Linda Di Franco
Rise Of The Heart
Lantern Rec.
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2022
LP
19.99/25.99
LANR017
Edition of 500 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1TV Scene
2The Look Of Love
3Yankee
4Stay
5Dance It Up
6My Boss
7Bless My Soul
8Fran
9Blame It On Rio
10The Rise Of The Heart

Just a single album and a bunch of singles, rising star Linda Di Franco debuted in 1985 and left the scene all of a sudden in 1986. Her first album was a combined effort produced by Don Was (Blue Note’s Renaissance Music Man and previously leader of post disco combo Was Not Was), a gentle selection of soul-pop ballads and lushy synth arrangements. With leading single ‘My Boss’ the album shows an ethereal continuum with an excellent rendition of Burt Bacharach ‘The Look Of Love’. Recorded in London, Detroit and New York the Rise Of The Heart is definitely a keystone in the rising club culture revolution verging on the more existentialist pop aesthetic. RIYL: Sade, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Carmel, Antena.