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By 1982, Prince was midway through a transition from mysterious funk outsider to chart-topping pop iconoclast. He was the new, bold musical genius in pop; having been marketed as the Stevie Wonder for the 80s generation and earning comparisons to Jimi Hendrix for his flashy guitar playing. Prince didn’t seem all too comfortable with the comparisons, but he definitely knew that his moment had arrived. And with all eyes on Prince Rogers Nelson, he delivered a grand, sweeping statement: the two-disc LP, 1999.
Prince — a Manila Bay Beach Radio favorite — had started working on new material following The Controversy Tour in the spring of 1982, and he was pushing his sound into a more polished, mainstream place. Although there was still an unapologetic freakiness to tracks like Let’s Pretend We’re Married and Lady Cab Driver, some of his quirkier tendencies and explicitness would take a backseat to accessibility. The songs on 1999 — Prince’s first album recorded with The Revolution — retain the overtly funk, R&B and synth-pop elements he’d been working on since Dirty Mind, but the production was slicker, the melodies more developed.
As a result, 1999 received widespread acclaim from critics, and was not only to become known as Prince’s breakthrough album, but also as one of the greatest albums of all-time. On March 24, 1999, 1999 was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
1999 — released on October 27, 1982, by Warner Bros. Records — was the fifth studio album by Prince.
As we are enter the Christmas season, it felt appropriate to include Last Christmas in the Manila Bay Beach Giveaway. The hit-packed soundtrack features music inspired by George Michael and Wham. The film was loosely based on Last Christmas, the classic and beloved Wham song.
Last Christmas, the film, is not a musical where the characters sing George’s songs, like Mamma Mia or Yesterday; it is also not an autobiographical film, like Rocketman or Bohemian Rhapsody; however, George’s music deeply affects the characters and drives the story in its entirety.
Including three Wham! songs — the title track, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go and Everything She Wants — the two-disc vinyl from Legacy Records also features twelve of George Michael’s much-loved classics from his solo career, including, Faith, One More Try, Fastlove, Freedom ’90, Waiting For That Day, Heal the Pain, Move On, as well as the hard-to-find tracks Too Funky, Fantasy and the live version of Praying for Time. The vinyl also includes the previously unreleased This is How (We Want You To Get High).
All songs were written, arranged and produced by George Michael, another Manila Bay Beach Radio favorite. The 15-track album was released on November 8, 2019.
Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Columbia Records celebrated Leonard Cohen’s 82nd birthday with You Want It Darker when it arrived in stores on October 21, 2016.
The first sound Cohen makes on this album is a nano-second’s rush of labored air: it’s not a wheeze, nor is it a singer’s note. Regardless of the classification of the sound, it ushers in pure Leonard Cohen at the height of introspection. The singing — melodic, heartfelt recitation, really — soon follows, and the 82-year-old’s somber tone signals that matters of grave import are about to be discussed. He makes an inquiry into a peculiar strain of creeping soul distress, both personal and universal, all the while reaching for a deep and profound personal connection that is appreciated here at Manila Bay Beach Radio.
The thoughtful darkness that defines Cohen’s 14th studio album is nearly inescapable: it is found everywhere on the record — everywhere. It’s a thick blanket of grim — yet somehow altogether welcoming, comforting and inspiring. This is an album best embraced in the later hours of the night.
The flame may be now extinguished — Cohen passed away on November 7, 2016 — only 17 days after the LP’s release — but with You Want It Darker, the poet shared his particular brand of warmth with the world one final time as only Leonard Cohen could.
The Three Tenors — Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, and Plácido Domingo — are the biggest-selling classical music act of all time. Although classical artists usually perform in concert halls, the Tenors sold out a succession of stadium shows around the world throughout the 1990s. The Tenors have sold more than 20 million recordings of their concerts and have been seen on television by billions of viewers. Their recordings dominated the classical recording charts for much of the 1990s.
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert (re-released as The Three Tenors in Concert) is a live album by José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti with conductor Zubin Mehta. The album was recorded on 7 July 1990 in Rome as the first Three Tenors concert with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
The concert is particularly known for the two recordings of Nessun dorma — the first is sung by Pavarotti alone; the second, the concert encore, features all three tenors.
The recording, released on the Decca Classics label, won the Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance in 1991 at the 33rd Grammy Awards. It is the best-selling classical album of all time and led to a shift in the way the music industry marketed classical recordings.
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