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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Joan Armatrading, who has spent the better part of her career demanding greater commitment and fidelity from men than they seem willing to give her, turns the tables on her 13th album, abandoning herself to lust for "the wrong guy" and unfaithfulness to her beloved. The equation produces interesting, if not always successful, results, such as the characteristically convoluted "Can't Get Over How I Broke Your Heart," but makes a poor lead-in to the philosophical "If Women Ruled the World," which proves that sexism sounds just as lame-brained coming from a woman as it does coming from a man. "Not all men kill babies," Armatrading admits, which is certainly a relief to ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Joan Armatrading, who has spent the better part of her career demanding greater commitment and fidelity from men than they seem willing to give her, turns the tables on her 13th album, abandoning herself to lust for "the wrong guy" and unfaithfulness to her beloved. The equation produces interesting, if not always successful, results, such as the characteristically convoluted "Can't Get Over How I Broke Your Heart," but makes a poor lead-in to the philosophical "If Women Ruled the World," which proves that sexism sounds just as lame-brained coming from a woman as it does coming from a man. "Not all men kill babies," Armatrading admits, which is certainly a relief to hear. But if women ruled the world, there would be "no more war, no more hate...no more sons dying young." This from a woman who lived under the Margaret Thatcher regime during the Falklands War.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1992
  • Label: A&M
  • UPC: 075021538825
  • Catalog Number: 5388

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Performance Credits
Joan Armatrading Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Mick Karn Bass
Linda Lewis Background Vocals
Shirley Lewis Background Vocals
Simon Clerk Keyboards
Richard Cottle Keyboards
Andy Duncan Percussion, Snare Drums
Luis Jardim Percussion
Richie Stevens Drums
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Joan Armatrading Arranger, Producer
Graham Dickson Engineer
Graham Lyle Producer
Mike Ging Engineer
Ruth Rowland Calligraphy
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