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on 14 January 2010
If you're familiar with "Samson", probably Regina's most famous song so far, well, this album contains 13 songs that are at least as good, and some of them are better.

Any review is of course subjective, but among female singer-songwriters, Regina is a colossus, and this album is by far her best (no pun intended). Why? For a start all 13 songs are brilliant, and totally original, and not one sounds remotely like any other. The pace varies from offbeat, uplifting ballads (Laughing With, The Man with 1000 Faces) to Dance Anthem of the 80s which is very difficult to not get up and dance to. Some are beautifully melancholy, others delightfully odd (at one point on 'Folding Chair' she briefly sounds like Bill Oddie doing 'Funky Gibbon'). She also plays with expectations by wedding sad themes to jolly melodies: "One More Time With Feeling" sounds like a singalong but in fact is an entreaty to a terminally ill loved one. Amazingly, even this song, perhaps the saddest here, succeeds in creating a warm feeling inside.

Every song tells a story, too. A lonely woman tries to reunite a lost wallet with its owner, a reluctant hero is forced to come forward to accept an award, and a shy clever man strives to understand a strange event in a country village. Many of the songs leave powerful images in your mind as well.

It's only fair to warn you though, by the second or third listening you're likely to be addicted, and playing this album again and again, neglecting everything else in your music collection for several months, and possibly getting death threats if you have housemates or spouses with less refined music tastes!
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