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Well, he's back with this 1999 release on his own Nero Schwarz label having temporarily ditched the 'Black' tag. His style has not changed over the years, an extraordinary voice encased in strong arrangements and rhythm sections.
The songs are still as you would expect, very romantic, mini sweeping epics.
'Number One' was the first single release which had all the usual trademarks, only Colin would come up with the amount of seconds it took him to realise that a girlfriend only cared for herself!
'Better Letting Go' is just how we all feel when we know a relationship has hit rock bottom. If everyone just played this record when they wanted to part with someone then there would be a lot more amicable seperations in the world!
It's the ballads I keep coming back to Colin Vearncombe for, he appears to write exactly the right song for my own personal ups and downs in life.
'The Way She Was Before' is my favourite on the album depicting a yearning for someone special who is no longer around, quite brilliant.
'Blue Sky' is more upbeat, being optimistic for once!
'Sleeper' is played in the same vain.
'Ghosts' starts with a brass section reminiscent of Dvorzak's Largo, a song for piano and voice executed with clarity.Read more ›
also the new album "Water on Snow" is perfect, her wife also sings in this new album...
Other highlights include the smooth ‘Number One’ and the mournful brass arrangement on ‘Ghosts’, and there are no real turkeys here. There are though arguably too many slow songs and the second half of the CD, in particular, feels a little sluggish and lethargic.
This is still an impressive album but perhaps slightly weaker than what had gone before.
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Whilst the CD itself was fine the case was completely broken when received which was very disappointing as I wanted to pass this on as a presentPublished on 2 Jun. 2014 by Stuart Rostron
Well what can I say. Its nearly 2009 and this album eluded me until now. Magnificent. If you liked Blacks first album, you will love this. Read more
Colin Vearncombe is not known in the U.S. (unfortunate for America!) I was lucky to hear of him thru a British friend I met thru the internet. Read morePublished on 9 Jun. 2000 by Disappointed !