Friday, 27 November 2009

The day before you came - Blancmange

Just two years after the release of 'The day before you came' by Abba, the British duo Blancmange recorded and released a cover version of the song. While the original only reached number 32 in the UK singles chart, the Blancmange version managed to reach number 22. However, where the Abba version managed to chart all over Europe, the Blancmange single only charted in the UK.

It was their last significant hit, as subsequent Blancmange singles peaked at number 40 or lower in the UK singles chart. I didn't like this cover version in 1984, when it came out, but now I think it's a pretty decent version.

My collection: 7" single no. 4285
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 21, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'The day before you came' / 'All things are nice (version)'

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