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  • Audio CD (9 April 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000026BRB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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LISA STANSFIELD Affection (Original 1989 deleted German 13-track CD album picture sleeve)

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Arriving as it did in 1990, before nostalgia for 70s dance music turned from irony to genuine appreciation, Lisa Stansfield's Affection was ahead of its time. Featuring up-to-date clubland rhythms percolating under sweeping string arrangements à la Barry White and classic Philly soul, Stansfield's music struck the perfect balance between looking forward and looking back. "All Around the World" was justifiably the album's smash hit but more than a few of the other tracks--"This Is the Right Time", "Live Together" and "Poison" among them--are its equal. And it's easy to get lost in Stansfield's supple, soulful voice, which leads the way in making Affection a far more memorable affair than the usual dance trifle. --Daniel Durchholz

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Sutherland on 23 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ever since she first burst onto the dance/acid house scene of the late 80s with the Coldcut produced hit single, "People Hold On" (unfortunately not included on this particular version of the album), Lisa's unique vocal talents and exuberant singing style quickly became widely recognised and established her as one of the best singers of the 90s. The album includes her biggest hit and most well known track, "All Around The World", as well as the uplifting dance single "This Is The Right Time" (also produced by Coldcut).
As is often the case with dance albums, take away the couple of hit singles, and you are only left with bland and repetitive filler. This is most definitely NOT the case with Affection. Every single song on the album is as good as those two anthems, and any of them would have been potential hit-single material. You Can't Deny It (US hit single in spring 1990, but never released in the UK, strangely) is another "All Around The World" style soul-groove number, but with a much more optimistic and uplifting tone. "The Love In Me" and "Affection", carry on the optimistic and uplifting ethos, but with the more dance orientated style of "People Hold On", and "This Is the right time", while "Mighty Love", "Sincerity" and "When are You Coming back" add a chilled, classy downbeat R&B feel to the mix. This variety of styles, but consistent quality ensures that Affection is an entertaining and enjoyable album that never becomes repetitive. The clean, minimalist instrumentation and crisp production makes for a smooth, classy sound that has dated far less than most comparable material of this era, while Stansfield's smooth, multi-faceted vocals and meaningful songwriting lift it way above the norm.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Discotronic on 18 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This review is for Edsel's three-disc 2014 reissue of Affection. Most other reviews on this page are for earlier editions, due to Amazon's annoying habit of merging reviews from several versions of the same album.

What we get on this new reissue is CD1 with the original album plus FIVE bonus tracks (including two extended mixes); CD2 with THIRTEEN bonus tracks (including nine extended mixes); and as the third disc, a 21-track DVD. It's a superb package from start to finish.

Stansfield's soulful vocals are merged with contemporary Soul II Soul-styled R&B/swing grooves and also the house/garage sounds of the time to create a polished collection that has stood the test of time.

Lovingly compiled and skilfully remastered, this is a great album given a fantastic deluxe treatment. It's best and cheaper overall to get the box set Lisa Stansfield - The Collection 1989 - 2003 containing deluxe editions of all the albums, to be honest. But even on its own, this is a brilliant reissue.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Boki on 23 Nov. 2013
Format: Audio CD
It was Thursday, November 6th 1989, Clive Davis called a select team of his executive staff, of which I was included, down to the conference room for an impromptu. A little Brit man with a funny face was introduced and he began by playing a song that apparently had been playing by the late Frankie Crocker at WBLS during his import discovery hour. That song was the immediately infectious, "All Around the World". It had all the makings of something that I might have heard before, but, I had never heard before. The singer was a soulful pop singer with the classic English name, Lisa Stansfield! I fell in love immediately.
He went on to play a few more tracks which I recall were, "Sincerity", "Live Together", "This Is the Right Time" and the title cut, "Affection". Clive, in his brilliant instincts knew that I would love it. And I did.
Immediately my mind began to race with ideas to introduce this wonderful album to our field staff and then to the nation's music buyers. It wouldn't be work because "All Around the World" had the makings of an automatic smash.
I was leaving for São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro during the Thanksgiving holiday. It was my intention to also introduce the album to the BMG Brasil staff. Personally, I couldn't get enough of the album. I must have listened to the album 20 times while walking down by Copacabana and Ipanema beach. It was the perfect landscape, for the perfect soundtrack.
Fortunately, the album had not yet been introduced to the BMG Brasil staff. Their reaction wasn't as spontaneous as I had hoped, but, they did ask me to leave a copy.......which I did, of course.
After a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in Brasil, my best friend and I did a most spontaneous thing and returned 4 weeks later for the Christmas break!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Cassidy on 25 May 2008
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When Lisa first appeared on the scene,I immediately enjoyed and identified with the sound she brought,a fusion of seventies soul,and nineties dance grooves.

This is, for me,her finest work to date,and certainly she is the most interesting and unpretentious british artist for a long time.

I love all the tracks on offer,and having recently bought the re-packaged digi-pack version,am overjoyed to re-discover the magic of this album.

Poison is one of my faves,with a fab james bond-ish sound to it,and a furious Lisa getting her own back on an ex-lover!

All Around The World speaks for itself and will be remembered for a long time to come,as will Live Together, What Did I Do To You,etc.

There are quieter tracks as well ,such as the tender When Are You Coming Back and Affection,which ,along with the other tracks,rise in emotion and finsh with impassioned vocals before fading out.

It's true that the sound is a little dated,but apparently,this album was recorded in Lisa's home for a few hundred quid. Not bad then to produce a record of real substance and worldwide success from humble beginnings.

Superb in every aspect and what a voice!!
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