Twenty-nine-year-old vocalist Jake Simpson was the first winner of CBS' reconstituted Star Search talent contest. His victory netted him the tidy figure of 100,000 dollars in prize money. But it also guaranteed a recording contract with Sony/Columbia. This is an introductory EP, quickly produced to capitalize on Simpson's name recognition. It includes the three songs he sang during his appearances on the program, as well as tasteful renditions of five other vocal-heavy songs. A full-length debut of original material is planned for summer 2003.
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AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus