TTBA Album of the Month: Rick Astley “50”

TTBA Album of the Month: Rick Astley “50”

If you missed Ian Arbuckle’s “Turn The Beat Around” on Wednesday night, 4 January 2017 due to all the New Year festivities, then you can tune-in today, Saturday 7 January at 3.00pm for the repeat broadcast which is also available at Catch Up anytime for up to 7 days.

As it is a New Year and new month, there is a new featured Album of the Month and is comes from 1980s hit maker Rick Astley.

Brit Award-winner and Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer; music legend Rick Astley has left an indelible mark on pop-culture since his emergence into the limelight nearly thirty years ago. He has sold over 40 million records; had the UK’s biggest selling single of 1987; is the first male solo artist to see his first eight singles reach the UK Top Ten; and in 2002, saw his “Greatest Hits” compilation album go gold. rick-astley

On his 7th album – and first studio record released in over a decade – “50” Astley returns to his musical roots with mighty force.

He plays every instrument on the album and penned each track. His key influences and complex understanding of different musical genres are evident in his song-writing, which draws from his life and inspirations. At times it’s reflective and vulnerable, at others it’s uplifting and progressive, but his distinctive, soulful voice remains familiar, enriched by the last decade of increasing time spent touring.

Focus tracks on the new album include “Keep Singing”, “I Like The Sun”, “Angels On My Side” and “This Old House”.

Turn The Beat Around, Wednesdays 8.00-10pm and Saturdays 3.00-5.00pm and Catch Up anytime.

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