ALANNAH MYLES – Alannah Myles [Rock Candy remastered] (2017)
When at the end of the ’80s Canadian chanteuse ALANNAH MYLES issued her self-titled debut album few expected it to attain a level of success that would elevate the singer to international acclaim and see her become one of the biggest selling female artists of the era. This Rock Candy remastered reissue is a welcomed new sonic treatment to this punchy rock&pop / Lite AOR album from 1989.
Alannah continues to exude an undeniable air of confidence, but the sheer scale of her accomplishment and the ramifications of the exposure are, in many respects, still being felt by her to this very day.
Born and raised in Toronto, Alannah’s rise to fame was initially littered with frustration and slow progress but bolstered by an unshakeable belief in her abilities.
It was this faith in her own talent that fuelled her determination to succeed at all costs, eventually winning an impressive deal with Atlantic Records in the US. Her debut album issued in 1989, and produced by fellow Canadian David Tyson, is a record that mined the lucrative space between all out hard rock and considered pop.
On this record, we are left in no doubt as to Alannah’s vocal credentials. Raspy, sultry and uniquely distinctive her voice permeated a work that had immediate appeal, from cock-sure rockers such as the guitar driven ‘Still Got This Thing’, ‘Kick Start My Heart’ and ‘Rock This Joint’ to heart rending ballads like ‘Lover Of Mine’ and ‘Who Loves You’.
But of course it’s the huge international hit single ‘Black Velvet’ that created her position in the marketplace, helping to propel the album to the charts all over the world.
Plaudits would soon follow, Alannah won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance in 1991 as well as three Juno Awards.
Fans of Fiona, Romeo’s Daughter, Robin Beck and all fans of that glossy late ’80s productions need “Alannah Myles” in their collection, and this Rock Candy remaster it’s the choice.
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01 – Still Got This Thing
02 – Love Is
03 – Black Velvet
04 – Rock This Joint
05 – Lover Of Mine
06 – Kick Start My Heart
07 – If You Want To
08 – Just One Kiss
09 – Who Loves You
10 – Hurry Make Love
Alannah Myles – lead vocals
David Tyson – keyboards, bass, production
Bob Bartolucci, Kurt Schefter – guitars
Steve Webster – bass
Jorn Andersen – drums
David Wipper – mandolin, acoustic guitar
Michael Sloski – percussion
Scott Humphrey – keyboards, programming
John Johnson, Rick Waychesko – horns
Dean McTaggart, Jackie Richardson, Lisa Dalbello, Peter Fredette – backing vocals
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