Today I rescued three CDs from a fate unknown, so here's the first of those - the 1991 follow-up album by Martika called Martika's Kitchen.
Firstly, this album has had the touch of Prince on it. The title track Martika's Kitchen was written solely by Prince, and it certainly tells. It is also highly reminiscent of Justify My Love, which was released by Madonna the year before. Prince is also a co-writer on 3 other tracks here.
This album didn't replicate the success of her debut eponymous 1988 album, Martika, although fared better outside the US.
The big hit here, is the Prince co-written track Love... Thy Will Be Done. Another smaller hit, Coloured Kisses, could easily have been a track on a Louise album.
Listening to it for the first time, here in 2014, gives me something that has really dated. Some of the tracks are quite forgettable, and I wonder whether I would have felt the same if I had heard this album 23 years earlier when it was new.