Here is the exclusive of Lisa's brand new video for the 1st official single 'Billionaire' taken from her forthcoming album Deeper out on 6th April
Lisa is proud to announce ‘Live in Manchester’, a 2CD, DVD and Blu-Ray box set, to be released on August 28th through earMUSIC.
Recorded at the Bridgewater Hall on September 7, 2014 during Lisa's European Tour, “Live In Manchester” presents Lisa in front of an enthusiastic audience, at ease with herself and her music.
Filmed by Tim Sidwell of Toward Infinity and mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London “Live In Manchester” will also include bonus material, with a 25 minute interview giving a great, in-depth insight into Lisa's mind and completes the high quality production that is bound to delight the fans.
Pre-order is now avaialble via Amazon UK
Today we celebrate Lisa's seventh studio album which was Initially released in Germany on 31st January under the Edel label. It had it's UK release on 10th February 2014 under Lisa and Ian's own label Monkeynatra, where it peaked at number 13 in the charts.
We, the fans were treated to an expanded double edition with 'Seven+' re-released on 20th October 2014 with a brand new track 'There Goes My Heart' and an extra fifteen incredible remixes. So if you haven't already done so, it's time to celebrate and buy a copy via Lisa's official store today!
Congratulations to Snowboy for being No.1 on the Solar Radio Sweet Rhythms Soul chart this week with his brilliant smooth remix of Lisa's incredible track 'Love Can'
Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to a few carefully selected remixes listed on the brand new Complete Collection 1989-2003. There are so many sought-after and previously unreleased and unheard mixes on this package, it's hard to choose from. However, we have pulled out a previously unreleased remix of 'Time To Make You Mine' from the The Remix Anthology.
The original track was recorded for Lisa's 1991 album, Real Love and released in the UK in March 1992. There were remixes by Masters at Work (Little Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzales), Martin Glover and The Orb, as well as Ian Devaney with Andy Morris.
The (Sunshine Mix) of 'Time To Make You Mine' is a jazzy reworking from Sunship aka Ceri Evans (ex Brand New Heavies) is now available for the first time and only on this incredible package. If you have not had a chance to purchase this special edition as yet, you can now listen to the complete remix right here.
Lisa recorded a gorgeous cover version of Paul Weller's 1984 hit, "You're The Best Thing" (when he was the lead singer of The Style Council) especially for a brand new BBC compilation of 37 unique covers called ' Sounds Of The 80's'
This track was recorded by Lisa earlier this summer at Gracieland Studio in Rochdale and produced by Ian Devaney. Other artists on this fabulous compilation include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Birdy, Passenger and London Grammar to name but a few.
This album was released in the the UK yesterday (10th November 2104) and can be ordered via Amazon and downloaded via Itunes
Listen to the track in it's entirety below.
25 years ago on this very day, 16th October 1989 saw the release of Lisa's phenomenal single, 'All Around The World' in the UK. To date this song still remains as Lisa's biggest selling hit record across the globe. Arguably a perfect song from start to finish, deservedly became Lisa's 1st number one record in the UK. Undeniably, this song has been cherished by millions of fans around the world and in many ways it formed the soundtrack of our formative years.
In celebration of this milestone year Lisa's first five studio albums (under the Arista record label) are getting a complete make-over with a luxurious re-issue package to be released next month. The initial project was masterminded by Tom Parker in collaboration with Edsel Records and the Demon Music Group. Without any doubt no fan will be disappointed, these reissues have all been individually assembled and produced with such meticulous attention to detail, making the overall package an extremely tempting buy for any die-hard fan. It really is a 'must-have' item for the collection.
Inside 'The Collection 1989-2003' each 2CD+DVD package includes the re-mastered album plus rare tracks, 12"mixes plus videos, live footage, specially recorded interview with Lisa and accompanying 28-pages of photos, memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.
With the compliments of Demon Music Group and Edsel records, we can now exclusively share the very first peek inside these amazing re-issues offering just a small taster and sample of what to expect when you open up your forthcoming copy next month.
Lisa's1989 debut album Affection marked the arrival of a defining voice in British soul, meeting with major critical acclaim and over five million sales worldwide. The unforgettable #1 All Around The World features alongside the club classics This Is The Right Time and What Did I Do To You?, the uplifting Live Together and the US hit You Can't Deny It.
In 1991, Real Love found Lisa fulfilling the promise of her debut with an equally compelling, still more diverse set of songs. An instant contemporary classic, the poignant All Woman features alongside the seductive Time To Make You Mine and the irresistibly uplifting hits Set Your Loving Free and Change.
