CHARLIE DORE Where To Now?|
Lemon CDLEM77 (2005)
Discovered in London (by Island’s Chris Blackwell), polished in America, where her country flavoured pop was bound to be more popular, especially with the New Wave movement in the UK back in 1979 when this album was released.
A high clean voice and some strong self penned songs made for a pleasant if gentle listen, with as much AOR as country in the pop mix. Opener “Pilot Of The Airwaves” was a hit, especially in America.
A long list of players, London and Nashville based, includes saxophonist Mel Collins.
In the 26 years since this album’s original release, Dore has released two further albums, undertaken acting and most notably song writing, for the likes of Tina Turner, Celine Dion and, er, Jimmy Nail.
First time on CD and with some decent sleevenotes, it will please fans no end.
Review by Joe Geesin