Track Of The Day: Fiona
Fiona has just released her first album in two decades. She provides the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day here.
There was a time when the planet was awash with great female vocalists in the melodic rock field. And it’s fair to say that among the very best of these was Fiona.
If you reckon this is a little bit of an exaggeration, then listen back to the albums she did in the 1980s and at the start of the 1990s, and you’ll get the drift.
Born in New Jersey, Fiona had a natural aptitude and affinity towards rock music. That is the sort of rock with a passion, a groove and massive melodic momentum. You could hear all of this brought into sharp focus on her 1985, self-titled debut album.
A year later, the potential inherent on the first album was refined and honed on the Beyond The Pale album, It was obvious that Fiona had an international talent, and the ability and agility to stand apart from all the wannabes. This was a major talent.
In 1989, Fiona established a tougher sound for Heart Like A Gun. And a move from Atlantic Records, who put out the first three albums, to Geffen led to the release in 1992 of the album Squeeze.
But these albums only tell part of her story. Fiona starred in the 1987 film Hearts Of Fire, with Bob Dylan and Rupert Everett. She also appeared in an episode of Miami Vice and guested on Warrant’s breakthrough album Cherry Pie..
Now after a long gap, during she concentrated on other aspects of her life, Fiona is back and burning again. New album Unbroken is not only a testament to the fact that her creativity and voice have, in anything, been enhanced, but proves she still has an unswerving and unwavering capacity for writing memorable songs and giving them life in the studio.
Now you can download the song This Heart (featuring Robin Beck on guest vocals) for free right here.
Find out more at www.fionarock.com