Diva

Diva

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by Annie Lennox
     
 

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Dave who? After almost a decade sharing the spotlight with Dave Stewart in the Eurythmics -- and thus subjecting herself to assumptions that he was the brains and she was merely the voice and beauty of the band -- Annie Lennox made a powerful statement of individuality on her 1992 solo debut, Diva. TheSee more details below

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Dave who? After almost a decade sharing the spotlight with Dave Stewart in the Eurythmics -- and thus subjecting herself to assumptions that he was the brains and she was merely the voice and beauty of the band -- Annie Lennox made a powerful statement of individuality on her 1992 solo debut, Diva. The first two tracks typify the range of this recording: "Why" is a sumptuous ballad with lyrics that border on overwrought, while "Walking on Broken Glass" is infectious and peppy. Lennox brings a passionate sense of drama to the first, a lighthearted glee to the latter, and makes almost everything in between work too. In doing so, she proves that pop sensibilities don't have to be one-dimensional or simple. Diva was both a commercial and critical success, establishing Lennox as an important artist in her own right.

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/1992
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0743213310220
catalogNumber:
133102
Rank:
111734

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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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