The Sisters Wilson have always made my heart skip a beat, and their new band is a magnificent showcase for their ultra-sexy voices. Whirlygig features a four-piece, with keyboardist Sue Ennis and utility musician Frank Cox completing the line-up.
The better material is very similar to the more sedate of the old Heart material, but too many of the cuts are much more cluttered musically. Of the ten songs, four are excellent, four are failed attempts to depart from the formula, and two by the new members just plain suck. The Wilsons and Ennis did most of the songwriting; the addition of new blood into the mix really works well, when it works at all. Unfortunately, a forty-percent success rate is not nearly good enough. Will Records, 1202 E. Pike Street, Suite 511, Seattle, WA 98122