Showing posts with label Julie Covington. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Julie Covington. Show all posts

Monday, 3 August 2009

Don't cry for me Argentina - Julie Covington

The musical 'Evita', written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, began life as an album before ever taking form on the British stage. Julie Covington first sang 'Don’t cry for me Argentina' for the original 1976 studio release. The single with the Julie Covington recording reached number 1 in the UK singles chart and the Dutch Top 40.

Initially there had been concerns that the song sounded a little too boring for commercial chart success - despite being considered to be the best song to promote the album. There was so much concern that Julie Covington even recorded a version with alternative lines, however in the end the original version was released for the single.

My collection: 7" single no. 661
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, October 1, 1988
Cost: 1 guilders
Tracks: 'Don't cry for me Argentina' / 'Rainbow high'

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Only women bleed - Julie Covington

'Only women bleed' was written by Alice Cooper and Dick Wagner. It is a ballad about a woman in an abusive marriage. It became one of Alice Cooper's biggest hits, reaching number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1975. It was the first of several ballads by Cooper that got into the top 20.

Julie Covington recorded her cover version for her 1978 self-titled album. It reached number 12 in the UK singles chart. In the UK, Cooper's version did not chart while Covington's version did not chart in the USA.

My collection: 7" single no. 861
Found: All that music, Leiden, June 2, 1989
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Only women bleed' / 'Easy to slip'

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