Less successful than her phenomenal 1984 debut, She's so unusual, this 1986 follow-up album is nevertheless interesting. I suspect that the rise of Madonna following her sensational album, Like a virgin, had a lot to do with it as people were less interested in Cyndi than they had originally been. Even so, this album was still quite successful, yielding two top three American hits.
The album opens with Change of heart, a track on which the Bangles provide vocal backing. It made the top three in America but only crept in near the bottom of the UK charts for a couple of weeks. The most successful single was the title track (a superb ballad), which topped the American charts and just missed the UK top ten.
Cyndi wrote or co-wrote most of the remaining songs (she did not contribute to the two hits already mentioned) but included a couple of interesting covers, these being What's going on (the title track to Marvin Gaye's classic seventies album) and Iko Iko (a hit on both sides of the Atlantic for the Dixie Cups in the sixties).
This album and its predecessor are definitely worth a listen, but while they were Cyndi's most commercially successful albums, Cyndi has recorded some great music since then including an outstanding Christmas album (Have a nice file) and a wonderful collection of standards (At last).