To the person that said Lisa Stansfield was hip - when and where was this?? Not saying Ms Stansfield can't sing but I definitely think Mica Paris wins in the 'hip' stakes - she's shared a stage with Anita Baker and worked with some legendary jazz musicians as well as collaborating with Omar (revered British singer/songwriter) and Prince. Yes I know you wrote this review 6 years ago and are probably thinking 'WTF' but I just had to say something.
Mica's voice is unique, distinctive and most of today's recording artists can't hold a candle up to her vocally - having said that, when I listen to the bulk of her songs I get really frustrated because I love her voice, she is so immensly gifted and I want her to blow me away every time but she doesn't or should I say, can't, because a lot of her material lets her down. Though I must say, when the song is a good one, she is awesome - the funky 'Should've known better' (not on this compilation - WHY?? It's one of her best) and the beautiful 'Where is the love', with Will Downing - and if you look for You Tube performances like 'Glory Glory Lord we adore thee' (the sister act 2 version, Mica was helping out a school choir as well!) - that is pure musical gold.