One of the greatest artists that started his promising career at the 80s is Terence Trent D’Arby. When “Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby” was released in 1987, it blew our mind! I was only 11 years old and still remember that each and every song was heard on the radio non-stop, from almost each radio station (at the time available). The energy tha came out of him was like Wow! His voice is deep and at the time you could only make a comparison to the godfather James Brown himself. The funk, the soul, the rhythm, music, lyrics, composition, everything on this album sounds perfect! I listened to it, before i decided to write this article and i think that if it got released today, it would be so innovative for its’ sound. It is flawless from each and every aspect.
The album gained a Grammy award, Brit Award and it sold a million copies within the first three days of going on sale. That was huge!!!
But , the thing with Terence Trent D’Arby at the time, was that he sounded as big as Michael Jackson and Prince , who ruled the eighties with their releases. He was a new artist coming out as big as he could be and his live performances were also incomparable.
I don’t want to get into the gossip of the whole story of Terence Trent D’Arby, it’s the music that matters and the feeling it gives you while listening to it. You can check him out under the name Sananda Maitreya nowadays. He keeps releasing music, not under a huge label, but never stopped, never gave up what he’s doing best.
- “If You All Get to Heaven”
- “If You Let Me Stay”
- “Wishing Well”
- “I’ll Never Turn My Back on You (Father’s Words)”
- “Dance Little Sister”
- “Seven More Days”
- “Let’s Go Forward”
- “Rain” – 2:58
- “Sign Your Name”
- “As Yet Untitled”
- “Who’s Loving You”