Album Review: The Collection by Cynthia Basinet

Album Name: The Collection
Artist: Cynthia Basinet
Year/Label: 2006 / Welcome to Dreamsville Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Cynthia Basinet’s an actress and as evidenced by this record a terrific singer as well.

Her collection is very varied in nature and takes in several styles; opener “Just” is a blue aching ballad with heavy reverb.

Jazz standard ”Someone to Watch Over Me” follows that and is beautifully sung.

The seasonal “Santa Baby” is sung sexily and has been mistaken for a recording by Marilyn Monroe. She never sang the song back then, that was Eartha Kitt. The less we say of Madonna’s miserable version the better it is. Here ms. Basinet gives it her all alongside a nice little male backing part.

“Water’s Edge” is coolly sung torch, style that she excels at.

“Yellow Taxi”(no, not the Joni song) is a neat little dance number.

Basinet’s album is very diverse but it all holds together thanks to her vocal talent.

Posted on December 18, 2006

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. Just
2. Someone To Watch Over Me
3. Santa Baby
4. Haunted Heart
5. Water’s Edge
6. Eventuallly
7. Tea For Two
8. Yellow Taxi
9. God
10. You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

[Cynthia Basinet Official Site]


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