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Basia

Polish vocalist Basia Trzetrzelewska spent several years in the pop band Matt Bianco, an offshoot of Blue Rondo à la Turk, before launching a solo career in 1987. With the musical assistance of Matt Bianco's Danny White, she developed a subtle cocktail jazz-pop first showcased on her 1987 debut album, Time and Tide. Supported by the singles "New Day for You" and "Time and Tide," the record became a hit in Europe and America, where the album went platinum. Basia's second record, 1990's London Warsaw New York, was just as successful, but her third effort, 1994's Sweetest Illusion, failed to find an audience. Clear Horizon: The Best of Basia followed in 1998 and proved to be her only release for several years, as the deaths of her mother and several close friends temporarily sapped Basia's drive to make music. Urged by her former bandmates Danny White and Mark Reilly to join the reunited Matt Bianco, however, she eventually returned to music in 2004 and issued Matt's Mood with the band. Basia then returned her focus to her solo career, releasing It's That Girl Again with White's help in early 2009. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: XXX

1. Tomorrow the World

2. Bury Me in Willow

3. No Religion

4. Faithful

5. I Know How You Feel

6. Face On the Bridge

7. Al Gatto Nero

8. Judas

9. Reno (Silver and Gold) [Bonus Track]

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Track List: It's That Girl Again

1. If Not Now Then When

2. Someone For Everyone

3. I Must

4. A Gift

5. Everybody's On The Move

6. There's A Tear

7. Blame It On The Summer

8. Two Islands

9. Love Lies Bleeding

10. Winners

11. They Know Nothing About Us

12. Amelki Smiech

13. It's That Girl Again

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Track List: Clear Horizon-The Best Of Basia

1. Clear Horizon

2. Cruising For Bruising

3. Drunk On Love

4. Time And Tide

5. Waters Of March

6. Third Time Lucky

7. Promises

8. Baby You're Mine

9. Yearning

10. Astrud

11. An Olive Tree

12. Go For You

13. New Day For You

14. Perfect Mother

15. From Now On

16. Half A Minute

17. Angels Blush

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Track List: London Warsaw New York

1. Cruising For Bruising

2. Best Friends

3. Brave New Hope

4. Baby You're Mine

5. Ordinary People

6. Reward

7. Until You Come Back To Me

8. Copernicus

9. Not An Angel

10. Take Him Back Rachel

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Track List: Time and Tide

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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Track List: Gravitas

