Showing posts with label Julia Fordham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Julia Fordham. Show all posts

Monday, 17 October 2011

Woman of the 80's - Julia Fordham

Kim Wilde. Kate Bush. Cyndi Lauper. Sam Brown. Sade. Judie Tzuke. Hazel O'Connor. Thereza Bazar. Cheryl Baker. Naomi Campbel. Carol Decker. Margaret Thatcher. Cindy Crawford. Olivia Newton-John. Julianne Regan. Tracey Thorn. Sonia. Kylie Minogue. Toyah Willcox. Tracey Ullman. Belinda Carlisle. Samantha Fox. Sabrina.

But what, exactly, is a woman of the 80's? Julia Fordham explains...

My collection: 7" single no. 5197
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 14, 2011
Cost: 10p
Tracks: 'Woman of the 80s' / 'Behind closed doors'

Friday, 7 August 2009

Where does the time go - Julia Fordham

Julia Fordham released 'Where does the time go' in 1989 as a single from her second album 'Porcelain'. The male voice on the track was performed by John O'Kane. The single peaked at number 41 in the UK singles chart.

Although I am not familiar with most of Fordham's work, I decided I wanted to try this one out, if nothing else for the ridiculously low price of this disc.

My collection: 7" single no. 3947
Found: Record Exchange, London, August 5, 2009
Cost: 10p
Tracks: 'Where does the time go' / 'My little secret'

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The comfort of strangers - Julia Fordham

When I bought 'The comfort of strangers', it was mainly because it was so very cheap and because I knew the name Julia Fordham because of her single 'Happy ever after'.

This single actually predates that hit, it was released as Julia's debut single in 1988. It peaked at number 89 in the UK singles chart, and no-one could foresee that the second single from Julia's debut album would become such a big hit.

My collection: 7" single no. 2508
Found: Record Exchange, London, October 30, 1995
Cost: 10p
Tracks: 'The comfort of strangers' / 'I wish'

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Different time, different place - Julia Fordham

Julia Fordham's 1994 album 'Falling forward' received some critical praise. The single 'Different time, different place', written by Julia Fordham and Simon Climie, was a minor hit, reaching number 41 in the UK singles chart.

Buying this single was a gamble for me: it caught my attention because of the beautiful sleeve and the free postcard that came with this single. And I figured, someone who had recorded 'Happy ever after' was bound to make more nice popsongs. I was right, of course.

My collection: 7" single no. 2102
Found: Record fair, May 15, 1994
Cost: 8 guilders
Tracks: 'Different time, different place' / 'Safe (alternative version)'
Download: here

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Happy ever after - Julia Fordham

I heard 'Happy ever after' for the first time on a compilation cd. At first I figured I owned the track, but a true vinyl collector is never happy until he owns the original single too. And so when I found the single, I bought it.

Julia Fordham was born in Portsmouth, England on August 10, 1962. In 1988, she released her debut album, simply titled 'Julia Fordham'. The single 'Happy ever after' introduced her as a singer with considerable vocal range. It reached number 27 in the UK singles chart. 'Happy ever after' was re-recorded and re-released in 1998, but that version didn't chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 2073
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, February 19, 1994
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Happy ever after' / 'My lover's keeper'
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