Epic publish Basia’s third solo album : ‘The Sweetest Illusion’ (1994)

Basia’s ‘The Sweetest Illusion’ is her third solo studio album released on May 3, 1994 by Epic.

Track Listing : 1.Drunk On Love (Basia Trzetrzelewska, White, Peter Ross) – 4:46 . 2.Third Time Lucky (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 05:01 . 3.Yearning (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 05:22 . 4.She Deserves It/Rachel’S Wedding (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 04:52 . 5.An Olive Tree (Kevin Robinson, Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 5:01 . 6.The Sweetest Illusion (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White, Peter Ross) – 4:58 . 7.Perfect Mother (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 03:50 . 8.More Fire Than Flame (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White, Peter Ross) – 4:13 . 9.Simple Pleasures (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 04:53 . 10.My Cruel Ways (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 04:54 . 11.The Prayer Of A Happy Housewife (Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White) – 04:56

Musicians : Basia – Vocals . Danny White – Keyboards, Whistle (Human) . Ronald Chamberlain – Sax (Baritone) . Patrick Clahar – Saxophone . Julian Crampton – Bass On (1 – 3 – 6 – 9 – 11) . Bosco Deoliveira – Percussion On (2 – 7) . Andy Gangadeen – Drums . Steve Gregory – Saxophone . Randy Hope-Taylor – Bass On (8 – 10) . Andy Lafone – Bass On (2 – 5 – 7) . Trey Lorenz – Vocals On (4) . Chris Margary – Sax (Baritone) . Tony Pleeth – Cello . Kevin Robinson – Flugelhorn On (2 – 5 – 9 – 10 – 11), Trumpet On (1 – 2 – 5 – 6 – 8) . Andy Ross – Bandurria, Guitar (Electric), Mandolin On (6 – 10 – 11) . Karl Van Den Bossche – Percussion On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Fayyaz Virji – Trombone On (2 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Peter White – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11) . Gavyn Wright – Violin On (3 – 6 – 10) . Mark Anthony – Vocals (Background) On (3 – 11)

Production : Produced By Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White . Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White, Nick Ingman . Mark Chamberlain – Engineer . Dave Bascombe – Mixing . Vladimir Meller – Mastering . Paul Mortimer – Engineer . Lee Phillips – Assistant Engineer . Jason Westbrook – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White, Nick Ingman

Package : Paul Cox – Photography . Bill Smith – Artwork . Halina Tymusz – Artwork

Recorded 1993 – 1994 At Whitfield Street Recording Studios (London, England).

Released On May 3, 1994 By Epic.

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My Word!
I don’t know exactly what it is about this album, but it evokes so many emotions: joy, sadness, grief, love, pain, remorse and probably some emotions I haven’t even experienced yet. […]

linkst3r @ RateYourMusic
So beautiful and mellow. I can just sink into this song like hot chocolate in front of a fireplace at Christmastime. I’m telling you, Danny White never arranged a song better. Wow. […]

allmusic
Nobody in this crowded genre outclassed or outperformed Basia, but as welcome as this comeback after four years was, the singer never followed up with another full-length studio project. […]

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