She just goes back almost 30 years and picks up on the atmosphere that she presented to the astonishing world of music on her debut album " Affection " in 1989. Lisa Stansfield is a phenomenon that her 2018 double LP sounds like it came from the early '90s and Nevertheless, it is something special!
Saturday night - a dance club is waiting for us. We get in the mood because an album is on the turntable, which offers exactly the right music. Soul dancepop reminiscent of the eighties. The woman swings elegantly with her hip in front of the wardrobe and the man rehearses the dance steps to make a good figure on the dancefloor. No, it's neither Madonna nor Prince, what grooved from the speakers, but the new double LP by Lisa Stansfield : " Deeper "!
You could not count on that, especially not in this quality. Today's 52-year-old Lisa Stansfield, together with her producer Ian Devaney, has created an album that is completely timeless and nevertheless sets in exactly where " Affection " recorded the world of music in 1989. It's rousing mid-tempo numbers that catch on immediately and, so to speak It does not matter if it's the disco (yes, these were the names of these dance clubs back then!) or at home, this music appeals to you right away, the arrangements are perfect and yet not too cluttered - just like a mature musician In addition to keyboards and sound programming, you can also hear real instruments, especially strings and even wind instruments.
The thirteen songs radiate elegance and a well-dosed power that does not miss its effect. In addition to the danceable numbers are also beautiful ballads that touch one. Very nice is " Ghetto Heaven ", which also contains a nice saxophone-solo, but one of the highlights of this album is the funky " Butterflies ", supported by fat horns and a mercilessly cool sax solo - Prince and Michael Jackson say hello! And " Twisted " comes with a casual satin rouge, paired with Northern soul, strings and brass sets, representative of the mood of this double-LP. Sexy is the grande dame of Brit Soul in " Desire " and in " Love Of My Life", the latter in the style of Grace Jones.
The eighth studio album by Lisa Stansfield surprises with an outstanding production, which casually transfers the roots of the British into a timeless sound that fits just as well in 1989 as in 2018. Who would like to usher in the next weekend, has with " Deeper " the right soundtrack at the start.
FACTSRelease date: April 6, 2018
Order number: 0212620EMU
Pressing: optimal media
Content: 2x 180g vinyl, inner cover printed with lyrics, download code
5. Coming Up For Air
6. Love Of My Life
7. Never Ever
9. Get In My Heart
10. Just Can not Help Myself
13th Ghetto Heaven
Review by Vinyl-fan.de