Toni Childs - Greatest Hits
Today I am reviewing the one and only Toni Childs and her monster album " The Very Best Of". The album was released in 1996.
The album kicks off the track "Stop Your Fussin" which is an awesome start to the album, the pure emotion that Toni is able to convey is amazing and her voice is just so powerful that it connects with you and moves you.
We then move onto my favourite song of hers "Zimbabwe" I love this song, the lyrics are powerful and moving, the music is hauntingly beautiful, I just love this song, the way it builds, the woodwind start, the African chant it adds up to one of the greatest songs ever written. I love it!
The next track is "I've Got To Go Now" which has a powerful message about domestic violence, it is at once beautiful but so painful at the same time. This song is in a whole new level, the powerful message told in lyrics and music really highlights why Toni Childs is such an amazing singer and musician.
We then move onto "I Want To Walk With You" this song is another ripper of a song, so emotional and so moving, the guitar in this song is awesome as is the beautiful lyrics and her voice just pure bliss! The next track is "House of Hope" which has a really cool intro, with all the laughing, and her voice, man I love that voice, it has just a beautiful tone that you can't help but fall in love with.
the next track is her rendition of "Many Rivers To Cross" originally written by Jimmy Cliff. Toni Child's version is simply superb, she owns this song, the music is truly magnificent and the lyrics really suit her voice. One of my favorite songs on the album, I especially love the pared back reggae vibe that the music has.
The next track is "Don't Walk Away" the song starts straight away with her powerful voice that dominates this track, the emotion and raw power makes you sit up and take notice a great song! We then move onto " Let The Rain Come Down" which is a slower track, I especially love the music on this track, again her voice is the star of this track.
This track kicks off with a killer bassline and although it's a slower song, the lyrics are just so beautiful, it paints an amazing picture with words and music, I love it. The next song is one of my all time favorite tracks on the album, I just love the melancholy feel and darkness that makes this song so eerily beautiful. The lyrics paint such a bleak picture but you can't help feel somehow uplifted with her incredible voice!
The last song is "Where's The Ocean" another slower song that washes over you, her voice suits this song so much the way it lifts and that signature tone that makes this song unreal.
All up I give this album 4 and a half shots of whiskey out of five, Toni Childs is a seriously underrated musician whose pure talent needs to go out to the world again, she is unbelievable and in a world of manufactured pop idols it unbelievable refreshing to listen to a singer of such soul and depth that you are actually moved by the words she sings and the music that she plays, do yourself a favour and go get this amazing album, you will not be disappointed.
Till next week
Peace Out My Bitches!