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Under My Skin Limited Vinyl LP

by Gabrielle

Release Date: 17 August 2018

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: BMG

£15.99

Gabrielle Under My Skin Limited Vinyl LP

Overview:
Gabrielle’s career got off to an incredible start in 1993 when she broke the record for the highest chart debut by a female with the single ‘Dreams’ (it went in at 2, before rising to Number 1). A 23-year-old club singer from Brockley, South London, she was the archetypal outsider: she didn’t possess the sort of belting voice you’d expect of an R&B vocalist. “There were so many other girls with better voices and a hell of a lot skinnier than me that I thought I had no chance,” she says now. Following her dreams Gabrielle launched her career wearing an eyepatch that made her visually striking a voice that made her distinctive – and her differences contributed to her becoming Britain’s most successful soul singer. In 2000 Gabrielle notably returned to the charts with the hit single Rise, which featured a Bob Dylan sample of ‘Knocking on Heavens Door’ (that he cleared himself after hearing the song) and again reached the number one spot. The multi-platinum album ‘Rise’ followed in the same footsteps and topped the charts at number one.
In an industry where longevity is becoming increasingly rare, the hits have been unstoppable: ‘Give Me A Little More Time’, ‘If You Ever’, ‘When A Woman’, ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Out Of Reach’ which she wrote for the soundtrack of Bridget Jones’ Diary. Then there are the multi-platinum albums; ‘Gabrielle’ ‘Rise’ and ‘Dreams Can Come True’.
It’s no surprise this success has seen Gabrielle pick up a number of prestigious awards over the years. Brit Awards for Best Newcomer and Best Female Vocalist, MOBOs for Best Single and Best Album, an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Song Collection and Gabrielle appeared with not just one but two albums in the official UK 100 records of the decade. That’s why the likes of Daft Punk and Talvin Singh have chosen to remix her work, rock legend Paul Weller recorded a duet with her, soul legend Al Green chose her to appear as his special guest on his UK tour, Prince asked her to join him on stage at his Formula 1 concert in Abu Dhabi and multi-platinum songstress Adele revealed she used to wear an eyepatch and impersonate Gabrielle who was one of her favourite singers growing up.

Featured Tracks:
SIDE A
1. Under My Skin
2. Thank You
3. Show Me
4. Every Step
5. Stronger
6. Put Up A Fight

SIDE B
1. Signs
2. Breathe
3. Young And Crazy
4. Take A Minute
5. Won't Back Down
6. Shine