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JAMIE KYLE / THE BEST OF MY HEART
LABEL: FRONTIERS RECORDS FRCD 033
OVERALL: 80%
Produced by: Jamie Kyle w/Various
  1. The Best Of My Heart
  2. Bombs Away*
  3. Stranded
  4. Bad News
  5. Back From Hollywood
  6. Understanding
  7. When Angels Cry
  8. More Than Meets The Eye*
  9. Everything But Love
  10. Bed Of Roses
  11. Let It Go
  12. How Do I Stop The Tears
  13. Movin' On Down The Road*
  14. Crossing Over
  15. If Not For You*
This is Jamie Kyle's debut for Frontiers / Now & Then and kick starts a career that stalled temporarily after 2 well received solo albums - Passionate Kind & Back From Hollywood.
This album almost replaces the need for those, as it combines the best tracks of each and adds a few unreleased tunes a) out of good thinking and for the love of it and b) for collectors of Jamie's first 2 albums who need to have everything.
For lovers of female lead AOR there is not always a lot on offer. With Fiona and Heart long departed there is little left to long for.
Well the is now Dante Fox, but even better is Jamie Kyle. Jamie is a killer vocalist and songwriter.
My favourite tracks are her version of Stranded - covered by Heart, Bed Of Roses - classy AOR, Back From Hollywood, the very moody rocker When Angels Cry & the surprisingly heavy Bombs Away, with hooks everywhere.
The back to back ballads Let It Go & How Do I Stop The Tears are also very good.
Another bonus for AOR fans - most tracks are written in house, but there are 3 songs written with Van Stephenson - 2 of which have been produced by Jamie with Van.

*Unreleased songs.
PRODUCTION: 76%SONGS: 82%VIBE: 79%ATTITUDE: 80%
ESSENTIAL FOR: Fans of female lead rock & fans of Heart and Fiona & the like.
DISCOGRAPHY:The Passionate Kind . Back From Hollywood

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