Q - 3 Stars - Good
Stereo Review - Performance "Superb" / Recording "Excellent"
Also available in a 3-pack with TIME AND TIDE and THE SWEETEST ILLUSION.
Personnel includes: Basia (vocals); Danny White (keyboards, drums).
Recorded at Eden Studios, London, England.
Basia's tantalizing Brazilian breeze and "Basia-nova" is a sheer delight to listen to. She keeps the same sweet infectiousness which made her debut Time and Tide a platinum stroke of genius. This time she's infused '60s soul and some heartfelt, sparkling ballads, like "Brave New Hope." Her voice is distinctive and lilting, her lyrics interesting, and her production frisky, employing such oddities as accordion and bass sax. Other top cuts include "Best Friends" and a rousing cover of "Until You Come Back to Me." Her disappearance from regular recordings after the mid-'90s (she made a few guest appearances on instrumental albums) was a great loss for adult contemporary music. ~ Jonathan Widran