Sleight of Hand is an album by the British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading. It was her tenth studio album and was recorded and produced by Armatrading at Bumpkin Studio, her own purpose built studio in the grounds of her home. The album was released on 12 May 1986 by A&M Records. Armatrading began work on the album in November 1985, following the release of her ninth studio album Secret Secrets in February of that year.
Joan Armatrading took matters into her own hands after the commercially disappointing Secret Secrets, producing and playing nearly all the guitars (acoustic and electric) on Sleight of Hand. It's not a demonstrably better record for it, although Armatrading's uncluttered production (with the aid of Steve Lillywhite, who mixed the record) is in many ways preferable to Secret Secrets' surfeit of sweetness. The album begins with two of Armatrading's most dance-oriented tracks, the Prince-ly "Kind Words (And a Real Good Heart)" and "Killing Time
Each album I get, Sleight of Hand being one I just picked up, gives me yet another facet of Joan's tremendous creativity. If you want to hear some stellar Armatrading electric guitar work, this is a must have album of hers
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Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Joan Armatrading. Mixed at The Town House Studios. Administered by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) in the .
Features Song Lyrics for Joan Armatrading's Sleight Of Hand album. Figure Of Speech Lyrics. Joan Armatrading Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.
This album has an average beat per minute of 122 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 89/170 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Sleight of Hand. BPM Profile Sleight of Hand. Album starts at 114BPM, ends at 170BPM (+56), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Joan Armatrading.
Sleight of Hand, 2010. Kind Words (And a Real Good Heart), 03:47. Laurel and the Rose, 03:52. One More Chance, 05:15.
|A1||Kind Words(And A Real Good Heart)|
|A5||Laurel And The Rose|
|B1||One More Chance|
|B3||Jesse-You Can Do Magic|
|B4||Figure Of Speech|
|SP 5130, SP-5130||Joan Armatrading||Sleight Of Hand (LP, Album)||A&M Records, A&M Records||SP 5130, SP-5130||US||1986|
|CS-5130||Joan Armatrading||Sleight Of Hand (Cass, Album, Chr)||A&M Records||CS-5130||Canada||1986|
|AMLH 65130||Joan Armatrading||Sleight Of Hand (LP, Album)||A&M Records||AMLH 65130||South Africa||Unknown|
|395 130-1||Joan Armatrading||Sleight Of Hand (LP, Album)||A&M Records||395 130-1||Germany||1986|
|SP 5130||Joan Armatrading||Sleight Of Hand (LP, Album, Club, CRC)||A&M Records||SP 5130||US||1986|