Devoted followers of the underground soul movement certainly are familiar with Alison Crockett. Her debut "On Becoming A Woman" was one of the highlights of 2004. She followed that with a remixed version of the aforementioned in 2006. On her latest release, Alison has crafted a intimate, acoustic arrangement that will have you wishing you were seated at your favorite restaurant with your significant other, immersed in a night of great music. Alison serenades you not only with her deep and exquisite voice, but she's equally comfortable at the piano as well. As evidenced on the moving ballad "How Deep Is Your Love", Alison's jazz singing background is on display. On the romantic "We Are", where Alison sets the mood with the opening verse (I'm in the mood for expansion, seeing my love in new ways, you came along and went with me, for a trip exploring). Alison's lush vocal arrangements creates a warm and peaceful atmosphere. The bubbly "SoSweet" has Alison in a joyful mood reflecting on a gentleman she has just met. On Sade's "Love Is Stronger Than Pride" Alison picks a song that sounds as though it was written for her and does a fabulous job. This is a diva who has proven she can sing in any genre and doesn't have the exposure she rightfully deserves. "Bare" is indeed a romantic journey and Alison has extended an invitation to anyone willing to take the ride. I'm certain that you won't be disappointed.