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Happy ever after...




Julia Fordham is an English singer-songwriter who began her artistic career in the early 1980s as Jules Fordham. Stage name which will serve her especially during the period when she will play the choristers for Mari Wilson and Kim Wilde in particular…


The solo career as for it really starts during the year 1988, year which will see her release a first eponymous album, album which will allow her to obtain two first notorious successes with "The comfort of strangers" but also and especially "Happy ever after".


But it is above all a year later in 1989 that the young singer will reach the heights with the release of the album "Porcelain", album which will remain as the best ranked of all her discography. Album which paradoxically will struggle to produce the slightest planetary class title...


The year 1991 will see the release of her third album called "Swept", an album with much less success than its predecessor but which will save the furniture in extremis with the title "(Love moves in) Mysterious ways", a title that will be found on the soundtrack of the film 'The Butcher's wife'.


She will have a last success on the album side with "Falling forward", an album which will mainly produce the Single "Different time different place".


Other albums will come out later but none will allow her to find a level of success equivalent to what she will have known at the end of the 80s...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • The comfort of strangers 1988

  • Happy ever after 1988

  • Woman of the 80s 1988

  • Where does the time go ? 1989

  • Lock and key 1989

  • Genius 1989

  • Manhattan skyline 1990

  • I thought it was you 1991

  • (Love moves in) Mysterious ways 1992

  • Different time different place 1994

  • I can’t help myself 1994

  • Hope prayer and time 1995

  • Killing me slowly 1997

  • Magic 1997

  • Kid 1998

  • Wake up with you 2002

  • Missing man 2002

  • Walking on the water 2004

  • That's life 2004

  • Funny guy 2008

  • Almost happy 2008

  • Unsung hero 2010

  • Good ship 2010

  • Have yourself a merry little Christmas 2010

  • Girlfriend 2013

  • Invisible war 2013

  • Who's that girl 2014

  • I'm not in love 2014

  • At seventeen 2014

  • The comfort of strangers 2016

  • My lover's keeper 2016

  • Safe 2018

  • Temporary 2018

  • Cowboy 2018

  • Christmas day 2019

  • Marley 2019

  • Magic 2019

  • How I love you baby 2019

  • Dream big 2020

  • Happier ending 2020

  • Tinsletown 2020

  • Thank you for being a friend 2021

  • Juniper tree 2021

  • Rest of my life (The wedding song) 2022


 

Clips :


1988...after having played the luxury singers for several years, the time has finally come for the young singer to stand on her own two feet. And to fly, that she will fly !



1988...from the second title it's already the jackpot ! Planetary success and a direct ticket to posterity, what more could you ask for ! MAS-TER-FUL !



1988...she climbed high, very high and above all very quickly. The only problem is that she won't be able to stay at this stratospheric height and the descent behind it will be violent to say the least...



1989...at least on the Singles side because on the albums side it is this year 1989, and not the year 1988, which will remain as her best Vintage. Like what, everything is still possible...



1989...paradoxically, this greatest success on the album side did not allow her to produce a major hit. Surprisingly, but indeed the case...



1989 ... it must be said that the style and sound of some titles do not really stick to the latest trends of the moment. Hence these logical counter-performances...



1990... frankly a shame because it all started in an ideal way. Success will now focus almost exclusively on England but it will be at least that...



1991...this brutal reversal of fortune could have discouraged her, but that was absolutely not the case. Because the story is far, very far from over...



1992...she even won here her biggest success across the Channel with this title. A title full of finesse and lightness as she knows how to do them so well...



1994 ... she will manage to stay in the lead without too much difficulty on her native land during this decade 90. The essential is preserved as they say ...



1994...it is clear that she will mainly shine in the 'emotional' register to the detriment of the Dance register. Afterwards, everyone pursues their career as they wish...



1995... a bias for finesse and lightness that she will assume perfectly and no matter if that prevents her from reaching the highest steps of the podium...



