Ilona Knopfler: Some Kind of Wonderful (2003)
"Something" is taken pretty straight and thus comes off as a bit pedestrian. By contrast, Van Morrison’s "Moondance" is superb, perfectly suited for Ms. Knopfler’s elastic inflections. A pair of Joe Cocker staples holds up the center. "Unchain My Heart" is provided with a Bossa personality and "Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood" has an Earth, Wind and Fire character. The disc closes with the Marshall Tucker Band’s "Can’t You See," which may be the biggest surprise of the recording and comes off surprisingly well.
Some Kind of Wonderful is a courageous journey through the heart of pop music that works more often than not. It is certainly a fine recorded effort for a genre trying to expand its standards library.
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Track Listing: Some Kind Of Wonderful; It
Personnel: Ilona Knopfler
Record Label: Mack Avenue Records