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Lisa Stansfield


  • 1. Never Gonna Fall
    2. Real Thing, The - (remix)
    3. I'm Leavin'
    4. Suzanne
    5. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up
    6. Don't Cry for Me
    7. Line, The
    8. Very Thought of You, The
    9. You Know How To Love Me
    10. I Cried My Last Tear Last Night
    11. Honest
    12. Somewhere in Time
    13. Got Me Missing You
    14. Footsteps
    15. People Hold On [Bootleg Mix] - (bootleg mix, remix)
    16. Breathtaking
    17. Baby Come Back
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 54376

  • Credits
    ProducerIan Devaney; Peter Mokran
    EngineerAidan McGovern

    Personnel: Lisa Stansfield (vocals); Wah Wah Watson, Des Moore (guitar); Simon Vance, Drusilla Harris, Jan Nossek, Richard Thirlwell, Martin Clark, Julia Hoyle, Vivien Birdsall, Louise Peacock, Kate Evans, Min Yang, Clare Dixon (strings); Dan Higgins, Chris "Snake" Davis (saxophone, flute); Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpet, flugelhorn); John Thrikell (trumpet); Bill Reichenbach (trombone); Ian Devaney (keyboards, guitar, programming); Gary J. Crockett, Neil Stubenhaus (bass); Snowboy, Luis Conte (percussion); Peter Mokran (programming, guitar, keyboards); Aileen McLaughin, Anna Ross (background vocals).
    Personnel: Lisa Stansfield (vocals, background vocals); Ian Devaney, Peter Mokran (guitar, keyboards, programming); Louise Peacock, Martin Clark, Drusilla Harris (strings); Dan Higgins (flute, saxophone); Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bill Reichenbach Jr. (trombone).
    Audio Mixers: Ian Devaney; Peter Mokran.
    Audio Remasterer: Tim Young .
    Liner Note Author: Nigel Williamson.
    Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth.
    Arrangers: Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Peter Mokran; Richard Darbyshire.
    For her return to American shores after a six-year absence, Lisa Stansfield packed her self-titled album with slower and more emotive material. Songs like "I'm Leavin'" feature Stansfield supported by her En Vogue-like background singers, while "The Line" is in the same vein, but with a faster tempo and a funkier reading by Stansfield.
    But not all of LISA STANSFIELD is heartbreak and tear-stained letters. The Mancunian soul singer uses lush orchestration, wah-wah guitar and bright sounding piano on "The Real Thing" and later flirts with acid-jazz by incorporating flutes and an up-tempo beat into the heart of "You Know How To Love Me." Most interesting is a cover of her hero Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up." Staying true to the full arrangements of the original, Stansfield updates this classic by adding a lo-fi drum machine rhythm and a scratching turntable to her version.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (8/7/97, p.64) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...belts her heart out in a voice that's smooth and pliant....Old-fashioned melodrama is where she's at."
    Q (4/97, p.130) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Stansfield's excellent singing remains on a par with the best American female R&B and the songs are consistently superior..."
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