Greatest Hits (Terence Trent D'Arby album)
Greatest Hits is the compilation album of best of Terence Trent D'Arby hits released in 2002 in two CDs with the second CD including remixes and live versions. "Wishing Well" "If You Let Me Stay" "Dance Little Sister" "Sign Your Name" "Elevators & Hearts" "Heartbreak Hotel" "The Birth of Maudie" "This Side of Love" "To Know Someone Deeply Is to Know Someone Softly" "Billy Don't Fall" "It's Alright Ma" "Do You Love Me Like You Say?" "Delicate" "She Kissed Me" "Let Her Down Easy" "Right Thing, Wrong Way" "Holding On to You" "Vibrator" "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Terence Trent D'Arby and Booker T and The MG's "Wonderful World" "Under My Thumb" "Jumping Jack Flash" "Geasy Chicken" "Rain" "Wishing Well" -- Mixed by Martyn Ware "Dance Little Sister" "Sign Your Name" "To Know Someone Deeply Is to Know Someone Softly" "Do You Love Me Like You Say?" "Perfumed Pavillion" "Survivor"
Angels & Vampires – Volume I
Angels & Vampires – Volume I is Sananda Maitreya's sixth album, released in 2005 on his own official site. The album was released only as an internet download and introduced a more organic, stripped-down sound, quite different from Maitreya's earlier albums that had taken advantage of electronic equipment; this album was released together with volume II as a limited double CD release in 2007, the double set is only available on his official website and during concerts. "Four Shadow" – 0:51 "Angie" Angie – 2:09 "Boolay Boolay" – 2:33 "More Than You Do" – 2:19 "Reach Out" – 4:03 "I'm Your Daddy" – 3:31 "Dolphin" – 5:42 "Time Takes Time" – 2:23 "Share Your Pain" – 3:06 "We are the Living" – 5:02 "It Ain't Been Easy" – 3:16 "Psychotherapy" – 3:56 "Bella Faccina" – 3:48 "The Kind of Girl" – 4:26 "If All I've Got" – 2:09 "Losing Becomes Too Easy" – 5:19 "Daddy, Can I Have a War?" – 2:57 "Gloria" – 4:54 "She Knows I'm Leaving" – 2:53 "Right Brain Says" – 3:04 Sananda Maitreya's Official Site Includes a more detailed discography
Wishing Well (Terence Trent D'Arby song)
"Wishing Well" is a song by Terence Trent D'Arby. The second single from the 1987 album Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, the song reached number one on both the Soul Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 on May 7, 1988. "Wishing Well" was certified "Gold", indicating sales of 500,000, by the Recording Industry Association of America in October 1991. Written by D'Arby and Sean Oliver, D'Arby said "Wishing Well" was written "when I was in a half-asleep, half-awake state of mind", that he "liked the feel of the words". Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 paired with D'Arby in production of the song, released on CBS Records. Once released, "Wishing Well", along with D'Arby's debut single "If You Let Me Stay", went into "heavy rotation" on MTV. D'Arby performed the song live at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards, where he lost the Grammy Award for Best New Artist to Jody Watley; when the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, it had charted for 17 weeks, which made it the slowest song to reach number one since Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" in 1983.
