Format: CD
Rel. Date: 04/07/2023
UPC: 795847166148

Sleep It Off [Remastered]
Artist: Cristina
Format: CD

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Before Madonna, the world had the magnificent Cristina. Pre-dating the 1980's boom of first-name-only artists, Cristina was pioneering the concept with her 1978 debut single Disco Clone on the ZE record label, a straight-forward (musically) Disco song but with tongue-in-cheek lyrics mocking the scene. The single became an underground success and Cristina released a Disco-style debut LP in 1980. In 1982, Cristina began working on what would become her second album Sleep It Off, eventually released in 1984. Taking a more contemporary New Wave approach to the material, Cristina added her own slant with campy downbeat lyrics. She presented songs about loveless relationships, gold-diggers, prostitution, and other seedy subject matter, with a charmingly wry wit, alternating between deadpan, sneering, and dramatic deliveries. Ticket To The Tropics was selected as the single, a catchy tune co-written with Doug Feiger of The Knack fame. Sleep It Off is presented on CD remastered from original master tapes from the Universal Music tape archive for the first time ever (previous CD reissues had been sourced from vinyl). Aside from the original 10-track album, two legendary bonus tracks have been included. Things Fall Apart was originally recorded as part of a ZE label Christmas album for the 1981 holiday season. Disco Clone is included in a 1981 single remix from the B side of the Things Fall Apart UK single