Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Natalie Cole – Criminal

“What I need is a good defense”. Take some popular songs and fill them up with true, heartfelt soul and you have a magic, delicious, indescribably perfect slow melt-in-your-mouth buttery sensation the will move your body to places that are seldom reached in this era of instant gratification. “I need to be redeemed.” This is a soul that reaches deep within and grabs my feet up through the sinews and wakes up the boogie dreams that have been long placed on the shelf. The church is alive tonight! “It’s all about love!” Sing it, Natalie! “I stand accused!” Beautiful. With a shout-out to Leavin’, another song we all know in another context, but is squeezed sincerely with this powerful interpretation. Natalie Cole