|Robin Beck - 'The Great Escape' (Her Majesty's Music Room)|
|Written by Dave Prince|
|Friday, 18 February 2011 05:00|
Now Robin Beck is a name known to most as the voice of Coca-Cola hit, 'First Time', but please, that was a lifetime ago.....1988! C'mon - yes, it's a great song and the album that followed is still one of my all-time favourites ,but with new album 'The Great Escape' Robin has released her best album to date; This album is without doubt her finest vocal EVER!!!
With contributions from Joe Lynn Turner, James Christian and Tommy Denander, 'The Great Escape' is a future classic up there with 'Trouble Or Nothin'. Kicking straight in with 'The One', Robin is singing lines of pure aural bliss. After the comeback album, 2006's Living On A Dream - which was a great album - I thought that maybe her best work was behind her but, man, that was a mistake. I'll gladly eat my hat with a slice of humble pie. Just that one song is proof of how wrong I was.
Robin has said that this album was written about reality, and that is most certainly true of 'Cross My Heart (And Hope You Die)' which was written about Tiger Woods and his infidelity and is dedicated to all the women out there who have been through it and came out the other side - alive and much better off! Something I myself can stand up and be proud to say, I have as well...
The duet with Joe Lynn Turner on 'That Depends On What You Do Tonight' gives this album a class about it that is rarely heard of these days, along with the unbelievable duet with husband, and the voice of House of Lords, James Christian on 'Till The End Of Time'. I can sing along with my adopted sisterhood on tearjerkers like 'Don't Think He's Ever Coming Home' and, crossing that with 'Everything Is Alright', 'You Got Me Feeling Sexy', 'Inside Me', 'Baby I'm Not A Bitch' and the title track, one thing is certain - these are all Killer with no Filler!