Perhaps Lisa's most personal work to date, 1993's So Natural included such hits as In All The Right Places (a classic collaboration with the legendary John Barry), the dance floor favourite Little Bit Of Heaven and the intimate title track. Additionally this re-mastered deluxe edition is expanded to feature the Top Ten hit Someday (I’m Coming Back) from The Bodyguard soundtrack,
In 1997, Lisa returned to the top of the charts with her self-titled fourth album. Lisa Stansfield produced such irresistible cuts as The Real Thing and a consummate cover of the Barry White classic Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, while infectious bootleg update of People Hold On hit the Top Five and became the first of four consecutive US club #1s.
Lisa's final album for Arista, 2001's Face Up was both forward-thinking and as timeless as ever, exploring contemporary beats with the garage hit Let's Just Call It Love and mining more classic grooves such as the latter-day Northern Soul favourite 8-3-1. This re-mastered deluxe edition also includes previously unavailable 2003 remixes of the #1 hit All Around The World.
People Hold On...The Remix Anthology
The unmistakable voice of Lisa Stansfield has been a constant presence on the dance floor ever since the breakthrough success of People Hold On with Coldcut in 1989. Over the years since, her classic tracks have been remixed by the cream of clubland from Frankie Knuckles, Masters At Work and David Morales to Ashley Beedle, Massive Attack and The Orb. This re-mastered three-disc anthology Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On…
The Remix Anthology brings together over thirty sought-after and previously unheard full-length mixes, with a 28-page booklet featuring photos, memorabilia, lyrics and brand new sleeve notes.
And in case you have not yet pre-ordered a copy of the boxset, you can follow these links:
The fan bundle (with limited edition 12" SIGNED by Lisa) can only be pre-ordered if you are based in the UK or Ireland via: myplaydirect.com
Otherwise pre-order the albums individually or as the complete box set here via: Amazon UK. They will ship to most countries outside of the UK.
Rewind 25 years ago on this very day, 16th October 1989 which saw the release of Lisa's phenomenal single, 'All Around The World' in the UK.
To date, 'All Around The World' still remains as Lisa's biggest selling hit record across the globe. Arguably a perfect song, which deservedly became her 1st number one record in the UK (2 weeks). It peaked at number one across Europe including Austria (for six weeks), Netherlands (four weeks), Norway (three weeks), Spain (two weeks), Belgium (one week). Additionally it peaked at number two in Germany, number three in Ireland, Italy and Switzerland, and number four in Sweden.
The success of this record transcended across the pond over in the United States, where it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as topping the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Songs charts for several weeks. It was equally successful In Canada, Australia and New Zealand and the single was certified Platinum in the United States and Gold in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
It was difficult for anyone in the music industry to ignore Lisa's formidable success, especially when it came down to awards. In early 1990, Lisa accepted her first BRIT award for British Breakthrough and the Best Contemporary Song at the Ivor Novellos for 'All Around The World' and the list of honours and awards continued to stack up throughout the year and beyond that.
Produced and co written with her husband Ian Devaney and their co writer at the time Andy Morris. This track spawned several exceptional remixes including Yvonne Turner, C. J. Mackintosh, David Dorrell, Eddie Gordon, Paul Witts and Steve Anderson. It wasn't until 15th January 1990 that 'All Around The World' was released in North America, including the US remixes by DJ Mark the 45 King and Richard Sweret.
In celebration of 25 years since Lisa first released 'All Around The World' the reissue package (due out next month) allows the fans to revisit her first five studio albums with Arista in their remastered and expanded editions. On the 'Affection' reissue, it honors this amazing track by including several mixes of `All Around The World` with a remastering of the original on the new package, including a bonus track the (Long Version). On Disc 2 it includes two mixes; (Around The House Mix -by Yvonne Turner) & the (Runaway Love Mix - by Paul Witts & Eddie Gordon). Additionally, this track has been included as a promo video on the DVD disc and even includes a live version that was recorded in Birmingham on The 'Affection Tour'.
In 2003 the New York based DJ Norty Cotto mixed up a treat for the fans with special edition release in collaboration of Lisa's Greatest hits with 'The Norty Cotto Mix'. The original music video was directed by Philip Richardson and Lisa was styled in this video by David Thomas.
*Watch out for our exclusive post coming a little later today on the re-issue box-set!
Today we want to celebrate this track with fans 'all around the world' by playing a special video edition (below) which has been reworked by Andy Rick.
All Around The World (Norty Cotto Remix-Special Limited promo - Arista 2003) Andy Rick - Video Edition 2014
In November, Edsel (part of the Demon Music Group) will reissue all of Lisa Stansfield‘s Arista-era albums as deluxe 2CD+DVD sets. In addition, a 33-track three-CD remix anthology will also be released on 10th November (a slight delay from the initial 20th October scheduled release date).