Vaya Con Dios – Just A Friend Of Mine

Vaya Con Dios – Just A Friend Of Mine

In 1991 Schoufs and Klein fell out badly, resulting in Schoufs’ departure from the band, only to die months later, on 24 May 1991, at the age of just 29, of a cocktail of medication, alcohol and drugs.

Klein, left playing with just Gielen and various musicians, nevertheless continued to record a new Vaya Con Dios album, while at the same time doing more and more international performances, due to ever increasing popularity.

In 1992 Time Flies was released, produced mostly by Klein herself. Again three singles were released from the album, the dramatic “Heading For a Fall” doing well in several countries.

The album did very well in Europe, reaching number one in Switzerland and getting platinum certification in four countries, eventually proving to be the most successful Vaya Con Dios album. In 1993 it was followed with the first Vaya Con Dios world tour.

In 1995 Klein, by then evidently suffering from high workload, still managed to record a fourth Vaya Con Dios album: Roots and Wings, from which yet another three singles were released.

Recorded at Muscle Shoals studios, Alabama, the album is even more soul oriented, while at the same time integrating Arab and India music influences. Again there was album chart success in several European countries.

In 1996 Klein quit the music business because of complete fatigue, illustrated by spontaneous hair loss. She returned in 1999 as singer in the group Purple Prose, which released a debut album that year. Vaya Con Dios returned in 2004 with a new album titled The Promise.

In 2006, The Ultimate Collection greatest hits album was released. It featured Aaron Neville on a new recording of the 1990 soul ballad What’s a Woman?. In October 2009, the album ‘Comme On Est Venu’ was released, for the first time with all songs in French (one of Kleins first languages).

In December 2010 the German DJ Duo Milk & Sugar released a remix of the song Nah Neh Nah, reaching the Top 10 in the German Media-Control Charts.

In 2013, Dani Klein started a farewell tour, the last Vaya Con Dios tour ever. The last concert was played at the 25th of October 2014 at Forest National in Brussels.

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