"DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL?"
STONE COLD SOBER - Great debut single from Paloma, has a slight Country twang but is deep in Blues Soul, a bit of everything with some awesome vocals. Gave us a teaser for what was to come from the fearless singer.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS - A kind of 60s Pop feel to this track, a more laid back vocal this time.
BROKEN DOLL - A darkly soft ballad with a distinct Musical feel, Paloma again taking on different styles that has since become her trademark. A little Eartha Kitt or innocent quality of Marilyn Monroe.
DO YOU WANT THE TRUTH OR SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL? - Pure Soul Pop on this title track. A beautifully (no pun intended) sung and almost 60s era style.
UPSIDE DOWN - A great Jazz/Soul hybrid, its fun, its slinky and delivered in the unmistakeable quirky Paloma Faith style. Love this, its cool. You can see the dancers sancing behind her in a vintage smoky bar.
ROMANCE IS DEAD - An emotional, lovely laid back Pop song, very sweet.
NEW YORK - Brilliant Pop Soul with a really nice, powerful Gospel chorus by the Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir from London.
STARGAZER - Paloma plays the chanteuse/diva singing a big emotional ballad. Chorus somehow reminds me of The Kids From Fame "Starmaker" a little. Nice song.
MY LEGS ARE WEAK - This is a slow meandering song, not a favourite of mine and probably the least effective track on this amazing debut. It just doesn't give me anything. Its slow pace and big orchestral help doesn't make it memorable sadly.
PLAY ON - The final sog on a terrific debut album, the slightly more impetus and harmonies lift this to a bigger status than the previous song. Not a top track but its a nice end to the album, it works but only just!