maandag 31 maart 2014

Musical Monday: Terence Trend D'Arby

Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trend D'Arby is one of the albums I got to know and love while a child. Now, so many years later, I still think it is one of the best albums ever made.

Terence Trend D'Arby sold over 14 million copies of the album and it won him a grammy for best male RnB artist in 1988. However, this is the only album the man every made that seems to have been in the spotlights. Maybe because of trouble with his record label. In 2001 D'Arby changed his name to Sananda Francesco Maitreya and settled in Munich (Germany) where he set up his own record label, called Treehouse Pub. A year later, he moved to Milan, Italy where he started to work on new material, which mostly is released through his website.

The music by D'Arby has a very particular sound. Especially his voice is something special. The Hardline is an album full of beautiful songs, from very moving to swinging, but always full of soul. 

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