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  • Audio CD (October 19, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B0002XL2WA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,325 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It's a long time since Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell (the longstanding partnership that is Swing Out Sister) had a big hit. There 2002 album 'Somewhere Deep In The Night' was sophisticated late night lounge, yet it failed to light up the charts in the way that the 80s pop hits 'Breakout' and 'Surrender' did. Step forward then 'Where Our Love Grows', the duo's eighth studio album and their most impressive to date. Coming across like a cross between Saint Etienne and Air, 'Where Our Love Grows' is underpinned by a cinematic vibe that mixes jazz, lush arrangements and well thought out melodies to sublime effect. This is the sophisti-pop album of 2004.

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Where Our Love Grows, the first album in two years from the '80s jazz/pop duo Swing Out Sister, proves that they can still produce catchy tunes of the quality that gave them their well-deserved success with singles such as "Break Out." The high production values, big brass sections, extravagant arrangements, and the exquisite voice of Corrine Drewery make for some great middle-of-the-road listening.

"Love Won't Let You Down" kicks the selection off with its upbeat rhythms and a blistering brass-driven melody that Bacharach could've written for Dusty Springfield. Drewery's vocal delivery is just as sassy and sophisticated as Springfield's, enhancing the retro feel to the track, a feel that is carried over throughout the whole of the record. The laid-back arrangement of "When the Laughter Is Over," with its swooning violins, slows the tempo down further, the subtle drum loop behind the orchestrated melody provides the song with a grove that so many ballads lack. The uplifting hook in the chorus of "Let the Stars Shine" really demonstrates the class of songwriting that Swing Out Sister are capable of. The harmonies smack of the Carpenters' fluffy, innocent pop, never seeming cheesy or outdated. The double bass of "Happy Ending" funks the track up, Drewery's Cleo Lane-like vocals take the listener to a smoky late-night jazz club.

Swing Out Sister are a retro band and always have been. But the pure quality of their output of the last two decades has meant that they have never sounded stale. Their craftsmanship and their musicianship have served them well, making them one of the biggest bands of the last 20 years, in Japan. Swing Out Sister will be around for a long time to come, if they remain consistent in doing what they do so well. --Jamie Clark

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One of their best tracks to date.
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This album continues their perfect penchant for breezy jazz-pop, with the always impeccable vocals of Corinne Drewery, one of the best voices in modern music.
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Swing Out Sister's 2004 'Where Our Love Grows' is by far one of their best CD's.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By David Parker on October 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Most people probably think S.O.S. faded out sometime after their mega-hit "Breakout", and even many later fans must have figured they broke up after their last domestic effort "Shapes and Patterns". Rather, they continued on, releasing several Japanese-only albums at outrageous import prices - (just take a look at the cost of the Japanese version of this album!) Finally, they get a Stateside release again! I generally go for heavier, moodier fare than this, like Depeche Mode, The Cure or Black Sabbath, but listening to S.O.S. is like taking a ride on a sunny summer day, the warm breeze blowing in your face on the open highway. In fact, when I go on vacation in the summer, three-quarters of the ride is spent with my S.O.S. collection in the car deck. This album continues their perfect penchant for breezy jazz-pop, with the always impeccable vocals of Corinne Drewery, one of the best voices in modern music. Still evident, too, is their reliance on bits and pieces of the 60's soundscape - a little Bacharach here, some Ray Conniff Singers there. A great album, even on a cold autumn day, where the unique stylings of S.O.S. make you feel like you are on summer vacation in your car - even though you're just heading to the office again! And all this without paying 35 dollars per CD anymore! Welcome back to America!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Peace Brotha on June 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am NEVER disappointed when I hear a Swing Out Sister album, whether I'm hearing it for the first time or the umpteenth. "Where Our Love Grows" is no exception.

Each song is melodic in it's own way, drawing from the themes of a few of their previous albums. Most notably represented are the melancholy and edge of "Filth And Dreams" balanced with the sheer beauty and cinematic soundscapes of "Somewhere Deep In The Night." But pervading all is the cosmopolitan cool late 60's/early 70's sound that SOS provides us with, featuring plenty of nods to the genius of Sergio Mendes, Burt Bacharach, Marvin Gaye, and Ennio Morricone without ever giving up a thing of their own originality and vision.

