Swing [Original Soundtrack]

Swing [Original Soundtrack]

by Lisa Stansfield
     
 
SWING, the soundtrack to pop soulstress Lisa Stansfield's feature film acting debut, more than lives up to its title's promise. These 15 cuts - - tasty jazz and cabaret standards enhanced by four very polished Stansfield-penned tunes - - showcase the Manchester, England R&B singer stepping out in a variety of flattering settings. The sexy chanteuse simmers on steamy,

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SWING, the soundtrack to pop soulstress Lisa Stansfield's feature film acting debut, more than lives up to its title's promise. These 15 cuts - - tasty jazz and cabaret standards enhanced by four very polished Stansfield-penned tunes - - showcase the Manchester, England R&B singer stepping out in a variety of flattering settings. The sexy chanteuse simmers on steamy, big band arrangements of the Four Tops' "Baby I Need Your Lovin'," Cy Coleman's "The Best Is Yet to Come," and the Gershwins' "Our Love Is Here to Stay." Then she turns the heat all the way up on Louis Jordan's fowl-play charade "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens," Kurt Weill's imperishable "Mack the Knife" and her own turbocharged "Why Do We Call It Love," a highlight of this finger-snapping set.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Allan
A gem of a soundtrack, sung primarily by this British soul singer. The bright, sassy arrangements are fine showcases for her confident, take-charge vocals. She's also in on the writing of five of the album's 15 songs. Veteran English singer and occasional Van Morrison collaborator Georgie Fame guests on a couple of numbers. The band includes former Bruce Springsteen saxman Clarence Clemons, who appears in the movie with Stansfield. Even if the movie stinks, there's the music to remember.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266354122
catalogNumber:
63541

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lisa Stansfield   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Georgie Fame   Track Performer
Clarence Clemons   Saxophone
Richie Buckley   Saxophone
Snake Davis   Saxophone
Ian Devaney   Guitar,Keyboards
Carl Geraghty   Saxophone
Leo Green   Saxophone
Gavin Harrison   Drums
John Thirkell   Trumpet
John Wadham   Drums
Stephen McDonnell   Trumpet
Geoff Gascoyne   Bass
Matt Holland   Trumpet
Karl Ronan   Trombone
Nigel Mooney   Guitar
Hugh Buckley   Guitar
Kevin Whitehead   Drums

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer,translation
Kurt Weill   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Ian Devaney   Arranger,Producer
Aidan McGovern   Engineer
Stephen McDonnell   Arranger
Joan Whitney   Composer
Alex Kramer   Composer

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