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"Great album"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Have played this album over and over , singing along , she has a great voice and this album proves it

"Perfect again"
5 stars"
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Once again Paloma faith has recorded yet another excellent CD :)


Featuring the NZ Top 5 GOLD single ‘Only Love Can Hurt This’ and the NZ Top 10 single ‘Changing’, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ marks a change in sound for Paloma, which has her working with a roster of legendary music icons, singer-songwriters and producers including Pharrell Williams, Diane Warren, Plan B and John Legend.

The re-pack features the new single ‘Get Ready For The Good Life’ scheduled for radio release in early November.

Disc Two also features recordings of Paloma's incredible live performances at the BBC Proms 2014 event.

British vocalist Paloma Faith's third studio album, 2014's A Perfect Contradiction, is a slick, funky production featuring several big-name songwriters, from Pharrell Williams to Raphael Saadiq. In the post-Amy Winehouse world of soulful, ‘60s-centric, dance-oriented divas, Faith has always leaned toward the artier end of the spectrum, setting her cherubic yet impossibly robust vocals against her Frida Kahlo-meets-Dusty Springfield persona. Which isn't to say that Faith's music is an acquired taste. On the contrary, her previous efforts (2009's Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? and 2012's Fall to Grace) found the London-born singer balancing an inclination toward arch theatricality with her gift for belting out R&B hooks. On the heels of Adele's success, and in sea of up-and-coming Springfield devotees, Faith smartly moves away, if ever so slightly, from the neo-vintage, Mark Ronson-esque production of her past albums and toward a more high-sheen, disco, and '70's soul-influenced sound. Cuts like the Pharrell-produced “I Can't Rely on You,” and the Saadiq-helmed “Mouth to Mouth,” are infectious, booty-shaking numbers that wouldn't sound out of place booming out over the speakers at Studio 54. Similarly, the cowbell-heavy “Take Me” is a jubilant, Southern soul-influenced anthem that veritably drills itself into your head as soon as the descending piano riff starts. That said, Faith has built her career upon '50s- and '60s- influenced sounds and aesthetics, and A Perfect Contradiction certainly has its share of neo-retro reappropriation in the Diane Warren-penned “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” and the Stuart Matthewman co-write “Taste My Own Tears,” which does sound a bit like Matthewman's lon­gtime boss Sade, if she had recorded at Motown in the mid-’60s. Ultimately, it's Faith's i­rrepressible enthusiasm and unbridled vocal ability that shine the most on A Perfect Contradiction, and having musicians like Pharrell and Saadiq around just works to sweeten the deal. Matt Collar – Allmusic.com

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. I Can't Rely On You
  2. Mouth to Mouth
  3. Take Me
  4. Only Love Can Hurt Like This
  5. Other Woman
  6. Taste My Own Tears
  7. Trouble with My Baby
  8. The Bigger You Are (The Harder You Fall)
  9. Impossible Heart
  10. Love Only Leaves You Lonely
  11. It's Not Knowing
  12. Beauty Remains
  13. Ready For The Good Life
  14. Leave While I'm Not Looking
  15. Changing
Disc 2:
  1. Mouth to Mouth (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  2. Take Me (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  3. Trouble with My Baby (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  4. I'd Rather Go Blind (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  5. Other Woman (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  6. It's The Not Knowing (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  7. Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  8. Upside Down (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
  9. Can't Rely On You (Live from BBC Proms 2014)
Release date NZ
November 7th, 2014
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RCA Records
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