Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Laura Enea - Laura Enea (1992) & Catch Me Now (1994) DOUBLE POST!!

No artist frustrates me more than Laura Enea. Here is a woman with a great voice and beauty who released two major label albums and even had a Billboard Top 100 pop hit, and yet I have never been able to find biographical information on her. Of course, she does have a Facebook account and I could write her there and ask her for some details, but I don't like hounding artists on Facebook. That's what fan pages are for! She needs one STAT! But of course, should anyone else care to invite her there as a friend and get the scoop, I wouldn't stop them (hint hint ;). What we do know is that she was signed to Next Plateau and released her self-titled album in 1992. The first single, "This Is The Last Time", was the song that made it into the top 100, to #70. It rode on the wave of the freestyle frenzy that happened in 1991, but came just as that wave was crashing and freestyle was heading back underground. While the album included several freestyle cuts (my fave being "Red Light Green Light", written by Laura herself) and the freestyle track "Our Love" was also released as a single, she also obviously had a taste for the pop of Stock, Aitken & Waterman, as she faithfully remade Kylie's "Especially For You" and "Better The Devil You Know", and Princess' "Say I'm Your Number One", and even released the latter two as singles. They were not terribly successful, but Next Plateau gave her another chance. Her next album also contained freestyle tracks, as well as remixes of "This Is The Last Time" and "Say I'm Your Number One", but this time she included some R&B flavoured tracks, as well as a remake of Evelyn 'Champagne' King's "Your Personal Touch". The title track was released as a single, but failed to generate any heat, and Laura was dropped from the label and seemed to drop off the face of the earth as well. One more freestyle single, "Can We Find A Way", appeared on the Micmac label in 1996, but other than that nothing has been heard from her since. However, she is rightly hailed as a queen of freestyle, and us fans would love to know what she's up to now (hint hint;).

Video for Say I'm Your Number One

Live performance of This Is The Last Time

Download Laura Enea

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This Is The Last Time
2
If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
3
Red Light, Green Light
4
Especially For You
5
Love Makes The World Go Round
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Our Love
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Say I'm Your Number One
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Boy, I Can't Cry
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Better The Devil You Know
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Take Me Back

Download Catch Me Now

1
I Don't Give My Love (To Just Anybody)
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Catch Me Now
3
I Like Whatcha Doin' To Me Baby
4
Question Of Love
5
Your Personal Touch
6
Take Me Back
7
Close To You
8
Say I'm Your Number One
9
Change Of Heart
10
Don't You Want My Love
11
All My Love (Is For You)
12
This Is The Last Time

8 comments:

  1. been looking for these forever! I bought her self titled release on tape back in the day so i could hear "say i'm your number one" as there was no chance of getting the princess version on cd or tape. I fell in love with this up until my tape was ate-Thanks a million!

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  2. Next Plateau was definitely an indie label that was distributed by a major, in this case, London Records. Most of Next Plateau singles were actually distributed independently.

    There was definitely some sort of association between Next Plateau Records and PWL Records though, which explains all the PWL covers!

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  3. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/freestyle-file-radio
    just a lil update for any Laura Enea fans live show is 1/09/10
    FREESTYLE FILE LIVE RADIO MIX SHOW--Interview with Laura Enea

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  4. I loved Laura Enea too. Here is video I took from one of her rare club appearances in queens last year. My friend got up there to sing, and you hear me singing too. LOL. http://youtu.be/GLq-qX-W2xw

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  5. Well my mom worked at her tanning salon she owned back in the mid 90's i saw her back in 2004 and she was a realestate broker

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  6. I knew her back in the 90's when she was waitressing at some little place in westchester county

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  7. Thanks alot for the great work! Please, could you re-upload these Albums on Zippyshare?

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    1. You're welcome. Unfortunately, Zippyshare does not work for me. I can reup them to Sendspace if that's better...

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