Produced by Ian Devaney
Probably the most under appreciated female vocalist of the
nineties, Lisa Stansfield has a big soulful voice and her music is testament to her love
of seventies soul. Her first two albums Affection (featuring
All Around The World) and Real Love were marvelously produced by
Devaney and Andy Morris.
On this outing, Stansfield hands the reins completely to
Devaney (now her husband). Unlike her first two albums, Stansfield performs songs by other
songwriters. She does a great remake of Barry White's Never, Never Gonna Give
You Up. Other songwriters are Diane Warren (I Cried My Last Tear, Last
Night) and James Mtume and Reggie Lucas (You Know How To Love Me).
However, the stand out songs are her own: Never Gonna Fall is
traditional Stansfield at her best and Suzanne is a creative and touching
piece on spousal abuse.
If you love good old soul music, Lisa Stansfield will get your creaky