Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The sun rising - The Beloved

On my birthday in 1990 I bought the album 'Happiness' by the Beloved. It's one of the most uplifting, positive and beautiful albums in my collection. Despite the fact that it's a dance-oriented work, the lyrics are intelligent, the music is beautiful and the rhythms are never overwhelming.

There is one exception, of course, and that's 'The sun rising'. The song is a bit repetitive and will no doubt have filled the dancefloors in the XTC-infested house scene that was dominating the clubs in 1989. The single peaked at number 26 in the UK singles chart, meaning that after years of struggling, the Beloved had finally made their mark in the music business. They would finally have some success.

My collection: 7" single no. 1264
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, July 14, 1990
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'The sun rising' / 'The sun rising (Eurovisionary)'

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