From The Vault: Lisa Stansfield – ‘All Around The World’

Published: Sunday 27th Oct 2013 by Joe

We’re celebrating yet another amazing talent on this week’s From The Vault.

Taking it way back to the late 80’s, Lisa Stansfield‘s classic ‘All Around The World’ is our pick.

Helmed by the songstress, husband Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, ‘World’ is a soul-dance hybrid that caught the world by storm in 1989. Chosen as the second single from the British siren’s debut effort ‘Affection’, it proved to be a wise decision as it charted inside the Top 5 of most of the territories it’s been released in. After hitting #1 on home soil, it achieved the same fit on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop tally and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

A film-noir themed video by French director Philippe Gautier helped the song gain “landmark status”. A regular on music videos channels, the visual saw the short-haired diva lamenting over the loss of her “baby” while “touring” the world. A very literal take on the song’s now classic lyrics.

Proving that the amount of “Soul” you have within yourself has nothing to do with the tint of your skin, Ms. Stansfield remains a tremendous talent that surely helped the Blue-Eyed Soul movement become a ‘thing’, paving the way for the likes of Robin Thicke, Adele and Christina Aguilera.

With the songbird sounding as angelic nowadays as back then, we’re eagerly anticipating her soon to be released ‘Seven’ album. Who knows, with qualitative music – and to an extent blue-eyed soul – seemingly on the up, this very project could be the one that sees Lisa shifting similar numbers to her “students” on this side of the new millennium.

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  1. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare October 27, 2013

    Absolute CLASSIC!

  2. avi October 27, 2013

    Rihanna could neva!!!

  3. JOHNVIDAL October 27, 2013

    Amazing! A true classic played to this day all over the world. Most nowadays young girls could never. We are really going through a bad phase in music.

  4. tits mcgee October 27, 2013

    The cowlick diva with her 1st masterpiece.

  5. Cookie – Toni Braxton, Rihanna October 27, 2013

    Yessssss, love this jam. Especially the version with Barry White.

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