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Add it Here. Create a new account. At the time of the recording of Back to the Night , the album's producer, Pete Gage , remarked: "as soon as I heard Pam Nestor play — there's one number, it was the blueprint for Dry Land, there's no doubt about it, Joan had actually learnt bits and pieces of Pam's piano playing". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Dry Land song. While making Back to the Night , Armatrading realised she could make a career out of music, and her experiences during the recording of the album convinced her to apply herself to the task of doing so.
Before this album, Armatrading had simply wanted to be a songwriter. She was a reluctant singer and performer and did not want to sing on Back to the Night telling producer Pete Gage: "The problem is, I don't want to be a singer I want to be a songwriter, I just want to write songs, but I want other people to sing the songs. The making of the album was a difficult experience for Gage. He had been hired by Mike Stone, an American promoter, who was then acting as Armatrading's manager.
Stone described Armatrading as being "very difficult" following the departure of Pam Nestor, but nevertheless having "immense talent". In the studios, Armatrading was frequently absent-minded and would sometimes walk out, forget where she was supposed to be, and wander off.
Gage's remarks helped Armatrading to "grow up" and made her realise that she could in fact be a performer and make a living from music, something she had previously not considered.
Armatrading herself did not like the album at the time, and "practically disowned it", dismissing it as "a load of rubbish" and "a waste of time", saying that she hadn't done some things very well because of her state of mind and unhappiness at the time of the album's making.
Submit a review. Dave Connolly [allmusic. Most of the songs are written by Armatrading herself -- only two are carryovers from her collaboration with lyricist Pam Nestor -- which places the emphasis on matters of the heart. This is why I love Ovations. They are very powerful-sounding guitars, and when I hit those strings, they ring with a nice, clear, percussive — but not overly bright — sound that highlights the rhythms I like to play.
Armatrading is reluctant to discuss her personal life in interviews. When you go home, the reason it's beautiful is because it's personal to you and the people you want to include in it.
In addition to her music career, in , after five years of studying, Armatrading earned a BA degree in history from the Open University , of which she is now a trustee. A younger brother, Tony Armatrading, is a stage, screen, and television actor who now lives in Los Angeles. In , she made an appearance on the charity single " Perfect Day ". Armatrading has been nominated three times for a Grammy Award and twice for a Brit Award as best female vocalist.
In April , she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in recognition of her "influence on a generation of singer-songwriters [as] one of the outstanding voices in British music since the s". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British singer-songwriter. She's a little long-winded, but that's mostly because she puts so much thought into her relationships, which in turn is because she puts so much feeling into them; this is one of those rare pop stars who's invariably serious but never pompous, which is why she isn't a bigger star.
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