Andrew Logan

Show Me Your Heart

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In 1992, Andrew Logan's debut album, Show Me Your Heart, was among the urban/dance-pop releases that fell through the cracks. Motown released a lot of CDs that year, and Show Me Your Heart wasn't among the more visible ones. Logan's primary influence on this release is George Michael; like the former Wham! vocalist, he puts an urban contemporary spin on blue-eyed soul. However, Logan doesn't have Michael's range or vocal power; his voice is undeniably thin, and he isn't nearly as soulful and expressive. A lot of the material is competent, but the artist gives no indication that he has either the chops or the charisma to bring it to life. He fails to make his case on the ballad "All Because of You," and the obscure singer doesn't fare any better on up-tempo urban/dance-pop selections like "Hey, Baby!" and "Just Like Valentino." So why did Motown release such a lackluster album? Possibly, the label was taken in by Logan's pretty-boy image -- it certainly wouldn't have been the first time that an artist got signed on that basis. But image wasn't enough to make Show Me Your Heart a hit, and when the album didn't sell, he was dropped by the label.

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