Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crew-sing.

"[I Just] Died In Your Arms (Remix)" + "One For The Mockingbird (Extended Mix)" - Cutting Crew

Both these tracks are from the LP, "Broadcast", released in 1986. "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" spent 2 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year and peaked at #4 in the UK. Lead vocalist Nick Van Eede was inspired to write this track after having sex with his girlfriend because she obviously was so good she almost killed him with the big "O". The 3rd single, "One For The Mockingbird", barely cracked the top-40 but I think it's a great song as well so it's here to share. Cutting Crew broke up in 1993, never again achieving the commercial success they enjoyed here. Original guitarist Kevin MacMichael played on Robert Plant's "Fate Of Nations" LP from 1993. He died in 2002 from lung cancer. Van Eede reformed the Crew in 2006, albeit with a totally new lineup and they put out a new disc to little fanfare. Running times: 6:39 and 6:24, respectively and both mixes were done by Tim Palmer.

"Died In Your Arms": ZShare / Speedy Share / RapidShare
"Mockingbird": ZShare / Speedy Share / Rapidshare



3 comments:

私が告白した:私は利用された said...

Thank you Uncle Mike! Yet another good pop/rock from the eclectic eccentric but exciting 80s! Just wondering if you happen to have the other huge USA hit by Cutting Crew - the monster ballad - I've Been In Love Before, as I have always been curious about the extended version. Thanks and Cheers!

WVKayaker said...

Another cool post and awesome descritpions and history...
Thanks!

Uncle Mike said...

Thank you both! I'll be back shortly with "I've Been In Love Before" also.

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