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Basia – The Sweetest Illusion (1992 FLAC)

Basia - The Sweetest Illusion (1992 FLAC)

Basia – The Sweetest Illusion (1992 FLAC)

Artist: Basia
Album: The Sweetest Illusion
Release/Reissue: 1992
Genre: Jazz

01. Drunk on Love
02. Third Time Lucky
03. Yearning
04. She Deserves It / Rachel’S Wedding
05. An Olive Tree
06. The Sweetest Illusion
07. Perfect Mother
08. More Fire Than Flame
09. Simple Pleasures
10. My Cruel Ways
11. The Prayer Of A Happy Housewife

The sweet voiced Polish girl continues to set the standard by which other, less inventive adult contemporary vocalists should be measured. Her tender yet powerful feelings take listeners’ hearts to places with fascinating, sometimes surreal imagery. Basia and partner/producer Danny White’s real gift is rhythmic diversity, and the tandem take the artsy route on a big, brassy tour through Brazil and Latin America, employing jazzy touches that keep even the most staid tune hopping. The ballads are sweet as well. Nobody in this crowded genre outclassed or outperformed Basia, but as welcome as this comeback after four years was, the singer never followed up with another full-length studio project.

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