Bonnie Tyler

Simply Believe

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Though she's removed from her glory years of pop superstardom, Bonnie Tyler is still in fine form two decades later, and starts off this album with a French rendition of her most popular song, "Total Eclipse of the Heart," retitled as "Si Demain." And it's not the only re-recording found here, as she also does French honors to "It's a Heartache" and "Holding Out for a Hero." Her raspy, signature voice is an interesting contrast against a bed of well-polished and overly chorused music, but unfortunately this cold production is jarring given the warmth of the original tunes and her bluesy delivery. Nevertheless, it's a nice return to form that will satisfy die-hard fans, although newcomers to her sound would be better off with a greatest-hits collection instead.

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