Thursday, 8 June 2017


Belgium review translated


We've mentioned it earlier: 2017 seems to be the year of replay of old records. Now it's the turn of a record that first came to the market in 1968, while still in a mono-sound quality. Digitizing those old albums obviously creates a modern and fresh sound for the songs recorded for the first time almost 50 years ago.

Plate label "Gonzo Multimedia" has committed itself to re-publishing the "White Horses" record of Irish singer Jackie Lee born in Dublin in 1936 as Jacqueline Norah Flood and thus on May 29, 2017, the blessed age of 81 will to achieve. Her soprano voice was heard in the 1950s and '60s as lead singer in groups such as' The Squadronaires',' The Raindrops' (with Les Vandyke and Vince Hill), 'Tears Of Joy' and 'The Jackie Lee Singers'. She also performed backing vocals on world hits like "The Green Green Grass Of Home" by Tom Jones and "Please Release Me" by Engelbert Humperdinck.
But it was mainly thanks to her solo career that she could gain more glory at closer inspection. Particularly her song "White Horses" (see video) from this album was a great success in Britain because it was heard every week as a theme song during the begun of the many popular British television series White Horses.

The very first album of Jackie Lee dates back to 1955 when her single "I Was Wrong" appeared. In the following year two further singles followed "On The Outskirts Of Paree" and "Little Ship". "White Horses" was her first full solo album in 1968, and the album "Jackie's Junior Choice Pye", published in 1971, was the only album that was followed.

The ten songs of the album "White Horses" were put in a jazzy dress, as it is heard of this reissue in songs like "Things I Do not Mean" and "I Think I Like You". Other songs that accompany us are the uptempo songs "We're Off And Running" and "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?", Next to her engaging version of the so-called classic "Scarlet Ribbons" and the love ballad "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind ".

This re-release of "White Horses" on CD was highlighted with eight favorite songs that Jackie Lee had ever sung in her career, and she personally liked to appear in this digitized form on CD. The most famous songs from this eight are "I Cry Alone" of Maxine Brown from 1960, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, "The You Shalles", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" of 1961, written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, who Also composed for the composing "The Locomotion" of Little Eva from 1962 and the "The End Of The World" CD, the hit of Skeeter Davis from 1962 and best known in 1973's cover version of The Carpenters.

White Horses
CD - £9.99

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