Release Date: 02 December 2013
Format: LP Vinyl
|Billy Ocean Here You Are Limited Vinyl LP
The most successful black recording star in Britain is back with his new album 'Here You Are'. Grammy, Brit and Mobo award winning Billy Ocean has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime and has collected a pile of Gold and Platinum records across the world. Having hit the number one spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland and the UK, Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.
This 10 track album presents songs which have influenced Billy over his musical career including tracks such as 'No Woman, No Cry' by the legend Bob Marley, 'You Send Me' by Otis Reading and 'It Was A Very Good Year' by Frank Sinatra.
His reggae infused soulful voice is as strong and distinctive as it was when he struck worldwide success back in the 1970s. Billy had his first break when he signed to GTO records, for whom his second single was the Motown-ish 'Love Really Hurts Without You', which reached No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 in the US. Two top twenty singles followed; 'Love on Delivery' and 'Stop Me', then 'Red Light Spells Danger' became a smash in both the UK and the US.
Back in 1993, Billy decided to take a break to spend some well earned time with his family. This break ended up extending to 15 years and in 2007, with the kids all grown up, Billy went back out to perform his hits again, this time with his daughter Cherie on backing vocals, taking in the UK and Europe, USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The tour was a great success and culminated in Billy getting the bug once more for writing and recording. 2008 saw him back in the studio recording his brand new album 'Because I Love You' - which was released in 2009. 2010 saw Billy back on the road again with his band in the UK, Europe and the US and the release of 'The Very Best of Billy Ocean', which entered the UK album charts at number 17 and sold 72,000 copies in 4 weeks.
Now in 2013, 'Here You Are' aims to match his early success and bring back his infectious blend of Caribbean soul, funk, pop and R'n'B. Billy will be on an extensive tour of Britain from April to November.
1. A Change Is Gonna Come
2. Cry Me A River
3. No Woman, No Cry
4. You Send Me
5. Here You Are
6. Having A Party
7. It Was A Very Good Year
8. Time And The River
9. These Foolish Things
10. Here You Are (Acoustic Version)