Diva

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All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
Those expecting Annie Lennox to come out full-guns-blazing for her solo debut, Diva, with the high energy electro-Europop-meets-American- R&B of her Eurythmics work may be mildly disappointed. The enigmatic vocalist who made a career toying with different notions of gender plays on the concept of fame here -- Lennox dresses up in the persona of a solitary Diva trapped by counterfeit glory. Although the music is strangely muted and understated, the framework offers an effective stage for Lennox's husky voice, showcasing her as much more of a chanteuse than in the past. In fact, the album almost works best as one integrated mood piece rather than a collection of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
Those expecting Annie Lennox to come out full-guns-blazing for her solo debut, Diva, with the high energy electro-Europop-meets-American- R&B of her Eurythmics work may be mildly disappointed. The enigmatic vocalist who made a career toying with different notions of gender plays on the concept of fame here -- Lennox dresses up in the persona of a solitary Diva trapped by counterfeit glory. Although the music is strangely muted and understated, the framework offers an effective stage for Lennox's husky voice, showcasing her as much more of a chanteuse than in the past. In fact, the album almost works best as one integrated mood piece rather than a collection of individual songs. Lennox succeeds in carving out a personality distinct from her Eurythmics days with Diva.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/1992
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 743213310220
  • Catalog Number: 133102
  • Sales rank: 148,385

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why (4:53)
  2. 2 Walking on Broken Glass (4:12)
  3. 3 Precious (5:08)
  4. 4 Legend in My Living Room (3:45)
  5. 5 Cold (4:20)
  6. 6 Money Can't Buy It (4:58)
  7. 7 Little Bird (4:58)
  8. 8 Primitive (4:16)
  9. 9 Stay by Me (6:26)
  10. 10 The Gift (4:52)
  11. 11 Keep Young and Beautiful (2:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Annie Lennox Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Keith LeBlanc Drums
Marius de Vries Keyboards
Dave Defries Trumpet
Kenji Jammer Guitar
Luis Jardim Percussion
Steve Lipson Guitar, Keyboards
Heff Moraes MIDI Manager
Edward Shearmur Piano
Peter-John Vettese Keyboards, Recorder
Doug Wimbish Bass
Gavyn Wright Violin
Louis Jardim Percussion
Paul Joseph Moore Keyboards
Technical Credits
Marius de Vries Programming
Kenji Jammer Programming
Steve Jansen drum programming
Steve Lipson Programming, Producer
Heff Moraes Engineer
Peter-John Vettese Programming
Ian Cooper Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Shocking, poignant, and beyond beautiful

    I bought this when it first came out years ago. There was some bitterness about seeing her going solo. "Why," needs no explanation. It's just the perfect relationship song no matter what. Admittedly, on the first listen (on cassette, no less), I thought there were a ton of ballads...too many. So glad it was on cassette because to get to the more upbeat songs I had to listen to the others. There's something for every and all stages of life...you know, the big issues. Relationships, self, loss, discovery, and - ultimately (on the cd) - enjoying the heck out of whatever and wherever you are. Got a really deep crush on someone? "Cold," just NAILS everything you're feeling. I think "Cold" might hold the most beautiful lyrics I've ever heard in any song. "Come to me, run to me, do and be done with me..." "Everything I possess given in tenderness, wrapped in a ribbon of glass..." "Dying is easy, it's living that scared me to death," "Catch me and let me dive under 'cause I want to swim in the pools of your eyes." Get the video compilation, too. Again, some of the tracks might feel subdued, but, damn...just beautiful. "Money Can't Buy It," [might just tie "Cold" for best track] the video relies on Lennox in a beautiful dress with a twisted towel on her head, lounging in a beautiful Rococo room. I expected more because the song has some rises into awesome rock beltings of the chorus. No flash. Just her standing at that point...and it sends absolute CHILLS! There's a great rap in this song, simply filmed with her face pressed against the mirror, an insane and manic face eating every scary word, eyes wild, then soft, then wild again...everyone I know either screamed after that part or burst into laughter because it is so simple and intense and FUN!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent CD!

    This CD is a must have for any fan of Annie Lennox. Great Songs, Fantastic Sounds and non-stop Excellent tracks one after the other. Annie Lennox - Diva / A perfect choice!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Diva Ms. Lennox Is!

    Lennox's solo debut, Diva, was a huge smash in 1992. I bought it just last week, and I have to admit I love it! Here's how I rate these songs-- Why-5/5. A beautiful song Walking On Broken Glass-5/5. Great song done in wonderful style by Ms. Lennox. Precious-1/5. I usually skip over this one Legend-5/5. Love it! Cold-5/5. Very pretty and soulful Money-5/5. This one rocks! Little Bird-5/5. Sounds a lot like "Pavement Cracks" on her new album, "Bare." Primitive-5/5. Great song! Stay By Me-4/5. Pretty good, but a little repetitive. The Gift-5/5. Very nice. Bonus Track-Very cool how she dubs it to make it sound old. Overall, an excellent album. Buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A superb listening experience

    This is Annie Lennox's solo debut and a terrific one at that. She sounds as soulful as ever and we hear that on this collection of power ballads. The hits include ''Why'', ''Walking on Broken Glass'', ''Legend in My Living Room'', ''Little Bird'', ''Primitive'' and ''Cold''. The album sounds sophisticated and classy, an effect produced by the lush arrangements. Annie Lennox's sultry and sexy vocals are the true centerpiece of this release and are enhanced by the music. Overall, this is a great purchase that would be an excellent addition to any music library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Her Best

    Long time Annie Lenox fan - this is one of her best, click on ''cold''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Diva by Annie Lennox rocks!

    Hey guys! You've gotta buy Annie Lennox's CD Diva. It rocks! The album title fits this fantastic, unique artist perfectly and there is no one else out there like her. She is the best!

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