‘The Julia Fordham Collection’ is the summing-up of a decade of work, and a great introduction to those who’ve never heard Ms. Fordham’s extraordinary voice. Featuring new versions of the classics ‘Happy Ever After’ and ‘Where Does The Time Go’ (a duet with Curtis Stigers), ‘Collection’ spans a body of work that began in 1988 with her first album, ‘Julia Fordham’.
Also included here are 2 previously unreleased songs – “Kid” and “It Was Nothing That You Said” – recorded in 1998. Highlights include several tracks from the acclaimed 1997 album ‘East West’, including the haunting ‘Killing Me Slowly’, as well as one of my favorites, the title track from 1994’s ‘Falling Forward’.
This new CD has spent as much time in my player as East West did (which still ranks as one of my favorites from the past two years). If you’ve never heard Julia Fordham, you’ve really been missing something!