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"In The Blood"

© Radioactive/MCA Records

Year of Release: 1990

track listing
  • I've Been Thinking
    About You
  • A Better Love
  • No Woman No Cry
  • It's In The Blood
  • Getcha Ya Ya
  • Step Inside My Shoes
  • She Broke My Heart
    (In 36 Places)
  • She Said She Loves Me
  • This Is Your Life
  • Crying In The Rain
  • In An I Love You Mood
  • You Love And Learn

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    "In The Blood"

    Londonbeat had a #1 song in 1990, ("I've Been Thinking About You." Their album the song came from was In The Blood, an album of Pop, Dance Pop, and most songs could easily fit the New Age Jazz formats. This album is definitely not of pure greatness, but it is a nice album to listen to, while working in the office.

    "A Better Love" has a good Pop sound, having a medium tempo Eurythmics sound. "No Woman No Cry" is far totally different than the Bob Marley original, more Pop sound. "It's In The Blood" is very upbeat dance Pop, yet the vocals could use improvement. "Getcha Ya Ya" and "Step Inside My Shoes" also has the typical pop sound as heard throughout the album, as all the songs are sounding alike.

    "She Broke My Heart (In 36 Places)" sounds like Ini Kamoze's "Here Comes The Hotstepper" much faster, and quite frnakly, sounds a little lame. "She Said She Loves Me" has the melody of Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" (remix) before the vocals are heard, and musically throughout the song. The melody of "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" comes to mind on the next track, "This Is Your Life."

    Things slow down musically styled in <"Crying In The Rain", a song that is relaxing to listen to, yet a little boring, but easy on the ears. "I'm In A I Love You Mood" is another song least listened to; the vocals are not as good as previous songs. The harmonies are nice on the last track, "You Love And Learn" but the rest of the song needs more improvement.

    The upbeat dance pop songs in the style of their #1 hit makes this album, however most of them do sound the same. Londonbeat has been recording throughout the 1990s and early 2000's. This original album was their 2nd released, as they were more popular in other countries, such as Germany and the Nethelands. Their future music would not accomplish any #1's. Probably their Best Of compilation would be best to listen to, to introduce the music of Londonbeat. Bands such as Milli Vanilli, Fine Young Cannibals, a little bit of Eurythmics has comparisons for In The Blood. The blood may not very well flow on this release, hopefully their future albums were better than this one.

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