1. Maybe September
2. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
3. Who Can I Turn To?
5. Too Late Now
6. Blue Narcissus (Black Narcissus)
7. Turn Out The Stars
8. When In Rome
9. A Wing And A Prayer (Gentle Peace)
10. Easy To Love
11. A House Is Not A Home
Tina May – Vocals
Stan Sulzmann – Saxes and flute
Nikki Iles – Piano
a contradiction at the heart of this album.
In the cover photo, Tina May appears glossy
and well-groomed: totally in control. Yet
her sleeve-note says that "This collection
of songs explores the ‘vulnerable’ side of
life". However, there seems to be little
emotion in her singing. In fact there is more
feeling in the superb sax and flute commentary
supplied by Stan Sulzmann.
slightly mannered delivery of a song like
Too Late Now contains little of the
regret that should be there. Similarly A
House is Not a Home lacks the yearning
that Dionne Warwick put into it. Who Can
I Turn To? should be a cry from the heart
but it sounds jaunty rather than troubled.
Tina seems most at home in the cheeky When
in Rome, which has a theme similar to
My Heart Belongs to Daddy.
May undoubtedly has vocal technique a-plenty
– just hear the long-held notes at the close
of Maybe September and A House is
Not a Home. But her singing on this album
is a bit too calculating to suggest vulnerability.