Watch a video clip of Luba performing "Let it Go." From the YouTube website.
Luba toured nationally, first as an opening act for Chris de Burgh and 1984-5 for Bryan Adams and then as a headliner. The TV special 'Luba, Between the Earth and Sky,' produced by Cambium Film & Video Productions, Ltd, and seen on CBC in 1988, included footage of energetic performances at the 1987 Juno Awards ceremony, the Club Metropolis in Montreal and the Ontario Place Forum. Luba received Juno awards 1985-7 as best female singer and in 1986 for best video ('How Many,' directed by Greg Masuak). She also won Félix awards in 1985 for dance record of the year ('Let It Go') and in 1986 for best English pop/rock LP (Between the Earth and Sky) and as anglophone artist of the year. Canadian sales of Between the Earth and Sky and of All or Nothing exceeded 100 000.
After her band broke up in the early 1990s, Luba took a break from recording until 2000, when she released a new album, From the Bitter to the Sweet (AZCD-1200), on her own newly formed Azure Music label. All songs were written by the singer-songwriter and draw on Luba's experiences during her years out of the public eye. They feature an understated version of Luba's well-known vocals, overlaid onto less synthesized, more acoustic instrumentation, resulting in a modern adult contemporary sound. The album's debut single, "Is She a Lot Like Me," was a mainstay on Canadian radio in 2000, cracking the RPM adult contemporary Top 20, while the video was on MusiMax rotation. "Let Me Be the One" was the album's second single. The 2000 album was toured across Canada, and in November 2001 Luba's performance at the Montreal Spectrum was aired nationally as a TV concert special.
Author Revised: Colette Simonot
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LUBA: Let it Go
Watch a video clip of LUBA performing "Let it Go." Scroll down the menu on the right for additional LUBA music videos. From the YouTube website.
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