Face Up [Bonus Tracks]

Face Up [Bonus Tracks]

by Lisa Stansfield
     
 

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Face Up is Lisa Stansfield's first offering for the new millennium, and on this disc she treads similar waters as on previous albums, except for a few more adventurous outings. The album's first single, "Let's Just Call It Love," incorporates the British garage two-step beats introduced to Americans and popularized earlier in 2001 by fellowSee more details below

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Face Up is Lisa Stansfield's first offering for the new millennium, and on this disc she treads similar waters as on previous albums, except for a few more adventurous outings. The album's first single, "Let's Just Call It Love," incorporates the British garage two-step beats introduced to Americans and popularized earlier in 2001 by fellow Brit Craig David, and makes for an unusual but interesting leadoff single. The album's opener, "I've Got Something Better," is classic, funky Lisa Stansfield at her best, and the song gets more and more fun with each repeated listening. Other standouts include the Burt Bacharach-ish show-stopping ballad "How Could You?," the pleading "Don't Leave Now I'm in Love," and the set's most obvious hit, the breezy, disco-laced anthem "8-3-1." The title track is the album's requisite Barry White tribute, and the album's irresistibly funky closer, "All Over Me," is this set's answer to her previous album's "The Line." This disc does have its share of filler, including the Destiny's Child-sounding "Boyfriend," which is quite immature for a sophisticated gal like Lisa, and the silly ditty "Candy." Stansfield's pipes get quite gritty on the ballad "Didn't I," and "Wish on Me" is as sensitive and acoustic as the "Rochdale Queen" gets. Once again, this reliable singer, without straying too far from her signature formula, delivers a high-quality set, despite the presence of a few dull moments. [A later version of the album included two bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2004
Label:
Arista Europe
UPC:
0828765437721
catalogNumber:
654377
Rank:
65579

Tracks

  1. I've Got Something Better  - Lisa Stansfield
  2. Let's Just Call It Love  - Lisa Stansfield
  3. You Can Do That  - Lisa Stansfield
  4. How Could You?  - Lisa Stansfield
  5. Candy  - Lisa Stansfield
  6. I'm Coming to Get You  - Lisa Stansfield
  7. 8-3-1  - Lisa Stansfield
  8. Wish on Me  - Lisa Stansfield
  9. Boyfriend  - Lisa Stansfield
  10. Don't Leave Me Now I'm in Love  - Lisa Stansfield
  11. Didn't I  - Lisa Stansfield
  12. Face Up  - Lisa Stansfield
  13. When the Last Sun Goes Down  - Lisa Stansfield
  14. All Over Me  - Lisa Stansfield
  15. Can't Wait To  - Lisa Stansfield
  16. You Get Me  - Lisa Stansfield

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lisa Stansfield   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Richie Buckley   Saxophone
Ian Devaney   Guitar,Keyboards
Jimmy Smyth   Acoustic Guitar
Richard Darbyshire   Guitar,Background Vocals
Stephen McDonnell   Trumpet
Irish Film Orchestra   Strings
Brian Byrne   Piano,Conductor
Karl Ronan   Trombone

Technical Credits

Richie Buckley   Horn Arrangements
Ian Devaney   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Lisa Stansfield   Arranger,Composer
Richard Darbyshire   Arranger,Composer
Aidan McGovern   Engineer
Nigel Williamson   Liner Notes
Brian Byrne   String Arrangements
Jacquie Darbyshire   Personal Manager
Rachel George   Personal Assistant
Martin Rhodes   Studio Manager
Caitriona Walsh   Orchestral Manager
Cathy Tyler   Reissue Director
Tim Young   Mastering

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