I bought this LP because I am a fan of HoneyHoney, Suzanne's duo/band with Ben Jaffe, and because I wanted to add it to my vinyl collection of the band. I frame most of my vinyls and I count this as a favorite. All that said, I have owned a digital copy of her album since it was released and while there's a touch of the HoneyHoney sound and Santo's crisp voice, there's a lack of *umph* to the album overall. Vocals are fine and even the mixing is done well. The caveat seems to be in the band. This collection of songs is of a slower pace with Santo offering up a different persona that doesn't quite solidify in the storytelling here. Vocals can be repetitive but it seems to fit the music than the band rising to the level at which Santo's lyrics are usually at. After several listenings I still can't find what it is exactly that it lacks. I could say Ben Jaffe but to say so is to say I wanted a HoneyHoney album. That'd be nice but the thing is, when the voice of a band steps out on her own she has to rise above. Or at least match. The album falls short. Worth a listen but I don't see it collecting new fans and current ones will go back to Santo's and Jaffe's collaborations. Nice jacket and well made vinyl. Not much else offered. Not a negative, just info to potential buyers.
I would recommend this to a friend