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CASSETTE.

1. Cruising for Bruising
2. Best Friends
3. Brave New Hope
4. Baby You're Mine
5. Ordinary People
6. Reward
7. Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
8. Copernicus
9. Not an Angel
10. Take Him Back, Rachel

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  • Audio Cassette (February 13, 1990)
  • Label: Sony Music Entertain
  • ASIN: B0000026WY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,144,705 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Love her voice.
Pamela Fender
Its still a very good album,probably one of the best of 1989 really.
Andre S. Grindle
Then it's time for one of Basia's great ballads, "Brave New Hope."
David Kaminsky

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David Kaminsky on June 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Basia's debut CD, warm and witty and engaging as it is, didn't adequately answer the burning question: is there life after Matt Bianco? From the opening bars of the CD, all doubt is eliminated, and Basia's musical horizon is unmistakably clear. The CD cover helps express the tone of this work. Basia looks sexy, soft, and breezy, while Danny White's gaze is smouldering and pensive. The cover makes it clear this is a partnership, not just a showcase for the Polish superstar. The first track, the classic "Cruising for Bruising," is soft, subtle, and with just the right hint of wistful sadness. Basia's sound is a harmonious blending of pop, jazz, samba, bossa nova, and electronic genres, and her voice soars over Danny White's beautifully-crafted electronic and acoustic soundscapes. Basia's music is also touched with a bittersweet worldliness, as in the lyrics for "Cruising for Bruising": "I know it's not easy / Your heart is aching / But so is mine." The next track, "Best Friends," adds fiery horns and congas and picks up the pace for the moment. Then it's time for one of Basia's great ballads, "Brave New Hope." It recalls "From Now on" from the previous CD but is much more musically spare and lyrically sophisticated. In fact, the whole CD is very elegant, urbane, and sophisticated. Many critics use "tasteful" as a disparaging description, but I think it is an apt description of Basia's music. The last verse of "Brave New Hope" is especially powerful, as the lead and backing vocals build in intensity. The fourth track is the Brasilian-inflected "Baby You're Mine." Brasil is evoked both in the instruments used (berimbau and shaker, gorgeous acoustic guitar) as well as in Basia's exotic phrasing. "Ordinary People" is a long, dark, syncopated number, evoking the best of Matt Bianco's pieces.Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Catherine S. Vodrey on August 29, 2002
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Basia Trzetrzelewska (who wisely goes by only her simple first name) put out "London Warsaw New York" in 1989, but it remains today one of the all-time great dance albums. It's up there with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and anything by Prince in terms of great, propulsively rhythmic dance music with a driving drumbeat.
Basia and her longtime collaborator, Danny White, wrote, produced and arranged every single song on the album except for the Stevie Wonder 1960s classic "Until You Come Back To Me." The standouts here are "Cruising for Bruising," on which Basia cuts loose and angry with her lover for being unfaithful; "Reward," on which she praises her lover for being her reward for good behavior; and "Baby You're Mine," on which she sounds a possessive note. My two all-time favorites are "Not An Angel," where Basia seductively convinces us that behind her serene and lovely good looks is a little devilment waiting to come out, and "Take Him Back, Rachel," where she realizes that her lover is still in love with his former girlfriend."
The lyrics are surprisingly literate, the arrangements absolutely infectious, and the music joyful. It's all-around great stuff, but don't put it on to sit and do some work or reading--you won't be able to stop yourself from leaping up out of the chair and dancing!
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Format: Audio CD
Basia possesses a three octave voice that is simply wonderful. She can take a song and make it all her own with her creative interpretations; and she never once misses a beat on this fine album. Great!

The CD track set begins with "Cruising For Bruising." Basia sings with great sensitivity about a situation in which two people shared love but they need a break from each other--at least for now. Basia's excellent diction bolsters her performance; and the musical arrangement marks the beat well. The chorus haunts me with its beauty; and Basia handles subtle tempo and key changes like a pro! Danny White does his usual excellent work on keyboards and drum programming. All this makes "Cruising For Bruising" a strong start for this album. "Best Friends" is an electric song that explores how a man and woman will always be there for each other either as friends or more. The dance beat is pretty awesome; and Basia sings this flawlessly! Listen for Kevin Robinson on the trumpet, too.

"Baby You're Mine" celebrates the joy a woman feels when her one true love also loves her just as much. The lyrics reflect a touching sensitivity; and Basia sings this with all her heart and soul. Listen for an incredibly beautiful chorus during which Basia really lets it all hang out! "Baby You're Mine" sports a melody that's part dance music and part Latin; "Baby You're Mine" is easily a highlight of this excellent album.

"Reward" again explores the joy a woman feels when she is truly loved for who she is; "Reward" has a good musical intro and when Basia comes in this number really takes flight! I predict that you will enjoy "Reward" very, very much. In addition, another great highlight of this album is "Until You Come Back To Me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Pawl VINE VOICE on October 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Basia is one of those singers that we still hear, once in a while, but definitely not nearly enough. She could be thrown into the category of smooth jazz, adult contemporary or "easy listening." She is so much more than that though. Those categories don't even begin to do her justice as an artist or a musician. You really need to hear this to fully comprehend the depth, style and musicality of this beautiful, talented Polish singer.

Basia has a flair for blending the sounds of samba, pop, jazz and contemporary flavors, with her haunting vocals and tender lyrics. "Cruising For Bruising" is an cautionary, up-tempo ballad that looks at the potential for pleasure and pain in romantic relationships. It is a great first track, to get you set for more love-themed, thoughtful songs. Whether Basia is pondering her future, post-love affair ("Brand New Hope"), or falling into the arms of someone new (the wonderful, samba-inspired "Baby Your Mine"), she has us at the first note, and doesn't give us up until the last beat.

This is one of those timeless albums you have got to have. It's perfect for any occasion.
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