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HEIDI- The Love Album

Heidi: The Love Album

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UK release date 14.02.2008

This album does what exactly it says on the label; With tracks on 'The Love Album' called 'Love,' 'Family Love,' and 'The Luurrve Jamon' what do you expect? Heidi lights the fuse in Fusion, bringing an enigmatic album to her fans on Valentines day (obviously the most fitting day for release).

You do tend to feel this album should be played in reverse order, as the stand out tracks seem to be bunched at the end of the album. With exception of 'If We' (talking at the start aside) you feel this track has been lifted from a sound track of a sensual 70's movie.

End of album favourites include the simple arrangement of 'Only Love Goes On And On,' coupled with the ever so delicate Heidi tones. 'You Know I'm Ready' co-written with celebrated British musician Andrew Roachford. This track wouldn't sound out of place on any high echelon soul album as it makes you admire the quality production (care of Steve Wellington AKA Dreadlox Holmes) 'Thank You Star' could even possibly make Heidi a star if shes given the chance to shine.

She maybe guilty of the occasional clumsy lyric making the obvious rhyme and then rhyme again. But all is forgiven in the direction stakes. This is a perfect mood setter. Whether in the background at a dinner party, or setting the mood for a romantic liaision. This album has both panache and bags of charisma.

The single taken from the 'The Love Album' is called 'Love', filmed in Paris (of course!) whilst there she played a week of warmly received gigs... I'm sure they were very cosy.
Words LEE TYLER

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