Inker And Hamilton is an Anglo-New Zealand duo composed of Englishman Dave Inker and New Zealander Hilary Hamilton.
Duo which released their first album "Highs and Lows" in 1980, album which will go somewhat unnoticed.
New albums "Person to person" in 1981, "Double feature" in 1983 and "The mind and the body" in 1984. Three albums with great esteem success but which still do not allow the duo to obtain their first notorious success after which he has been chasing for years.
It was the providential arrival of Michael Cretu as a producer from the year 1987 that would completely change the situation. The album "Dancing into danger" was released, from which the single of the same name was to be extracted. A single composed by Hubert Kah and which will finally bring to the duo the long awaited planetary recognition.
Unfortunately, a short-lived success because the albums “Porcelain doll” in 1992, “Poetry in motion” in 1994 and “Dialogue” in 1995 did not really experience the same level of success…
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Lonely city 1982
Throw me a lifeline 1982
The mind and the body 1984
Dancing into danger 1987
Shadow and light 1988
Think about me 1988
Heaven knows 1988
Poetry in motion 1992
You’ll never find love 1993
Faith, hope and fortune 1994
Soul guardian 1995
Calling your name 1998
1982 ... a first title to break in and show that we exist. There is potential but it is clear that there is still work to be done before they can hope to compete with the best ...
1982 ... this title will not change the situation much. The duo is nice but does not yet have the sufficient level to hope to shine in the Charts ...
1982 ... it is clear that it will not be during this year 1982 that the duettists will pass in the higher category. Can and must do better !
1983 ... change of vintage without change of style, the result will therefore be the same as before, that is to say necessarily half-tone ...
1987 ... big air gap of 3 years and return in this year 1987 with the key to a change of producer and not the least ! When Michael Cretu, known as the 'hits maker', steps into the dance, everything is bound to be better ! They will sign here quite simply the biggest success of their career and offer themselves a direct ticket for posterity. HU-GE !
1988 ... the dynamics of success are finally in place, but the euphoria will be short-lived. The rest is quality but the duo will never repeat the feat achieved on the previous title unfortunately ...
1988 ... which does not prevent them from producing titles of more than certain quality. Including this one which is largely out of the game even if it spins at the speed of light !
1988 ... we go from one extreme to another tempo side. Here they are in Intimist mode, an area that they have rarely exploited until then. And my faith, they are far from being ridiculous, it is clear !
1992 ... they will attempt the transition to the 90s but it is clear that their style is no longer really adapted to the new standards of the moment. Attention danger...
1993 ... they continue to believe in it and continue the adventure for whatever reason. But it is clear that the rest is going to be somewhat complicated for them ...
1994 ... the level is really no longer sufficient to hope to stay in contact with the best. The decline is underway and above all irremediable ...
1995 ... unfortunately there will be no miracle and the group will only be figuring. Too bad because there was potential, it's clear ...
1998 ... which will surely remain as their best song of the decade. But it is far too late now to turn the tide. The games are unfortunately made ...
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