Sunday, 22 April 2012

Spirit in the sky - Doctor and the Medics

When Kim Wilde recently recorded a cover of 'Spirit in the sky', it was reason enough for me to want to hear (and have) the original version by Norman Greenbaum. That single isn't as easy to find as this 1986 hit version by Doctor & the Medics, which like the original version reached number 1 in the UK singles chart.

The single was taken from their debut album 'Laughing at the pieces'. Subsequent singles weren't as successful. They released three further albums between 1987 and 1996. In 2003 there was a reunion, after which they started performing - in a different line-up - as a tribute act to various artists.

My collection: 7" single no. 5323
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 14, 2012
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Spirit in the sky' / 'Laughing at the pieces'

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