Bonnie Tyler's debut album is filled with promise and indications of great things to come. Produced (and largely written) by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, The World Starts Tonight walks the fine line between country and pop that was popular in the mid-'70s. As an introduction to Tyler's voice, this was an impressive debut. But it merely paved the way for Tyler's teaming with Jim Steinman when she would realize her true potential and start the second phase of her multi-faceted career. A formidable debut, highlighted by covers of "Love of a Rolling Stone" and "Piece of My Heart."
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AllMusic Review by Tomas Mureika