1. Valkyrie

2. Gravitas

3. The Closer I Get to You

4. Nyctophobia

5. Russian Dolls

6. Heaven Help Me Now

7. I Would Die for You

8. Joe Dimaggio's Glove

9. Till We Meet Again

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ronjfleet
I'll never forget who turned me on to Matt Bianco & Basi. Thank Harry from Barie.
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ronjfleet
I'll never forget the person who turned me on to Matt Bianco and Basia. Thank you Harry from Barie
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Love you girl cause you got it going on. Thank you Pandora.
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shhoney111
Basia's music always puts me in a good place! Love her style!
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Love Her Music, she has an awesome voice and style!
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K kk
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Cha, Cha, Cha.
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Don't blame it on the Summer, Blame it on me! I did it!
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Found out about Basia while listening to a Jazz Station in New York in 1994, and loved what I heard. She has an elegant style about her.
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I think I have worn out my disc of Time And Tide.
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Gold!!!!
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Not only Gorgeous but Authentic... !
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joebarcelona 5 9
I'm a fan for over 25years one of the best
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BASIA such a great group I could listen to them all day n all year ,they make all troubles go away������
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Basis you make me feel that life is possible. I wait for more from you
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I've been a fan of Basia for what seems forever. I put her music above all that I've known. From my daughters birth of her first two children and for the best times and the worst of my times.But when I hear her voce and her songs I feel so much better. Along ith Nina Simone, she is the best female vocalist ever
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I was 16, saw in in Charlotte around 89-90. Absolutely stunning! Great concert!
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love her bossa nova's latin sound ,saw her last nite on internet she's still awsome!
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this is rae's mom talking
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awsome!!!! i first heard her in 1982
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Awesomeness! Can't wait to see you live!
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Basis was the first cd I had ever purchased, new day for you. It was playing in the music store. She will always be my favorite artist, forever! Thank you Basia!
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Love Astrud. Nice tribute.
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rswidemanjr
I first saw Basia on the Johnny Carson Show in 1987 and fell in love with her. I got my girlfriend (who would later become my wife) to enjoy her music. We saw her live in Chicago in 1990 for her London, Warsaw, New York tour and she was absolutely fabulous. She has such a gorgeous and energetic voice and her band is awesome.
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The first song I heard from Basia was New Day For You. It spoke to my soul as an akward teen, that things would get better. Saw her in concert in 89, and she was awesome. Very talented and lovely lady. Thank you for getting me through the rough times Basia. God bless you!
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Love her music
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Love to rediscover some great songs I forgot. New Day for You is one.
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I agree with egorski333, Basia is both, Talented and Beautiful. My favorite song is probably her rendition of The Waters of March.( Listen, if you haven't ). I HAVE GOT TO SEE HER IN CONCERT, at least once !
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Basia is AWESOME ! She is right up there with Sade as Queens of my Heart. Her well-written music speaks to some point in your life, whether it be past, present or future. Her delivery - MAGNIFICENT ! Her Polish accent (listen her pronounce any word beginning with an H) drives me wild ! Her love of Latin rhythyms (Samba, Bossa Nova) adds to reasons I LOVE those mellow, soothing styles of music so much ! Again , simply AWESOME !
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I got to see her in person in PA she was great
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lennypr
She is one of the best european singers woman that i ever heard. Just a while ago when she visited San Juan, PR sang so perfectly on the theather. ��
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In 1987. I was on the Ohio Turnpike, driving from Detriot to D.C. and listening to 107.3 The Wave. That when I first heard Miles Away... and I've been hooked ever since! I like my Earth Wind and Fire, Patty Labelle, my P-Funk...but I like this as well! She's stopped being just New Age a long time ago. Thanks, Pandora!!!
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In 1987. I was on the Ohio Turnpike, driving from Detriot to D.C. and listening to 107.3 The Wave. That when I first heard Miles Away... and I've been hooked ever since! I like my Earth Wind and Fire, Patty Labelle, my P-Funk...but I like this as well! She's stopped being just New Age a long time ago. Thanks, Pandora!!!
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Love to see Basia and Sade on stage, that would be a grand concert
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"New Day ForYou" love the words and beat, very energetic, beautifully performed hy Basia.
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lynnbirli
She stands out ..
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Although I'm an early Baby Boomer, I didn't discover Basia until a year or so ago. The music may be over two decades old, but it's timelessly great!
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my girl, Basia! Don't miss her in concert, she will blow you away!
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mckymouse64
Love Love Love her music
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great voice.
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Love listening to her sing...
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1344776026
love her vocals and I have her music
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Beautiful sultry voice- great melodies from the backing band- great performance!
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Love her voice and music. Something to listen to on a long road trip.
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I agree wholehearted l y with Kirk. The Sweetest Illusion CD was what turned me on to Basia. I think the music on that one was very creative and original. I'm surprised it wasn't more successful. Unfortunatel y , I don't think they even include it in the Pandora playlist. Pandora, are you listening?
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I could listen to her all day and night (24/7). Great voice as well as back ground sound.
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A voice as clear as a bell. Her lower range is full and rich. Basia is talented and beautiful all day long.
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She is absolutely beautiful with a great voice!
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Basia was not the lead singer in Swing Out Sister.
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She was with the pop band "Swing Out Sister" same voice sure looks like her if it isn't.
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