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Editors’ Notes

Eleven years since her last album of original studio material, Cyndi Lauper’s 2008 release Bring Ya To the Brink shifts to the dancefloor. Her voice has always been a natural force, able to stretch elastically over notes, and her team-ups here with outside producers and writers use that talent wisely. “Same Ol’ Story” is pure soul diva. “Lay Me Down,” produced with Kleerup who’s most notably worked with Swedish pop star Robyn, charges at seductive strength, as does a worthy collaboration with the London electro-pop group Dragonette for “Grab A Hold.” Remix expert Scumfrog co-wrote the club-strutting opener “High and Mighty,” and Lauper sells herself as a partying extrovert for the Euro-disco grooves of “Into the Nightlife” (that receives an extra commercial push from noted song doctor Max Martin who’s worked similar wonders for Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson). But while Lauper can indulge and experiment with the best of them, she sounds most comfortable in the familiar surroundings of the album’s closer “Rain On Me,” where she recalls the winsome longing of her classic “Time After Time” and the long-gone era it represents.

Customer Reviews


Bring Ya To The Brink marks the return to the dance floor for Cyndi Lauper, who co-wrote and co-produced its 12 tracks with top club producers including Dragonette, Kleerup, Basement Jaxx, Axwell and others, and features what she describes as "an edgy new sound". Lauper's energy and voice on this album are indescribable paired with introspective lyrics that fans have come to expect. It's hard to pick a favorite song or songs for this album because all the tracks are great and awesome, but here's my pic in order of preference: 1. Rocking Chair- can't stop listening to this song, the chorus is contagious. 2. Grab A Hold- Excellent pop song. 3. Into The Nightlife- An incredible dance song. Hot, hot, hot!! This is the 2nd single of this album. 4. Same Ol' Story-Love the explicit version of this song. Amazing performance and lyrics.This is the 1st single. 5. High And Mighty-Very modern with a Britney Spears sound with Cyndi's power voice. 6. Lay Me Down- Deep lyrics "He must have lost his soul when he found the rent He wrestles with control still hasn't pinned it yet". 7. Give It Up 8. Raging storm 9. Echo 10. Lyfe 11. Rain On Me 12. Set Your Heart.  Lauper should be able to captivate and capture a new audience and keep her current fans happy. A good buy, This album is a knockout!  

She does it!

After all the anticipointment from this year's releases by Madonna, Janet, Kylie and others, Cyndi has delivered an album full of great dance tracks and groovy/foxy/thumpy/soul-filled anthems for the summer! I wasn't going to get tickets to the True Colors tour, but now I guess I really need to.

Unusually Good

There are some things that age as well as fine wine. And Ms. Lauper is one of them. If you want to be teleported back to your favorite disco club in the late seventies and smile as you bask in the memories of your youth, check this out. The girl's still having fun after all these years and hits one out of the park. Bravo...well done.


Born: June 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Cyndi Lauper was one of the biggest stars of the early MTV era, selling five million copies of her debut album, She's So Unusual, as well as scoring a string of four Top Ten hits from the record, including the major hits "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time." Lauper's thin, girlish voice and gleefully ragtag appearance became one of the most distinctive images of the early '80s, which helped lead her not only to the top of the charts, but also to stardom. Throughout America, there were...
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