Tanita Tikaram

Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart (1988)  

Posted by gribovar at May 17, 2011
Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart (1988)

Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart (1988)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 245 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Pop/Folk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: WEA Records (2292-43877-2)

Singer/songwriter Tanita Tikaram's debut album. Tikaram, who was only 19 when this album was released, created a melancholy and wistful work, mature beyond her years, of startling originality and honesty. While this album may be considered folkish and artsy, it never stoops to the clichés that dominated those styles of music in the later Lilith Fair years. Her near perfect signature song "Twist in My Sobriety" is a stark, sinuous, desperate torch song that managed to garner a bit of radio and video airplay in its day and sounded like nothing else then or since.

Tanita Tikaram - Lovers In The City (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 1, 2016
Tanita Tikaram - Lovers In The City (1995)

Tanita Tikaram - Lovers In The City (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop/Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Reprise | # 9 45883-2 | Time: 00:52:06

Easily Tikaram's most polished album to date. As usual, several of the songs sound like rough drafts, but for the first time since the raw poetry of her debut, Ancient Heart, Tikaram has come up with enough knockout numbers to justify the record's release. "I Might Be Crying" features an inventive arrangement in which a full string and brass orchestra merely underscores a sweeping landscape of vocal harmonies. "Yodelling Song" is a fresh, manic jam with acoustic guitars, fiddles, bongos and yodellers. Tikaram's eccentric folk-pop has always been creatively produced, but for this record the husky-voiced songwriter has penned some melodies well worth the studio time.

Tanita Tikaram - The Best of Tanita Tikaram (1996)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2016
Tanita Tikaram - The Best of Tanita Tikaram (1996)

Tanita Tikaram - The Best of Tanita Tikaram (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Pop/Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: East West | # 063015162 | Time: 01:13:37

The Best of Tanita Tikaram sums up the singer/songwriter's first five albums, with a little too much emphasis on material from Lovers in the City and Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, and not enough from Everybody's Angel and Sweet Keeper (only one song from each album made it onto this set). Still, this is a lovely collection from start to finish, and showcases Tanita Tikaram as a singer who deserves much more attention than she has received. The album contains all of her U.K. hit singles, including four from her stellar debut, Ancient Heart, among those the sublime "Twist in My Sobriety," easily one of the greatest songs to have come out of the 1980s (an additional dance remix of that song closes out the album). Other highlights include the astounding, heartbreaking "Only the Ones We Love" (quite possibly the best song on this collection), the Phil Spector-ish "You Make the Whole World Cry," and the haunting "I Might Be Crying." Another definite standout is this album's only new recording (and the only cover), which is her version of "And I Think of You" (originally titled "E Penso a Te").

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 18, 2016
Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 69 Mb | Time: 00:35:25
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk, Jazz Pop | Label: Ear Music | # 0210912EMU

The inspiration behind Closer to the People was to get Tanita Tikaram closer to her road band: to record the singer/songwriter with a touring combo with serious blues and soul roots. Several of these players have done time with Van Morrison, a comparison that comes in handy for Closer to the People, not because her songs sound like Van's – they don't – but the record trades in jazz and soul influences while also spinning these familiar tropes into the realm of the personal. Tikaram specializes in sculpted, open-ended compositions – even when the tempo quickens her songs seem to unfold gracefully – and that means the hushed arrangements, underpinned by acoustic bass and brushed drums, seem like reflections of the song's soul. Such tasteful surroundings mean Closer to the People works well as a mood album – the quiet, sophisticated veneer is sustained from beginning to end – but the album is rewarding with closer attention, attention that reveals the details in both the arrangements and writing.

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 13, 2016
Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People (2016)

Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People
Pop Folk, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 35:20 min | 85.1 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: earMUSIC | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

With her newest album “Closer To The People”, TANITA TIKARAM the voice that defined a generation, stands apart once again with a maverick record that takes influence from her live band who played with Van Morrison and Nick Lowe, a lifetime of records, as well as contemporary recording ideas that give the music a dynamic sound of their own. “Closer To The People” features ten beautiful songs ranging somewhere between soul, folk, pop and jazz.

Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart - 1988 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Arend at May 7, 2011
Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart - 1988  (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart - 1988
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | No Cue | No Log | Covers | RS Links | 841 MB + 256 MB
1988 / Genre: Alternative Rock - WEA Records DE

Tanita Tikaram started singing in nightclubs while she was still a teenager and got the attention of WEA Records. Her debut album Ancient Heart, produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke, was released in September 1988 when she was 19 years old. It became an international hit and led to a world tour. The singles "Good Tradition" and "Twist In My Sobriety" were top 10 hits in Europe.

Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental (2005)  Music

Posted by stfine at July 17, 2010
Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental (2005)

Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental (2005)
APE image+cue+log | front cover | 00:40:05 | 202 MB (+3%)
Rock/Pop/Folk | Label: Naïve (French) #1260311

Tanita Tikaram is back with a collection of beguiling and rewarding new songs, entitled, 'Sentimental'. The album features 10 new songs and a unique vocal ollaboration with Nick Lowe who sings on two of the tracks. The songs were all recorded in an ensemble fashion, with all musicians playing as a band. This alone lends a distinct warmth to the recordings, almost a small club live sound. The arrangements are sparse and simple, and beautifully executed; I don't think Tanita's voice has ever been this lovingly underscored by the instrumentation on any of her previous releases. A wonderful choice.

Tanita Tikaram - The Cappuccino Songs (1998)  Music

Posted by stfine at June 11, 2010
Tanita Tikaram - The Cappuccino Songs (1998)

Tanita Tikaram - The Cappuccino Songs (1998)
Pop/Folk | APE image, cue, log | covers | 259 Mb (+3%)
Label: Mother Records 537 227-2

Tanita started releaseing albums in the late eighties. The first couple were of a folky, Suzanne Vega-like sound, but by the time of 1993's "Lovers in the City," she transformed her sound to a more cosmopolitan one. That album (hard to find, but grab it if you see it!) was a stirring mix of soul, folk, and eccentric orchestrations. This latest release is in the same vein, but a little simpler. Think Bjork meets Van Morrison. I know, it's a strange combination, but there's really nothing conventional about this extremely talented woman. She sings a lot about relationships, often with a sprinkle of euro-funk, tempered with acoustic guitars and piano. It's a unique mix and rather difficult to describe. You have to hear it for yourself. ~Amazon

Tanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel  Music

Posted by t42 at Jan. 6, 2010
Tanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel

Tanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel (1991)
APE | Cue, Log | Covers | 1 CD | 278 MB | RS
Rock | EastWest 9031-73341 | 48:09

The most jazzy of Tanita Tikaram's albums. Great writing, great hip-swinging big band stuff. This album didn't get a lot of attention, but it's probably my favorite of hers. It's mature but still fun. Great stuff! If you like Tanita Tikaram, you can't go wrong.

Tanita Tikaram - The Sweet Keeper (1990)  Music

Posted by stfine at Dec. 27, 2009
Tanita Tikaram - The Sweet Keeper (1990)

Tanita Tikaram - The Sweet Keeper (1990)
Pop Rock | FLAC+CUE, LOG | covers | 250 MB

An emotional use of slide guitars, insinuating, sly rhythms and an auspicious use of sparse sound mark the lovely sojourner songs on "The Sweet Keeper."