LUBA: Between The Earth And Sky LP 1986. Classic Melodic Hard Rock, AOR, Rock with a top female singer. Check audio and the “Innocent (With An Explanation)” video.


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Lubomyra Kowalchyk: Canadian singer and songwriter of Ukrainian descent. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Luba Between The Earth & Sky
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog#: ST 12472
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Canada /usa
Released: 1986
Genre: Pop
Style: Melodic Hard Rock, AOR, Rock

A1 Strength In Numbers 4:28
A2 How Many 4:15
A3 What You Believe 4:28
A4 Even In The Darkest Moments 3:52
A5 Back To Emotion 4:08
B1 Act Of Mercy 5:31
B2 Innocent (With An Explanation) 3:41
B3 Take It Like A Woman 4:35
B4 Lay Down Your Love 4:24
B5 Between The Earth And Sky 4:39

  • Total length: 43:56

Manufactured and distributed under license by Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited.
ST-12472 on labels
ST 12472 on cover and spine
Between The Earth And Sky on label
Between The Earth & Sky on cover and spine

Between the Earth & Sky

Studio album by Luba
Released 1986
Recorded 1985
Genre: A.O.R,  Pop, Adult contemporary
Length 43:59
Label Capitol-EMI of Canada
Producer Pierre Bazinet & Luba

Between the Earth & Sky is a follow-up release to the breakout album Secrets And Sins by Canadian singer, Luba and band. A powerful and emotional album which helped her win a second Juno Award for “Female Vocalist of the Year” It was also her first album to go platinum in Canada. Various musical artists appear on Between the Earth & Sky, including a saxophone solo by jazz musician Kenny G on the hit single “How Many” (produced by Narada Michael Walden). Other popular singles on the album include “Strength In Numbers” “Act of Mercy” and “Innocent (With an Explanation)”

Luba: Vocals
Peter Marunzak: Drums, Drum Programming & Noise
Michael Bell: Bass
Mark Lyman: Guitars
Alain Couture: Guitars & Vocals

Back in the day she was our (Canadian) pop star, powerful, confident, amazing voice, and she never had to sell out to some image. Now I am forced to look at MTV on the screens at the gym and see generic quasi naked pop stars shaking their asses or Nicki Minaj’s crack, that are demanding the attention of the masses. Gross and tragic indeed.

Additional musicians:
Daniel Barbe: Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Alain Simard: Emulator Programming
The Sherwoods: Backing Vocals
Kenny G: Sax Solo on “How Many”
Sterling Crew: Keyboards on “How Many”

Gorgeous, bell-like production, assisted by this Canadian singer, is just one reason to love this album. Her big voice is mixed out in front, but the instruments aren’t lost. Sounds bubble up, leave an impression and vanish, having done their job. The strong tunes, all written by the singer, roll on one after the after, showcasing her irrepressible optimism. “Strength in Numbers,” “What You Believe,” “Act of Mercy” and “Innocent (With an Explanation)” stand out in a strong lineup. Kenny G guests on a powerful “How Many,” produced by Narada Michael Walden. Even the classy cover art, showing an elongated Luba reaching for the sky, contributes to the overall package. If you love Paul Young or Simply Red, check this out.

4.50 stars

I remember the first time time I listened to this album the very first day it came out, I was waiting for this one so bad…well, I thought it was more pop than “Secret and sins” and it was quite a deception at first, but it didn’t take long to love this one too! My favorites are the original “Between the earth & sky”, “Act of mercy”, “Even in the darkest moments” (a wonderful ballad) and “Lay down your love”.

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Weight 0.25 kg


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