Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
It's That Girl Again
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
With over 3 million albums sold and countless radio hits to her credit, Basia is a bona fide adult pop sensation. At the top of her game, she retired from the music business to concentrate on a quieter domestic life. Now s... more »
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With over 3 million albums sold and countless radio hits to her credit, Basia is a bona fide adult pop sensation. At the top of her game, she retired from the music business to concentrate on a quieter domestic life. Now she's back better than ever, still collaborating with her msuical partner Danny White, and delivering fresh songs that effortlessly update the beautiful spirit, timeless melodies and latin-jazz rhythms of her greatest hits.
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William H. Schulze | Springfield, VT USA | 04/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Basia has an incredible voice. It soars and then it's sultry, it's smooth and then strong. Her self-harmonizing is great stuff in your ears. I caught on to her late in the game but was really looking forward to getting this new CD.
Each song contributes to the overall fabric of the album, some more than others. There are some great instrumental passages/contributions from Danny White, guitarist Peter White, trumpeter Kevin Robinson, and drummer Marc Parnell.
Faves for me were: "If Not Now Then When" (first one out of the chute and a winner), "There'a Tear" (classic clear-singing Basia), "Blame It On The Summer" (reminicient of "Half a Minute" with a great beat too), "Two Islands" (wonderful Basia harmonies), "Winners" (a toe-tapper, loads of fun), and "They Know Nothing About Us" (finely-crafted and melodically punchy).
Basia fans will love this album, even the Polish "Amelki Smiech". (It was fun to listen to her sing in her native tongue.) It sounded pretty good, though I know little Polish). The album is not perfect, but definitely pleases and well worth the price.
Here's hoping we all don't have to wait as long to say, "It's That Girl Again". Welcome back Basia!
Oh, Basia! Graceful, passionate and strong--WOW !!!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 03/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Basia (aka Basia Trzetrzelewska) is back with her latest CD entitled It's That Girl Again. Basia sounds great; and time hasn't diminished her talent one bit--she's as energetic and powerful a singer as ever. I love her broad vocal range and Basia can do just about anything she wants to do. All of these songs are very energetic and there's a jazzy Latin flavor to several of them. It's also obvious that her work with Danny White helps to create this fine music. The quality of the sound on this CD is excellent; and I really like that artwork, too!
The CD starts with "If Not Now Then When." I love that rhythm; it's perfect for dancing anytime! It's a major highlight of this album; and Basia sings this without letting go of a single superfluous note. This is one awesome ballad about a woman who wants to tell her man that she loves him so much; and Basia does this so well! "Someone For Everyone" also gets a fine treatment from Basia and the musicians; the music fits in perfectly with Basia's vocals and this works very well. "I Must" has a spirited albeit somewhat dark flavor to match the seriousness of the lyrics; and Basia handles those complex key and tempo changes like the pro she always was and still remains.
"Everybody's On The Move" has a dance flavor to it; the musical effects are very well done and Basia makes this number work well with a great amount of positive energy. "There's A Tear" gets a very sensitive treatment; this song delves into the feelings of a woman who wants her man to come back to her. Basia's voice is as clear as a bell and I'm very impressed. "Blame It On The Summer" has a particularly fine arrangement and it sounds rather similar to Basia's signature sound from her previous albums. "Blame It On The Summer" is also very beautiful.
"Two Islands" is extremely pretty; the music enhances the ballad greatly. "Winners" has something of a Latin beat that just may make you want to jump up and dance practically wherever you are--"Winners" is another big highlight of this album and I think you'll like it very much if you like Basia's artistry. It's excellent.
"They Know Nothing About Us" is a passionate number about a couple who has stayed together long after people thought they would; Basia delivers this with all her heart and soul; she gives blood to make this number special and it works great! "They Know Nothing About Us" has some great horn work on it, too. The CD also ends well with Basia performing the title track, "It's That Girl Again." "It's That Girl Again" plays a bit with some major and minor keys to enhance it and Basia delivers this faultlessly.
Basia scores a big goal in my book for this comeback album. When I listen to this it's like she had never been away; she still amazes me with her vocal prowess and she makes it all sound so easy. Of course, we know it really isn't so easy; Basia's talent always carries her through. I highly recommend this CD for Basia's fans; and even people just discovering Basia would do well to start with this fine album.
Great job, Basia! Thank you!
Basia is back! And we're the winners!
Alexander M. Zutkoff | Plano, TX USA | 03/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After a 15-year gap in her solo career (which doesn't count 2004's "Matt's Mood" Matt Bianco reunion album, also good), Basia is back with this album which feels like nearly no time has passed since her first superb solo effort, "Time And Tide". The album is really the spiritual sequel to her second album, "London Warsaw New York", which focused on a more bossa nova-style sound, as does this new recording. Her voice is as good as ever, with as much range. And the songs, co-written by Basia and her longtime collaborator/partner Danny White, sound fresh and exciting. Sadly missed is the late Ronnie Ross on baritone sax, the space filled by a competent but unremarkable tenor sax. Only the last two songs (one sung entirely in Polish with what sounds like a fake live audience; the other the title track) don't quite live up to the rest of the album. But that leaves 11 solid pieces of music which both takes you back in time and maintains a contemporary vibe. One of the tracks is called "Winners", and we are for having Basia recording again!"