Showing posts with label Ellen Foley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ellen Foley. Show all posts

Friday, 17 June 2011

Sad song - Ellen Foley

'Sad song' was released as the third single from Ellen Foley's debut album 'Night out'. It featured Ellen's trademark voice, which was used to so much effect on Meat Loaf's 'Paradise by the dashboard light'.

Contrary to the previous two singles 'We belong to the night' and 'What's a matter baby', the single was not a commercial success.

My collection: 7" single no. 5173
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, June 9, 2011
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Sad song' / 'Stupid girl'

Monday, 9 November 2009

We belong to the night - Ellen Foley

Releasing the bombastic single 'We belong to the night' in the slipstream of the success of 'Paradise by the dashboard light', the famous Meatloaf track on which Ellen Foley performed the female lead vocals, was a smart move from the record company.

It was also rewarded: 'We belong to the night' became a number 1 hit in the Netherlands for Ellen Foley in the autumn of 1979. Amazingly, the single did not chart in the UK.

My collection: 7" single no. 4182
Found: Chelsea Records, Antwerpen, November 8, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'We belong to the night' / 'Young lust'

Saturday, 26 September 2009

The shuttered palace - Ellen Foley

Some time ago, I had a reaction on one of my posts by Karla Devito. It really surprised me in a way that even the most logical things can surprise a person. Of course, celebrities are mere mortals too, but it is kindof weird that they log in to your blog and read it. Since she mentioned she loved Ellen Foley, this one's for her. And for me too, since I've searched for this single for some time.

'The shuttered palace' is a track from Foley's 1981 album 'Spirit of St. Louis'. It was written by Mick Jones and Joe Strummer from the Clash. It did not chart in Europe as far as I know, and in the UK only the album managed to reach number 57 in the UK albums chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 4075
Found:, received September 25, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'The shuttered palace' / 'Beautiful waste of time'

Monday, 13 July 2009

What's a matter baby - Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley was born on June 5, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). She gained high public recognition singing the duet with Meat Loaf on the hit single 'Paradise by the dashboard light' from the 1977 album Bat out of Hell. Although Karla DeVito is featured on the music video, DeVito is lip synching to Foley's vocals.

Ellen Foley's debut album 'Nightout' was released in 1979. It featured the hit single 'What's a matter baby', a hit that peaked at number 7 in the Netherlands. The album was produced by Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson. Foley recorded a duet with Ian Hunter in 1980: 'We gotta get out of here'.

My collection: 7" single no. 1972
Found: October 16, 1993
Cost: 0,25 guilders
Tracks: 'What's a matter baby' / 'Hideaway'

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