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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Anders Holst - "Love Me Like A River"
By Gian F - 07/19/2005 - 08:17 PM EDT

Artist: Anders Holst
Album: "Love Me Like A River"
CD Review: Genre: Adult Contemporary
Sounds Like: Robert Palmer/Larry Graham
Technical Grade: 10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10
Commercial Value: 8
Overall Talent Level: 8
Songwriting Skills: 8
Performance Skill: 9
Best Songs: CD Single
Weakness: ?
CD Review: When women think of a male vocalist, they think of a man. A virile man. Someone that can relate to them as an adult woman, with adult needs and desires. A real man who can meet the challenge of satisfying a real woman. Anders Holst, who was born in Sweden, and now lives in New York, is that man. A seasoned vocalist with an unmistakably masculine voice (and persona) that means business - adult business.

His single is just what AC radio has missed and is in need of: A track that unequivocally articulates the softer side of romance, and the harder side of masculinity - with no apologies. It's not an appeal or a request, it's a demand. Love Me Like A River!

I have a lot of female readers and I know somewhere, someone is getting turned on. Hopefully, it's a female A&R executive who knows that women in the 30 plus demographic have been demanding for years (and infrequently receive) what Anders Holst is offering. His ability to switch from rich baritone to soulful tenor, with ease and comfort, is illuminated by the dreamy string arrangement which is nicely accented by the bevy of background babes who complement his machismo and add a sensuality that feels like silk laying gently upon steel. This is a plush track that can be serviced in a variety of ways, and used to provide a variety of services...

Advice: Get this song licensed! Women everywhere will be glad that you did.

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