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Knight, Tuesday - 1987 Tuesday Knight



ARTIST: Knight, Tuesday
ALBUM: Tuesday Knight
LABEL: Parc Records
SERIAL: BZT 40762
YEAR: 1987

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Tuesday Knight - lead and background vocals * Bob Marlette - guitar, drums, keyboards, synthesizer * James Dean (JD) Nicholas - co-lead vocals ('Celebrate Love'), background vocals * Frank Wildhorn - piano, production * Chuck Barth - programming * Lynn Davis - arranger, background vocals * Danny Jacob, Duane Roland - guitar * Marissa Benedict, Michael Benedict - horn * Amanda Bearde, Joe Torano - backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Out Of Control * 02 Temporary Obsession * 03 The Harder You Love * 04 You're Gonna Need Somebody * 05 Celebrate Love * 06 After The Night Is Gone * 07 Little By Little * 08 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad * 09 Never Too Late * 10 Knowing You're There

WEBLINKS: www.tuesdayknight.com


Background
Witty name really. I wonder if our gal gave her parents grief for naming her as they did! No of course not. The lady's real name is Melody Lynn Knight, born in February 1969 and equally covers careers in both acting and music. From a musical family (her dad was well known songwriter and musician Baker Knight), Tuesday's musical career became prominent in her teens. In fact, this album was released in August 1987, when Tuesday was only 18 years old. A mere munchkin on the timeline. If I read correctly, Tuesday had a record contract with Vanity Records as early as 1984, after having provided backing vocals on Quiet Riot's 'Metal Health' LP the year before. Her contract with Vanity was bought out by CBS, who then sent her to their imprint label Parc for this debut album, which was only issued on LP and cassette.


The Songs
Of most interest to GDM punters is the inclusion of AOR genius Bob Marlette, who does a lot of work here. Frank Wildhorn wrote many of the songs on the LP and produced a clutch of them too. Much of the music is dance-oriented, but with a bit of punch, more so than some of the other young female artists of the day including Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Martika. The opening pairing of 'Out Of Control' and 'Temporary Obsession' sound like they should be on a Sheila E or Miami Sound Machine record, such is its funky inclination. Not my kind of thing unfortunately. For mine, the picks of the bunch are featured further on in the record, including the excellent AOR styled 'You're Gonna Need Somebody', which musically has a few ideas similar to label-mates China Sky. 'The Harder You Love' is also more of an AOR-ish tune, and sits well above the waterline. 'After The Night Is Gone' and 'Little By Little' follow suit, and by now punters will be thinking this is a great little record, and they maybe partly right. Tuesday goes for a Prince cover in 'Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad' which is decent attempt, and also combines with The Commodores J.D Nicholas for a duet on 'Celebrate Love'. I did enjoy the ethereal ballad 'Never Too Late', which is straight out of the Marilyn Martin songbook. Perfect!


In Summary
Upon it's release, the album generated 'Out Of Control' as its initial single with an accompanying video. The single was remixed due to its dance-club leanings, while Tuesday performed at several locations to promote the album. While all this was going on, Tuesday was featured in ABC's 'General Hospital', and later on, acting took on more of a priority, as she became best known in the 'Nightmare On Elm Street' movie series. Tuesday did release a newer CD in 2000 called 'Here It Comes', but I don't know any details on that release. Refer to her website for more, or even pop over to IMDB.com to see what she is currently up to in her acting career.


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#1 | gdazegod on June 10 2016 08:30:53
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