'Tis the season of love - and in honour of the occasion, Sony Music has released a compilation of well-known love ballads designed to put you in the mood for romance. With well-known crooners like Sade, Billy Ocean, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan and George Michael making appearances, you just know this album is going to have some good tracks on it.
"I'd Love You To Want Me" doesn't disappoint - from the opening strains of Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love For You" to the closing bars of Kool And The Gang's "Cherish", this compilation showcases some of the sweetest ditties you'd ever have the pleasure of hearing. Along the way, George Michael pleads for "One More Try", Carole King wonders "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?", and Lobo sings the well-known ballad, "I'd Love You To Want Me". Cyndi Lauper's classic rendition of "True Colors", Billy Ocean's memorable "Suddenly" and Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" are some of the classics present in this compilation, while Celine Dion and Sade adequately represent the feelings of today's women with "All By Myself" and "Your Love Is King" respectively.
A compilation this good isn't meant just for a once-a-year listen - add it to your collection, and play it often!This article was first published on 14 Feb 2001.