Smokie Norful - I Need You Now Audio Samples Available

I Need You Now by Smokie Norful

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: Gospel, CD, R&B, Album
Normal Dispatch Time: 1-5 days

Price: £9.97 was £12.99 Check other currencies
  1. 1. Itís All About You
  2. 2. I Need You Now
  3. 3. Lifeís Not Promised
  4. 4. Still Say Thank You
  5. 5. Praise Him
  6. 6. The Least That I Can Do
  7. 7. Somethiní Somethiní
  8. 8. Same Sad Song
  9. 9. Psalm 64
  10. 10. Same Sad Song (Urban Remix)
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

R&B heads take note, tracks 1, 3 and 7 are the ones to play good an' loud, with phat bass, hip hop influenced grooves and Smokie's oily, soulful voice plucking every bit of soul power from his dazzling vocal armoury. These hot cuts put the album into the R&B category, though elsewhere he does the whole nine yards in black church style. Here, it's a bit too stylised to be truly convincing while some of the slow tunes Smokie has a tendency to overdo the pryotechnics so that melody lines get lost in vocal gymnastics. Also starting an acoustic ballad with a spoken recitation, "You know, I was looking at the position of the world the other day," is likely to bring howls of laughter from the more cynical. But nothing can eclipse the fact that the wondrously monickered Mr Norful has a voice every bit as good as any mainstream R&B star you could name. So if you're prepared to use the select button this is a debut you won't want to let pass you by.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 5347
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: EMI Gospel EGD20374
Items: 1
Release Date: 05 Jul 2002
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