Showing posts with label Limahl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Limahl. Show all posts

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Inside to outside - Limahl

Limahl is forever associated to his band Kajagoogoo and his dodgy haircut. But people tend to forget that he's also had a solo career with considerable success, mostly in central Europe. And he's made some very nice pop tunes too.

'Inside to outside' was released in 1986 as the follow-up to 'Love in your eyes', a track from his second solo album 'Colour all my days'. The single reached number 57 in the German singles chart - and actually his last chart hit in that country until now.

My collection: 7" single no. 5058
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 9, 2011
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Inside to outside' / 'Shock'

Monday, 12 April 2010

Only for love - Limahl

'Only for love' is the debut single by former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl, who was fired from the group by his bandmates in 1983. The song was later included on Limahl's 1984 debut solo album, 'Don't suppose'. The song became his first solo hit, peaking at number 16 in the UK singles chart.

It also played a part in the singer meeting producer Giorgio Moroder, while he was performing the song at a rock festival in Tokyo the following year. Moroder would help Limahl reach greater international success later in his career.

My collection: 7" single no. 4790
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 10, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Only for love' / 'OTT (Over the top)'

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Neverending story - Limahl

'Neverending story' was composed by Giorgio and Keith Forsey for the German movie of the same name. Limahl, formerly from the popular band Kajagoogoo, was asked to sing the song. In the end, it didn't feature in the movie at all, but it did appear on the soundtrack album. As a reference to the film and its title, the song has no distinctive beginning, nor an end. While many songs fade out, this track not only fades out, but also fades in, thus making it 'never ending'.

The single peaked at number 4 in the UK singles chart and number 34 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1979
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, October 17, 1993
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Neverending story' / 'The ivory tower'

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Too much trouble - Limahl

After Limahl left the band Kajagoogoo, he embarked on a solo career. His first solo single was 'Only for love', a hit in the UK, USA and Germany. The second single, released in early 1984, was 'Too much trouble'. This single reached number 26 in Germany and number 64 in the UK singles chart.

Both singles were included on Limahl's debut solo album, 'Don't suppose', released in 1984.

My collection: 7" single no. 1828
Found: Record Palace, Amsterdam, January 13, 1993
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Too much trouble' / 'You've been gone for a little while (Too much trouble reprise)'

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Love in your eyes - Limahl

Limahl got rid of his extravagant haircut and started making 'serious' music in 1986. His album 'Colour all my days' was mostly produced by Giorgio Moroder. The first single, 'Love in your eyes' was a minor hit for the ex-Kajagoogoo singer.

Around this time, a UK tabloid published a photograph of Limahl leaving an unemployment office, with the caption, 'how the once mighty can fall'. But while only reaching number 80 in the UK Singles chart, 'Love in your eyes' fared much better in the rest of Europe, particularly in Germany, where the single reached number 28 and Italy, where the single peaked at number 22.

My collection: 7" single no. 439
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, July 26, 1986
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Love in your eyes' / 'Love will tear the soul'

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