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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Basia - Time And Tide (1987)

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Basia - Time And Tide (1987)

Q REVIEW ****
Basia is Polish siren Basia Trzetrzelewska, with music provided by Danny White - the two ex-members of Matt Bianco who've kept the sound instead of the name. They've built on the latin jazz splashes that made White's compositions a worthwhile proposition three years ago, while Basia's voice has matured greatly from the almost secondary role she took then. Here she soars above the South American swing or gets underneath the torchy slower numbers with confidence. But on Time And Tide the songs themselves are the stars: from the busy instrumental opening of the first number, "A New Day For You", to the sultriness of the title track. The frantic percussion, dazzling vibraphones and warm electric guitar and keyboards are undercut with an earthy understanding of funk. It is seldom that a relatively young British act convincingly gets to grips with one foreign style; Time And Tide masters two, and brings them together in an explosion of patterns with depth as well as vitality. (Lloyd Bradley - May 1987)
  1. "Promises" (Basia, Ross, White) – 4:03
  2. "Run for Cover" (Basia, White) – 3:38
  3. "Time and Tide" (Basia, White) – 4:03
  4. "Freeze Thaw" (Basia, White) – 3:57
  5. "From Now On" (Basia, White) – 3:45
  6. "New Day for You" (Basia, Ross, White) – 4:27
  7. "Prime Time TV" (Basia, White) – 5:22
  8. "Astrud" (Basia, White) – 4:40
  9. "How Dare You" (Basia, White) – 3:24
  10. "Miles Away" (Basia, White) – 4:10
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1 comment:

Any major dude with half a heart said...

Brilliant! I played the LP a lot back in the day -- it was a bit of a party favourite (well, the title track and Promises). Never got around to buying the CD, or even looking for it. So, thank you for uploading it (I own the LP, so no ethical problems here, right?).