Saturday, 17 January 2009

Midnight blue - Louise Tucker

Louise Tucker was born in Bristol. She set out to train as an opera singer and studied singing at the famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She achieved success in the early eighties by recording two albums with producers Charlie Skarbek and Tim Smit. The albums are notable for combining Tucker's classically-trained opera voice with synthpop music.

Her 1982 album 'Midnight blue' is regarded as one of the first combinations of classical melody in a popular idiom to have enjoyed world-wide success. I bought this single when it reached the Dutch Top 40, where it peaked at number 13 near the end of 1982.

My collection: 7" single no. 162
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1982
Cost: 3,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Midnight blue' / 'Voices in the wind'

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