CD REVIEWS: Pop's Old and New Cover Girls
Cyndi Lauper -At Last (Epic / Sony) She's been away for a while, but Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper is back among us with an album of torch songs.
Usually a sign of the artist's failure to come up with any new ideas, the covers album is aimed squarely at the nostalgia market, who like to have something they know.
In this case, the squeaky punkette of Girls Just Want To Have Fun has grown into the stylishly manicured 50 year-old we see here. Her new record is worth acquiring for the first three tracks, the powerful Etta James title song, her jazzy version of Walk On By, and the Sheila Escovedo-propelled salsa of Stay, along with the witty Tony Bennett-duetted Making …
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Publication information: Article title: CD REVIEWS: Pop's Old and New Cover Girls. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: December 13, 2003. Page number: 52. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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