This Is Niecy : 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Deniece Williams

This Is Niecy : 35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
When Deniece Williams’ single, FREE, hit number one on the UK singles chart in early 1977, her "magic potion for love” captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and then set a new standard of sophistication in the seventies soul music that was played on British commercial radio playlists.Her debut album, THIS IS NIECY, soon followed FREE into the charts, enjoying a 12 week stay on the UK album chart where it peaked at #26. FREE also achieved R&B #2 and Pop #25 chart positions in the States. It has since been sampled by Roxanne Shante, Lords of the Underground and Lil’ Kim as well as being covered by a number of artists including Will Downing, Corrine Bailey Rae and Seal, who featured the song on both his SOUL (2008) and HITS (2009) albums.THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR and CAUSE YOU LOVE ME, BABY were follow up R&B hit singles with the former also returning Deniece to the UK top ten where it peaked at #8. BBR are proud to introduce the first ever expanded remaster of THIS IS NIECY to be released in the UK, celebrating the classic album’s 35th anniversary!

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"Big Break release the fifth album re-release on one of the powerhouse voices of the 1970’s with this brilliant original 1976 album that features her biggest commercial successes, Free and That’s What Friends Are For. ‘This Is Niecy’ is a showcase for the multi octave vocal chords of one of my favourite female vocalists.”

Your Mercury / February 2012 / Paul Nixon

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It’s Important To Me  / That’s What Friends Are For  / Slip Away  / Cause You Love Me, Baby  / Free  / Watching Over  / If You Don’t Believe  / Bonus Tracks  -  Free (Single Mix)  / That’s What Friends Are For  (Single Version) / Free (Alternative Single Mix)Released on 20/02/12.
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