She and Jane Child had the same team of stylists. Apparently both were quite unremarkable looking prior to their record label makeovers.
She had disappeared long before '04. Most likely her "comeback" will be launched straight into the cut-out bin.
Is this thread the antidote to all those eldergay threads? The average age of all the other DL threads tonight must be 65.
Here's a recent article on Lisa Stansfield and what she's been up to. She looks fabulous.
I think one of Lisa's big problems in terms of lasting success was that she was on Arista at the exact same time Whitney Houston was at her absolute peak. Most of Arista's and Clive Davis's energies went into the promotion and nurturing of Queen Whitney, and they didn't spend as much time on pushing Lisa and the other acts who were signed to the label at the time.
I think Lisa was the finest white soul singer to come out of Britain since Dusty Springfield, and I hope her new album is successful next year.
Saw here on concert 20 years ago - Ll J remember is she did that thing I hate that singers do - they are sick of singing their biggest hit - so she held the microphone out for the audience to sing it.
Her voice is rather ordinary, which is why she faded rapidly, but I do like Around The World, because her producers were a good neo-disco outfit heavily influenced Barry White. They were the true stars, not her.
[quote]Her voice is rather ordinary
You must be frigging deaf.
The world isn't deaf, they shrugged their shoulders and quickly forgot about her. Sorry fanboi, but she ain't all that.
r18, she was huge in the 90s. She wasn't a flash in the pan.
She was the epitome of a flash-in-the-pan. Her 2nd album didn't even make the Top 40 in the US, and the 3rd wasn't released in the US at all!
I think she has a great voice. It's not the most powerful, but it has a rich tone to it.
Loved "Change" and "Make it Right", which was heard on season 5 of Beverly Hills, 90210
I always crack up at the sheer ignorance of people on this board. It is so obvious that most of you are so fucking clueless about r&b music. The reason why Lisa IS a fantastic.singer is because her voice is souful and it is effortless. She doesnt do the Xtina runs or the Mariah dogwhistle. She just sings the song in a pure, soulful way. She was one of the best singers to come out of the late 80's.
I hope that she is very successful in her comeback since there is such a lack of people that can actually sing on the charts.
R23, say what you want about R Kelly, but the remix he did of Make it right is a jam.
Totally agree R25
[quote]Her voice is rather ordinary, which is why she faded rapidly
Worse opinion ever.
She has a great voice, and I loved several of her songs ("All Woman" is magnificent) but there was always something meh about a lot of her material. I think a lot of it was overproduced.
I would love to see her get some great material, have it very stripped down and minimal - maybe some electronica - and let her voice shine.
I'm sure what will actually come out is a record chock full of generic disco tunes hiding her beautiful voice.
I agree that she has a great voice and knows how to use it but I don't see who her audience will be except for nostalgic gay men assuming something materializes in terms of a comeback. There are only so many nostalgia tours, pride events, and PAs at gay clubs.
[quote]Damn, I just loved her song "BEEN AROUND THE WORLD" when it was released in 1989.
The song is called "All Around The World." She's singing "Been all 'round the world, and I-I-I..."
Love the Cole Porter song she did for the Red, Hot & Blue compilation ... "Down in the Depths".
Sorry, that should have read, the "Red Hot + Blue" compilation album. It's great, buy it.
R31 -It may be called "All Around The World," but she very clearly sings "been around the world," and NOT "been ALL around the world" in the song.
R32 - yes, that was one of her best if not the best.
Whitney was a huge fan of Lisa's. She even had the songs the rest of the world didn't care to listen or buy on her iPod. I think she's the only white soul singer who sounds like she grew up in a black church. It doesn't sound forced or fake with her.
That first album is so overproduced. I tried to listen to it again because of this thread and her vocals are great but the production is stuck in 1987. It's got every synth and drum sound of the moment and only a few songs escape intact.
That song she did with Coldcut "People Hold On" has aged quite well, probably better than her first album.
She wasn't a good performer, I remember they had a set with huge hat boxes and luggage and she popped out of them. Her voice wasn't spectacular either. Doesn't need or deserve a comeback.
Clive Davis was idiotic for not releasing The Real Thing as a US single! There's no doubt that she would have landed her fourth number one R&B single had Arista released it. It has that Philly Soul/Barry White sound to it and you can't help but groove to it!