Belinda CarlisleFriday, August 30, 2019
In 1991, Belinda released her fourth solo album, Live Your Life Be Free, to be candid the album did not sell as well as her two previous albums, though it did reach the Top Ten in many European countries. Shortly thereafter her son, James Duke Mason, (named for James Mason (Morgan's father) and Duke Kurczeski (Belinda's stepfather)), was born and not long after the now notorious 1992 Los Angeles riots to place. A few months
afterwards virgin seized the moment and released her first greatest hit albums, the British release of which compilation topped the U.K. album charts.
Belinda's fifth solo album, Real, was released 1993 on the Virgin label in the U.S. as well as Europe. Produced without Nowels, the album departed from her previous polished pop music formula, indeed some critics welcomed the change and noted that the new album was similar to her sound with The Go-Go's. The week it was released "Real" reached number nine in the UK unfortunately, the album's first single, "It's Too Real (Big Scary Animal)", failed to make a big impact in the U.S. but again achieved a respectable
number twelve in the UK.
After the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, and after the turmoil of the riots shortly beforehand, Belinda, Mason and Dukey moved to the South of France.
Belinda returned to the recording studio and started working again with Rick Nowels. In
1996, she released her sixth solo album, A Woman and A Man, on the Chrysalis Records label. This album revitalized her solo career in Europe and included several hits. Leadoff single "In Too Deep" returned Carlisle to the U.K. Top Ten for the first time in seven years, reaching number six. "Always Breaking My Heart", written and produced by Roxette's Per Gessle, was another top ten smash, peaking at number eight. The album spawned two more U.K. hits, "Love in the Key of C" and "California"; the latter being a bittersweet reflection on why the singer left her home state.
In 1997, Belinda also released a cover of "I Won't Say (I'm in Love)" from Disney's Hercules as part of that movie's distribution in Europe. The single was only released in France and Germany.
In her career, Belinda had the opportunity to work with musicians from the 1960s. Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas did backup singing for Heaven on Earth; Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys helped with the recording of the "California" track on A Woman and A Man. Although George Harrison did guitar work on two tracks from "Runaway Horses," Belinda did not meet him or go into the studio with him.
She is set to return to the spotlight in 2006, with the release of her long awaited 7th
album Voilà, her first studio album in ten years. The album is produced by John Reynolds and it's a mix of French chanson and modern pop songs. Voilà is to be released on February 5th 2007 via Rykodisc.
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