Review: Ingrid Chavez | Touch Of Love

Ingrid Chavez
Touch of Love (Limited Edition CD review)

Ingrid Chavez was signed to Prince's Paisley Park Records in the early 1990s and starred in his 1990 movie Graffiti Bridge. She was also the co-writer of Madonna's 1990 hit 'Justify My Love.' After releasing her debut album May 19 1992 and the singles 'Elephant Box' and 'Hippy Blood' on Paisley Park, Ingrid married David Sylvian, of the group Japan, and left the industry to focus on home life.

In 2010 Ingrid returned to music with A Flutter And Some Words and went on to record an album under the name Black Eskimo with Marco Valentin.

Ingrid recently took part in the PRN Alumni event at Cafe de Paris in London where a limited edition CD Touch Of Love (only 100 hand-made copies were made) was sold, that served as a 'Best Of' before the release of her upcoming album, Memories of Flying.

Featuring songs from both of her solo albums and also her collaborations with David Sylvian and Black Eskimo, Touch Of Love also features previously unreleased recordings that Ingrid and Prince made in December 1987 at Paisley Park Studios after meeting at a Minneapolis nightclub. The original spoken word recordings feature Prince providing a musical backdrop to Ingrid's words.

Many of the tracks from this session were later released on May 19 1992 and provided much of the inspiration for Prince's decision to shelf the The Black Album a week before it's release and instead record and release Lovesexy in 1988.

The song 'You Gave Me Wings' was recorded after Prince's death in 2016 and chronicles their musical experiences together. Also included is a 2018 re-recording of 'Justify My Love' as well as a separate track, 'Undone,' in which Ingrid discusses her life and career in music so far.

The packaging is all hand-made by Ingrid and comes in a fold-out card that holds the disc in place along with two small art prints and is held in an envelope that is individually numbered. I have number 82.



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