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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Wisely going only by her first name, Polish-by-way-of-England pop singer Basia Trzetrzelewska ("pronounced Basha Tshetshelevska"), joined by her musical partner Danny White, steps out of the band Matt Bianco to launch her solo career with Time and Tide. She and White create a series of keyboard-based dance-pop arrangements to support her smooth alto. This is sophisticated pop music that sounds ideal for playing in any number of upholstered locations -- a black-tie cocktail party, a fashion-show runway, the back seat of a limousine. Basia's lightly accented voice adds an exotic flavor to the Euro-disco style of the music. By dedicating a song to "Astrud," she gives away...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Wisely going only by her first name, Polish-by-way-of-England pop singer Basia Trzetrzelewska ("pronounced Basha Tshetshelevska"), joined by her musical partner Danny White, steps out of the band Matt Bianco to launch her solo career with Time and Tide. She and White create a series of keyboard-based dance-pop arrangements to support her smooth alto. This is sophisticated pop music that sounds ideal for playing in any number of upholstered locations -- a black-tie cocktail party, a fashion-show runway, the back seat of a limousine. Basia's lightly accented voice adds an exotic flavor to the Euro-disco style of the music. By dedicating a song to "Astrud," she gives away her intention to be another Astrud Gilberto, but despite declaring in "New Day for You," "I am here, your femme fatale," she isn't really the ice queen that Gilberto was. Actually, "From Now On," which finds her singing over an acoustic guitar, with a luxurious saxophone solo wafting in later on, is closer to "The Girl from Ipanema" than the song written for Gilberto, but even here, Basia is too eager to please. It is easy to imagine songs from this album conquering multiple radio formats -- contemporary jazz, adult contemporary, even Top 40 -- while people in expensive clothes sway to them in dance clubs, and even fitness clubs feature the music for aerobics. So what if there's no musical substance to speak of, no emotional connection to the singing? That's like saying whipped cream has no nutritional content. Right, but who doesn't like it?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 074644076721
  • Catalog Number: 40767
  • Sales rank: 113,103

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Promises (4:03)
  2. 2 Run for Cover (3:38)
  3. 3 Time and Tide (4:03)
  4. 4 Freeze Thaw (3:57)
  5. 5 From Now On (3:45)
  6. 6 New Day for You (4:27)
  7. 7 Prime Time TV (5:22)
  8. 8 Astrud (4:40)
  9. 9 How Dare You (3:24)
  10. 10 Miles Away (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Basia Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Basia Composer, Producer
Peter White Contributor
Ronnie Ross Contributor
Bob Jenkins Contributor
Guy Barker Contributor
Ray Carless Contributor
Steve Gregory Contributor
Robin Jones Contributor
Kevin Robinson Contributor
Basia Trzetrzelewska Composer, Producer
Danny White Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THIS CD!

    This is one of my favorite CDs of all time! I had this album on cassette many years ago and I updated it by buying this CD. If I am feeling low, I play this CD and my mood quickly changes. Basia is a different-sounding artist with a strong jazz influence, and the arrangements are amazing! I think you'll be glad you made the investment!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Sound

    If you like bosa nova rythms then this is the CD for you. Every song, every beat is a winner in my book. And I know good music when I hear it. You won't be dissappointed.She is the BOMB!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It

    This is one of my favorite CD's of all time - every song weaves a story. This is a great CD to listen to while working. It's upbeat while not being too demanding.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Basia's Best Album

    This was the album that really brought Basia to attention. Her style is light jazz, and this album features the best of her vocal style and overlays. Only one cut is on a deeper level, the title cut of Time and Tide. Sadly, for all of Basia's vocal talent, she writes fairly easy-listening style music which does not feature a lot of contrast. This work, however, stands out.

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    Posted April 17, 2009

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