Sheena Easton

Do You

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Coming hot off the heels of the largely successful A Private Heaven, the response to Sheena Easton's follow-up set was surprisingly numb. Though producer Nile Rodgers had also had much success shortly before via his work with Madonna on Like a Virgin, the soul-tinged club arrangements he instilled Do You with were perhaps too retro-sounding for radio. But the strongest entries never saw life as singles: the vibrant pop/soul concoction "Don't Break My Heart" combines a savvy '60s flair in its horn arrangement with a contemporary rhythm structure, while the mellow Dan Hartman-Charlie Midnight composition "When the Lightning Strikes Again" and catchy lyrics and vocal arrangement of "Money Back Guarantee" take life as solid dancefloor numbers. Easton consistently delivers driven, top-of-the-line performances, and the chemistry between Rodgers and Easton is apparent, resulting in her sounding much more comfortable with dance material than on previous efforts. A worthy investment for any Easton fan.

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