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Always one to glide with vocal ease from style to style, Easton followed the mellow acoustical setting of 1999's Home with Fabulous, a set celebrating the energy and spirit of the disco era. Of the ten tracks comprising Fabulous, eight are remakes -- ranging from Frankie Valli's 1967 hit "Can't Take My Eyes off You" to Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald's 1986 R&B ballad "On My Own." Here, both tunes are reconfigured for the dancefloor with impressive results. A mellow house track is the foundation for "On My Own," a duet between Easton and album producer Terry Ronald; and "Can't Take My Eyes off You" is given an appropriately retro-savvy, dance-pop arrangement. Easton pulls off the oft-covered "Never Can Say ...
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Always one to glide with vocal ease from style to style, Easton followed the mellow acoustical setting of 1999's Home with Fabulous, a set celebrating the energy and spirit of the disco era. Of the ten tracks comprising Fabulous, eight are remakes -- ranging from Frankie Valli's 1967 hit "Can't Take My Eyes off You" to Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald's 1986 R&B ballad "On My Own." Here, both tunes are reconfigured for the dancefloor with impressive results. A mellow house track is the foundation for "On My Own," a duet between Easton and album producer Terry Ronald; and "Can't Take My Eyes off You" is given an appropriately retro-savvy, dance-pop arrangement. Easton pulls off the oft-covered "Never Can Say Goodbye" and Donna Summer's "Love Is in Control" with less success, however. The excessive production of these tracks is partly to blame, but Easton doesn't employ the required gusto in either performance to overshadow it -- in contrast to her usual spunk. Still, there are more than a handful of moments remaining to savor, among them the album's two ballads: a breezy interpretation of Deniece Williams' "That's What Friends Are For" and the original "You Never Gave Me a Chance." All in all, Fabulous achieves its goal of serving as a spirited party album, and ranks among the pop diva's most consistent efforts -- if not totally living up to its boastful title. True, her voice is a little older. But it's still much stronger than a lot of her contemporaries'. ~ Justin M. Kantor
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2001
  • Label: Universal Import
  • UPC: 044001302626
  • Catalog Number: 13026

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sheena Easton Primary Artist
Steve Smith Percussion
Derek Watkins Trumpet, Soloist
Daniel Gardner Cello
John Barclay Trumpet
Ian Belton Violin
John Bradbury Violin
Richard Edwards Trombone
Simon Gardner Trumpet
Roger Garland Violin
Chris George Violin
Nigel Hitchcock Saxophone
Dee Lewis Background Vocals
Rita Manning Violin
Melanie Marshall Background Vocals
Mark Nightingale Trombone
Michael O'Donnell Flute
Steve Sidwell Trumpet
Paul Watkins Cello
Andrew Skrimshire Cello
Paul Willey Violin
Gary Griffiths Violin
Rolf Wilson Violin
Paul Fredericks Background Vocals
Peter Manning Violin
Ian Masterson Keyboards
Padraic Savage Violin
Alan Brind Violin
Terry Ronald Background Vocals
Robin del Mar Viola
Levine Violin
Yuri Zhislin Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
David Ayre Double Bass
Valerie Etienne Background Vocals
Ruth Williams Violin
Peter Graham Violin
Helen Hathorn Violin
Chris Worsey Cello
Richard George Violin
Andrew Haveron Violin
Howard McGill Saxophone
Luke Annesley Saxophone
Lucy Wakeford Harp
Nick Cartledge Flute, Saxophone
Jessamy Boyd Viola
Christopher Slaski Piano, Conductor
Sonya Fairbairn Violin
Jonathan Morton Violin
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Deniece Williams Composer
Steve B. Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Laurence Diana Engineer
Clarence McDonald Composer
Mike Ross-Trevor Engineer
Tony Swain Executive Producer
Fritz Baskett Composer
Ian Masterson Programming, Producer, Liner Notes
Dino Esposito Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Scot Rammer Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Terry Ronald Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements, Mastering
James Sanger Programming
Nick Bagnall Programming
Pete Novak Assistant Vocal Engineer
Jessamy Boyd Contributor
Christopher Slaski String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sheena Easton is still "Fabulous"

    Sheena Easton released "Fabulous" in Great Britin (UK) and received a nice comeback in the year 2000 with a disc of Disco Classics. The Single "Giving Up, Giving In" though not heard in the USA was remade for the club scene and reminded us how great this lady's voice is and soarly missed. The disc is pretty much a cover album but Sheena and her team gave new life to these disco classics and still kept that eurphoric disco sound of the 70's but freshend up the songs with a more up to date club sound of today. Check out this cd if you can, I know you will be pleased with the end result. Sheena Easton is still a diva with almost 25 years in the music business here in the states I hope that she will be back to enjoy another round of success that is long over due.

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