The production and arrangements are top-notch, as with any Swing Out Sister project. (NOTE: I also own the import version of this set, which I received as a gift ... and the U.S. version actually has a fuller sound with richer bass.)

And then there's Ms. Corinne Drewery, the lovely lead vocalist and co-songwriter. She sounds better than ever on this recording...and that is saying a lot since her voice is always perfection for their music.

It really warms my heart to know that music of this type...lush, late 60's-early 70's pop/jazz...is still being made, both artfully and lovingly. If you also feel this way, then "Where Our Love Grows" is a masterpiece that undoubtedly belongs in your collection.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Le Vere on November 6, 2004
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SWING OUT SISTER HAVE CREATED ANOTHER GEM IN THE POP ENGINE OF THE MUSIC WORLD.ANDY AND CORINNE HAVE BEEN UNDER THE RADAR, BUT THAT HAS NOT STOPED THEM FROM QUIETLY ESTABLISHING AND DELIVERING ALBUMS THAT SPARKLE ARE LUSH IN SOUNDSCAPE AND GIVE A NOSTALGIC NOD TO THE SIXTIES.THE ALBUM WHERE OUR LOVE GROWS IS ANOTHER TRIP INTO THE PLAYFUL MINDS OF SWING OUT SISTER.FRESH AND ALIVE WITH THE OBVIOUS TOUCHES OF BACHARACH,THE EARLY PHILADELPHIA SOUND WITH A HINT OF MOTOWN AND THE CARPENTERS.IN OTHER WORDS SWING OUT SISTER ARE JAZZY,SOULFUL AND GROOVE AND MOVE COMFORTABLY IN AND OUT OF THEIR INFLUENCES TO BRING SOMETHING NEW BUT FAMILIAR. I REVIEWED THIS ALBUM FROM THE JAPANESE IMPORT. I STILL SAY IT AND I WILL SHARE THE SAME THOUGHT HERE IN THIS REVIEW TOO... IT IS WORTH EVERY DOLLAR, FROM YEN TO POUND TO DOLLAR.SWING OUT SISTER ARE QUITE SIMPLY UNDERAPPRECIATED AND THAT IS A SHAME. ALMOST 20 YEARS OF RECORDING.START HERE WITH THIS ALBUM IF NEW TO THIS BAND. REALLY ALL THEIR RECORDINGS WILL SPEAK SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO EVERYONE.HANDS DOWN A GREAT ALBUM. PERIOD.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By andrew john raiskums on November 20, 2004
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For those of you who don't know, SOS have been writing perfect pop songs and putting out perfect pop albums for, well, close to 20 years now.

Who knew??

Remember 'Breakout' from 1987- the only one of their singles that still gets played on commercial radio these days?? Everyone loved that song and its message- I loved Corinne's goofy running through the park, the armfuls of bangles, the big rolls of fabric, the silly bit where the guys come in singing on different angles to Corinne- ahh, the mid-80's- I remember it all as if it were yesterday. Unlike a lot of people I went out and bought the album 'It's better to travel', fell in love with SOS and have been a big fan ever since. Their music has been with me through my teens, my 20's and now well into my 30's!!

The one thing I really love about SOS is that they have always proudly displayed and have been true to their influences- you can hear them on this album, indeed any of their albums- Motown, Bacharach, Sergio Mendes, The Mama's and ther Papa's etc. They were there right from the start and perhaps that's why commercial raidio lost interest in them after the first album- they were looking back at a time in pop music when it wasn't fashionable to do so. I like to think they were ahead of everyone else- for me their music looked ahead to the huge nostalgia boom in the mid-90's. (Bacharach and Elvis Costello- who would ever have dreamed up that combination??) But regardless of the trends in pop music, SOS have always turned out beautifully crafted pop songs and their albums have been remarkably consistent over the years. They're huge in Japan- and have been for years but for a while there we fans could only get new albums imported from Japan. (expensive!!
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