Showing posts with label Deborah Harry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deborah Harry. Show all posts

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Sweet and low - Deborah Harry

'Sweet and low' was another single from Deborah Harry's 1989 album 'Def, dumb and blonde'. Originally produced by Chris Stein, Toni C and Deborah Harry, the track was remixed for the single by Phil Harding and Ian Curnow, associates of Stock, Aitken & Waterman. At the time of the release of this single, Harry embarked on a solo tour in the USA, UK and Australia in early 1990.

The single reached number 57 in the UK singles chart and was released in a limited edition with a poster sleeve. Of course, I had to have that one.

My collection: 7" single no. 1707
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, September 19, 1992
Cost: 5 guilders
Tracks: 'Sweet and low' / 'Lovelight'

Friday, 9 October 2009

Brite side - Deborah Harry

'Brite side' was released as the third single from Deborah Harry's third solo album, 'Def, dumb and blonde'. The single was only released in the UK and a limited edition was released in a poster sleeve (just like my copy). The song is an eerie and smoky ballad which sounds very unlike the harder, edgier material from her Blondie days.

The single, however, was not a big success: it reached number 59 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 1157
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, September 19, 1992
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Brite side' / 'Bugeye'

Sunday, 20 September 2009

I want that man - Deborah Harry

After having been in the band Blondie for years, Debbie Harry recorded her first solo album 'Kookoo' in 1981. The band then regrouped briefly, before disbanding in 1983. Six years later, Harry released her second solo album 'Def dumb and blonde'.

'I want that man' was the first single taken from that album. Produced by Tom Bailey (ex-Thompson Twins) and Eric "E.T." Thorngren, the single sounded more poppy than any of her previous work, either with or without the band Blondie. She was rewarded with a number 13 peak position in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 1057
Found: HMV, London, October 17, 1989
Cost: 2 pounds
Tracks: 'I want that man' / 'Bike boy'

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