The debut and HUGE hit from Lancashire’s Lisa Stansfield (from Rochdale in fact). Our Lisa had grounded out a career on the gig circuit as a member of Blue Zone after having originally been successful on TV’s “Search For A Star”, a precursor to Pop Idol.
Here it is given the Soul II Soul shuffle beat, a full “real” orchestra and a massive Number 1. Executive Producers, Big Life Records founder Jazz Summers and Tim Parry (from Blue Zoo) obviously knew they had a massive hit on their hands. Produced and arranged by Ian Devaney (Mr. Stansfield) and Andy Morris apparently in house, the vocals being recorded in the bathroom!
DJ Mark The 45 King gives the song a tougher , Street mix on the “US Club Version”
B-side “Affection” nearly has the same beat, more jazzy vibes, so soulful you could wear it as a shoe. The title track from the album.
Arista – AD1-9929
|A||All Around The World (Long Version)||7:02|
|B1||All Around The World (American Club Remix)||11:48|