Tanita Tikaram — thoughts?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dave Gilmour's Cat, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. dance_hall_keeper

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  2. tdcrjeff

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    I discovered her from Twist in My Sobriety as many others and continued to buy her albums through the 90s. Last one was Cappuccino Songs from 1998. Then I lost track of her, looks like it was 7 years until her next album, so haven't checked out the last 3. Really love the 1st two albums, but I'm also a big fan of this one from Cappuccino Songs:

     
  3. pghmusiclover

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    It's nice they are reissuing the debut album, but they could have done a bit more with it to include bonus material. It's too bad that Tanita doesn't really get the respect she deserves for making some terrific music. All of her Warner albums recorded between 1988 and 1995 were stellar. However her albums after that -- especially "The Cappuccino Songs" from 1998 and "Sentimental" from 2004 were brilliant, but sadly overlooked. Her latest two albums from Ear Music in 2012 and 2016 showed she hasn't lost her knack for writing catchy, yet introspective tunes -- and I must say that over the years, Tanita who appeared overly serious at the beginning of her career (but hey, she was only 19 and I'm sure it was a lot to take in at the time) seems to have lightened up some in recent years.

    I sure would love to see all of her discography released on vinyl, especially since some of the albums were released in the format before.
     
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  4. Limopard

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    My CD re-release arrived today and it is underwhelming, to say the least. Ten out of eleven tracks are identical (or nearly identical) to the standard CD, but a DR 9 (formerly DR 16) „Twist In My Sobriety“, apparently pasted in from a different source, sticks out. It is lowered in volume by 4 dB but is (at least in my perception) still considerably louder than the rest of the album. The booklet is a sub-standard reprint of the original with the fine print blurred and sometimes hardly readable. On the other hand there are some hand-written notes by Tanita and the two extra tracks are quite nice.
     
  5. stepeanut

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  6. Alan2

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    I'm reviving this thread as I recently bought her compilation on vinyl, and it's increased my interest. Much of her material is very subtle, and takes a little while to really like.
     
  7. Alan2

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    Can't Go Back (2012).
     
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  9. pghmusiclover

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    I have the compilation on my wishlist and will be ordering it at some point before the end of the year! It is a bit odd it doesn't include her biggest hit, but I guess it's a "compilation" not a "greatest hits"!
     
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  10. Alan2

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    Yes, it hasn't gone the predictable way. The selections are good though, and it's annotated by the artist.
     
  11. florandia

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    Tanita's first record was an essential late eighties great production must have female singer songwriter debut ,Several great tracks , with my favourite being 'Cathedral Song' [ that contains the 'Ancient Heart lyric]
    The second record has several winning tracks including the very affecting 'Little Sister Leaving Town'
     
  12. John22

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    She was last month for a concert in Hamburg. For 2020 she plans to record a new album with jazz influences:

    Google Übersetzer
     
  13. strummer101

    strummer101 Yeah, sorry about that...I've been busy.

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    Looking forward to hearing that!
     
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  14. Jamey K

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    Love her.
     
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  15. pghmusiclover

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    great news! Anything else of note from that article?
     
  16. pghmusiclover

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    I just got the anthology as a Christmas gift to myself and it's quite nice. I had forgotten just how lovely her track featuring Jennifer Warnes ("Only The Ones We Love") was.

    I do wish that two of the underrated albums in her discography would get a first-ever vinyl release: "The Cappuccino Songs" (1998) and "Sentimental" (2005).
     
  17. BlueJay

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    Agree, especially 'Sentimental' which is probably my favourite TT album, complete with Nick Lowe contributions.
     
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  18. BlueJay

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    This is good news. My impression from her FB page is that much of the new album was recorded earlier this year.
     
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  19. carrolls

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    Good Tradition and Sobriety were massive hits here so it's actually two.

     
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