Why haven’t I brought Annie here before? I love her so and her voice is amazing! Well, better late… This week’s Friday Break features Annie Lennox!
Thank you for this beautiful week, for your great and insightful comments, I hope you’ll have the best weekend yet! Enjoy Annie Lennox Walking on Broken Glass! (more info right after the jump! the cake was great, everyone loved it, it’s all gone, almost ;) )
I always wondered what would be like to be born on Christmas Day! If something from the holy aura surrounding this special day would pass on any newborn on December 24th! Maybe Annie Lennox is the positive answer to that question: she was born on Christmas day, in Scotland, 1954. She joined the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK. But her artistic destiny lied elsewhere so she dropped out of that prestigious Academy where she was studying the flute and tried to follow her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter.
After years of band/duet singing, Annie broke solo in 1990 with her “Diva” album (1992). “Walking on broken glass” was on Diva. The video was especially theatrical, inspired and meant to reprise the atmosphere from Dangerous Liaison. The Sophie Muller directed video included John Malkovich and House’s Hugh Laurie (Annie herself said about the video:
“This was a wonderful video to create. There were some wonderful people involved– John Malkovich and Hugh Laurie (before he had an American accent)! That was tremendous fun. The idea of it being a period piece, like Les Liaisons Dangereux. The alternative title for ‘Broken Glass’ could easily have been ‘Hell hath no more fury than a woman scorned.’ The video is very wry and tongue-in-cheek. People can take me a little seriously sometimes, but I do actually have a rather radical sense of humor.”