Tanita Tikaram

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Tanita Tikaram (born 12. August 1969) is a singer-songwriter, known for her exotic, low voice. Tikaram, of Malaysian and Indo-Fijian ancenstry, was born in Germany but has since her early teens been based in the UK. Her debut album "Ancient Heart" was released when she was just 19. The album was a huge hit all over Europe, while the first two singles "Good Tradition" and "Twist In My Sobriety" got to Top 10. The follow-up album "The Sweet Keeper" used the recipe of the debut and was quite successful, but yielded no big hits.
Tikaram stepped up as a co-producer on her third album "Everybody's Angel" and produced the fourth, "Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness", solely by herself. While both were solid works, they sold gradually less. Yet, on "Loneliness", Tikaram came on her own as artist. Tikaram started to spend more time abroad, finding collaborators in the USA, Italy and France. 1995's "Lovers in the City" is perhaps her most introspective work so far. On "The Cappuccino Songs" from 1998 Tikaram released some of her most accessible pop tracks so far. After spending several years under the radar, Tikaram returned in 2005 with the jazzy, low-key "Sentimental" album. Since then Tikaram found home with the German Ear Music label and has released two albums, the americana and Motown influenced "Can't Go Back" (2012) and "Closer To The People" (2016).
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Albums

25839-4 Tanita Tikaram - Ancient Heart album art Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart (Album, Comp) WEA, WEA 25839-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
66 668 5 Tanita Tikaram - The Sweet Keeper album art Tanita Tikaram The Sweet Keeper (Album) WEA, WEA 66 668 5 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CN 5504/S Tanita Tikaram - In Concert-481 album art Tanita Tikaram / The The Tanita Tikaram / The The - In Concert-481(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5504/S UK 1990 Sell This Version
9 26486-2 Tanita Tikaram - Everybody's Angel album art Tanita Tikaram Everybody's Angel (Album) EastWest, EastWest 9 26486-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9031-76427-1, WX458 Tanita Tikaram - Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness album art Tanita Tikaram Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness (Album) EastWest, EastWest 9031-76427-1, WX458 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
none Tanita Tikaram - Untitled / Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness album art Tracy Chapman / Tanita Tikaram Tracy Chapman / Tanita Tikaram - Untitled / Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness(Cass, Promo, Smplr) WEA Norway none Norway 1992 Sell This Version
SAM 1507 CD1 Tanita Tikaram - Tanita Tikaram album art Tanita Tikaram Tanita Tikaram EastWest, EastWest, EastWest SAM 1507 CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
4509-98804-2 Tanita Tikaram - Lovers In The City album art Tanita Tikaram Lovers In The City (Album) EastWest 4509-98804-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
OS6, TCD 1017 Tanita Tikaram - On Stage At Barbican Theatre, York album art Tanita Tikaram On Stage At Barbican Theatre, York(CD, Transcription) BBC Radio International, BBC World Service OS6, TCD 1017 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SAM 1537 Tanita Tikaram - An Interview With Tanita Tikaram album art Tanita Tikaram An Interview With Tanita Tikaram(CD, Promo) EastWest SAM 1537 UK 1995 Sell This Version
537 227-4 Tanita Tikaram - The Cappuccino Songs album art Tanita Tikaram The Cappuccino Songs (Album) Mother Records 537 227-4 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
NV 802371 Tanita Tikaram - Sentimental album art Tanita Tikaram Sentimental (Album) V2, V2, Naïve NV 802371 France 2004 Sell This Version
0208001ERE Tanita Tikaram - Can't Go Back album art Tanita Tikaram Can't Go Back (Album) Ear Music 0208001ERE Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0210912EMU Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People album art Tanita Tikaram Closer To The People (Album) Ear Music 0210912EMU Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0-247821 Tanita Tikaram - Good Tradition album art Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition (Single) WEA, WEA, WEA, WEA 0-247821 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
7-247562 Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety album art Tanita Tikaram Twist In My Sobriety (Single) WEA, WEA, WEA 7-247562 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 339 Tanita Tikaram - I Want Your Love / Good Tradition album art Transvision Vamp / Tanita Tikaram Transvision Vamp / Tanita Tikaram - I Want Your Love / Good Tradition(7", Jukebox) MCA Records, WEA PROMO 339 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 349 Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety / Let's Dance album art Tanita Tikaram / Chris Rea Tanita Tikaram / Chris Rea - Twist In My Sobriety / Let's Dance(7", Jukebox) WEA PROMO 349 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3418 Tanita Tikaram - Cathedral Song album art Tanita Tikaram Cathedral Song (Single, EP) WEA, WEA PRO-CD-3418 US 1988 Sell This Version
1.055 Tanita Tikaram - World Outside Your Window album art Tanita Tikaram World Outside Your Window (Single) WEA, WEA 1.055 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
PROMO 380 Tanita Tikaram - We Almost Got It Together / The Road To Hell  album art Tanita Tikaram / Chris Rea Tanita Tikaram / Chris Rea - We Almost Got It Together / The Road To Hell (7", Jukebox) WEA PROMO 380 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
YZ481CD, 9031-71533-2 Tanita Tikaram - Thursday's Child album art Tanita Tikaram Thursday's Child (Single) EastWest, EastWest YZ481CD, 9031-71533-2 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
7-246491 Tanita Tikaram - We Almost Got It Together album art Tanita Tikaram We Almost Got It Together (Single, Maxi) WEA, WEA 7-246491 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
1.239 Tanita Tikaram - Little Sister Leaving Town album art Tanita Tikaram Little Sister Leaving Town (Single) EastWest, EastWest 1.239 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
PRCD 3588 Tanita Tikaram - I Never Will Know album art Mark Isham Featuring Tanita Tikaram Mark Isham Featuring Tanita Tikaram - I Never Will Know(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin America PRCD 3588 US 1990 Sell This Version

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May 10, 2020
The highlight of Twist in My Sobriety is the solo parts performed by Malcolm Messiter on oboe, a rather rare instrument for pop music that, together with Tikaram’s dark vocals, imbues the composition with a unique mood and sets it apart from other hits of the time.
https://musictales.club/article/twist-my-sobriety-rare-oboe-solo-tanita-tikarams-best-song

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