Showing posts with label Rupert Hine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rupert Hine. Show all posts

Friday, 26 March 2010

I hang on to my vertigo - Rupert Hine

'I hang on to my vertigo' was released as a single in 1981. Like all of his solo work, it failed to reach the singles chart in any territory.

Both sides of this single were taken from Rupert Hine's 1981 album 'Immunity'. The album also failed to have any impact on the album charts.

My collection: 7" single no. 4710
Found: Velvet Vinyl Outlet, Leiden, March 13, 2010
Cost: 1 euro Tracks: 'I hang on to my vertigo' / 'Samsara'

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Surface tension - Rupert Hine

When I bought this single, I suddenly realised that I didn't have any UK pressed 7" singles by Rupert Hine until now. 'Surface tension' was released in 1981 as a single from his third album 'Immunity'. The B-side, 'House arrest', would reappear as a track on his 1982 album 'Waving not drowning'.

Of course, this was another non-charting single for Rupert Hine. As successful as he is as a producer, as a performing artist he never got the recognition he deserves.

My collection: 7" single no. 4284
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, November 21, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Surface tension' / 'House arrest'

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Living in sin - Rupert Hine

Attentive listeners will recognise the voice of Robert Palmer on backing vocals on this single. 'Living in sin' was released as a single from Rupert Hine's 1983 album 'The wildest wish to fly'. Although very successful as a producer, none of his single releases have actually charted.

The B-side, 'An eagle's teaching', is an exclusive track that as far as I know hasn't even made it to cd yet, despite several cd reissues.

My collection: 7" single no. 4174
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, November 8, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Living in sin' / 'An eagle's teaching'

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

The set up - Rupert Hine

Since Rupert Hine has never had a hit, it isn't easy to be aware of the singles he's released. Every time I see one, I am pleasantly surprised. 'The set up' is the second single from his 1982 album 'Waving not drowning'. It includes a non-album track on the B-side, 'Kwok's quease', a quirky song in the best of Hine's traditions.

For some reason, the record buying audience has never given Hine a hit, although his production work has been appreciated by millions, as evidenced by the millionselling albums by Howard Jones, Noa and the Fixx, to name but a few.

My collection: 7" single no. 4026
Found: Vinylfabriek, Haaksbergen, September 14, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'The set up' / 'Kwok's quease'

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Misplaced love - Rupert Hine

In 1981, Rupert Hine released the album 'Immunity'. This single, 'Misplaced love' was taken from that album. It featured guest vocals by Marianne Faithfull and became Rupert's best known single, mainly because of the fact that it peaked at number 22 in Australia. In Europe, the single started a tradition, because it was the first of many singles that would not chart in any country.

Today his work as a solo artist is mainly recognized by music enthusiasts, fellow artists and electronic music insiders, with many fans considering his tryptichon 'Immunity', 'Waving not drowning' and 'Wildest wish to fly' to be his masterwork.

My collection: 7" single no. 2721
Found: Record fair, 1996
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Misplaced love' / 'Psycho-surrender'

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Blue flame (Melt the ice) - Rupert Hine

Rupert Hine released 'Blue flame (Melt the ice)' as a single in 1985. It was in the year that he was also involved in the soundtrack of the movie 'Better off dead'. This single was never included on any album, although the 2001 cd release of his 1983 album 'The wildest wish to fly' includes this single as a bonus track.

I found this single in my local record shop and got curious. I'd become interested in Rupert Hine's production work for Howard Jones and his solo single 'Eleven faces'. When I played this single for the first time, I knew I'd found a great song.

My collection: 7" single no. 770
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, March 16, 1989
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Blue flame (Melt the ice)' / 'Yellow flame'
Download: here

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Eleven faces - Rupert Hine

I don't know what caused my sister to buy this single, but it was through her that I got to know the phenomenon that is Rupert Hine. He is famous as a producer of artists like Howard Jones, Tina Turner, The Fixx and Noa, but as a solo artist, he's never been able to make the charts.

The single 'Eleven faces' was a double a-side in my opinion: the title track was an exciting uptempo track, whereas the b-side, 'Dark windows' was a slower song with creepy sounds of a thunderstorm.

My collection: 7" single no. 2104
Found: Record fair, Leiden, May 28, 1994
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Eleven faces' / 'Dark windows'
Download: here
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...