Showing posts with label Duncan Browne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Duncan Browne. Show all posts

Saturday, 15 May 2010

The wild places '91 - Duncan Browne

This remix of the classic song 'The wild places' by Duncan Browne is a mystery. I can't find any information as to why this remix was released. What's more, the remix doesn't seem to add or change much from the original - except the great instrumental bit at the end of the song seems to have been chopped off. What a shame.

Amazingly, this single managed to chart again in the Dutch Top 40. Whereas the original version reached number 7 in the Dutch Top 40 in the Spring of 1979, this version managed to get to number 28.

My collection: 7" single no. 4864
Found: Da Capo, Utrecht, May 14, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'The wild places '91' / 'Fauvette'

Monday, 29 December 2008

The wild places - Duncan Browne

Duncan Browne was born on March 25, 1947. Together with Peter Godwin he formed the band Metro in the mid-70s. In 1978, he released his solo album 'The Wild Places'. Having had a hit in the UK in 1972 with 'Journey', much was expected from the title track, but surprisingly, it was only a hit in the Netherlands. Duncan Browne died of cancer on May 28, 1993.

I found the picture disc in 1989 in London. Contrary to a previous copy I had, pressed in Holland, this picture disc features an edited version of 'The wild places'. I didn't know this when I bought this single - the fact that this was a picture disc was reason enough for me.

My collection: 7" single no. 87
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 17, 1989
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'The wild places' / 'Camino Real parts 2 & 3'
Download: here
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