Tag: 1994

Friday 7/10/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Everything But The Girl – Amplified Heart (1994)

Amplified Heart is the eighth studio album by British musical duo Everything but the Girl. It was released on June 13, 1994 by Atlantic Records in the United States and Canada, and elsewhere by Blanco y Negro Records. The album was recorded and mixed in London from winter 1993 to 1994.

Primarily an acoustic-driven set, Amplified Heart brought Everything but the Girl to mainstream audiences via the dance remix of the song “Missing”. Ultimately peaking at number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1996, “Missing” spent more than a year gaining airplay and exposing Everything but the Girl to US and worldwide audiences, leading Amplified Heart to sell upwards of 232,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Scan. It went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

Amplified Heart was reissued in 2012 by Edsel Records as a two-disc deluxe set.

On May 16, 2019, the band’s Twitter account announced a special 25th anniversary pressing of the album on vinyl. Set to be released July 5, 2019, it marks the album’s debut in the vinyl format. The Todd Terry club mix of “Missing” is not on the vinyl as it was added on to later pressings of the CD as a bonus track.

1. “Rollercoaster” 3:14
2. “Troubled Mind” 3:34
3. “I Don’t Understand Anything” 4:25
4. “Walking to You” 3:30
5. “Get Me”  3:34
6. “Missing”  4:06
7. “Two Star” 4:06
8. “We Walk the Same Line” 4:00
9. “25 December” 4:04
10. “Disenchanted” 2:03
11. “Straight Back to You” 4:38
12. “Lights of Te Touan” 2:29
13. “These Days” (live) 3:24
14. “Each and Every One” (live) 3:57
15. “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” (live) 3:13

1. “I Don’t Understand Anything” (home demo) 4:17
2. “Rollercoaster” (home dem) 3:13
3. “Two Star” (home demo) 2:57
4. “Troubled Mind” (home demo) 3:48
5. “We Walk the Same Line” (home demo) 3:46
6. “Richard Says” (home demo) 2:24
7. “Back at Square One” (home demo) 3:31
8. “Two Star” (Harry Robinson’s string arrangement demo) 4:06
9. “Missing” (live) 7:41
10. “Troubled Mind” (live) 4:42
11. “Two Star” (live) 5:23
12. “Walking to You” (live) 3:35
13. “25 December” (live) 4:37
14. “Missing” (Chris & James Full On club mix) 8:35
15. “Missing” (Little Joey remix) 5:03
16. “Missing” (Ultramarine remix) 5:27
17. “Missing” (Todd Terry club mix, Ben Watt’s ‘Blanco-Eternal’ radio edit) 3:54

Monday 12am ET: Feature LP: Anne Murray – The Best… So Far (1994)

The Best…So Far is a greatest hits album by Canadian country artist Anne Murray. It was released by Capitol Records on November 29, 1994. The album peaked at number 2 on the RPM Country Albums chart.

This disc was certified Platinum by the RIAA for United States sales of over a million copies.

1. “Snowbird” 2:10
2. “Now and Forever (You and Me)” 4:16
3. “Danny’s Song” 3:06
4. “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do” 3:51
5. “A Love Song” 2:48
6. “Time Don’t Run Out on Me” 3:41
7. “You Won’t See Me” 4:04
8. “Just Another Woman in Love” 2:55
9. “You Needed Me” 3:39
10. “A Little Good News” 3:07
11. “I Just Fall in Love Again” 2:50
12. “Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye” 3:25
13. “Broken Hearted Me” 3:56
14. “Could I Have This Dance” 3:16
15. “Daydream Believer” 2:29
16. “Another Sleepless Night” 3:06
17. “Shadows in the Moonlight” 3:29
18. “Blessed Are the Believers” 2:41
19. “Make Love to Me” 3:52
20. “Over You” 3:11

Monday 6pm: MaxMusic 20th Century – 1994 (Part 1)

