So it’s going to be a bit of a Terence Weekend as I have some of his stuff to put up as well .(and refreshing the links on here) Where do we start with this little chap? The voice made a view people sit up and listen, the attitude and the arrogance rubbed up people the wrong way. From Manhattan, New York there is a definite Prince “me against the world attitude” and like him he has always written, composed, arranged and produced all his music . He had a Gospel singing background and was a boxer, had a stint in the army before he went A.W.O.L. and then formed a band called The Touch. In London he was playing in a band called The Bojangles and got his solo recording deal. His debut album was a massive success, Darby claiming that it was the most important album since the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper (didn’t Oasis claim something like that?)
Now called Sananda Maitreya, which he has said relates to a series of dreams he had in 1995. He even obituaries his former self , “Terence Trent D’Arby was dead… he watched his suffering as he died a noble death. After intense pain I meditated for a new spirit, a new will, a new identity.” Under this new moniker he has released numerous albums from his website and have a mooch over there he is still an interesting, challenging artist.
Back to this released from 1987 and the debut success. Produced with Howard Gray with Shep Pettibone adding his magic with added overdubs by Michael Brauer. It’s a good alternative take.
Columbia – CAS 2855
|A1||If You Let Me Stay (The Shep Pettibone Mix)||6:30|
|A2||If You Let Me Stay (Dub)||7:25|
|B1||If You Let Me Stay (Voice Version)||3:20|
|B2||If You Let Me Stay (Radio Edit)||3:58|