Time and Tide (Basia album)

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Time and Tide
Basia Time and Tide.jpg
Standard artwork
Studio album by Basia
Released August 21, 1987 (1987-08-21)
Genre
Length 41:37
Label Epic
Producer Basia Trzetrzelewska, Danny White
Basia chronology
Time and Tide
(1987)
London Warsaw New York
(1989)
Alternative cover art
Artwork for U.S. editions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Time and Tide is the debut album by Polish jazz and pop singer–songwriter Basia, originally released on April 3, 1987[2] in the UK by Portrait Records (CBS) and in the United States on August 21, 1987 by Epic Records . Co-produced and mostly co-written by Basia herself and Danny White, it showcases considerable influences from Brazilian music, noted in the track "Astrud", a tribute to Astrud Gilberto. The album is her first solo album following her departure from the band Matt Bianco. Basia would return to Matt Bianco 17 years later for the album Matt's Mood, released in 2004.

On November 3, 1989 the album was awarded a platinum sales certification by the RIAA for surpassing one million copies sold in the U.S. alone, with the singles "Time and Tide", "New Day for You", and "Promises" all achieving adult contemporary success and the former becoming a top 30 pop hit as well. "New Day for You" was also covered in Japanese by J-pop and future enka singer and actress Yoko Nagayama.

Time and Tide was followed two years later by the even more successful London Warsaw New York.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Basia Trzetrzelewska and Danny White, co-writers indicated.

  1. "Promises" (Peter Ross) – 4:03
  2. "Run for Cover" (Ross) – 3:38
  3. "Time and Tide" – 4:03
  4. "Freeze Thaw" (Ross) – 3:57
  5. "From Now On" – 3:45
  6. "New Day for You" (Ross) – 4:27
  7. "Prime Time TV" (Ross) – 5:20
  8. "Astrud" – 4:39
  9. "How Dare You" – 3:22
  10. "Miles Away" – 4:10
UK edition
  1. "Forgive and Forget" – 3:16 (not on the UK Portrait LP issue)
Japanese edition
  1. "Give Me That" – 4:24
  2. "Forgive and Forget" – 3:16

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[3] 16
Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 61
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 36
U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums[5] 1
Chart (1989) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 50

Singles[edit]

  • "Time and Tide" - US Pop #26, US Adult Contemporary #19, UK #64
  • "New Day for You" - US Pop #53, US Adult Contemporary #5
  • "Promises" - US Adult Contemporary #8, UK #48
  • "Prime Time TV"

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifier Certification Sales
France SNEP Gold[7] 100,000
United States RIAA Platinum[8] 1,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ iTunes
  3. ^ "Tous les Albums classés par Artiste (see "BASIA")". InfoDisc (in French). Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats – Basia – Time And Tide". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Time and Tide > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  6. ^ "australian-charts.com – Basia – Time And Tide". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Les Certifications (Albums) du SNEP (see "BASIA")". InfoDisc (in French). Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  8. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum". RIAA. November 3, 1989. Retrieved 2009-04-25.