You Gotta Believe It’s…
February 1, 2004
2004 compilation for the bona fide 1960s legend. Blue-eyed soul, freakbeat, & state-of-the-art Brit-girl pop, she handled it all with consummate ease & one of the best voices of the time. The track-listing includes virtually all her singles from 1965-69, upon most of which Sharon was accompanied by psychedelic avatars Fleur De Lys. Seven tracks, including five previously unreleased, derive from Sharon’s legendary 1966 session for Stax, where she was backed by Booker T & The MGs. 26 tracks.
Sharon’s catalogue demonstrates the hugely versatile nature of her talent. Sharon Tandy was always a singer’s singer, commanding wide respect within the industry. The nagging concerns of chart placement and commercial potential long since having faded, we are left merely with a great and unheralded body of work. Sharon’s voice comes across on these recordings as many things – smooth and disciplined, achingly intimate, uncompromisingly soulful – but in the end, always simply and uniquely, Sharon.