Getting into the Christmas spirit, todays Throwback Thursday takes us back to December1992. Lisa performed 'Winter Wonderland' on The Word (which used to be a popular late night youth entertainment show on UK's Channel 4) the second clip is of Lisa chatting to Terry Christian
Here's some nostalgia for #TakeMeBackTuesday from 2004. The French chanteuse Lââm recorded a duet together with Lisa called "Breath In, Breath Out - L'amour reviendra". We're remembering this gorgeous track today in celebration of Lââm's birthday who was born on the 1st September 1971.
Lisa has been and still is, a massive musical influence for Lââm and she often refers to Lisa as one of her idols. So it was a truly a dream come true to get Lisa into the recording studio and record a song together 11 years ago. This particular track featured on Lââms' 4th studio album 'Pour Etre Libre' unfortunately the song never got her record company's blessing to release it as single. This bilingual track was co-written by Lisa, Lââm, Ian Devaney and Richard Darbyshire and produced by Ian was recorded at a Parisian recording studio in France.
With the kind permission of Lââm, we're able to share some exclusive video footage from her time together in the recording studio with Lisa and Ian behind the mixing decks.
In the meantime, we send our best wishes to Lââm for her continued success and a very Happy Birthday!
Listen to the track in it's entirety
Lisa appeared on the BBC's 'The One Show' for a piece called Story Of the Song whereby she explains how her infamous tune 'All Around The World' came about.
You can re-watch the programme until mid-August via the BBC iPlayer (UK and IRELAND only) via http://bbc.in/1UCNDGo
Here are some image stills from the programme.
An acoustic performance of "All around the world" This performance is taken from a session recording for the BBC's The One Show.
During the peak of his career, Barry White earned gold and platinum discs for his worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million, Lisa often publicly supported his work and in 1992 whilst on a promotional tour of the U.S, Lisa and Barry re-recorded a version of her biggest hit, "All Around The World" for a small documentary piece for the UK TV show Rapido. This version was included on her single, "Time to Make You Mine" in March 1992. All royalties from this recording were donated to the charity Trading Places. Later that same year in November it was also included on Barry's album, 'Just for You'.
In 1999 Lisa teamed up with Barry once again to record "The Longer We Make Love". This track featured on his album, Staying Power and was later released as a single in selected European countries on July 19th 1999. It was also issued as a promotional single in the U.S, however the song failed to make any impact on the charts.
In May 2003, Barry suffered a stroke while waiting for a kidney transplant, which he needed due to complications from years of chronic high blood pressure. Sadly he passed away on 4th July 2003 in Los Angeles.
Below is our featured clip of Lisa and Barry's initial meeting in L.A back in 1992 and their memorable duet together performing 'All Around The World'.
Here's a little nostalgia. Lisa and her band played an intimate Arista gig at London's Riverside Studio recorded on the 4th March 1997.
Lisa - Vocals
Ian Devaney - Keyboard & Guitar
Dave Collard - Keyboard & MD
Snowboy - Percussion
John Thirkhell - Brass
Snake Davis - Sax & Flute
Gavin Harrison - Drums
Winston Blissett - Bass
Aileen McLaughlin - Backing Vocals
Anna Ross - Backing Vocals
Today's an exceptional day in the calendar and if you didn't already know this, it's Lisa's Birthday today. So on behalf of all your fans around the world, here's wishing you an amazing birthday and another successful year ahead.
Here's a little surprise we put together especially for you, with much love and best wishes from us all.
Happy Birthday Lisa
Lisa appeared as a guest on the current BBC TV series of 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' (televised 10th November S.28 episode6). She was joined alongside the other guest panellists, Aisling Bea, Joe Lycett and Ana Matronic. The show had been pre-recorded in mid October before the start of Lisa's European tour. You can catch up with 30 minute episode below, otherwise click on the BBC iplayer (UK viewers only) to rewatch the episode in HD until 8th December click here