Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sybil - Walk On By

Sybil (born Sybil Lynch June 2, 1964, New Jersey) is an American R&B/pop singer, who has been recording since 1986. She is best known for her covers of Dionne Warwick's hits "Don't Make Me Over" and "Walk On By", which were released in 1989 and 1990 respectively. They were both Top 20 successes on the UK Singles Chart with the latter being the highest charting position for this Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic (No. 6), narrowly beating Gabrielle's version which made No. 7 in 1997.

However, it was when she signed with the UK songwriters/record producers Stock Aitken Waterman, that Sybil had the biggest success, and was particularly popular in the UK. She had two huge Top 5 smashes in 1993 - the first a version of "The Love I Lost", originally a No. 21 hit for Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, made No. 3 and the second, "When I'm Good And Ready," an original song penned by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman reached No. 5.

Her most successful album was also released that year; Good n Ready made No. 12 on the UK Albums Chart. The same year, her U.S. album Doin' It Now was released by Next Plateau, which was distributed PolyGram Records.

Most of Sybil's hits have been covers of standards, and her career gradually evolved from dance towards soul/pop. Her last single(s) to date were released in 2006.

In 2005, she appeared in the ITV singing contest Hit Me, Baby, One More Time.

Sybil had been working in [[Miami, Florida]. One of her most current bodies of work are the tracks "Don't Give Up" and "It's Too Late," which were released by Code Red Recordings. According to our sources there are no further projects lined up with Code Red Recordings.

Look for new Sybil material to come in 2008, as she has teamed up with Ultra Naté and a plethora of other dynamic producers, deejays, singers, and songwriters on the Deep Sugar Music label. Sybil is currently in the studio (Baltimore, MD; New York, NY; and around the UK)] recording with some of house, dance, pop, and soul musics premier veterans.

Sybil-The Love I Lost (The Love I Dub Mix) 1993

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