Astral 22 have reworked the great Rena Scott tune, "In This Life" very effectively and have given us not a remake but quite a new version which is as toothsome as the original. Things get even better here with a much more robust backing. Superb! LeNora Jaye's tasty "Do You Wanna" is another winner with a lazy, slinky beat and some effective bluesy guitar lacing the mix. This is a jam and a half and one to grind to - if you have a grinding partner that is! Fans of the latest Kloud 9 gem from Gianna will instantly take to the similar and sexy Katie Cole and her brilliant stepper "Think About It". This really is superb. My favourite track, however, is the KILLER tune "Starting Over" by Simone. This is so worthwhile and makes a purchase of this CD compulsory for this alone. For the male vocalists, Rogiers steps up to the mic with the gorgeous flute-filled "The Reason" - again very today, very classy and totally what you would expect from, say, Expansion. So many great tracks on here - and it is only Volume One! On the strength of this CD I cannot wait for Volume 2. Bring it on, Armand, bring it on!!!
The Vibe Scribe