The beautiful Greta Bondesson gives us a sexy vocal performance on a song that is worthy of a standing ovation..."I Had A Fight With Love" is the epitome of class...sexy, cool and totally sophisticated this has to be one of THE songs released in 2010. A phenomenal song that I cannot stop playing...truly in a 60s mould that could easily be another unreleased Stax gem from the 1965 - 1968 era...the set is rendered mandatory for this song alone - all other superb cuts are a magical bonus as far as I am concerned! Never did I imagine that I would be sat here in 2010 listening to brand new music as if it were recorded 45 years ago!!! And yet it is timeless, totally modern and contemporary at the same time. But, of course it is...it's soul music! Fans of Jackie Wilson's vocal style should appreciate Marino Valle's energetic vocal workout on "That's What Happens" and the funky brassy instrumental "Another Apple" will appeal to fans of the Dapp Kings. "Valerie", again, features Marino Valle on vocals, supported by the gorgeous Bondesson sisters and runs along a similar groove as Jackie Wilson's "Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher And Higher" and I really must give a shout to the final song, "Looking Up" which sounds very live to me, and is criminally short! It does, however, contains some brilliant guitar work and I wish we had a MUCH longer version 'cos 94 seconds just ain't enough!!! This is a no-risk purchase and lovers of real, decent, brilliantly performed music should own a copy.
The Vibe Scribe