"a love story" is still in heavy rotation in my iPod. "vivian," not so much. which brings me to "beautiful..." the album is friggin AMAZING!
does it have weak moments, YES, "better man" coulda been scrapped. was "beautiful" the BEST choice as the first single? NO, "i know how" woulda been received better to radio
HOWEVER, what initially drew me to viv back in 2002 was her WRITING & her VOCAL performance & honey, she is not missing a BEAT!
"too intense," can DEFINITELY get play if released on the dance charts
"somewhere" & "jordan's song," the vocals are absolutely CHILLING
the aforementioned "i know how" & "one of none," once again, vivian is able to craft a song about some REAL ish & baby, both songs are so therapeutic
this album won't do big numbers (if any at all) due to bad (or a lack of) promotion along with weak single choices...i downloaded off iTunes AND i just ordered myself a hard copy off amazon...if i don't support the artists i love, who will?