Music Throwback Saturday: Time and Tide

In 2014, Basia was awarded “one of Poland’s highest orders – the Knights Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.”

basia Basia Trzetrzelewska, pronounced just as it looks (says the kid who grew up in a Slavic neighborhood) “is a Polish singer-songwriter and record producer better known by her stage name Basia.”

I have one of her albums, 1989’s London Warsaw New York, though I don’t know how, and it is quite pleasant. But nothing on it captured me the way the 1987 single Time and Tide did.

In fact, I heard it so often, and enjoyed it so much, I’m surprised it went only to #26 on the US pop charts, and #19 on the adult contemporary charts. It got to #61 in the UK.

She continues to record and perform. In 2014, she was awarded “one of Poland’s highest orders – the Knights Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta ‘for the outstanding achievement in promoting Polish culture in the world’ and from the Polish Minister for Culture… a Decoration for Merit to Polish Culture.”

Check out her website.

Listen to:
Time and Tide
Brave New Hope from the 1989 album; the chorus goes, “Now is the time…”
Clear Horizon: The Best of Basia.