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Shanice - Love Is The Gift (Soundtrack for The Bouncer)

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Uploaded on Sep 27, 2008

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...Shanice Wilson, a widely respected American RnB singer with a tremendous vocal range, (was called on) to sing the theme (Love is the Gift)...The strength of Shanice Wilson's performance cannot be stressed enough. She makes each verse truly her own, adopting a tone with a complex array of emotions associated with it — sounding restrained yet uninhibited, tender yet raw, passionate yet carefree, in a series of paradoxes that represents an honest and relaxed recollection of the multifaceted nature of love in an optimistic atmosphere not completely free from pain. Her performance wonderfully emphasises the fluidity of the carefully shaped vocal lines, as she sings with precise intonation and restrained vibrato while improvising on the sustained notes with unobstructive jazz-influenced melissma. Just when her delivery begins to be verging on the soppy side, she moves into the chorus, which is a rich and variable proclamation that 'love is the gift' driven by raw passion. Prior to the final statement of the chorus, there is a soul-influenced bridge section that peaks at the 3:13 mark, as Wilson demonstrates her unbelievable vocal range by singing at the very top of her register, reaching an extremely high note, sustaining it, and adding some decoration, all with flawless intonation, an unforced tone, and incredible passion, in perhaps the highlight of the performance. The final rendition of the chorus sees Wilson reconcile the contrasts of emotions in a musically and emotionally remarkable conclusion before leaving the song in a subdued, comfortable, and enlightened state.

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