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4.0 out of 5 stars Some beautiful relatively unknown covers, 22 Nov 2012
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A new Claudia Brucken album is rightfully treated with reverence from her fans, in my household and should be by others as she has a stunningly beautiful voice and was party to one of the best 80s albums; Propaganda's A Secret Wish, my favourite album of all time.

Claudia, with Stephen Hague, has produced an enticingly introspective and at times melancholic album of relatively unknown covers; always the better thing to do than use more famous songs, in my opinion.

I would have loved to have given this album 5 stars; some of the songs are worth in excess of 5 stars alone, but unfortunately, and I really hate having to say this as I do love Claudia, some suffer from being rather average tracks to start with, end up a little messy or do not suit Claudia's voice.

The best songs are Julee Cruise's 'Mysteries of Love', Electric Light Orchestra's 'One Summer Dream', The Bee Gees 'And the Sun Will Shine' and The Band's 'Whispering Pines' where Claudia has really captured and enhanced the ethereal, dream-like beauty of the originals and has improved on or made them her own; showcasing how wonderful her voice can be. These covers are outstanding. The one original song 'No One to Blame' is also a real corker!

Not as beautiful but still good are Stina Nordenstam's 'Memories of Color' and 'Crime' and Dubstar's 'The Day I See You Again'. These suffer in comparison to the stronger songs above but do improve on the originals in fact.

The least successful songs are David Bowie's 'Everyone Says Hi', The Lilac Time's 'On The Road To Happiness' and Pet Shops Boys 'Kings Cross'; sounding a little too busy in parts and proving that sometimes less can be more; a theory proved by the remainder of the album.

For those who find it important, the CD is housed in a simple cardboard sleeve, similar to the recent 'Combined' and 'Wishful Thinking' releases, so treat with care!

Despite it's flaws, it is a joy to listen to.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2012 20:48:03 GMT
Cloudberry says:
A great review, even if I don't actually agree with some of your views - all down to personal taste. It's taken a couple of listens to appreciate just how the good the album is - and it is a sensation!

A good point about the CD being in a simple cardboard sleeve, which is disappointingly sparse in information (the print is a little small).

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2012 10:01:59 GMT
Aww thanks for your comments. So nice of you :) Getting used to the other songs though but still think they spoiled the Bowie track by putting too much in there and the PSB track has always been a little tedious to me.
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