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From Newport to London: Greatest Hits Live... and More

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Unlike her first concert collection, 1995's Basia on Broadway, Basia's second live disc, From Newport to London: Greatest Hits Live… and More, despite its title, finds her back in her home country, performing in Lódz, Poland, in June 2011. (The title actually refers to one of the three studio tracks that augment the 15 live songs, a wistful new tune called "From Newport to London.") The set does include the hits she scored in the late '80s and early '90s, "New Day for You," "Time and Tide," "Promises," "Cruising for Bruising," and "Drunk on Love," along with other songs from her studio albums Time and Tide, London Warsaw New York, The Sweetest Illusion, and the 2009 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Unlike her first concert collection, 1995's Basia on Broadway, Basia's second live disc, From Newport to London: Greatest Hits Live… and More, despite its title, finds her back in her home country, performing in Lódz, Poland, in June 2011. (The title actually refers to one of the three studio tracks that augment the 15 live songs, a wistful new tune called "From Newport to London.") The set does include the hits she scored in the late '80s and early '90s, "New Day for You," "Time and Tide," "Promises," "Cruising for Bruising," and "Drunk on Love," along with other songs from her studio albums Time and Tide, London Warsaw New York, The Sweetest Illusion, and the 2009 comeback disc It's That Girl Again. "That girl" is now 51, but she has grown noticeably as a singer since the commercial heyday she enjoyed in her late twenties and early thirties. Now, she is a far more expressive vocalist, bringing more emotion and meaning to her English lyrics while retaining the near-vocalese musical quality she exhibited earlier. Frequently shadowed by backup singers Veronique Clarisse and Annick Clarisse-Willequet, she employs a small band including her musical partner, Danny White, on keyboards, Giorgio Serci on guitar, Andy Lafone on bass, Marc Parnell on drums, Paul Booth on saxophone, and Kevin Robinson on trumpet. They provide a much less produced sound than was heard on the studio recordings, resulting in an approach that is jazzier and earthier, not the light disco of the early days. This is all to the good, and when Basia returns to the studio to remake "There's a Tear" from It's That Girl Again in a stripped-down, "unplugged" style, she demonstrates that she can put across a sad ballad with feeling, something she never could have attempted 20 years ago.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923213628
  • Catalog Number: 2136
  • Sales rank: 14,144

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Third Time Lucky (5:25)
  2. 2 Drunk On Love (4:42)
  3. 3 Cruising For Bruising (4:29)
  4. 4 How Dare You (4:25)
  5. 5 If Not Now Then When (3:10)
  6. 6 Love Lies Bleeding (3:02)
  7. 7 I Must (4:41)
  8. 8 Astrud (4:20)
  9. 9 New Day For You (4:02)
  10. 10 A Gift (3:48)
  11. 11 An Olive Tree (4:58)
  12. 12 From Now On (4:41)
  13. 13 Promises (4:08)
  14. 14 Time and Tide (4:09)
  15. 15 Copernicus (4:54)
  16. 16 There's a Tear (4:17)
  17. 17 Wandering (3:44)
  18. 18 From Newport To London (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Basia Primary Artist
Andy Lafone Bass
Kevin Robinson Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Background Vocals
Danny White Keyboards
Veronique Clarisse Background Vocals
Marc Parnell Drums
Paul Booth Percussion, Alto Flute, Saxophone, Background Vocals
Giorgio Serci Guitar
Mietek Szczesniak Vocals
Annick Clarisse-Willequet Background Vocals
Ada Szulc Vocals
Technical Credits
Richard Bull Mastering
Kevin Robinson Composer
Peter Ross Composer
Basia Trzetrzelewska Composer, Producer
Danny White Composer, Producer, Musical Director
Chris Morrison Engineer
Carl Dunn Cover Photo
Peter Hanson Stage Manager, Tour Manager
Carl Leighton-Pope Management
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Unless you have to have everything Basia has ever released, don'

    Unless you have to have everything Basia has ever released, don't waste your time on this CD. Most of these you will find on her earlier live CD - yes, somewhat different versions, but essentially the same. Santa left this one for me, but paying anything over three bucks would be a waste of your hard-earned money.

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    Posted October 2, 2011

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