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Diva

Annie LennoxAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 12, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000002VMH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,205 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The term "diva" is an honorific to be bestowed, not a title to be claimed. That alone gets Annie Lennox's 1992 solo debut off on the wrong foot. Nor does it help that, instead of following the often-daring path of her former outfit, the Eurythmics, Lennox chose instead to wrap her big, emotional voice in aloof, sophisticated settings rendered primarily on synthesized keyboards. "Why" is a gorgeous ballad about a crumbling relationship, but nothing about the pristine "Walking on Broken Glass" comes close to the danger its title implies. "Precious" offers little beyond lite funk, while "Cold" is studiously icy and distant. Only "Why" and the closing number, "The Gift," achieve the sort of richly detailed intimacy she was obviously reaching for here. So hold off on that diva stuff, Annie. We'll let you know when it's time. --Daniel Durchholz

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Debut Solo Album of Annie Lennox, 1992 Arista Records

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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty, power and brilliance caught on a CD April 26, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Very few times have I ever seen an album title so perfectly describe an artist and release. Forget comparing her with her past (and present) in the Eurythmics; with Diva, Annie Lennox makes audiences stand up and take notice of her power and talent as an individual. With poignant lyrics, lush orchestrations, and her incredible voice, Annie Lennox puts together a brilliant and powerful piece of aural beauty. Even before Lillith Fair and the "women's movement" in music came along, Annie Lennox was showing the world how women really were "doin' it for themselves." And she was doin' it with style, grace, beauty, brains, power, and finesse.
The release begins on a very strong note with "Why" which showcases the strength, power and beauty of Annie's voice, accompanied by lush, beautiful orchestration. It's no wonder this song was a huge success as a single in 1992. "Walking on Broken Glass" was also released as a single and had a lot of success; it still gets played a lot today on light rock stations. This is a very strong and uplifting song. Unfortunately for me, some of its initial power and edge has been lost because it has been overplayed, but that's just a personal interjection. "Precious" gives us a bit of the soul rock flavor that Eurythmics' fans are familiar with; this is a fantastic and strong attitude song. "Legend in My Living Room" is another fantastic soul-rock attitude song that tells it like it is; you'll be struttin' around with your hands on your hips and singing along. "Cold" returns us to the deep, lush, melancholic feel we started with in "Why" with just a bit of attitude thrown in. "Money Can't Buy It" is a power pop attitude song enhanced by powerful lyrics; you'll be swaying, clapping, and singing along to this one.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will touch your soul. November 5, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I have bought many other cds from many other artists, and after a few times of listening to them, they end up on the shelf collecting dust. This has never happened with 'Diva'. Annie speaks to your soul with her music. "Why", "Cold", these songs I have never grown tired of. They can still make me bawl like a baby. Annie Lennox's voice and vocal energy on this album...how can I do her justice with mere words, she touches your soul and your heart with her incredible vocal talent and the emotion she pours out in each tune. You can feel her pain, her love and, yes, sometimes even contempt in each word she sings. Her voice is hauntingly beautiful, wonderfully soulful, and deliciously creamy. She is one the greatest female singers of our century and this album proves it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Debut Album April 18, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Annie Lennox, in my opinion is one of the greatest female singers alive today, with vocal ability and beauty that can make other artists feel sheepish in the prescence of this fantastic woman. Although Annie is fighting to keep the independent side of her alive most people always classify her under her former group Eurythmics, which in my opinion was Annie's immateur phase. On this album she produces songs on this album ranging from a variety of styles that will satisfy anybody's appetite. Among my favorites is "Why," a beautiful ballad about a relationship that took a turn for the worse, "Walking On Broken Glass" sounds more like a pop song with the same concept in mind as "Why" except that Annie demands attention from her lover, "Money Can't Buy It" sounds like a song Blondie would sing, she even raps at the end! "Little Bird" Annie's voice really shines through on this track, with an incredible beat and of course, Annie's vocals as the chorus, and "The Gift" about the miracle of breaking up, it's very sad yet moving song.
For a debut album this certainly tops the list, and after you buy this album you will understand my point of view.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, intelligent pop. November 5, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
To a previous reviewer: "Diva is an honorific to be bestowed, not claimed"? Don't condescend, and don't criticise a work just because you haven't read between the lines. The title is meant to be ironic, as testified by the videos,interviews and bonus track "Keep Young And Beautiful".That's precisely what gives the largely gentle album its refreshingly intelligent pop edge. She's playing with the role of the trapped and fallen "diva". But best of all, she still manages to provide some sincere and beatiful tracks which transcend these ironies (notably "Why" and "The Gift"). All good stuff.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Annie Lennox's First Solo CD July 11, 2004
By BGMOM
Format:Audio CD
After being a part of Eurythmics, Annie Lennox created her first solo album, Diva. She is truly a diva, musically far above the rest.
The good: Every song has that unforgettable "Lennox touch". Some songs, such as Why, Stay By Me, and Cold are calm, relaxing songs. Songs like Walking On Broken Glass, Little Bird, and Legend In My Living Room have catchy lyrics, a good, strong beat, and a nice rhythm.
The bad: I fell in love with these songs so much that I over-listened to it. Don't follow in my footsteps, please.
I feel Diva was a wonderful transition between Eurythmics and Annie's solo career. You definitely won't be disappointed when you buy this CD.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Some wonderful dance music here!
Published 20 days ago by Kerry M. Hodnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Hauntingly beautiful. Very Diva, very Annie. A GEM. Enough said.
Published 25 days ago by Dea G. P. Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a "Diva"
The Eurhythmics proved to be one of the most popular and enduring bands of the 80’s, With the release of eight albums and huge hit singles, and massive MTV hits the androgynous... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Jeff Cartwright
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lots of great songs on this CD.
Published 1 month ago by Anna Marie Wendt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Classic Annie Lennox
Published 1 month ago by J. Braun
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
This album holds up well after all these years. A couple of solid singles mixed in with some soul grooves and an ironic take on a 30's -style novelty tune. Read more
Published 2 months ago by GDKay
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great Album period. This album has so much soul and angst that it cuts thru any listeners fog like a knife to the heart. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Derrick
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody is like Annie Lennox
I love love her sound and her look. She is a one of a kind real deal.
thanks for the purchase.
susan
Published 4 months ago by Susan P. Thevenet
5.0 out of 5 stars DO YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL?
BEST OF ANNIE LENNOX! NOT ONE BAD SONG!
The songs are enchanting and the videos you can see on you tube are amazing the one of WHY is my personal favorite!
Published 8 months ago by jersey
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice
I really love the one tune "Why"; the others were nice but not outstanding to me. I like Annie Lennox a lot.
Published 8 months ago by Evie
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