on January 27, 2014
I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I saw Bonnie covering ballads like Right Here Waiting and In My Life, along with the more expected dramatic pieces like Roy Orbison's It's Over. (And with an Eastern European orchestra backing her up, no less.)
It worked. Can't say that any of them will make anyone forget the originals, but several can honorably stand alongside them, and all of them are eminently listenable. Tyler turns out to be at home in all the different genres here, from Broadway musicals to soft pop to midrange rock.
Not all the songs have orchestral backing, and most, even those with it, have a rock band backing Tyler up with a more urgent sound. At least one of the orchestral arrangements is a bit bewildering. Orbison of course ends It's Over in dramatic fashion; Tyler does the same, but the orchestra follows it with a coda to ease things down. OK -- but then they repeat the coda three times into a fadeout, which to me defeats its purpose. Oh, well. At least you get to hear Right Here Waiting with real strings behind it rather than Marks's synthesized version.
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on September 25, 2006
this was a ok cd its bonnie with a very husky voice bonnies vocie gets better with age shes a fine wine i want to one day to meet her in person and give her sucha hug and eveything i hope i dont lose it and break and cry..