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What's the story?
Remember the Spice Girls? Each one had a distinct persona and costume. On GIRL AUTHORITY, the young performers borrow a page from the Spice book and perform popular hits with distinct personalities.There have been many \"by kids, for kids\" rock compilations released recently, often with lackluster arrangements, off-key singing, and no credit given to the performers. But GIRL AUTHORITY is different. The idea of having the nine girls portray different types (Party Girl, All-Star Girl, Urban Girl, Fashion Girl, Rock & Roll Girl, Country Girl, Glamour Girl, Preppy Girl, and Boho Girl) provides some extra fun. Each girl is shown on her own page of the CD insert, dressed in an appropriate costume. These kids manage to come across as real people and not squeaky disembodied voices.
Is it any good?
The real bonus of this CD is that the girls appear to be experienced performers, described in their press release as "Nine girls who have been performing together in the musical theater arena for years." It's interesting to hear musical-theater-style vocals on popular hits, and fun to hear the girls, with their different personalities and vocal styles, supporting each other on background vocals. Overall, it's a lot of fun -- and far better-produced than other similar albums.