Showing posts with label Wendy James. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wendy James. Show all posts

Sunday, 8 February 2009

The nameless one - Wendy James

After Transvision Vamp disbanded, Wendy James set out to start a solo career. She wrote a letter to Elvis Costello asking for his guidance. In response Costello wrote a full album's worth of material for her. These songs became the tracks on her 1993 solo album 'Now ain't the time for your tears'. The album entered at number 43 in the UK Albums chart - and then disappeared again. The single did slightly better, peaking at number 34 in the Singles chart.

It's great to hear this single even now. The vocals are slightly over the top, but they sizzle with venom and a touch of hysteria that is always apparent in miss James's vocals.

My collection: 7" single no. 1869
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, March 27, 1993
Cost: 10 guilders
Tracks: 'The nameless one' / 'I just don't want it anymore'
Download: cd-single 'The nameless one', including both tracks (password: )
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