Guiding You

Guiding You

by FourNurses
     
 

Pretty soon there won't be a profession left that hasn't spawned a group of wannabe singers who simultaneously combine their day jobs with an easy-listening pop career. Following the success of Port Isaac's Fishermen's Friends, the Priests, and painter and decorator team the Overtones, four nurses from LondonSee more details below

Overview

Pretty soon there won't be a profession left that hasn't spawned a group of wannabe singers who simultaneously combine their day jobs with an easy-listening pop career. Following the success of Port Isaac's Fishermen's Friends, the Priests, and painter and decorator team the Overtones, four nurses from London's Whittington Hospital are the latest to jump on the bandwagon with their Rhino-released debut Guiding You. Like recent efforts from the Soldiers and the Chelsea Pensioners, it's hard to begrudge such a relentlessly hard-working group of people their 15 minutes of fame. But its 15 tracks, produced by Jake Hook and Jason Nolan, are so bland, inoffensive, and unimaginative that they make Westlife sound like the Mars Volta. The four nurses -- Gaynor Wood, Jo Austin, Andrea Darke, and Sharon Robinson -- can undoubtedly sing, although classically trained soprano Joanne Marie Skillet does show them up on a collaborative cover of Leona Lewis' "Footprints in the Sand." But there's not even a slight effort to make the ubiquitous song choices of Sting's "Fields of Gold," Sarah McLachlan's "Angel," and Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" their own. When they do venture outside the usual faux-emotive and anodyne standards, such as with Gloria Estefan's power ballad "Anything for You" and a surprising rendition of Eternal's forgotten 1995 hit "Power of a Woman," the album's only uptempo moment, they just sound like a group of karaoke singers who are ultimately having far more fun than their listeners. In fairness, they haven't played it entirely safe, as three new compositions are also included, but unfortunately, "If You Can," "Keep Believing," and "Guiding You" are all the kind of schmaltzy, piano-led ballads that you'd expect to soundtrack a particularly corny made-for-TV movie. Guiding You is never anything less than pleasant, but there's nothing here to suggest that they will be able to prolong their recording career once the next lot of cake decorators, tree surgeons, or rocket scientists who appear to steal their limelight.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2011
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
5052498355020
catalogNumber:
9835502
Rank:
300123

Tracks

  1. Guiding You  -  FourNurses
  2. You've Got A Friend  -  FourNurses
  3. If You Can  -  FourNurses
  4. I'll Stand By You  -  FourNurses
  5. Fields Of Gold  -  FourNurses
  6. Nothing Compares 2 U  -  FourNurses
  7. Keep Believing  -  FourNurses
  8. That's What Friends Are For  -  FourNurses
  9. Footprints In The Sand  -  FourNurses
  10. Anything For You  -  FourNurses
  11. Hero  -  FourNurses
  12. The Greatest Love Of All  -  FourNurses
  13. The Wind Beneath My Wings  -  FourNurses
  14. Angel  -  FourNurses
  15. Power Of A Woman  -  FourNurses

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

FourNurses   Primary Artist
Hugh Burns   Guitar,Ukulele
Francis Haines   Piano,Keyboards
Joanna Marie   Vocals
Sarah McLellan   Background Vocals
Jake Hook   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Julian Marc Stringle   Clarinet,Saxophone
Graham Pike   Harmonica
Caroline Koutsoudes   Background Vocals
Billie Dunlevy   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Prince   Composer
Sting   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Chrissie Hynde   Composer
Jeff Silbar   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Francis Haines   Arranger,Engineer,Orchestration,String Arrangements,Additional Production
Kevan Gallagher   Vocal Engineer
Jason Nolan   Music Business Affairs
Jake Hook   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,String Arrangements,Creation
Magnusson   Composer
Sturken   Composer
McLachlan   Composer
Masser   Composer
Cowell   Composer
Kreuger   Composer

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