January 19 – Bryan Adams becomes the first major Western music star to perform in Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
January 25 – Alice in Chains release their Jar of Flies album which makes its US chart début at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, becoming the first ever EP to do so.
January 29 – The Supremes’ Mary Wilson is injured when her Jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside Los Angeles, USA. Wilson’s 14-year-old son is killed in the accident.
February 1 – Green Day release their breakthrough album Dookie, ushering in the mid-1990s punk revival. Dookie eventually achieves diamond certification.
February 7 – Blind Melon’s lead singer Shannon Hoon is forced to leave the American Music Awards ceremony because of his loud and disruptive behavior. Hoon is later charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest, and destroying a police station phone.
February 11 – The three surviving members of The Beatles secretly reunite to begin recording additional music for a few of John Lennon’s old unfinished demos, presented to Paul McCartney by Yoko Ono, with Jeff Lynne producing. The track, “Free As A Bird”, is released as a single in late 1995 as part of the exhaustive Beatles Anthology project, reaching #2 in the UK and #6 in the United States.
February 14 – The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia marries Deborah Koons.
February 23 – Eddie Van Halen, Chris Isaak, and B.B. King attend the ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino takes place in Paradise, Nevada, USA.
February 26 – The Sanremo Music Festival ends with victory for Aleandro Baldi in the “Big Artists” category, for the song “Passerà”
March 1
Selena becomes the first Tejano music singer to win a Grammy Award.
Nirvana play their final concert, in Munich.
Frank Sinatra receives the Grammy Legend Award. Sinatra’s acceptance speech is cut short. Other artists criticize the producer’s decision during the show, and Billy Joel takes extra time to perform his song, The River of Dreams, noting that he is wasting valuable air time.
March 3 – In Rome, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain lapses into a coma after overdosing on Rohypnol and champagne.
March 5 – Grace Slick is arrested for pointing a shotgun at police in her Tiburon, California, home.
March 7 – The United States Supreme Court decision Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. rules that parody can qualify as fair use. The case was spurred by 2 Live Crew releasing a parody of the Roy Orbison hit “Oh, Pretty Woman” without a license from the publishing firm Acuff-Rose Music.
March 8 – Nine Inch Nails release their second studio album The Downward Spiral. It would go on to sell over 3 million copies and be credited with helping bring industrial rock music into the mainstream.
March 13 – Selena releases her final Spanish album Amor Prohibido. Its production had been delayed because of the launch of Selena’s fashion clothing line and boutiques, and her “Selena Live!” tour in support of Live!.
March 18
Courtney Love calls the police, fearing that her husband, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, is suicidal. Police confiscate four guns and twenty-five boxes of ammo from Cobain’s home.
Bassist Darryl Jones replaces Bill Wyman in The Rolling Stones,
March 30 – Pink Floyd embark on what would be their last world tour before their breakup. The record-breaking tour supports their Division Bell album, with the band playing to 5,500,000 people in 68 cities and grossing over £150,000,000 (US$186,952,500).
March 31 – Madonna on Late Show with David Letterman: Madonna appears on the Late Show with David Letterman, making headlines with her foul-mouthed, profanity-laced interview. Robin Williams later describes the segment as a “battle of wits with an unarmed woman.”
April 8 – The body of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, is found. Cobain’s death, three days before, is legally declared to be suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot.
April 11 – The Offspring release Smash, which goes on to become the best selling independent album of all time and one of the most influential albums of the 90s.
April 25
Blur releases Parklife, its first album reaching #1 in UK, where it was certified “quadruple platinum”.
Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys is sentenced to 200 hours of community service for attacking a television cameraman during funeral services for actor River Phoenix in November 1993.
April 26 – Grace Slick pleads guilty to having pointed a shotgun at police officers on March 5.
April 27 – The legendary Fillmore club reopens in San Francisco with a concert headlined by The Smashing Pumpkins.
April 30 The 39th Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Dublin, Ireland, which becomes the first-ever country to win three consecutive contests. Its winners are Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan with “Rock ‘N’ Roll Kids”, written by Brendan Graham. The interval features the first-ever public performance of Riverdance, featuring Michael Flatley and Jean Butler, which developed into the world-famous stage show.

Feature Year: 1994 3pm ET

January 15 – Harry Nilsson, American musician (b. 1941) Died
February 24 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916) Died
February 26 – Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961) Died
March 1 – Justin Bieber, Canadian pop/R&B singer
March 16 – In Portland, Oregon, Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She is fined $100,000 and banned from the sport.
April 5 – Kurt Cobain, American singer and songwriter (b. 1967) Died
April 8 – Kurt Cobain, songwriter and frontman for the band Nirvana, is found dead at his Lake Washington home, apparently of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
June 12 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside the Simpson home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
June 14 – Henry Mancini, American composer and arranger (b. 1924) Died
June 17 – NFL star O.J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings flee from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase ends at Simpson’s Brentwood, Los Angeles, California mansion, where he surrenders.
August 12 – The 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike is called, ending the 1994 MLB Season
September 1 – Bianca Ryan, American singer
September 1 – Jasmine, American singer
September 13 – President Bill Clinton signs the Assault Weapons Ban, which bans the manufacture of new weapons with certain features for a period of 10 years.
November 4 – Fred “Sonic” Smith, American guitarist (b. 1949) Died
November 5 – A letter by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, announcing that he has Alzheimer’s disease, is released.
November 8 – Lauren Alaina, American singer
November 10 – Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (b. 1920) Died
November 16 – Dino Valente, American musician (b. 1943) Died
November 16 – Cab Calloway, American jazz singer and bandleader (b. 1908) Died
December 15 – The first version of web browser Netscape Navigator is released.