Thursday, 27 November 2008

Promises, promises - Naked Eyes

Naked Eyes was an English synthpop band, consisting of childhood friends Pete Byrne (vocals) and Rob Fisher (keyboards). The latter would continue his career in the second half of the eighties as one half of the duo Climie Fisher.

'Promises, promises' was their first self-penned hit in the USA, after their version of Bacharach's standard 'Always something there to remind me'. The extended version of 'Promises, promises' apparently features backing vocals by Madonna, although I never heard them... What's more interesting is that the B-side of the 12 inch features an early version of 'In the name of love', a track they would re-record a year later and have another hit with.

My collection: 12" single no. 107
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1988
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Promises, promises (extended version)' / 'Low life', 'In the name of love'
Download: here

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...