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Great Songs, Good Singer, So-so Album,
This review is from: Coverage (Audio CD)Ms. Moore is a good singer and her team has chosen good songs. However, Ms. Moore's vocal performance, while technically on target, is artistically antiseptic. There's not much soul here.
If only she had put some guts into her rendition of Joan Armatrading's "Drop the Pilot'! This is a serviceable party-band cover, but there's not much more (Moore?. There is no credible snarl in "One way or another'. Debby Harry has nothing to fear.
Still, if the CD serves to gets people to seek out the original albums and the original tracks, she has done us a great service. Nowhere is this more true than Ms. Moore's cover of `Help Me'.
While not a perfect copy of Joni Mitchell's original, it's pretty close and shows vulnerability and soul in Ms. Moore's voice. There's some room to play, space to emote, and soul to give. It shows everything this record could have been and gives us hope that Ms. Moore will keep at it and produce better stuff as she matures.
The first single is `Have a Little Faith in Me'. If you don't know these songs, you should obey and use this album as a guide to discover some great artists. If you know the material already, have some faith in the promise of Ms. Moore but wait for some better evidence.