Where Our Love Grows

Where Our Love Grows

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by Swing Out Sister
     
 
The opener of Where Our Love Grows, Swing Out Sister's eighth proper studio album, will knock out fans of the group's perfectly huge and swanky production. "Love Won't Let You Down" is a brassy stunner and a great way to high kick the door open, but it gives way to the lesser title track, a sweet number but nothing approaching

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The opener of Where Our Love Grows, Swing Out Sister's eighth proper studio album, will knock out fans of the group's perfectly huge and swanky production. "Love Won't Let You Down" is a brassy stunner and a great way to high kick the door open, but it gives way to the lesser title track, a sweet number but nothing approaching a single. That's the problem for outsiders looking for another "Breakout," and it's been the problem for a while. So why is this stuck-in-a-rut band so beloved? It's the structure of the songs -- grand and warm with winks and giggles from the string and horn sections -- and Corinne Drewery's lovely and powerful voice, as bright here as it ever was. It's a delightful combination and almost enough to carry the listener through the album's low points. The Brazilian-flavored "Caipirinha" is a pointless "ba-ba-ba-bu-da" number that sounds like the band parodying itself, and the reprise of "Where Our Love Grows" stuck in the middle of the album is an instant skip. Luckily, the album's second half makes up for some of it with the snappy "Let the Stars Shine" and "Happy Ending," which has some twists and turns you'll want to stick with. There's a whole lot of references to time lost, regrets, and other wistful reflections, and the lyrics just hang on, slipping into cliché too often and in dire need of a Hal David touch. Of course, nobody does style over substance better than Swing Out Sister, Where Our Love Grows being a great example. If it's a sunny, breezy day and you're in bubbly love, go ahead. Just don't expect to remember you own a copy come fall.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2004
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351575425
catalogNumber:
5754
Rank:
35557

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Swing Out Sister   Primary Artist
Matt Backer   Guitar
Tim Cansfield   Guitar
Andy Connell   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Vibes,fender rhodes,Fender Jazz Bass,Vocal Ensemble
Corinne Drewery   Vocals,Vocal Ensemble
Gina Foster   Vocals
Nigel Hitchcock   Saxophone
Luis Jardim   Percussion
Paul Staveley O'Duffy   Percussion,Vocals,Rhythm,Vocal Ensemble
Gersende Giorgio   Vocals

Technical Credits

Andy Connell   Composer
Corinne Drewery   Composer
Paul Staveley O'Duffy   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming
Barbara Roberds   Composer
Mary Edwards   Liner Notes
Richard Bonner Morgan   Cover Design

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Where Our Love Grows 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, the time is here for another wonderful release of this amazingly talented and underrated group. Their signature sounds are still intact. As a whole, the music is very hopeful and bright. A right mixture between their previous "Filth and Dream" and "Shapes and Patterns". Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Swing Out Sister have done it again!!! The music on this cd is Rich and the melodies are fantastic!!! This cd envokes the best of 60's\70's Pop, Motown\early Philly soul, Dionne Warwick\Bacharach & David, Dusty Springfield, The Carpenters, The 5th Demension, there are sounds on the cd that reminds me of Chris Clark's Motown Lp.. I've played this so much i can't get enough of it!!! Great music and lyrics!! I'm very bias when it comes to their cd's because i think everyone of them are great! but WOLG may be their Best!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Where Our Love Goes is the ultimate relaxing, exciting,and stimulating work that I have long waited to hear since from my first time experiencing "Its better to Travel". Corrine's vocalizing is rich, smooth and intriguing. Her backup group is awesome. I have two extra copies as I don't ever want to be without this piece of work. Its truly food for the senses and the soul. Rock on! SOS