Breathe (All That Jazz)

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The Album

Rediscovering the Timeless Charm of Breathe’s “All That Jazz” Album

Breathe emerged as a breath of fresh air, blending melodic pop sensibilities with sophisticated jazz-infused arrangements to create an album that continues to captivate listeners to this day. Released in 1987, “All That Jazz” stands as a testament to the band’s talent and creativity, offering a collection of timeless songs that effortlessly blend genres and defy expectations.

At the heart of “All That Jazz” lies Breathe’s distinctive sound, characterized by lush harmonies, intricate instrumentation, and emotive vocals. From the infectious pop hooks of “Hands to Heaven” to the smooth jazz influences of “Monday Morning Blues,” each track on the album showcases the band’s remarkable versatility and songwriting prowess.

One of the album’s standout tracks is the chart-topping single “How Can I Fall,” a heartfelt ballad that perfectly captures the longing and vulnerability of unrequited love. With its soaring chorus and soulful vocals, “How Can I Fall” struck a chord with audiences around the world, earning Breathe widespread acclaim and solidifying their place in music history.

But “All That Jazz” is more than just a collection of hit singles; it’s a cohesive and immersive listening experience from start to finish. From the atmospheric introspection of “All This I Should Have Known” to the infectious energy of “Any Trick,” the album takes listeners on a journey of love, loss, and self-discovery, all set against a backdrop of lush musical arrangements and evocative lyrics.

Conclusion

Despite its undeniable commercial success, “All That Jazz” remains an underrated gem in the pantheon of 1980s pop music. Its sophisticated production, timeless melodies, and poignant lyrics continue to resonate with listeners of all ages, offering a glimpse into a bygone era while remaining relevant and relatable in the present day.

As we revisit the magic of Breathe’s “All That Jazz” album, we’re reminded of the power of music to transcend boundaries and touch the hearts of listeners across generations. With its timeless charm and enduring appeal, “All That Jazz” stands as a testament to Breathe’s enduring legacy as one of the most innovative and beloved bands of the 1980s.

Track Listing

  1. Jonah
  2. All That Jazz
  3. Monday Morning Blues
  4. Hands To Heaven
  5. All This I Should Have Known
  6. Any Trick
  7. Liberties Of Love
  8. Won’t You Come Back
  9. For Love Or Money
  10. How Can I Fall

Hand To Heaven

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Lyrics

As I watch you move
Across the moonlit room
There’s so much tenderness in your lovin’
Tomorrow I must leave
The dawn knows no reprieve
God, give me strength when I am leaving

So raise your hands to Heaven and pray
That we’ll be back together someday

Tonight I need your sweet caress
Hold me in the darkness
Tonight you calm my restlessness
You relieve my sadness

As we move to embrace tears run down your face
I whisper words of love so softly
I can’t believe this pain
It’s driving me insane
Without your touch life will be lonely

So raise your hands to Heaven and pray
That we’ll be back together someday

Tonight I need your sweet caress
Hold me in the darkness
Tonight you calm my restlessness
You relieve my sadness
Tonight I need your sweet caress
Hold me in the darkness
Tonight you calm my restlessness
You relieve my sadness

Morning has come another day
I must pack my bags and say goodbye, goodbye

Tonight I need your sweet caress
Hold me in the darkness
Tonight you calm my restlessness
You relieve my sadness
Tonight I need your sweet caress
Hold me in the darkness
Tonight you calm my restlessness (you calm my restlessness)
You relieve my sadness

Reference

All That Jazz (Breathe album) – Wikipedia