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Only human...




Dina Carroll, real name Geraldine Carroll, is an English singer who began her artistic career in 1981 at the age of 13 by winning a local singing competition.


But it is especially at the age of 17 that things will accelerate when she signs with the StreetWave label, label which will allow her to record her first two singles namely "Set if off" and "One nation ”. Two singles which, paradoxically, will be released under the group name Masquerade in 1985 and which will unfortunately go somewhat unnoticed ...


She is found on Jive Records/Zomba from the year 1989, label which will allow her to obtain a first title classified with the single "Walk on by".


The early 1990s saw her join a dance duo called Quartz, a duo for which she would lend her voice on 2 titles, notably "It’s too late", a single which was to experience its heyday across the Channel.


New A&M Records label from 1992 and above all first major solo success with the title "Ain’t no man". A year 1992 which also gave her her first notorious success across the Atlantic with the single "So close".


But the consecration, the real one, came in 1993 with the release of his first album “So close”, an album which was to offer her her biggest hits with the titles “This time”, “Express” but also, and above all, “Don't be a stranger'. Title which will remain as the best classified of all her discography.


New album "Only human" three years later in 1996, album which will also know the favors of the public in particular thanks to the title "Escaping".


This title will unfortunately be her last major hit because everything that will come out subsequently will only experience a limited level of success ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Set it off 1985

  • One nation 1985

  • People all around the world 1989

  • Walk on by 1989

  • Peace and harmony 1990

  • Don’t stop the music 1990

  • It’s too late 1991

  • Naked love 1991

  • Ain’t no man 1992

  • Special kind of love 1992

  • So close 1992

  • This time 1993

  • Express 1993

  • Don’t be a stranger 1993

  • The perfect year 1993

  • Escaping 1996

  • Only human 1996

  • Livin' for the weekend 1996

  • One, two, three 1998

  • Without love 1999

  • Someone like you 2001

  • We bring the party 2016


 

Clips :


1985 ... the first steps. Admittedly, her name will not appear on the poster, but that will at least allow her to start talking about her in the community ...



1985 ... second title under the name of Masquerade. A first year especially to break in and prepare the continuation this time solo ...



1989 ... she will have to wait four more years to finally be able to stand on her own feet. With a somewhat disappointing result on the Charts side since this title will not be classified ...



1989 ... on the other hand this one will be. A first star which finally comes to reward years and years of waiting. Like what, everything happens one day as long as you believe in it ...



1990 ... after a first solo episode in 1989, here she decides to start the new decade again with many. First with Brothers In Rhythm ...



1990 ... then with Simon Harris and Monte Luv. Both titles will be successes and now prove that she has its place in the big leagues. With others or alone, it doesn't matter ...



1991 ... she gives the table to several. It is with Quartz that she will revisit this title of Carle King dating from 1971, a revisited version which will give her her biggest success to date. All good on this one !



1991 ... a year 1991 which will be carried out mainly in tandem with Quartz. Considering the results in the Charts, their collaboration will have been most profitable ...



1992 ... the real solo take-off, here it is. It is with this title that she will finally show the whole world that she can do great things and especially all alone. Now it is said. Or it is rather done !



1992 ... the rise in power is impressive and everything smiles on her now. And let's go to last like that for a few years ...



1992 ... success even becomes global with this title which becomes her first title classified across the Atlantic. But also the one and only unfortunately ...



1993 ... a beginning of consecration that she owes as much to her musical skills in Dance as in Intimist. A versatility that is only found with the greatest as always ...



1993 ... its BIG year ! As much by the number of titles produced (there will be 4 in the end) as by the very flattering results obtained in the Charts that year. When it wants, it wants !



1993 ... the title of the consecration, the real one ! She will achieve the biggest success of her entire career and land One Shot her direct ticket to posterity. All on a track that literally floats in the air. MA-GIC !



1993 ... this title will be almost as strong as its predecessor. In just 2 titles, she will undoubtedly have become one of the phenomena of the moment across the Channel. All this once again on a title full of finesse. We want more ...



1996 ... she will disappear from radar for 3 years and here she is again in this year 1996 in a form that we will qualify as certain. So certain that she will return to success immediately and de facto shows that we will have to count on her on in the years to come ...



1996 ... an Intimist register that she overexploits and which seriously begins to show its limits. A return to Dance would be welcome, that's clear ...



1996 ... it was enough to say it ! Paradoxically, it will not earn her more than that with a title that will not even be classified despite an obvious quality. Sometimes you don't have to try to understand ...



1998 ... suddenly, this relative failure has seriously cooled her enthusiasm and she takes refuge directly in the register that has always succeeded. And as luck would have it, success returns to the Charts side ...



1999 ... finally a Dance title where she returned to success, we no longer believed in it. We had to wait until the end of the decade to see the miracle happen. It was time...



2001 ... she will sign here her last major hit of nearly 10 after having exploded on the front of the international scene, all thanks to this revisited version of the title of Van Morrisson dating from 1987. Ten years spent at the top which at least allowed her to leave a significant mark in the musical history of the 80s ...



2016 ... we thought the case was definitely folded but she will make a comeback, to say the least, 15 years later. And as in its beginnings, it will be done with several people. But that will not be enough this time ...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dina_Carroll

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/3326

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDQaMKBJnYyDplEa7zux5GQ/featured




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