Showing posts with label Alannah Myles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alannah Myles. Show all posts

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Song instead of a kiss - Alannah Myles

'Song instead of a kiss' was released as the first single from Alannah Myles' second album 'Rockinghorse'. While the album did not make a lot of impact in Europe (although the fact that she posed nude with a horse on the cover of that album was a well-publicised fact), it did earn her a Grammy nomination in America.

This single reached number 32 in the Dutch Top 40 and was the last of Alannah Myles' singles to chart in Europe.

My collection: 7" single no. 1803
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, December 19, 1992
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Song instead of a kiss' / 'Rockinghorse'

Friday, 10 July 2009

Lover of mine - Alannah Myles

'Lover of mine' was released in 1990 as the fourth and last single from Alannah Myles' self-titled debut album. While in Canada, the single equalled the number 2 position her biggest hit 'Black velvet' had reached a year earlier, elsewhere in the world, it did not impress the record-buying audiences.

The song is a power ballad, very different from the rock stylings of her earlier singles. Later on in her career, Myles would try her luck more often with this kind of power ballad.

My collection: 7" single no. 1829
Found: Record Palace, Amsterdam, January 13, 1993
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Lover of mine' / 'Just one kiss'

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Love is - Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles followed up her hugely successful debut single 'Black velvet' with the more straightforward rock song 'Love is'. To promote sales, the UK record company released the single in a limited edition single box set, including two full colour heart-shaped prints. It's the kind of box set that makes you wonder why: the prints could easily have been stuck in the sleeve of the single. But anyway...

'Love is' did not match the success of its predecessor, reaching number 61 in the UK singles chart and number 32 in the Dutch Top 40. Her career was effectively over in the UK, since none of her subsequent singles charted. In the Netherlands, she did return...

My collection: 7" single no. 2920
Found: November 9, 1997
Cost: 2,5 pounds
Tracks: 'Love is' / 'Rock this joint'

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Black velvet - Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles was born on December 25, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada). At sixteen, she began performing in Southern Ontario. She performed cover versions of Aretha Franklin, T. Rex, AC/DC, Bob Seger, Anne Peebles, the Rolling Stones, and the Pretenders. Later, she joined with David Tyson to produce her self-titled debut album, Alannah Myles.

This album contained her worldwide hit single 'Black velvet.' The song was a commemoration of the life and career of Elvis Presley. The single reached number 3 in the Netherlands and peaked at number 2 in the UK singles chart. Myles also won a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance.

My collection: 7" single no. 1406
Found: Grammofoonwinkel, Utrecht, April 3, 1991
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Black velvet' / 'If you want to'

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