Monday, 16 February 2015

Jaki Graham 'Step Right Up'

Chart Peak: 15
Follow-up to 'Set Me Free' and 'Breaking Away' which were both Top 2 hits earlier in 1986.
Oddly appropriate that the notes are about her previous hits because this does sound very like an attempt to write a follow-up to 'Set Me Free'. Even though the lyrical sentiment is kind of the opposite, it's quite similar musically, though inevitably not as good. It's also rather marred by the attempt at a rock production with a jarring guitar overdubbed at the end of the track. Graham does her best but she hasn't been given a lot to work with here.

Also appearing on: Now 5, 6 [with David Grant], 7
Available on: The Very Best Of

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