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The music you choose can make or break a romantic evening. This Valentine's Day, we're putting together some playlists made up of the best mood music from classic to contemporary eras. Sexy, slinky tunes about love, sweet love - press play and watch the sparks fly.
Kirsty MacColl / Tropic Brainstorm ...Love this Song. My favorite Kirsty tune. So Sexy!
Amazon.com "This is the Fifth album from pop chanteuse and daughter of folksinger Ewan
Maccoll. You might not know her name but you've heard her voice before. As a
backup singer she's appeared on albums by The Pogues, Billy Bragg,
Talking Heads, Simple Minds and Robert Plant.
I know an island where the people are kind And the rest of the
world seems far away Maybe it's only in the back of my mind But I
know when I go that's where I'll stay
One could not wish a better end
result for the late Kirsty MacColl, whose last album opens with this
prediction. Tropical Brainstorm serves as a sunny and joyous
bookend on a career cut tragically short. Musically, it is a bit of a
departure, favoring vibrant Latin-flavored flourishes over the slightly
darker jangle of earlier material. There is, however, no mistaking the
album's creator from a lyrical perspective. "Treachery" giddily turns
the star-fan scenario on its head, imagining MacColl stalking a fan who
has abandoned her for the musical flavor of the month. MacColl always held a
singular place in Anglo-pop. She was equal parts Morrissey
as a less self-obsessed heterosexual woman and Flannery O'Connor as
pop star. In other words, unique, and an incredibly precious resource
for music to lose". --Bob Michaels
Known for their sultry sounds of love, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. The highly anticipated new body of work is ready for your listening pleasures and will provide sexy tunes to add to your romantic music playlist: Sade's Soldier of Love.
Soldier is sumptuously melancholy, exquisitely beautiful R&B,
perfect for crying on a very expensive sofa....she works in the same
style: the hushed, voluptuous tones of heartbreak, reduced to a
sexy-librarian whisper, with a very British sense of reserve--Rolling
It begins with a mournful guitar melody. The
notes float over strings and waves of ambient tones. A high-pitched
keyboard whistle is delicately brushed into the soundscape. The bass
dips and locks into a deep, slowly undulating rhythm. Then, that
unmistakable voice peers through, like amber piercing midnight blue.
The song is "The Moon and the Sky" and the voice belongs to Sade Adu.--
Soldier of Love is only the sixth studio album the band Sade have released during their 25 year career, and the first since Lover's Rock in 2000. For Sade herself, as the lynchpin of the group's songwriting effort, it's a simple matter of integrity and authenticity. "I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I'm not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand."
The call went out in 2008 for the group to re-convene at Peter Gabriel's Real World studio, near Sade's home in the countryside of south west England. It was the first time the four principals had met up since the Lover's Rock tour wrapped in 2001. Bassist Paul Denman de-camped from Los Angeles, where he had been managing his teenage son's punk band, Orange. Guitarist and sax player Stuart Matthewman interrupted his film soundtrack work in New York, and keyboardist Andrew Hale gave up his A&R consultancy.
In a series of fortnightly sessions at Real World, Sade sketched out the material for a new album which, they all felt, was probably their most ambitious to date. In particular, the sonic layering and martial beats of the title track, Soldier Of Love, sounded quite different from anything they had previously recorded. According to Andrew Hale: "The big question for all of us at the beginning was, did we still want to do this and could we still get along as friends?" The answer soon came back as a passionate affirmative.
The album was completed in the summer of 2009, mainly at Real World. The feel of the music this time had moved away from the old country soul styling of Lover's Rock and assumed a more eclectic identity. At times the band sounded like the original Sade, with Matthewman back blowing soft sax on In Another Time and the vocal on Long Hard Road hymning. But with songs such as the joyously quirky reggae chant Babyfather, and the dramatically arranged album opener The Moon and the Sky, Sade were exploring new territory. "I never want to repeat myself," Sade herself says. "And that becomes a more interesting challenge for us the longer we carry on together." (Amazon.com)