Few artists can fuse genres as effortlessly as
Linda Lewis. Gifted with an incredible 5 octave vocal range, her unique sound
contains elements of Folk, Soul, Pop and Rock and has won the admiration of
artists from Stevie Wonder to Paul Weller, Jamiroquai and Noel Gallagher, whom
Linda recorded backing vocals for recently.
A TEAR AND A SMILE was Linda’s eighth album and
was released on Epic Records in 1983.
Production on this album was split between soul legend Bert DeCouteaux
and British Dance Pop duo, The Quick.
A TEAR AND A SMILE features the single ‘Why
Can’t I Be The Other Woman’ which features both Luther Vandross and Gwen
Guthrie on backing vocals. Other singles from the album were ‘This Boy’ and ‘(Close
The Door) Take Your Heart’.
BBR is proud to present the first ever CD
release of A TEAR AND A SMILE anywhere in the world.
Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases, with bonus tracks and a brand new
interview with LINDA LEWIS, A TEAR AND A
SMILE is a must for all Soul and Eighties Pop fans.