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Enjoyable but not Unforgettable
on 22 May 2007
There are a few good numbers - 'Tell Me All About It', 'So Many Stars', 'My Baby Just Cares for Me', which show the vocalists talents in the best light. Theres also 'Better Than Anything with Diana Krall' which is fun. I wouldn't mind hearing more from this pair. 'Soon' is cracking good number which is superbly executed. Otherwise it's a collection of rather lacking after dinner - vaguely jazzy songs which are very well done but not quite so enjoyable. It's always going to be difficult to put together another collection of songs as cohesive, strong, perfectly and lovingly executed as Unforgettable.
Natalie Cole's presentation, phrasing, vocal dynamism and beautiful tone make this album well worth buying. She is let down by some rather dull material - 5 star vocalist, 5 star presentation, 2 star content.