Sheila left the Three Degrees in the mid '80s and so this, her first solo album, has been a long time coming. However, I can truly say that it's been worth the wait.
The songs and arrangements are bang up to date and fortunately the producers have avoided the temptation of turning Sheila into some sort of disco diva. This is pure r'n'b soul with Sheila's unique vocal style stamped all over it.
Highlights include the single 'New Kind of Medicine' with it's sweeping Chic-esque strings, 'Feeling'( Beyonce eat your heart out ! ) and the George Michael ballad 'One More Try'. Only Sheila could take on a song like this and make it her own. This track and the closing 'After The Love Has Lost It's Shine' being most reminiscent of her Three Degrees days. Fans of 'A Women In Love' and 'Just Leave Me Alone' from the Philly trio's '70s albums are going to love these.
Since going it alone Sheila has starred in her own TV comedy series,taken the lead role in numerous West End musicals and now it's time for her to reclaim her rightful position at the top of the music charts - if there is any justice this is the album to do it. Go Buy!
Sheila Ferguson has outdone herself by challenging today's competitive music industry. She knocks the socks off most of the artists out there by her sheer capability for reaching such piercing notes. The album appeals to all age ranges as she demonstrates with some great ballads, fantastic dance tunes and my favourite would have to be the rnb soul feel she oozes from top to bottom on tracks 1, 5 & 10. But there's more, she's added a personal feel to the album by narrating a few stories from her amazing past to the beat of some funky tunes. Completely outstanding for her first ever solo album. A must for every household!
As a big Three Degrees fan of the mid to late 70s, I HAD to have this album! Sheila Ferguson obviously hasn't lost any of her sparkle or lung power on this FANTASTIC recording. Why it didn't set the charts alight is a mystery to me. On the tracks where she talks to her audience she is so funny. Great listen and a great addition to my TD collection. Any TD/Sheila fan MUST look at the clip on Youtube of the Shirley Bassey show where she pretends to be one of the Three Degrees.....then Sheila breaks it up. I don't know how they filmed it without laughing.
being a fan of the THREE DEGREES and Sheila Ferguson, it was a surprise to hear this collection of songs, proving again what an excellent voice this lady has! all the songs on this collection are pure class, soulfull, timeless ...perfect production!from DANGER....A NEW KIND OF MEDICINE....and the two Interlude numbers telling us about her carreer and life in a smooth beat tempo....the ballads...it is so good to see that Sheila is back with a new album....the artwork of this cd is beautifully done....all i can say! enjoy this one as much as i did. THANKS SHEILA.