!?! An amazing variety of material but she completely nails each song and turns this disparate collection of songs into a pleasing whole that not only hangs together but also sounds very accomplished as well as soulful. My favourite track has to be Marley's "Is this love" which she transforms into relaxed, sweet soul but (and surprisingly) she also works the same magic on Wings' old chestnut "My love". Moreover, she turns Doris Day's mawkish standard "Que sera sera" into compelling southern gospel in a live extended workout were she shares the vocals with John McCallum. This is a very impressive record.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2011
This lady, and she is a lady, is such an under-rated, under-promoted artist. This very short EP is a selection of 5 very different but classic songs where Ms Bailey Rae shows off her vocal diversity. She puts her own stamp on each classic in what is probably a tender dedication to her late husband. I bought the EP after hearing her rendition of the Bob Marley classic, 'Is This Love', almost by accident. When it was so hard to come by I decided to buy 2. One for my love & one for me! :) I have played the Bob Marley track over & over & over again. The way she has treated it inspires a very intimate setting with candlelight & romance for 2. The rest of the songs are also worth a listen. The first is a cover of Prince's I Wanna Be Your Lover'. This is also given very unique treatment as is Que Sera Sera, the final track on the EP. Low Red Moon, the 2nd track could be described as mellow rock. It is not something you would expect from her but she makes it her own again with her very haunting & mellow trademark vocals.
Definitely worth a buy & perhaps 1 extra copy for that special someone...