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Joan Armatrading


Download links and information about Joan Armatrading by Joan Armatrading. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 41:50 minutes.

Artist: Joan Armatrading
Release date: 1976
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 10
Duration: 41:50
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No. Title Length
1. Down to Zero 3:50
2. Help Yourself 4:05
3. Water with the Wine 2:51
4. Love and Affection 4:32
5. Save Me 3:38
6. Join the Boys 4:51
7. People 3:32
8. Somebody Who Loves You 3:37
9. Like Fire 5:12
10. Tall in the Saddle 5:42



After releasing two artistically promising albums, West Indies-born Joan Armatrading fully came into her own with her self-titled 1976 album. She did just about everything right on this record - her self-penned songs match a sparse, self-revealing poetry with a feel for hypnotic and tuneful melodies. Most of all, it's Armatrading's voice -- deeply resonant, assertive yet tender, sensual and otherworldly - that wins the listener's heart. The demands of desire are central to her vision, whether it's the sweet surrender of "Love and Affection" or the erotic role-playing of "Tall in the Saddle." Her singing makes even a playful tune like "Water With the Wine" sounds like a timeless romantic lament. Veteran producer Glyn John dresses up the tracks in compelling folk/pop arrangements, stirring with understated melodrama. Still her best-known work, Joan Armatrading is a must-hear album for anyone who appreciates the singer-songwriter's art at its finest.