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Fri, 24 Feb 2006

Don't Take Your Time / Erin Bode
Erin Bode is a young jazz vocalist. I can't wait to hear what she'll sound like in a few years, when she (and we) can look back on this album and think about how far she's come.

The problem isn't with Erin's voice, which is sweet and pure and fine. No, the problem's her delivery. Which isn't bad; it's just kind of... uninspired. Take her cover of Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time. I'm convinced that she based it on Eva Cassidy's version. But Ms. Cassidy took the song to places Ms. Bode can't imagine; she made it her own. And I feel the same way about Here, There and Everywhere. I have an import CD on which Sissel Kyrkjebo reinvents it. Ms. Bode just sings.

It's not that Don't Take Your Time is bad or unpleasant. It just could have been so much more. And maybe one day it will be.

Don't Take Your Time
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