Showing posts with label Betsy Cook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Betsy Cook. Show all posts

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Love is the groove - Betsy Cook

'Love is the groove' is the first single taken from Betsy Cook's first and only album, 'The girl who ate herself' (1992). The album was released a few years after she had some success as a songwriter with Paul Young's 1986 hit 'Wonderland'.

Although Betsy Cook's version of 'Love is the groove' did not chart, the song was covered by Cher in 1998 on her Grammy-winning album 'Believe'.

My collection: 7" single no. 1614
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, April 4, 1992
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Love is the groove' / 'Diving'

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Docklands - Betsy Cook

'Docklands' was produced by Trevor Horn. It was the only track on Betsy Cook's album 'The girl who ate herself' that was produced by him, and that fact alone must have been enough to make this track a single.

Well, it was good enough for me anyway: I loved the whole album, and so I bought all the singles that were drawn from it. I didn't know about this single until I found it in London - fortunately by that time it had arrived in the sales bin.

My collection: 7" single no. 1736
Found: Virgin Megastore, London, October 17, 1992
Cost: 49p
Tracks: 'Docklands' / 'Nothing ventured'

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

How can I believe? - Betsy Cook

Betsy Cook released 'How can I believe?' as the second single off her album 'The girl who ate herself'. (The first single was 'Love is the groove' but that entry in this blog has been deleted by The Powers That Be for some strange reason.) It is a beautiful ballad, and one of the best tracks on the album full stop.

Other artists have benefited from Betsy's craftmanship: Paul Young recorded 'Wonderland' a few years prior to the release of her own album, Cher recorded 'Love is the groove' and Stevie Nicks recorded 'Docklands'. All tracks were on Betsy's album too. There is not much information on what Betsy did next, but I guess she's still out there somewhere, songwriting.

My collection: 7" single no. 1621
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, April 18, 1992
Cost: 3,5 guilders
Tracks: 'How can I believe?' / 'Look to yourself'

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