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Secret Garden
label: Eastside Records
released: 09.18.06
our score: 4.5 out of 5.0

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Poised for superstardom?
by: Tim Wardyn

The perfect combination of Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and Joss Stone, Natalie Williams’ third album, "Secret Garden" delivers a gorgeous smorgasbord that will make fans of jazz and R & B double check who is singing.

"This Girl" sounds like it came directly off of an Alicia Keys album. The old-school R & B and a chorus that is just as catchy as Keys’ "You Don’t Know My Name," while the lead single "Butterfly" is more of a smooth jazzy-pop song that’s more along the lines of "Do Somethin’" by Macy Gray.

Williams also has a kinky side as shown in the album’s closer "The Nanny." The Timbaland-esque Amazonian percussive beat provides a sensual backdrop to the chorus "Guess we’ve crossed the line/ Addicted to moving/ There’s no looking back/ The work of your body/ It’s not for the show/ It’s for the money/ But you’re in control/ Cause I’m just a nanny." Quoteth Paris Hilton: "That’s hot."

"Secret Garden" delivers on so many levels and in so many genres (from the Latin-flavored "The Way We Like It" to the laid-back groove of "Psychedelic Love") that her fan base should be expanding faster than Marlon Brando’s waistline. (Yes, I know he’s dead.) Williams is set for stardom both in Europe and the U.S. Anybody who is a fan of any of the above-mentioned ladies must check out Natalie Williams.


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Disc 1

1. Secret Garden
2. Butterfly
3. Way We Like It
4. Psychedelic Love
5. This Girl
6. Settle the Score
7. Dance for Me
8. Does It Feel Good
9. Wall
10. Conversation - Nate James, Natalie Williams
11. You Don't Know
12. To Know You Is to Love You
13. Since You've Been Gone
14. Nanny