Showing posts with label Kit Hain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kit Hain. Show all posts

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Uninvited guests - Kit Hain

Decca Records supplied a press information sheet within the sleeve of this single, and so we can read the following: 'Kit is honest enough to admit that 'Dancing in the city' kept her going financially, along with a lot of encouragement and moral support from friends in the business. At times she didn't know what to do. She even thought about going back to teaching in an infants school and playing in pubs at night if it came to it. But, what Kit did learn was to be patient and to recognise the right situation when it happened. It did happen last year when she signed to Decca and teamed up with Mike Thorne, who has also produced Wire, The Shirts, Soft Machine and John Cale. The result is Kit's first single "Uninvited guests" on Decca with her first album in the pipe-line for future release.'

The single was released on January 23, 1981 and didn't chart. The album 'Spirits walking out' was released later that year to similar lack of success...

My collection: 7" single no. 5308
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 14, 2012
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Uninvited guests' / 'Talk to me'

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Looking for you - Kit Hain

A photographic memory isn't of much use when record companies decide to have different picture sleeves for singles in different territories. I was convinced I didn't have 'Looking for you' by Kit Hain when I bought this, but as it turns out I did (see it here). Fortunately the B-side of this single is different, and it's a good one too.

'Looking for you' was released in 1982, four years after Kit Hain scored a massive hit together with Julian Marshall: 'Dancing in the city'. It's the same delightful voice with different material. She could have been a star, but the general public wasn't interested.

My collection: 7" single no. 5305
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 14, 2012
Cost: 3 euro
Tracks: 'Looking for you' / 'Lost domain'

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Looking for you - Kit Hain

After working with Julian Marshall for a few years as Marshall Hain, Kit Hain pursued a solo career. This resulted in two solo albums, the first one of which was 'Spirits walking out' (1981). This album featured the single 'Danny' plus this one, 'Looking for you'.

The best way to sum up this single is probably: great sleeve, unremarkable music. At least, the general public didn't buy this.

My collection: 7" single no. 4861
Found: Da Capo, Utrecht, May 14, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Looking for you' / 'Hundreds and thousands'

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Danny - Kit Hain

Kit Hain made her name as one half of the duo Marshall Hain. After one album, the duo broke up and Kit Hain tried to launch a career on her own. It started well enough, with her first single 'Danny' reaching no. 27 in the Dutch Top 40 in June 1981. But after that, the hits dried up. Hain did release two albums, 'Spirits walking out' and 'School for spies', before giving up as a performing artist. However, she continued to write songs and successfully so. Her songs have been performed by Cher, Cyndi Lauper, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Chaka Khan and many others.

I found this single for 1 guilder and bought it on a whim. It's a charming song, nothing spectacular but nice enough to listen to on cold evenings like today.

My collection: 7" single no. 1267
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, July 14, 1990
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Danny' / 'Inner ring'
Download: here
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