Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Cuts both ways - Gloria Estefan

I've always had mixed feelings about Gloria Estefan and her music. It was always bloody commercial, but then, what does 'commercial' mean? In the end, every artist wants to sell records but no-one really knows why a record sells. So the only reason why Estefan sounds 'commercial' is because her music was so very popular in the late Eighties and early Nineties.

'Cuts both ways' was the fifth and final single from the 1989 album of the same name. The ballad scored reasonably well in the UK and USA, reaching number 15 and 44 respectively. In the UK, the single was released in a limited edition poster bag, which is always a good reason for me to buy a single.

My collection: 7" single no. 1323
Found: HMV, London, October 16, 1990
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: 'Cuts both ways' / 'You made a fool of me'

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