Ben Greenman of The New Yorker credits "Wishing Well", along with other D'Arby songs, with " soul music into the eighties". Writing about D'Arby for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine called the song "sparse funk", noted how "Wishing Well" was his first major hit in the United States. Kathi Whalen of The Washington Post credited the song's chart success to D'Arby's combination of "'60s soul and pop on top", called "Wishing Well" "bouncy"; the song appears in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City's fictional radio station Vice City FM. 7" single"Wishing Well" "Elevators & Hearts" 12" maxi"Wishing Well" "Elevators & Hearts" "Wishing Well" "Wonderful World" 12" maxi"Wishing Well" "Wonderful World" "Elevators & Hearts" Cassette"Wishing Well" "Elevators & Hearts" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Wildcard is Terence Trent D'Arby's fifth album. It was released on October 11, 2001, following a six-year absence from the music industry on his own independent record label Treehouse Publishing and distributed by RockUp Records; the album spawned two singles: "O'Divina" and "What Shall I Do?. In June 2003, Wildcard was repackaged as Wildcard - The Jokers' Edition, released under the stage name Sananda Maitreya; the Jokers' Edition marked the first time the artist used the latter. The album omitted several songs from the previous released and replaced them with newly recorded songs. Among them was the new release of the single "What Shall I Do?". All tracks written by Terence Trent D'Arby. Sananda Maitreya's Official Site Includes a more detailed discography
Let Her Down Easy
"Let Her Down Easy" is a song written and produced by Terence Trent D'Arby for his 1993 album, Symphony or Damn. It was released as the fourth single in November 1993 and reached number eighteen in the United Kingdom. CD, 7" and cassette single"Let Her Down Easy" – 4:13 "Turn the Page" – 5:58CD maxi single"Let Her Down Easy" – 4:09 "Sign Your Name" – 4:38 "Delicate" featuring Des'ree – 4:19 "Let Her Down Easy" – 4:1212" single"Let Her Down Easy" "Turn the Page" "Turn the Page" "Do You Love Me Like You Say?" George Michael performed "Let Her Down Easy" during his 2011–12 Symphonica Tour and included it on the Symphonica album. The music video for the song was released on February 4, 2014. On March 14, 2014, "Let Her Down Easy" was digitally released as the first single from the album. Digital single"Let Her Down Easy" – 3:41 Terence Trent D'Arby -"Let Her Down Easy" on YouTube George Michael - "Let Her Down Easy" on YouTube George Michael - "Let Her Down Easy" on YouTube
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have focused on CD and MP3 formats; the audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s. An album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places; the time frame for recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, brought or "mixed" together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live" when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation, so as to assist in mixing different takes. Recordings, including live, may contain sound effects, voice adjustments, etc..
With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, lyrics or librettos; the term "album" was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums; when long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album. An album, in ancient Rome, was a board chalked or painted white, on which decrees and other public notices were inscribed in black, it was from this that in medieval and modern times album came to denote a book of blank pages in which verses, sketches and the like are collected. Which in turn led to the modern meaning of an album as a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item.
In the early nineteenth century "album" was used in the titles of some classical music sets, such as Schumann's Album for the Young Opus 68, a set of 43 short pieces. When 78rpm records came out, the popular 10-inch disc could only hold about three minutes of sound per side, so all popular recordings were limited to around three minutes in length. Classical-music and spoken-word items were released on the longer 12-inch 78s, about 4–5 minutes per side. For example, in 1924, George Gershwin recorded a drastically shortened version of the seventeen-minute Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, it ran for 8m 59s. Deutsche Grammophon had produced an album for its complete recording of the opera Carmen in 1908. German record company Odeon released the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky in 1909 on 4 double-sided discs in a specially designed package; this practice of issuing albums does not seem to have been taken up by other record companies for many years. By about 1910, bound collections of empty sleeves with a paperboard or leather cover, similar to a photograph album, were sold as record albums that customers could use to store their records.
These albums came in both 12-inch sizes. The covers of these bound books were wider and taller than the records inside, allowing the record album to be placed on a shelf upright, like a book, suspending the fragile records above the shelf and protecting them. In the 1930s, record companies began issuing collections of 78 rpm records by one performer or of one type of music in specially assembled albums with artwork on the front cover and liner notes on the back or inside cover. Most albums included three or four records, with two sides each, making six or eight compositions per album; the 12-inch LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. A single LP record had the same or similar number of tunes as a typical album of 78s, it was adopted by the record industry as a standard format for the "album". Apart from minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, it has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.
The term "album" was extended to other recording media such as Compact audio cassette, compact disc, MiniDisc, digital albums, as they were introduced. As part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some observers feel that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. While an album may contain as many or as few tracks as required, in the United States, The Recording Academy's rules for Grammy Awards state that an album must comprise a minimum total playing time of 15 minutes with at least five distinct tracks or a minimum total playing time of 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement. In the United Kingdom, the criteria for the UK Albums Chart is that a recording counts as an "album" i
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro