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One of the Best British Soul Albums- So Far...,
This review is from: Nu Colours (Audio CD)
I initially heard of Nu Colours through their single 'The Power' in the early Ninties. I really liked their gospel harmony and pop/soul sensibility. This album is from 1996 and really stands the test of time as I write this review in 2003! The singles were 'Special Kind of Lover', 'Desire' and ... well as far as I know there were only two but there are about 6 others that could have been released. The singles are upbeat soul with spot on harmonies the main vocal being female. There are some great ballads on here too such as 'The Heart is a Messanger' and 'Do you Want to Go Back To When'. THe interplay of the two male and two female vocalists is excellant. In some tracks the male vocalists take centre stage too which gives good variety for the listening ear. In my opinion they should've been as big as the Lighthouse Family, but were perhaps a little ahead of their time as R and B from the US eventually began to make consistant inroads the British charts.
I would recommend this album to fans of Sounds of Blackness, the Lighthouse Family and Beverly Knight.