Time and Tide

Time and Tide

by BasiaBasia


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Wisely going only by her first name, Polish-by-way-of-England pop singer Basia Trzetrzelewska ("pronounced Basha Tshetshelevska"), joined by her musical partner Danny White, steps out of the band Matt Bianco to launch her solo career with Time and Tide. She and White create a series of keyboard-based dance-pop arrangements to support her smooth alto. This is sophisticated pop music that sounds ideal for playing in any number of upholstered locations -- a black-tie cocktail party, a fashion-show runway, the back seat of a limousine. Basia's lightly accented voice adds an exotic flavor to the Euro-disco style of the music. By dedicating a song to "Astrud," she gives away her intention to be another Astrud Gilberto, but despite declaring in "New Day for You," "I am here, your femme fatale," she isn't really the ice queen that Gilberto was. Actually, "From Now On," which finds her singing over an acoustic guitar, with a luxurious saxophone solo wafting in later on, is closer to "The Girl from Ipanema" than the song written for Gilberto, but even here, Basia is too eager to please. It is easy to imagine songs from this album conquering multiple radio formats -- contemporary jazz, adult contemporary, even Top 40 -- while people in expensive clothes sway to them in dance clubs, and even fitness clubs feature the music for aerobics. So what if there's no musical substance to speak of, no emotional connection to the singing? That's like saying whipped cream has no nutritional content. Right, but who doesn't like it?

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074644076721
catalogNumber: 40767
Rank: 47386


  1. Promises
  2. Run for Cover
  3. Time and Tide
  4. Freeze Thaw
  5. From Now On
  6. New Day for You
  7. Prime Time TV
  8. Astrud
  9. How Dare You
  10. Miles Away

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Time and Tide 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite CD's of all time - every song weaves a story. This is a great CD to listen to while working. It's upbeat while not being too demanding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the album that really brought Basia to attention. Her style is light jazz, and this album features the best of her vocal style and overlays. Only one cut is on a deeper level, the title cut of Time and Tide. Sadly, for all of Basia's vocal talent, she writes fairly easy-listening style music which does not feature a lot of contrast. This work, however, stands out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite CDs of all time! I had this album on cassette many years ago and I updated it by buying this CD. If I am feeling low, I play this CD and my mood quickly changes. Basia is a different-sounding artist with a strong jazz influence, and the arrangements are amazing! I think you'll be glad you made the investment!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like bosa nova rythms then this is the CD for you. Every song, every beat is a winner in my book. And I know good music when I hear it. You won't be dissappointed.She is the BOMB!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago