Wheeler's back in the saddle again (so to speak) is a glorious
thing. For a singer of her caliber and talent, she has been away
for far too long.
Beach of the War Goddess Caron's been MIA the last decade or so.
A few years back she had recorded some new material for an album
called 'The Essence' which
never saw the light of day. Well this latest offering comes courtesy
of a tribute compilation.
The disc in
question is Conception: An
Interpretation of Stevie Wonder Songs and in case you
haven't guessed it - it's a tribute to the works of the legendary
Stevie Wonder. Caron's reindition
of Stevie's wonderful 70s classic 'Another
Star' is a stirring and moving piece that's well produced
and features Caron in fine form (as per usual). Giving the song
a more suttle tone, Caron delivers a solid performance that commands
The album boasts
a who's who contributing to the set including legendary rock/blues
guitarist Eric Clapton doing
a stirring update to 'Higher Ground',
Black Coffey and their remake
of 'Rocket Love', India
Arie and 'Wonderful'
and Glenn Lewis doing 'Superstition'
Good to see
Caron back she was definitely missed and I hope that we do hear
(and see) more of her. A
Listen to Caron