London Warsaw New York

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London Warsaw New York
Basia - London Warsaw New York album cover.jpg
Studio album by Basia
Released October 23, 1989 (1989-10-23)
Recorded 1989
Genre
Length 42:32
Label Epic
Producer Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White
Basia chronology
Time and Tide
(1987)
London Warsaw New York
(1989)
The Sweetest Illusion
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]
Stereo Review (very positive)[3]

London Warsaw New York is the second solo studio album by Polish jazz and pop singer–songwriter Basia, released in the United States on October 23, 1989 by Epic Records. The album's title comes from a line in the song "Copernicus" (included on the album): "Our love will take this globe by storm/If it's London, Warsaw, or New York". Basia performed this song live on Late Night with David Letterman on Thanksgiving night on November 22, 1990.

The album earned a platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America on August 11, 1992 for sales of over one million copies in the United States. It produced five singles: "Baby You're Mine", "Cruising for Bruising", "Brave New Hope", a cover version of "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)", and "Copernicus". "Cruising for Bruising" peaked at number 29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Basia's second U.S. Top 40 hit and third (and last to date) entry on the Hot 100. Three singles entered the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, including "Cruising for Bruising" (which reached number five, tying with "New Day for You" from Basia's previous album, Time and Tide, as her most successful entry on that chart); "Until You Come Back to Me" and "Baby You're Mine" also charted AC though they failed to make the Hot 100.

The video for "Until You Come Back to Me" contains footage shot in Seattle, with scenes including the ever debated Alaskan Way Viaduct and the landmark Paramount Theatre.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Basia Trzetrzelewska and Danny White, except where noted.

  1. "Cruising for Bruising" – 4:08
  2. "Best Friends" – 4:01
  3. "Brave New Hope" – 4:06
  4. "Baby You're Mine" – 3:34
  5. "Ordinary People" – 4:58
  6. "Reward" – 5:08
  7. "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" (Stevie Wonder, Clarence Paul, Morris Broadnax) – 3:51
  8. "Copernicus" – 3:51
  9. "Not an Angel" – 4:23
  10. "Take Him Back Rachel" – 4:18

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged & Produced by Basia Trzetrzelewska & Danny White
  • Recording Engineers: Paul Hulme, Mike Dignam; assisted by Donal Hodgson & Richard Barraclough
  • Mixed by Phil Harding, Tony King & Les Sharma
  • Mastered by Tim Young
  • Paul Cox – photography
  • Mark Borthwick – photography

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[4] 28
Japanese Albums Chart[5] 33
UK Albums Chart[6] 68
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 20
U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums[7] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
U.S. U.S. AC
1990 "Baby You're Mine" 18
"Cruising for Bruising" 29 5
"Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" 33
"Copernicus"

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifier Certification Sales
France SNEP Gold[8] 100,000
United States RIAA Platinum[9] 1,000,000

References[edit]