Bonnie Tyler’s multi-platinum mid-Eighties link with Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman that saw the Welsh songstress etch her name into rock history. Those distinctive husky tones graced classic after classic, from the bombastic transatlantic chart-topper ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ to ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, a US Number 2 from the soundtrack of hit movie Footloose. Add duets with Todd Rundgren and Shakin’ Stevens, the feelgood ‘A Rockin’ Good Way’, plus top album tracks and you’ve a package sure to please fans both in the Principality and the wider rock’n’roll world. This 2CD collection contains 28 hits from the albums Goodbye to the Island, Faster Than the Speed of Night, Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire, and Hide Your Heart. Also contains multiple b-sides and rarities.
BONNIE TYLER needs little introduction: from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, she was one of the most popular British singers with a truly unique and amazing voice, a string of classic hits and a legion of fans.• BONNIE TYLER needs little introduction: from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, she was one of the most popular British singers with a truly unique and amazing voice, a string of classic hits and a legion of fans.
Although she had earned worldwide fame in 1978 with "It's a Heartache," Bonnie Tyler had trouble building on that success looked as if she were doomed to one-hit wonder status by the early 1980s. However, she returned to prominence in 1983 with Faster Than Speed of the Night, a bombastic opus that took her gift for heartbroken balladry to epic heights. The key to the this album's success is the production and writing chops of Jim Steinman. He applies the same gothic operatic touch that made his work with Meat Loaf so captivating (and successful), wrapping the songs in atmospheric, all-stops-out arrangements that blend drama and power chords in equal measure. The combination of Steinman's cinematic production style with Tyler's smoky vocals made Faster Than the Speed of Night her most successful album. It also spawned a huge hit single in "Total Eclipse of the Heart," an epic ballad about longing for a lost love that starts as a quiet piano-led piece and builds into a gargantuan production built on an equal balance of power chords and thick choral vocals.
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