1997...when you see the quality of the titles produced in this area, you say to yourself that she is damn right to spend most of her time there...



1997...after that, we would have liked to see her take a little more risk on the tempo side, but that will only very rarely be the case...



1998...already 10 years of career and a prize list, in my opinion, to say the least flattering. He could have been even more provided but her artistic choices will have somewhat slowed her down on a wider recognition on the general public side...



2002...here she begins her 3rd decade of career with the firm intention of not giving up. Let those who love her follow her, such is her motto !



2002...now remains to be seen if the 2000s will be the decade of great change or if, on the contrary, she will remain quietly installed in its comfort zone without leaving it except on very rare occasions...



2004...for the moment the singer does not intend to change anything in depth at first sight. So we stay pretty much on the same bases as before...



2004...certainly the quality is still there, but we would really like to see her take a little more risk. Anyway, so far so bad...



2008...we will therefore have to be satisfied with what she continues to offer us. And it is not with this new opus that she is likely to do in modernity...



2008...why do most artists from the 80s systematically venture into jazz after 20 years of career ? Good question...



2010...new decade and new challenges ? It is not taking the path for the moment and we must therefore expect a new form of immobility during this new decade...



2010...at some point too much of the Intimist kills the Intimist. This is what the singer does not seem to understand or pretends to ignore in a certain way...



2010... come on, here comes the good old Christmas standard to add an extra line to his discography. Line of relative interest unfortunately...



2013...the 2010 decade won't change anything either, given how it started. Let's see the positive side of things to know that there is always a hope to see things change at one time or another...



2013...and in absolute terms there is quality in all of this, we're not going to lie to each other. We would simply have liked her to stick a little more to the times...



2014...revisiting the title of the Eurythmics dating from 1983 in a jazzy version starts from a good feeling but this version will not transcend the original that's clear...



2014...she is now covering the cult 10CC title dating back to 1975, a damn daring bet to say the least. And on this one, we could almost say that his revisited version at least has the merit of originality...



2014...a year 1975 which inspires her to the highest degree since this time she decides to revisit Janis Ian's flagship title dating from that year. Nothing fancy, but still a good job...



2016... finally here she is venturing into foreign lands as they say ! Afterwards, we're not going to get carried away more than that, it's his favorite titles that are simply remixed...



2016...but at least it gives her a damn more modern image. We can understand that she really likes finesse and lightness, but a bit of Dance doesn't hurt, quite the contrary !



2018...the hellish trio ! When you put together 3 singers who have marked their era, it is certain that the result will be up to par...



2018...and it has to be. Admittedly, the girls won't step out of their comfort zone again, but what they offer is far from devoid of interest, that's for sure !



2018... it's a real pleasure to see them push the song together and we can only salute this most successful association...



2019...they will even make us in the special Christmas title, just to leave a mark in this register as well. We take, we take !



2019...we had to wait until the end of the 2010 decade to finally see her venture into hitherto hidden tempos. Finally !



2019...well, we're not going to rejoice too quickly because chase the natural, it comes back at a gallop. We suspected that this parenthesis would not last long...



2019...we won't remake her again as they say ! The adventure therefore continues but only as she decided and not otherwise...



2020... here she adds a new decade to a career that already has a few. Should we expect change in the future, not won all that...



2020... it doesn't take the road in any case but as in music everything is always possible, go find out if things can't change one day or the other...



2020...a start to the new 2020 decade that looks pretty damn similar to what it's been doing for the past 20 years. Only the basic fans will have nothing to complain about again...



2021... they were 3, now they are 4 ! An explosive Girls Band whose commitment to please us as best they can...



2021... the girls take obvious pleasure in working together otherwise they would have thrown in the towel a long time ago. Kudos to them !



2022... so we imagine that this title will not necessarily be the last. We are therefore impatiently awaiting a next title which will necessarily be of quality as always...


 

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