"Bursting Through" is a song by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released in September 1996 as the first single from her debut studio album, Drive. In 2001, the song was voted 51st best New Zealand song of all time by members of APRA. "Bursting Through" "Making a Scene" "Bursting Through" Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Suddenly Strange" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. The song was released in September 1997 as the third single from her debut studio album Drive. New Zealand CD single"Suddenly Strange" "All Fall Down" "Welcome to My Kitchen"Australian CD single"Suddenly Strange" - 4:20 "Welcome To My Kitchen" - 4:02 "Ordinary Girl" - 2:40 Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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
"Winning Arrow" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. It was released in November 2005 as Birds. Vinyl A1 "Winning Arrow" A2 "Say After Me" B1 "Birds" B2 "Somewhere in the Night" Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Get Some Sleep
"Get Some Sleep" is a song by New Zealand recording artist Bic Runga. It was released in June 2002 as Beautiful Collision; the song was the highest selling song by a New Zealand artists in 2002, ranking at number 6 overall. The song reached number 78 in the 26 in Ireland. New Zealand CD Single"Get Some Sleep" - 3:36 "You Don't Want To Know" - 3:13 "Gracie " - 3:12Australian CD single"Get Some Sleep" "Get Some Sleep" - 3:36UK and Irish CD single"Get Some Sleep" - 3:36 "Bursting Through" - 3:50 Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Roll into One
"Roll into One" is a song by New Zealand recording artist, Bic Runga. The song was released in December 1997 as the fourth single from her debut studio album, Drive "Roll into One" - 3:20 "Drive" - 6:25 "Drive" - 7:16 Bic's official website
Briolette Kah Bic Runga, recording as Bic Runga, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist pop artist. Her first three studio albums debuted at number one on the New Zealand Top 40 Album charts. Runga has found success internationally in Australia and the United Kingdom with her song "Sway". Runga was born in Christchurch, her mother, Sophia Tang, was a Chinese Malaysian lounge singer in Malaysia when she met Joseph Runga, a Māori. They moved to New Zealand to live. Runga is of Ngāti Kahungunu descent. Regarding her name, she explains: "'You say it Bec, rather than Bic.... It's Chinese, it's a strange vowel sound, it means the colour of jade, which might mean green.'" The "strange vowel" is a checked tone. For the meaning of "colour of jade", Bic is 碧 in Chinese characters. Runga grew up in Hornby, Christchurch surrounded by a musically-inclined family, started recording songs with her sisters and Pearl, when she was four years old. Runga's older sister Boh was the vocalist in the New Zealand rock group Stellar, while Pearl is a session singer.
She learnt how to play drums at the age of eleven, guitar at about fourteen. Runga learned to play the keyboard around this time, she attended Cashmere High School, joining high school bands and performing with local jazz groups by her mid-teens. Under the name of "Love Soup", Runga and Kelly Horgan entered the 1993 Smokefreerockquest in Christchurch, winning third place and a music contract with Pagan Records. Using a QE II Arts Council grant, Runga recorded the first Drive EP in Wellington. Unsatisfied with the direction that her music was being taken, she moved to Auckland in 1994 and spent a year writing and performing. In 1995, she sent a new demo of "Drive" to Sony Music, who signed Runga in September of that year and bought her Wellington recordings from Pagan Records. Sony had her re-record the song with more instruments, but it was her demo, used on the upcoming album, it entered the Top 10 in New Zealand and won her the APRA Silver Scroll award in 1996. Runga released "Bursting Through", the first single from her upcoming album entitled Drive.
The success of the singles led to the release of her debut album, Drive, in 1997. Runga's song "Sway", along with a duet with Dan Wilson of Semisonic called "Good Morning Baby", were used in the films American Pie, Cruel Intentions. Six singles were released from the album, while "Sway" was released in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Germany. Runga has recorded two songs called "Drive"; the first was her own. The second was a 1999 collaboration with fellow New Zealanders Strawpeople, providing guest vocals for their cover of The Cars' classic 1984 hit. In 2000, Runga toured with Tim Finn and Dave Dobbyn, resulting in a release of a live album in November 2000, titled Together in Concert: Live, it has been certified 3x platinum. Runga released her second solo album, Beautiful Collision in 2002, it has been certified 10x platinum in New Zealand. Her third studio album, was released in New Zealand on 28 November 2005. New Zealand artists Neil Finn and Anika Moa contributed to the album; the first single, "Winning Arrow", was released on the same day.
It was her third consecutive studio album. Birds was certified triple platinum. Runga played a'Vietnamese lounge singer' in the 2005 film Little Fish, covered Gene Pitney's "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" for the soundtrack. In 2006, Runga was honoured with the New Zealand Order of Merit. In November 2008, Runga released Try to Remember Everything, a collection of unreleased and rare Bic Runga recordings from 1996 to 2008; the album was certified Gold in New Zealand on 14 December 2008. Runga contributed to the score and soundtrack to New Zealand filmmaker Roseanne Liang's debut feature film My Wedding and Other Secrets. In addition to featuring "Say After Me" from Birds, the film included two tracks from her fourth album Belle. Belle was released in November 2011. Runga completed a 17 date tour across New Zealand and 13 dates across Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia. A greatest hits album, was released on 1 December 2012. In June 2015, Runga released a new single titled "Dreamed a Dream".
This was a collaboration with Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins, with whom she toured New Zealand in June and July 2015. As well as solo performances by both artists, these shows included covers of songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Yoko Ono, Francoise Hardy and Fleetwood Mac. In October 2016, it was announced that Runga would release an album of consisting of ten covers and two original tracks titled Close Your Eyes. "Close Your Eyes" was released on 14 October 2016 as a single. In November 2016, Runga was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. Recorded Music CEO Damian Vaughan said "Bic is one of our most loved and treasured recording artists, her songs are recognizable and have been part of the fabric of New Zealand for more than 20 years. We're honored to present Bic with the 2016 Legacy Award and induct her into the NZ Music Hall of Fame". Runga's partner is singer Kody Nielson, she has three children: Joe and Frida. In the 2006 New Year Honours Runga was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music.
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