Sept 1st 2000
Will Downing - All
the man you need: (Motown/UNI)
They say that Will has
returned to his soulful roots with this his 5th album (and 1st for
new label Motown) but 'All
the Man you Need '
proved that he has always been soulful.
Will's voice is truly
unique, you can recognize any song he sings right off the bat it's
that distinctive and on this album he shines more than ever. First
up 'It's on
' (intro) followed by 'Summer
Day ' a slow winding
laid back ballad that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Next
is the duet with Chante Moore '
you need me '
which is a beautiful sultry ballad that has all the elements,
symbolic of yesteryear's classic love songs. ' Everytime
it rains ','
Thinking about you ' and 'Only a moment away
' follows suit with Will's charismatic voice lightening up every note.
' Tired Melody
a personal favourite with fond memories of Donny Hathaway or
Marvin Gaye coming to mind with his ability to uplift you and
inspire you at the same time with relative ease. Other notables
Hands ' , ' Love of my life ' and
the title track. Will Downing will be a name to reckon with this
year because this disc is a clear cut winner from start to finish,
not one bad song on this CD so don't just stand there go to nearest
record shop and pick up a copy because it is definitely a Ty-D
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