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When the Blackbird Sings [CD]

Saraya Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (2 May 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal Music & VI
  • ASIN: B000008KF7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233,867 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Queen Of Sheba
2. Bring Back The Light
3. Hitchin' A Ride
4. When You See Me Again...
5. Tear Down The Wall
6. Seducer
7. When The Blackbird Sings...
8. Lion's Den
9. In The Shade Of The Sun
10. White Highway
11. New World

Product Description

Catalogue number 849087-2 on the Polydor label with a fold out front insert lyric sheet and the following tracks: 1> Queen Of Sheba, 2> Bring Back The Light, 3> Hitchin' A Ride, 4> When You See Me Again..., 5> Tear Down The Wall, 6> Seducer, 7> When The Blackbird Sings..., 8> Lion's Den, 9> In The Shade Of The Sun, 10> White Highway, 11> New World.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars when the blackbird sings 8 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
this is such a powerful album saraya's voice is amazing all tracks are brilliant esp when the blackbird sings, the album reflects how good female rock stars from the 80's were they could write their own songs and perform live without any fancy backing singers or equipment definatly one for the collection
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3.0 out of 5 stars Second Helping Final Installment from Saraya 9 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
I write this comparing it to Saraya first album entitlrd Saraya, and I have to say the first album every track was quality, the second album for me shows the band were losing that writing edge, dont get me wrong this is not a bad album, but it is not as good as the first in comparison.

The recording quality of this album is very good the musical arrangement and musicianship is very good, its just that after you have listened to you dont remember any standout songs, unlike the first album.

If you buy the second album before the first you probably will decide not to buy the first, I would recommend buy the frst album this is Saraya at their very best. Buy if you like, Pat Benetar, Heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW...LET THE BLACKBIRD SING!!!!!!! 6 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion this is the better album..right from the start you are thrown outta the nest...Queen of Sheba...her voice is addictive..this album is perfect!!,i wouldnt change a thing...
Awesome female rock singers are few and far between...SEDUCER is one of my favourate tracks... i played this when i broke up with my girl friend..this was my song to her...good or bad???rock has this fabulous way of saying what youre thinking but cant get the words yourself....
Anyway...the guitarz are amazing they found their groove..there must be extra tracks lying around some where...i would love to see both albums remastered...
We can only dream...a gem...a classic...standing the test of time...buy this cd or regret it before the price rockets as its quite rare!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish they had more 25 Aug 2004
By Greg A. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought both of Saraya's albums when they came out. Still play 'em regularly today. It's just good ol' American kickass rock and roll! Love the riff on Hitchin' A Ride. I still remember most of the lyrics to both albums. Sandi's voice is fantastic, and the guitar work is sharp. They certainly stand out of the hair band crowd, and I have a lot of hair band CDs. Just wish they had put out more than two albums...
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A completely overlooked band & album 19 Dec 2007
By Fireman Mick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought the debut CD in a bargain "throw-out" bin over 17 years ago for some ridiculously cheap amount and still reckon that that album rates as one of my all time favourites. I still cannot understand why they were not incredibly huge & successful - great songs with huge hooks, impressive musicianship (and a hot looking singer to boot!).
This second album (and sadly the only other album) was every bit as good as the first while evolving the band into a slightly heavier and more complex outfit. The songs have a bit more edge to them while still keeping the huge hooks that have them going through your head for days after. There really is not one bad track on the CD which I think is an incredible achievment. If you have a chance, grab this CD as they are getting harder & harder to find - you will not regret it - one of the best examples of melodic 80's heavy rock ever.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Tape is long gone.... 10 April 2003
By Steven Swan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Saraya, I think she was married to one of the guys in Tesla at one time, probably not still. Sandi and the guys here put out a great record way back when, just saw it (not sure it is really available- it's like one of those, it's here , but we don't really have it CD's I think--ya gotta jump through hoops to get the good stuff), although you can get any Pink or No Doubt CD at your corner record store. These guys rocked , it was kinda heavy on guitars and Saraya's vocals were top notch. They had a video for Seducer which along with many of the songs were very hook heavy and filled with catchy chorus's. Lions Den is still one of my favorite songs from the CD, even though I havn't heard it in 10 years, damn I shoulda bought the used one I saw about 5 years ago! Someday someone will re issue all those forgotten "hair band's" that shouldn't have been lumped into the awful bunch of Warrants, Trixters, and Danger2. If this is actually available, get it--and love it!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of THE BEST albums by ANYONE - EVER!! 17 July 2005
By Christopher Knight - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I know this review is rated at Five Stars, but only because there was no way to give it SEVEN!!
I bought this when it came out, without hearing a note - her debut is that good! This one is even better! In fact, this is one of the five best albums of ALL TIME!
How this girl did't rule the f*@+?#g world I have no idea! Her voice is as pure as Ann Wilson, as vicious as Doro Pesch & as soulful as Amanda Marshall, with all the power of Grace Slick in her heyday. She's also an outstanding poet, more sensitive & intelligent than anyone out there today (except Amanda Marshall), & her delivery lets you know she MEANS it! "Seducer" is one of the best songs EVER, a perfect hard rock song in every detail, from opening whisper to screaming coda! "Hope For A New World" is perhaps the best acoustic ballad by any metal queen ever, a perfect closer that only leaves you wanting more! Every song is outstanding, both lyrically & musically, & her back-up band (featuring guitarist Tony Bruno, now with Joan Jett) is hot on every track!
Anyone who doesn't think this is an OUTSTANDING rock album shouldn't be trusted to babysit your puppy - or to write music reviews!! Any moron who says this album stinks probably listens to A-lame-ass More-as-shat, & should be euthanized in the name of the betterment of humanity!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart meets Ratt 25 July 2005
By Debra L. Boufflers - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I couldn't help comparing this group to Heart the whole time I was listening to it. I especially liked "When you see me again" . The riffs reminded me very much of Ratt. "Tear down the wall" is another good one that actually gave me the impression that they may have been influenced some by Dokken or even Def Leppard. "Foolin'" came to mind. "Seducer" shows off the seductive rocker attitude and really draws my attention to Ann Wilson's style which almost nobody could match. Sandi sure has a voice that can carry any group. This cd proves it. It's a good addition to any collection.
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