Never Let Me Down is the seventeenth studio album by David Bowie, released in April 1987 by EMI America. Bowie conceived the album as the foundation for a theatrical world tour, writing and recording most of the songs in Switzerland. He considered the record a return to rock 'n' roll music…
After having spent the the mid-'80s putting on his acting shoes for Absolute Beginners and Labyrinth, Bowie returned to music by grabbing his usual henchmen Carlos Alomar and Carmine Rojas and joining forces with old schoolmate Peter Frampton. NEVER LET ME DOWN found Bowie writing or co-writing everything with the exception of Iggy Pop's "Bang Bang." Songs such as "Day-In Day-Out" and "Time Will Crawl" were perfect Bowie songs that worked opposite ends of the spectrum; the everyday reality of a struggling woman living on the periphery of society versus the ambiguity of time itself.
David Bowie has claimed that Never Let Me Down is one of the worst albums of this career. He has claimed that he went into the studio for this album without really knowing why he was doing it, nor really caring that much about how it turned out. Indeed, the eventual realization that he was simply "going through the motions" on this project caused him to form Tin Machine, keep Tin Machine together much longer than he should have, and refrain from releasing another solo album until 1993's Black Tie White Noise.
On the basis of Tonight, it appears that David Bowie didn't have a clear idea of how to follow the platinum success of Let's Dance. Instead of breaking away from the stylized pop of "Let's Dance" and "China Girl," Bowie delivers another record in the same style. Apart from the single "Blue Jean," none of the material equals the songs on Let's Dance, but it's appealing pop-soul and dance stylings helped make Tonight another platinum success.
In 1987, David Bowie was a superstar - pop icon and movie star. The CD's are the recording of the Montreal concert at the Olympic Stadium on August 30th, 1987. This is a fantastic concert - it is more of a spectacle than any that I have seen before from David Bowie. A combination of the era that it was performed in which is shown in the outfits and style of dancing etc. We have found it to be a thoroughly entertaining show which covers alot of his best songs. Nice bonus…the 'special edition' comes with an AUDIO cd of the concert from a different date…so you get varying versions of the songs (and some songs not in the concert film, tho the 'charlie sexton' and 'iggy pop and the stooges' numbers are not on the cd) Going to upload the dvd later.
The US edition of The Singles has the 7" versions of "Heroes"/DJ/Ashes To Ashes/Fashion/Let's Dance/China Girl/Modern Love/Absolute Beginners/Jump They Say and a unique edits of Space Oddity/TVC 15/Loving The Alien/Day-In Day-Out. The first 40.000 pressings came with a bonus CD-single containing 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy' (duet with Bing Crosby).
Never Let Me Go is the eighth studio album (ninth overall) by American R&B recording artist Luther Vandross, released on May 26, 1993 in North America by Epic. It was his first studio album not to chart at #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The title track was originally recorded by Johnny Ace. The album became the third consecutive top-ten album on the Billboard 200 for Vandross, peaking at number six. His cover of the Bee Gees hit, "How Deep Is Your Love" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 36th Grammy Awards in March 1994. Additionally, album cuts "Little Miracles (Happen Every Day)" and "Heaven Knows" received nominations in the Best R&B Song category.
No musicians are credited except for the associate producer title given to keyboard player Larry Knechtel and retaining Bread photographer, Frank Bez, as well as engineer Bruce Morgan, who played an important part in David Gates' First from 1973 (and who would engineer Bread's 1977 comeback, Lost Without Your Love ). The lead singer of the '70s very recognizable soft rock hit machine delivers his second solo disc, part of something a retailer once referred to as "breadcrumbs," the result of Bread's breakup. Certainly the solo recordings by James Griffin, Larry Knechtel, and Gates were nowhere as entertaining as the full band, but each time, that comes down to the material. This album sounds so much like another Bread album that there is no doubt who the main force was.
b. 5 May 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lewis was born into a musical family, a career in showbusiness was virtually inevitable. Her father, Leon Lewis, was a symphonic composer and pianist, her mother, Jessica, sang with the Chicago Opera Company and became one of the country’s leading vocal coaches. Her sister, Barbara Lewis Golub, became an accomplished concert pianist; while her brother, Marlo Lewis, was the producer of the original Ed Sullivan television show, The Toast Of The Town. Lewis first studied voice with her mother and left college at 17 to begin a career as a vocalist on radio. While still in her teens, she had her own programme, Monica Makes Music, on WMCA in New York. This early radio success led to a prestigious engagement at the Stork Club, and appearances with Benny Goodman’s orchestra…
Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because she fell in love with him. They marry, only to find that the Soviet nation which gladly collaborated with the Allies against Hitler has become a paranoid police state in peacetime. Sutherland is forced to leave without Marya, but he's determined to get her back, whether it be through proper channels, or through dangerously improper ones.