Friday, 10 April 2009

Beverley Knight - Made It Back 1998

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Another one of Alifunk's gems. Beverley Knight in fine form, striking out for girl power, well it was the late Nineties. This is the original release of Made It Back, featuring Redman. Ali has also supplied the video to which I have added a stereo soundtrack. It's not the best quality available but I have increased the frame size and contrast and I believe it is meant to feel a bit ruff.

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Made It Back was the first single released from her second album, Prodigal Sista. It was also the first single on EMI after she signed with them in 1997 after disagreements with Dome Records. The release instantly proved that Knight had made the right decision after it entered the UK Top 40 at #21 - her highest charting single up to that point. Featuring US rap star Redman, the song was nominated for Best Single at the 1998 MOBO Awards in London, which Knight lost out to Freak Me by Another Level and she had to settle for Best R&B Act of 1998, a very reasonable accolade, I think?

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  • Made It Back (feat. Redman)
  • Made It Back (C-Swing Mix)
  • Made It Back (Brooklyn Funk Club Mix)
  • Made It Back
  • Made It Back (Video)
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Made It Back 97.rar Filesize: 66.25 MB

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3 comments:

  1. A great track from an excellent vocalist - helped in no small measure by the "Funk Doc" Redman, a rowdier, wittier rapper you'll not find.

    I saw Bev do her thang at the 02 Arena when she supported Prince. The girl had her own funk band and she ROCKED THE SPOT. I'd actually love to her her do a 70s-ish funk album with live instrumention - she's absolutely murder it (in a good way, of course).

    Anyway - great post boys!

    :)

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  2. Good news is that Bev Knight has been working on a new album, due out this summer, which will feature production from Jam & Lewis!
    Cool huh?

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  3. Oh wow - now there's two guys who know how to put a track or several hundred together!

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