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One Of The Best Female Rock Singers Is Still On Top Form
25 September 2012
In keeping with Pink's recent offerings this contains a good mixture of hard rocking songs intertwined with quieter melodic offerings. It's always a good sign when certain songs stand out from the first listen and that certainly applies with this CD: Blow Me (One Last Kiss) and Try to name just two. With apologies to those of you too young to understand this reference, How Come You're Not Here sounds to me like Free with a female singer - coming from a 50+ year old Rock fan, that is definitely a compliment.
There are three guest singers on this collection starting with Nate Ruess. I confess to never having heard of Nate before, but he has a pleasant voice so I will investigate further. The second is Lily Rose Cooper (better known by her single name Lily Allen). As a fan of Lily's two albums to date I listened out for her voice only to hear it for one verse quite late on in the song! Worth the wait, Lily. Finally there is Eminem providing a bit of rap on Here Comes The Weekend. Unfortunately I'm not much of a rap fan so this does not add much for me.
The second disc contains four songs which certainly bear comparison to those on disc one: no makeweights or outtakes here. Why those extra songs are on a separate disc is a mystery to me - the whole collection would have fitted on one disc. I assume it's so disc one could be identical to the non-deluxe version, but I'm sure it wouldn't have been difficult to release a deluxe edition with all the songs on one disc.
I look forward to seeing Pink perform songs from this collection on stage next year.