Bonnie Tyler – “Sooner Than The Velocity Of Evening” (1983)
The video for Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 smash, “Complete Eclipse Of The Coronary heart“, has simply exceeded a billion views on YouTube, making it one of many few movies of its period to attain that landmark determine. That phenomenal quantity is more likely to proceed to soar with the information that NASA count on a photo voltaic eclipse to be seen in components of america, Mexico and lots of nations in South and Central America on October 14th!
“Complete Eclipse Of The Coronary heart” options on the fortieth anniversary vinyl version of Bonnie’s landmark album “Sooner Than The Velocity Of Evening”, which will likely be launched on fifteenth September when will probably be pressed on ruby pink vinyl.
“Sooner Than The Velocity Of Evening” modified every little thing for Bonnie Tyler. Whereas she had scored a home High 10 breakthrough with “Misplaced In France” after which a serious worldwide hit with “It’s a Heartache”, her first 4 albums failed to interrupt into the UK album charts. However then the super-charged drama of the long-lasting energy ballad “Complete Eclipse of The Coronary heart” grew to become one of many defining hits of the period, because it raced to the highest of the charts and was licensed Platinum in each the UK and the US with over three million worldwide gross sales thus far.
The album was equally profitable, hitting No.1 within the UK and No.4 within the US, whereas additionally climbing album charts in all places from Australia to Norway. Her star standing continued to flourish with a number of BRIT and Grammy Award nominations. Between the hovering highs and attribute rasp of Bonnie’s unmistakable voice and Jim Steinman’s theatrical wall-of-sound manufacturing, it’s straightforward to see why “Sooner Than The Velocity Of Evening” made such an outstanding influence.
The title monitor, a second Steinman composition, nearly matches “Complete Eclipse” by way of Bonnie’s seemingly invincible vocal supply and the thunderous bombastics of the music, whereas impressed covers – an arena-ready tackle Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” and a grandiose twist on Bryan Adams’ “Straight From The Coronary heart” – contribute to a set of maximalist thrills.
Extra profession highlights adopted the discharge of “Sooner Than The Velocity Of Evening”, together with additional High 5 hits within the mid-80’s with “Holding Out For A Hero” and “A Rockin’ Good Manner”, a profitable 1986 “Best Hits” set, plus a Gold Badge Award from BASCA (now The Ivors Novello Awards) and a memorable Eurovision marketing campaign, each in 2013. She has continued to tour and make excessive profile TV appearances all around the world, whereas 2019’s “Between The Earth And The Stars” grew to become her highest charting UK studio album in over thirty years.
Bonnie Tyler’s present resurgence continues with the discharge of her autobiography Straight From The Coronary heart on twenty eighth September. It guarantees to be a heartfelt and candid memoir that tells the story of how a shy, music-loving teenager morphed into a global famous person. She’s going to then embark upon a 40 yr “Complete Eclipse Of The Coronary heart” tour throughout Europe in October, which incorporates quite a few area exhibits and runs till the top of the yr.
“Complete Eclipse Of The Coronary heart” UK No.1, US No.1
“Sooner Than The Velocity Of Evening” is launched through Sony Data on fifteenth September