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Lisa Stansfield

  • Affection [Arista, 1990] A-
  • Real Love [Arista, 1992] Choice Cuts
  • Lisa Stansfield [Arista, 1997] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Affection [Arista, 1990]
Like few of her predecessors--Martha Reeves comes to mind, and also, odd though it may seem, Teddy Pendergrass--Stansfield's style is virtually devoid of trademark, display, or drama; all she wants to do with these songs she helped write is sing them. The songs themselves are as attractive and unassuming as her voice, a fine instrument that provides more than the expected quota of aural pleasure without drowning you in its bounty. She loves, she hurts, she has her limits. She's going to be around. A-

Real Love [Arista, 1992]
"All Woman" Choice Cuts

Lisa Stansfield [Arista, 1997] Dud