Blue Zone (band)

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Blue Zone
Origin Rochdale, United Kingdom
Genres Pop, soul, blue-eyed soul, jazz, sophisti-pop
Years active 1984–1988
Labels Arista
Associated acts Lisa Stansfield
Past members Lisa Stansfield
Ian Devaney
Andy Morris

Blue Zone (known as Blue Zone UK in the United States due to a naming dispute there) was a 1980s British band. The group consisted of Lisa Stansfield (lead vocals), Ian Devaney (trombone, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals) and Andy Morris (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic keyboards, backing vocals).

History[edit]

After the singles "On Fire", "Thinking About His Baby" (released in 1987), "Jackie" and album Big Thing (released in 1988), the trio and label Arista decided to focus on Stansfield's solo career. Morris would co-write and co-produce the first three Stansfield albums before departing the trio. Devaney and Stansfield would eventually marry and now own a music publishing business while they also continue to write and record together.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details
1988 Big Thing
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Arista (#209229)
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS

Singles[edit]

Year Song SE
[1]
UK US
[2]
US Maxi
[2]
US Dance
[2]
Album
1986 "Love Will Wait" single only
"Finest Thing"
1987 "Thinking About His Baby" 79 Big Thing
"On Fire" 99
1988 "Jackie" 19 54 49 37
"Big Thing" single only
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that region.

Covers[edit]

In 1998, Joanne Accom covered the song "Jackie". It was released under the name 'B.Z featuring Joanne', B.Z referring to Blue Zone. The single peaked at No. 3 in Australia and No. 5 in New Zealand.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Zone - Singles". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Blue Zone U.K. - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Australian singles chart". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013.