Review by Darren Gawle
Side A features two mixes of "Sunday Shining," which, if nothing else, shows Smash Mouth how this R&B/calypso sampling thing is done. It's hard to decide which mix is better -- "Sunday Shining" is a lot more polished and driving, but despite the odd way that the vocal track sits in its remix, "Sunday Best" has a better 60's feel to it. Side B's "Lover a Need I" and "Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet" are more laid-back, sparse affairs which feature icy keyboards and echo-drenched vocals, but have a lot to offer if it's a dub trip you're after.
Riding a wave of European music awards, Finley Quaye's debut album is now available in Canada, and if "Sunday Shining" is anything to go by, then go buy.
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