Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Under A Tempermental Sun. On The Dark Hillside Of Your Sorrow. If There's Pain In Your Heart, Let It Go. Just Reach Inside And Let It Go. Now Dig.

Pisceans of the world will always be misuderstood. I know this. And so does Terence Trent D'Arby. After the huge success of his debut album The Hard Line According To...thrust him into our social conciousness, TTD bailed the UK for LA and rented a house to record his tempermental but near perfect sophomore album Neither Fish Nor Flesh. As artists tend to do when recording, they evaporate from public view. Problem is though, TTD spent a little too much time away from his fans. One year became two. Strange requests started originating from inside the rented mansion. Grand pianos were dropped into swimming pools to create the "perfect" sound rattling around in his head; the sound he was trying translate for the masses. By the time NFNF was released, the pop landscape had shifted and TTD was suddenly no longer relevant. But beneath all the bizarre requests lay songs of beauty and honesty. Of lust and loss. Basically a grab bag of funk, soul, pop, and jazz, NFNF was an underrated and overlooked gem. And I fell in love with it. Afterall, I know what it's like to be misunderstood. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Terence Trent D'Arby: This Side Of Love

Terence Trent D'Arby: To Know Someone Deeply Is To Know Someone Softly

Terence Trent D'Arby: Roly Poly

Terence Trent D'Arby: You Will Pay Tomorrow


Blogger vivamonk said...

One of my favorites.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That made my day ... TTDA is one of the best ever.

12:28 PM  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

funk the hard drive..this guy is better than prince..more emotion less flash...what the hell is he doing now??? he had a big thing with paula yates and i bought his second album and had a hard job persuading anyone to listen to it, great to hear it again and hope this time it will get all the dues deserved..

3:04 PM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

click on his name to link to his site. He's calling himself Salamander or something.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Lilian Philips said...

Salamander? You funny guy ;)

It's Sananda Maitreya.

Yes click the old name above, here the link too:

Check out MUSIC where you can download many songs for FREE and he also has his layesy project online as paid MP3 album:
Angels & Vampires, Volume 1 & 2, the last will soon be completed with more songs.


Musical greetings,
Sananda's webmistress

PS He also has a page at:
where you can listen to 3 songs of A & V.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Wow. I stand corrected Webmistress Lily! Thx for the info, I'll be checking out his new stuff.

2:35 PM  

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