Friday, 28 November 2008

Secrets - Fiat Lux

In 1983, there were a few songs that I deemed instant classics. This was one of them. Fiat Lux was the best synthpop band that never made it. 'Secrets' was the best example of their extraordinary talent. Part ballad, part popsong, part classical music, it contained almost everything that I admired.

Fiat Lux formed in Yorkshire (UK) in 1982 with Steve Wright (vocals), Ian Nelson (sax, keyboard) and Dave Crickmore (guitars, keyboards). They never released any albums, however, there are several singles out there, most of which I have. The first one I bought was this 'Secrets', in 1989. Until then, I had to make do with a radio recording.

My collection: 7" single no. 780
Found: All that music, Leiden, March 24, 1989
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Secrets' / 'Comfortable life'
Download: here


  1. Awesome, thanks so much for this!

  2. Some trivia: the late Ian Nelson was the brother of Bill Nelson (Be Bop Deluxe/Red Noise/solo). His first recording was the memorably off-key sax solo in BBD's "Ships In The Night".


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