Showing posts with label Amanda Lear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amanda Lear. Show all posts

Friday, 5 February 2010

Enigma (Give a bit of mmh to me) - Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear released her second studio album 'Sweet revenge' in 1978. She proclaimed in the liner notes: 'This album is the story of a girl who sold her soul to the Devil and won. A lonely child, disenchanted by the society she lives in, she has no friends until the day she listens to the tempting offer of the Devil who promises her anything she wants ('Follow Me'). Her first wish is for riches ('Gold'), and then for fame. After turning to her mother for help ('Mother look what they've done to me'), she runs away ('Run baby run') and retires into solitude and memories. Renouncing her selfish need, she offers her love to a man who really needs her, her sweet revenge over the Devil's offer...'

'Enigma (Give a bit of mmh to me)' was the follow-up single to the hugely successful 'Follow me'. It did not match that success, but still reached number 17 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 4543
Found: Any old time, Amsterdam, January 30, 2010
Cost: 0,1 euro
Tracks: 'Enigma (Give a bit of mmh to me)' / 'Run baby run'

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Follow me - Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear has made a point of being unclear about her childhood. She was alledgedly born as Amanda Tapp in Hong Kong on November 18, 1939, but the stories she told the press have been deliberately conflicting, with her date of birth ranging between 1939 and 1948 and her place of birth reported as Switzerland, Saigon, Hanoi as well as Hong Kong.

After a career in modelling she moved into music in the mid-Seventies. 'Follow me' has become her signature song. It was taken from her second album 'Sweet revenge' and released in the summer of 1978. It reached number 3 in the Netherlands, Germany and South Africa. Amanda later recorded several remakes of 'Follow me' trying to revive her career: in 1987, 1989, 1993, 1998 and one version in the early 2000s.

My collection: 7" single no. 3883
Found: Plaatboef, Rotterdam, July 20, 2009
Cost: 0,25 euro
Tracks: 'Follow me' / 'Mother look what they've done to me'

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