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An obvious passion for German films...




The Passions is an English band formed in 1978 and originally composed of Barbara Gogan, Richard Williams, Clive Temperley, Dack Dyde, Claire Bidwell and Mitch Barker.


Their first single "Needles and pills" was released in 1979 and, despite very relative success, allowed them to land a contract with the Fiction Records label.


The group released their first album "Michael & Miranda" a year later in 1980, an album that went somewhat unnoticed.


It was especially a year later in 1981 that they finally found success with a title, and not just any. The enormous "I’m in love with a german film star", the flagship title of their discography and which will make a real worldwide hit.


The same year the album "30000 feet over China" was released, which was also popular with the public.


The album "Sanctuary" which was released a year later in 1982 did not experience the same enthusiasm. Due to lack of noticeable success, the group ended up splitting up the following year.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Hunted 1979

  • The swimmer 1980

  • I’m in love with a german film star 1981

  • Skin deep 1981

  • Africa mine 1982

  • Jump for joy 1982

  • Sanctuary 1982

  • Love is essential 1982



Clips :


1979 ... beginnings to say the least confidential. A good foundation, of course, but they still have a little work to do, that's clear ...



1980 ... a style and sound typical of the early 80s on the English side. An obvious talent which already shows all the potential of the group. And there is potential !



1981 ... their Masterpiece ! A unique track that will remain as the biggest hit of their entire discography. A highly inspired piece that makes them fit One Shot into the musical legend of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !



1981 ... a song that has little to do with the previous one. A somewhat disturbing big gap which shows that the group is capable of the best, as well as the much worse ...



1982 ... we find a minimum level of quality, phew. Of course, the group will no longer produce any major hits, but whatever, the main thing is to participate ...



1982 ... a sound which changes very little and which somewhat marginalizes the group in the face of more competition from day to day ...



1982 ... a last year of existence which shows the limits of the group. Talent of course, but that's not enough to keep your head above water ...



1982 ... a quiet end with a last piece that we will qualify as sympathetic. A group with a furtive existence but which will still have left in its wake an anthology title. It's already that...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Passions_(British_band)

Official Website :

http://www.thepassions.co.uk/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/110607