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Terence Trent D'Arby

Terence Trent D'Arby

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Terence Trent D’Arby

Profile and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, The Sunday Times, 1987

WHEN Terence Trent D’Arby’s very first single was released four months ago, it became difficult to open a magazine or turn on the television without ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Tel-star

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 28 February 1987

Plenty of others have made the same journey from gospel to soul, via boxing; rather fewer have taken detours through the Army of the Rhine ...

Genuis Steals: Terence Trent D'Arby: Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby (CBS)

Review by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 10 July 1987

WITH HIS usual flourish of verbal arrogance, Terence Trent D'Arby has already proclaimed his LP the most outstanding debut of the '80s. Fine. The only ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby (CBS 450911 I)

Review by Betty Page, Record Mirror, 18 July 1987

TERRY TRENDY D'Arby is the kind of artists most record companies only dream of signing. He's pretty; he's charming, but arrogant; he's smooth; he's sexy; ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby

Review by Mark Cooper, Q, August 1987

HERALDED AS THE NEW crown prince of soul, Terence Trent D'Arby already has Britain at his feet courtesy of 'If You Let Me Stay', his ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 1 August 1987


Terence Trent D'Arby: Storm in a T-Shirt; Prince: Prince of Darkness

Report by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 1 August 1987


Terence Trent D'Arby: The Great Contender

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 1 August 1987

TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY isn't modest. But, as he's quick to point out, he has very little to be modest about. Two hit singles, a number ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Yeau!

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, September 1987

"I'M VERY, VERY self-critical. I'm very critical of others, but I'm also very critical of my own work and there's no-one that could possibly put ...

The G.I. Blues of Terence Trent D'Arby

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 26 September 1987

TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY reveals the dark side of his pre-pop star life: the army experience that nearly crushed him, and the realisation that a square ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Roxy, Los Angeles

Live Review by Gerrie Lim, L.A. Weekly, 9 October 1987

THE EVENING before our 6.1 rumble, somebody new rolled into town and left his mark more indelibly than all the debris in Whittier. ...

Spook Shopping The Terence Trent D'Arby Way

Report by William Shaw, Smash Hits, 21 October 1987

What do pop stars do when they're suddenly quite rich? If they're called Terence Trent D'Arby they buy lots of compact discs, loads of books ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby (Columbia)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, November 1987

YOU CAN'T call Terence Trent D'Arby shy. On his audacious, uneven debut, this extroverted youngster co-produces, writes most of the tunes and sings 'em in ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby (Columbia)

Review by Richard C. Walls, Creem, February 1988

HERE'S THE scam, or rather the situation. D'Arby, a black American gone to England, has had an enormous success among the Brits — number one ...

D'Arby has his day

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 7 September 1989

Terence Trent D'Arby has a new album on the way. He also has a clearer idea of his role in the world, as Adam Sweeting ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Neither Fish Nor Flesh

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, November 1989

"PEOPLE, LISTEN to me," announces Terence Trent D'Arby over the intro of 'I Don't Want To Bring The Gods Down', "this is not a film, ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Citi Club, Boston MA

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 20 December 1989

Terence Trent D Arby, pretender to the throne ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: The Marquee, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 10 January 1990

IT'S ALWAYS a lark to be able to see major-ish artists in small settings, and perhaps we should be grateful to all the people who ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: The World, New York NY

Live Review by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 13 January 1990

THERE'S A nice little joke doing the rounds of the London headquarters of CBS in Soho Square, which goes something like this:"Knock knock.""Who's there?""Terence.""Terence who?""That's ...

Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert, Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Robert Sandall, Rolling Stone, 31 May 1990

WHILE THE black south African leader Nelson Mandela was still in jail, his seventieth birthday, in June 1988, inspired the starriest gathering of rockers since ...

Symphony For The D'Evil: Terence Trent D'Arby: Symphony Or Damn (Columbia)

Review by Chas de Whalley, Vox, June 1993

BY RIGHTS, of course, Terence Trent D'Arby should have achieved superstar status years ago. That he hasn't is entirely his own fault. ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Symphony Or Damn: The Tension Inside The Sweetness (Columbia)

Review by Mat Snow, Q, June 1993

SO MUCH for "that difficult third album". Being a precocious kind of guy, Terence Trent D'Arby cleared that hurdle one album early, 1989's Neither Fish ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: 'I've Always Said An Artist Should Have His Heart In One Hand And His Nuts In The Other.'

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, June 1993

From nowhere, his first LP sold like thermonuclear cakes and he became the most sexy, mouthy, loppy, self-promoting star in pop. Then his second album ...

Terence Trent D’Arby Vibrates

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone (Germany), 1995

SITTING ON a four-poster bed framed by blood-red curtains, Terence Trent D’Arby sucks on a huge bottle of Evian water and talks. And talks and ...

Honey and Sandpaper: Sam Cooke's disciples

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1995

The deep and enduring influence of Mr Soul. ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Not Just a Comeback. A Reinvention.

Interview by Amy Linden, The New York Times, 13 August 1995

TERENCE TRENT D'Arby is explaining, for what may be the umpteenth time, why he lopped off his dreadlocks in favor of a close-cropped peroxide coif. ...

Where Are They Now: Terence Trent D'Arby

Report and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, Summer 2001

ONCE THE snake-hipped future of soul, Terence Trent D'Arby never quite capitalized on the enormous publicity that greeted his arrival in the mid-'80's, nor the ...

Terence Trent D'Arby: Forum, London/David Gray: NEC Arena, Birmingham

Live Review by Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 1 December 2002

Terry's all gold – even though his name is now Buddhist Jesus II ...

Sananda Maitreya (The Artist Formerly Known As Terence Trent D'Arby)

Interview by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Believer, June 2007

Choices for black men with long hair: Afro Dreds Perm That's it! ...

Why Terence Trent D'Arby became Sananda Maitreya: "It was that or death"

Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 5 October 2017

In 1987, his debut album saw him hailed as a rival to Michael Jackson and Prince — but then his star crashed and burned. He ...

see also Sananda Maitreya


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