Showing posts with label Belouis Some. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belouis Some. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Running up that hill - Kate Bush / Some people - Belouis Some

There's not much to be said about Kate Bush's 'Running up that hill' that hasn't already been said. It's the first of four remarkable singles from a remarkable album - some would say her creative peak (although the previous album 'The dreaming' and 2005's 'Aerial' are not to be missed either!). The single reached number 31 in Italy, and for this Italian promo it was paired with a track by Belouis Some.

Belouis Some's 'Some people' was a hit in Italy, reaching number 34, just one place below its chart peak in the UK.

My collection: 7" single no. 6109
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, June 1, 2019
Cost: 5 euro
Tracks: 'Running up that hill' (Kate Bush) / 'Some people' (Belouis Some)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Target practice - Belouis Some

Released in 1985, this remixed re-release of Belouis Some's debut single 'Target practice' came after the chart success of 'Imagination'. In an effort to try and sell more copies this time around, a live version of that hit was included on the B-side.

Unfortunately, the plan didn't work out: just like the first time around in 1984, this single did not chart in any territory.

My collection: 7" single no. 5216
Found: Kringloop, Den Haag, October 22, 2011
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Target practice' / 'Imagination (live)'

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Some people / Imagination - Belouis Some

I remember it well: the extended version of Belouis Some's 'Imagination' was used for a version of the music video of that song, which was played quite regularly on Music Box, the previous incarnation of MTV in Europe. I searched for the 12" single for some time, but after a while I realised there was so much more to buy and I gave up.

Fast forward more than a decade, and I see myself in London, going through rows and rows of bargain 12" singles.... including this one: a double 12" single of 'Some people' and 'Imagination' by Belouis Some. An amazing deal at an amazing price. Somehow I'm glad I never found the 12" when it was just out...

My collection: 12" single no. 414
Found: Record Exchange, London, 1998
Cost: 50p
Tracks: 'Some people (extended remix)' / 'Some people (dub version)', 'Walk away' // 'Imagination (extended remix)' / 'Imagination (dub mix), 'Imagination (7" version)', 'Have you ever been in love'

Monday, 1 February 2010

Some people - Belouis Some

'Some people' is the title of Belouis Some's debut album, and also the title of the third single release from that album. This limited edition double single set features two bonus live tracks, recorded for Capital Radio in the UK.

The single reached number 33 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 4499
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, January 30, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Some people' / 'Walk away' // 'Have you ever been in love (live)' / 'Jerusalem (live)'

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Target practice - Belouis Some

'Target practice' was the debut single of Belouis Some, released in 1984. The B-side of this single, 'Some people' became a club hit and also the title track of his debut album, released in 1985. Meanwhile, 'Target practice' did not chart in any territory.

Belouis Some would go on to have two hits in 1985 and 1986, then disappear from the music business in 1987.

My collection: 7" single no. 4047
Found: La La Land, Den Haag, September 19, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Target practice' / 'Some people'

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Imagination - Belouis Some

Belouis Some was born as Neville Keighley on December 12, 1959. He released his debut album 'Some people' in 1985. The single 'Imagination' was taken from this album. On its first release in April 1985, it only reached number 50 in the UK singles chart. When it was re-released in January 1986, the single reached number 17.

The provocative music video was a regular on television for a year. No wonder then, that I remember this song well even now.

My collection: 7" single no. 383
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1985
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Imagination' / 'Have you ever been in love'

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