Showing posts with label Chris de Burgh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris de Burgh. Show all posts

Monday, 30 November 2009

The lady in red - Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh is often seen as the epitome of uncool, but he has written a few gorgeous love songs. 'The lady in red' is one of them. The song was written in reference to (though not specifically about) his first wife Diane. The song was inspired by the memory of the first time he saw her, and how men so often cannot even remember what their wives were wearing when they first met.

When the track from his 1986 album 'Into the light' was released as a single, it reached number 1 in the UK singles chart, number 3 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 6 in the Dutch Top 40. Few would confess they have this single in their collection now. Well, I'm coming clean anyway.

My collection: 7" single no. 475
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, 1986
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'The lady in red' / 'Borderline'

Sunday, 11 October 2009

The head and the heart - Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh is considered by many to be the epitome of uncool. Hearing this song, having not played it for two decades, I would say I would have to agree. There is one saving grace for this particular song: it features Howard Jones on piano. And Howard Jones is, of course, very cool.

'The head and the heart' is a single taken from Chris de Burgh's 1984 album 'Man on the line'. The slightly oversensitive ballad did not make any chart impact.

My collection: 7" single no. 260
Found: Wouters, Den Haag, 1984
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'The head and the heart' / 'Taking it to the top'

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