May 5, 2008
We really do adore her
Hmph. Why did Sharl fold the picture in half before she put it on her album cover? Whatever, Sharleen Spiteri is releasing a solo album, the oh-so-cleverly titled Melody, in mid-June. You can get a free download of an okay (yeah, just okay) new ballad, That Was A Lie.
We know her new single is called All The Times I Cried, but nobody has heard it yet. Sharl is calling this CD her "Nancy Sinatra record." She self-produced it, though there is one collaboration with Benard Butler. You can bet some plebes will say she's pulling a Duffy, but Sharleen was doing retro soul when that little Welsh girl was in a training bra. Black Eyed Boy anyone?
The Texas Greatest Hits record is delish, but Texas were probably only cool for one single, the stellar Say What You Want (a compete ripoff of the superior Prince/Martika collaboration, Love Thy Will Be Done). In fact, I remember British Bridget - my cousin - making gagging faces when I said I loved the song Halo.
Here are my Top 10 Plus One Texas songs:
Inner Smile (#1!)
Say What You Want
Black Eyed Boy
When We Are Together
Get Down Tonight
Here is a full press release for Melody.