Thu 20.05.21

NEW DATE - REWIND: Soulsister plays ‘Heat’ (1990)

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Soulsister plays their successful (and 30 year old) hit in its entirety

In 2007, AB launched a timeless series: ◄◄ REWIND. Central to this series are Belgian artists who perform ‘their classic’. Call it a milestone in their career, or more so: a key album in Belgian pop music. It is often – but not always – about albums that are etched into collective memory. Call them points of reference in the Belgian music landscape. So, in other words, each ‘pièce de résistance’ is performed in its entirety. Completely? That’s right, in the exact order that the artist wanted (or still wants) to tell his/her tale.

With ◄◄ REWIND, AB also contributes to the activation of Belgian musical heritage. Already passed in revue: ‘The Ideal Crash’ (dEUS ), ‘The Kids’ (The Kids), ‘Op Zoek Naar Romantiek’ (Guido Belcanto), ‘Jonge Helden’ (Arbeid Adelt!), ‘Gorky’ (Gorki),‘1981-1984’ (The Neon Judgement),‘Royalty in Exile’ (The Scabs), ‘Nooit Meer Drinken’ (Raymond van het Groenewoud), ‘De Mens’ (De Mens), ‘The Ship’ (Luc Van Acker), ‘Une Ball Dans La Tête’ (De Puta Madre), ‘Hè Hè’ (Jan De Wilde), ‘Laïs’ (Laïs) and ‘Struggle for Pleasure’ (Wim Mertens).

Soulsister plays ‘Heat’ (1990)

‘Heat'’ – the highly acclaimed second album by Soulsister – blows out exactly 30 candles in 2020. And, in keeping with tradition: this must be celebrated! ‘Heat’ can easily be called a successful Belpop Classic. The album sold no less than 100,000 (!) copies and stayed in the then Album Top 50 for more than a year(!). A series of singles was taken from the album and each of them instantly shot straight into the Top 10. Think: ‘Through Before We Started’, ‘Well Well Well’ of ‘Facing Love’. All perfect pop singles with a touch of soul.

Soulsister’s international aspirations were, by Belgian norms, striking at the time. Their former manager Michael Lang (one of the Woodstock organisers) shared them with Joe Cocker. Then there was Steve Winwood as notable guest on the album and behind the dials none less than Chris Lord-Alge (who had previously worked wonders for the likes of Prince, James Brown, Tina Turner and Bruce Springsteen).

As a part of the ◄◄ REWIND series, Soulsister will perform their classic ‘Heat’ (and of course a series of encores with their biggest hits). They will appear in an expanded line-up, complete with brass, percussionist and general party- and playing-pleasure. Which also implies that Soulsister is back... and in no small way!

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