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Sharleen Spiteri

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“I’m a firm believer that every time you sit down to write a song you should try and write a hit record.” So says Sharleen Spiteri, a singer and songwriter who already knows more than a thing or two about hit records as the frontwoman of Texas. Formed in Glasgow in 1986, Texas were one of the great success stories of ‘90s pop, selling over one and a half million copies of their 1996 album White On Blonde in the UK alone. In a decade dominated by male guitar bands, Spiteri was a welcome female alternative, blessed with a smooth, soulful voice but unafraid to strap on her black 1967 Telecaster guitar and rock out with the best of them.

By 2005, Texas could boast a staggering 15 platinum discs (six-a-piece for White On Blonde and 2000’s Greatest Hits, another three for 1999’s The Hush) and 13 top ten hits including such modern pop classics as ‘Say What You Want’, ‘Summer Son’ and their bluesy 1989 debut, ‘I Don’t Want A Lover’. “Texas are my family and they’ll always be there,” says Sharleen. “But after the last record, everybody decided they wanted to do different things and different projects. I had to think about what I wanted to do with my life, on top of which my life was going through some big personal changes. So I just decided, that’s it. I need to make a solo record and step up to the challenge. When I told the boys in Texas, they just said, ‘Great. You go for it.’ So I did.”

The result is Melody - the stunning solo debut from the face and voice of one of the biggest British bands of recent times.

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  • kubusff

    Vote up new promtional picture for The Conversation.

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • iampathetic

    Love her with Rammstein < 3 [6]

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Maximilan4

    Love her with Rammstein < 3 [5]

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • cassandragothic

    Love her with Rammstein < 3 [4]

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • crownanchor

    Right on:)

    27 Dec 2011 Reply
  • hulker61

    Love her with Rammstein < 3 [3]

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • AntiChriS_

    muy buen disco "Melody" la conoci por rammstein por su bella voz, recomiendo que escuchen completo este disco..

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • corky64

    Love her with Rammstein < 3 [2]

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Darkstealls

    diva

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mrsean20

    my gos, shes amazing

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • emcxmc

    Happy Birthday, Sharleen.

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • JustaMistake

    Love her with Rammstein < 3.

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bunnyskulls

    Her contribution to the Rammstein song is gross. Yucky voice.

    10 Jul 2010 Reply
  • SCLQV

    Her version of Xanadu is really amazing!

    10 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Mrcelinho

    She does it better singing her own tunes. This Movies Songbook feels like another Hollywood Mon Amour Project.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    "Take me With You" is my fave . . . maybe a slow burner

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • mikium

    Not a fan of her new album but her last one was superb!

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • klein_kariert

    love.

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • aderio

    Great new album! In my opinion the best songs are Pretty Woman, The Sounf Of Silence, Take Me With You & Xanadu! <3 But how are song of a famous films, the tast of the people can be more different.

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • belladonnaboy

    I'm sorry but although I remotely like the album and very disapointed that she did not take the time to write her own stuff for her second album.....sorry Sharleen but..... Tut tut. That aside her version of Cat People is fucking amazing as is Xanadu this would have done good as a third or fourth album.

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
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