It's hard to imagine that a decent collection of ballads could be squeezed out of a band with only seven charting singles to its credit. Regardless, Share Your Love: The Ballad Collection sticks to its guns, compiling a dozen slow jams from Club Nouveau. It's hardly a fitting representation of the group -- none of the charting singles are here. But it does show that Club Nouveau had a lot more depth than most people give them credit for. Just about every song here is steamy and memorable.
In fact, it's mind-boggling that a few of the cuts didn't scale the top of the charts and become staples on weeknight call-in shows across the U.
S. This makes a perfect companion to Greatest Hits, released in 2001 by Thump. Remarkably, the discs have only two songs in common.
|Let Me Go / Denzil Foster / Wes King / Thomas McElroy||Club Nouveau||4:32|
|Share Your Love / Chris Dixon / Jay King / C. Smith||Club Nouveau||5:47|
|Time / Wes King / Myrna Smith||Club Nouveau||4:33|
|Money Can't Buy You Love / Wes King||Club Nouveau||5:24|
|When Will You Come Back to Me / Arvel McClinton III / J King||Club Nouveau||4:38|
|Through These Eyes / J King / Valerie Watson||Club Nouveau||4:59|
|The Pain / J King||Club Nouveau||5:00|
|Walk With Me / Jay King / Darron "Cookie" Moore||Club Nouveau||5:49|
|I'm So Sorry / A. King / J King||Club Nouveau||5:28|
|Autumn Breeze / Jay King / Valerie Watson / Hudson Young||Club Nouveau||4:55|
|Mornin' Time / Chris Dixon / Jay King / Flip Kirby / Walter Phillips||Club Nouveau||4:09|
|What Kind of Love / Wes King||Club Nouveau||4:45|