Basia Trzetrzelewska's (and it's pronounced BASHIA by the way) first album finally gets the full support of Cherry Pop's re-release might behind it. I have known and loved this album since its initial release, having been hooked on Prime Time TV, recognising the obvious similarities with her previous cohorts Matt Bianco. No though, Basia's clear vocals were given centre stage and the results were fantastic.
Because I had this album so long, it constantly surprises me of how little well known Basia is, but what I hadn't realised was just how poorly the album and singles performed in the UK. However, no matter, the album itself is pure brilliance, with the singles Promises, Run for Cover, New Day and the aforementioned Prime Time TV shining brightly.
Of the Deluxe Edition quality, it is good to see that Cherry Pop have been listening to the punters, and are including those 7" Versions missing from previous releases. I for one cherish these, especially where distinctive mixes or edits are available. The sound quality of this release is excellent, using the original masters it appears, with not a single needle drop in place.
My only disappointment is in the running order of the second disc, which in keeping with current trend runs no less than 5 mixes of Promises one after the other. Now for the iPod generation this is no necessarily a problem as most generally have the stuff on random, but for myself it is slightly irksome to have to skip around.