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GLENN LEWIS: MOMENT OF TRUTH (RUFFHOUSE)
For some reason this CD slipped to the bottom of the reviewing pile, thus denying me time out with the ultra smooth Mr Lewis. The entire musical experience sustains an even level of sophisticated R&B, but the sparkle dims now and again. The pace is mellow, the sound uncluttered and pure, although on a couple of occasions I caught myself wondering who I was listening to. Sometimes Stevie perhaps? And that’s not a flimsy remark either because when Glenn – a Canadian R&B singer – sang “Don’t You Forget It” on a 2001 Heineken Red advertisement, many thought it was the man himself. The single was a huge hit, followed by a big selling album “World Outside My Window”. Then Glenn’s career was quiet until this current release. I have to say, there’s a positive air of superiority here musically, but some of the lyrics and indeed the occasional melody appear dated, and therefore aren’t stimulating to hear. While the entire CD oozes laid back soul to the extreme, and Glenn more than surpasses the talent of a regular R&B singer, this CD too easily slips into the niche of background music, when people would rather talk than listen. However, those moments of originality are quite brilliant, it’s just a pity there’s not more of them.

Rating: 6

About the Writer
Sharon Davis ran the Four Tops fan club before spearheading Motown Ad Astra, catering for all the Motown acts, where she edited the in-house magazine TCB. Was publicist for Fantasy, Stax and Salsoul before joining Motown Records in London. Formed her own press/promotion company Eyes & Ears, worked for Blues & Soul magazine and website, and became a full time author and researcher. To date Sharon has written eleven books (her last A Girl Called Dusty published by Carlton Books) and she’s working on her next - Divas Of Motown. As a researcher, Sharon assisted Diana Ross with her autobiography Secrets Of A Sparrow, and is now in constant demand for her knowledge about Motown and its artists.
  

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