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Shakespear's Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019): Album review

Wow, what can I say about this album? Firstly, I was quite excited to see Shakespear’s Sister are back together and making new music after a 25 year split.

The two disc album features a cracking 32 tracks -a collection of the duo’s singles, two brand new songs ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ and ‘C U Next Tuesday’, plus unheard tracks and remixes.

Their single ‘Stay’ was surely one of the biggest hits of the ‘90s. Who can forget the accompanying video? It saw Marcella Detroit singing to her apparently dying lover, before the dramatic entrance of former Banarama vocalist Siobhan Fahey, singing in her own distinctive style ‘You’d better hope and pray....’

Shakespear's Sister. Image courtesy of Sonic PR.
Shakespear's Sister. Image courtesy of Sonic PR.

Their voices complement each other perfectly. While that video was a classic, I can’t help but think of the French and Saunders parody now when I watch it!

But going back to the new album, it really is brilliant. All the big singles are here, including ‘You’re History,’ ‘I Don’t Care’ and ‘Hello-Turn Your Radio On.’

The new tracks are absolute belters too and there’s a lovely acoustic version of ‘Stay’ featured.

The ‘sisters’ are most definitely back and hopefully here to ‘stay’.

You can get your hands on the new album when it's released on July 19.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall


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