Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

by Ruby TurnerRuby Turner


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British soul singer Ruby Turner's 1986 debut album, Women Hold Up Half the Sky, was a modest hit in the U.K., spawning a couple Top 30 singles ("If You're Ready [Come Go with Me]" and "I'd Rather Go Blind"), as well as a couple that barely charted ("I'm in Love" and "Bye Baby"). It's average mid-'80s mainstream R&B in its vocals, material, and production, though Turner might have a bit more of a gospel feel than the typical middle-of-the-road soul singer of the era. There's not much of an edge to the record, and "Only Women Bleed" is hardly the most satisfying soulful choice of a 1970s pop hit to cover, though she digs into earthier classics with "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "A Woman Left Lonely." The 2010 CD reissue on Cherry Pop adds five bonus tracks, including an extended version of one cut from the album ("If You're Ready [Come Go with Me]") and an alternate version of another song from the original album ("In My Life [It's Better To Be in Love]").

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2010
Label: Cherry Pop
UPC: 5013929426221
catalogNumber: 2942622
Rank: 85093

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruby Turner   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Billy Ocean   Producer
Jonathan Butler   Producer
Jon Astrop   Producer
Paul Graham   Composer
Bob Lamb   Producer
Monte Moir   Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Jolyon Skinner   Producer
Dick Wagner   Composer
Womack & Womack   Producer
William Robinson   Composer
R.J. Smith   Composer
C. Hampton   Composer
Robin Valk   Producer
M. Denne   Composer
C. Womack   Composer
Bryan "Chuck" New   Producer
J. Butler   Composer
T. Willoughby   Composer
Pete 'Q' Harris   Producer
L. Womack   Composer
J. Skinner   Composer
B. Foster   Composer

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