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on September 12, 2007
I usually don't write reviews on Amazon, but with all the negativity from the other posters, I think my point of view might be needed.
This album is certainly nothing like any of Amel's previous albums so we need to get that out of the way first. It is far less produced-sounding and lets her voice come through with - for lack of a better word - a sigh. The music here is very toned down compared to her previous albums, and her voice is light, breezy, and quiet. This must have been her decision to move back to the basics and to let her voice do the talking, not the music. A smart move on her call with all the heavily-produced fodder being put out today.
Aside from that, there are some moments she lets go, sings more deliberately, and the music builds up in a great crescendo - the effect is something god-like and the short samples cannot give any clear indication of how this works out. It's almost like watching the sun to come up on a cool winter's morning.
I'd finally like to comment on those who do not think she has a good enough voice to sing these songs. Her voice is not as deep as most of the singers that she is trying to emulate. Since she cannot sing like them in this sense, she had fit everything on this album for her voice alone - and I believe she did very well. You cannot expect her to sing exactly like the others.