Morgana King

Looking Through the Eyes of Love

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Morgana King is definitely an acquired taste. Her semi-operatic vocals, high voice, and dramatic delivery take some time to get used to, though her fans have long gone out of their way to collect her records. This CD reissues a 1981 set cut for Muse. The backing is a bit jazz-oriented, thanks to the presence of guitarist Joe Puma, but the singer is also accompanied on some cuts by a string quartet; Torrie Zito's arrangements fit King's voice well. The better selections include "Time After Time," "I Wished on the Moon," and "Dearly Beloved." Morgana King's followers will enjoy this outing; her detractors will not be persuaded.

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