Saturday, 25 April 2009

Louise - The Human League

The third and last single from Human League's 1984 album 'Hysteria' was the melancholy 'Louise'. Writer of the song and frontman Phil Oakey points out that the story is actually about the original protagonists from 'Don’t you want me' meeting up four years later. In 'Louise' the man sees his lost love again and still cannot deal with reality. The anger that drove the earlier song has dissipated, and is replaced with a hopeful fantasy that his ex-lover is drawn to him all over again.

The single peaked at number 13 in the UK singles chart. I spotted this single the last time I went to La La Land, but didn't know whether I had it or not. I checked, and went back today to get it...

My collection: 7" single no. 3676
Found: La La Land, Den Haag, April 25, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Louise' / 'The sign'

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this single on your blog. For your information, "The Sign" skips at 3:38.

    You have an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G collection of 7 inch vinyl !!!


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