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A masterpiece that's been worth the wait,
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This review is from: New Kind of Medicine (Audio CD)
Sheila left the Three Degrees in the mid '80s and so this, her first solo album, has been a long time coming. However, I can truly say that it's been worth the wait.
The songs and arrangements are bang up to date and fortunately the producers have avoided the temptation of turning Sheila into some sort of disco diva. This is pure r'n'b soul with Sheila's unique vocal style stamped all over it.
Highlights include the single 'New Kind of Medicine' with it's sweeping Chic-esque strings, 'Feeling'( Beyonce eat your heart out ! ) and the George Michael ballad 'One More Try'. Only Sheila could take on a song like this and make it her own. This track and the closing 'After The Love Has Lost It's Shine' being most reminiscent of her Three Degrees days. Fans of 'A Women In Love' and 'Just Leave Me Alone' from the Philly trio's '70s albums are going to love these.
Since going it alone Sheila has starred in her own TV comedy series,taken the lead role in numerous West End musicals and now it's time for her to reclaim her rightful position at the top of the music charts - if there is any justice this is the album to do it. Go Buy!