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90's Pop Pin-Up Princess
Changing Faces: The Best Of Louise - Louise
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Changing Faces: The Best Of Louise - Louise
Advantages: Great pop album, very nostalgic of 90's music
Disadvantages: None really worth noting
Louise Redknapp carved out a fairly successful solo career after departing from Eternal in 1995. After releasing three fairly successful solo albums in the 90's she had gained enough material to release her first Greatest Hits album and titled it 'Changing Faces'. Seventeen tracks were added onto this album which also included three tracks she released with Eternal, despite her not featuring on the lead vocals to these songs. The album features all of her Top 20 singles and included three brand new songs.
Naked - The opening track of the album is 'Naked' which was her third UK single and firmly established herself as a credible pop star back in the 90's. Every teenage boy in Britain had a slight crush on Louise after seeing the video to this single. The song is a fantastic slice of fiesty pop. Edgy and definatly ahead of it's time. This was definatly one of Lousie's most successful singles and a great start to remebering how good her pop music was. 9/10.
Just A Step From Heaven - It does seem weird that they decided to include 3 Eternal tracks on the album despite Louise not singing on these three songs, maybe a little cheeky and obviously made to 'make the numbers'. However, they could have given us a couple of extra new songs instead of maybe add a few of her album tracks on here that weren't singles as she did have some corkers on her albums 9/10.
Undivided Love - "I'm gonna give you my Undivided Loving baby!" sings Louise. Another fantastic pop record that still sounds fresh to this day. It's pure pop without sounding cheesy 9/10.
Stuck In The Middle With You - This song was the lead cut from the albums and a cover of the Stealers Wheel classic which Louise updated. It's not a bad cover version actually, and she imitates part of the Resevoir Dog's scene for the video. A good track but not as edgy as the previous songs on the album 8/10.
Stay - Her first every single as part of Eternal. Not really needed on the album 9/10.
Let's Go Round Again - Another cover version, this song was released in 1997 and sounded good back then, but has sadly aged since then. Still a nostalgic bit of pop though 8/10.
Light Of My Life - Time for the first ballad on the album and it is Louise's first solo single. A lot of people, including Louise herself, was surprised when she chose to release a ballad as her first single, everybody was expecting something a bit more 'noticable' but it's a fine song. Probably one of her forgotton tracks but still nice to remember when listening too 9/10.
2Faced - The first single to be released from her third album 'Elbow Beach' released in 2000. 2faced is as you've guessed, about bitchiness and backstabbing within friendship groups. This turned out to be Louise's biggest single, reaching #3 in the charts. A great pop song 10/10.
The Slightest Touch - One of the new songs for the album and Louise covers Five Star for this track. A slightly disco-ey type song. Would suit being played on a 90's night at your local nightclub 8/10.
One Kiss From Heaven - The album takes a mellow turn now, and this song shows a slower side to Louise. It's a kind of 'watered down' ballad. Doesn't really go anywhere. Not one of her best songs 7/10.
In Walked Love - The third cover version, and this song was originally done by Expose in the early 90's. A great pop song that should have achieved much bigger success than it did 9/10.
Beautiful Inside - Pure pop. About loving your inner self and being confident in your own skin. It's easy for Louise to say that though when she was voted FHM's sexiest woman of the decade in 2006 isn't it? 7/10.
Oh Baby I... - The third and final Eternal song on the album. A great ballad 8/10.
Arms Around The World - The first song from Louise's second album 'Woman In Me', this song has a great sound it, probably a bit before it's time when it was released in 1997. Fantastic 10/10.
All That Matters - One of Louise's less known singles, just an average pop song really. Noting else to say about it. There's nothing wrong with it 8/10.
Come and Get It - A brand new song and it's an original (horray!). However the words 'album filler' spring to mind. I can't see the appeal for this song and don't know why it's needed for the album as its awful. It's a shame the album finsihed on this song as its a bit of a let down 4/10.
Louise had every right to release a Greatest Hits album in her own name. However the Eternal songs were not needed and the new songs on the album were dissapointing. If you're a fan of 90's pop then this album is perfect.
Summary: 90's pop, You can't go wrong!