7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Polished but perfect,
This review is from: Sweetest Illusion (Audio CD)
I have to profoundly disagree with the previous reviewer. Basia's vocal talents are never in doubt, but what about the amazing craftsmanship of her songs, and also the heartfelt lyrics which so effortlessly tell the stories of life to which we can all relate so easily? There is not a song on this album which is overproduced; indeed it is the perfect production which is one of the strengths of this album.
'Third Time Lucky' is surely one of the best pop songs ever made, from the opening whistles to the latin guitar intro, and Basia's unmistakable humming, to the opening lyrics 'First one, it's a shock / second helping, not good enough / third time lucky and you've arrived' - all about the rewards that can be reaped from never giving up on your hopes. 'Yearning' is also an amazingly beautiful ballad, surely one of the best by a female vocalist ever. In fact, the album is worth the money for these 2 songs alone, so why not listen and judge for yourself?