Definition of Sound

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Definition of Sound was a London-based dance-music group, consisting of Kevin Clark and Don Weekes, working with musicians Rex Brough (aka The Red King) and latterly, Mike Spencer. Their second and fourth singles, "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" (1991) and "Moira Jane's Café" (1992) were in the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart. The group also had several songs enter the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, including "Moira Jane's Café," which hit #1 in 1992.

Career[edit]

The group released two songs, "Naturally" and "Straight From the Soul", on the Dance Yard record label.[1] They were signed to Cardiac/Charisma/Virgin Records, where they recorded Love and Life: A Journey With the Chameleons, featuring the single "Now Is Tomorrow".[1] The album was well received by critics, but their second album did not sell well.[1] They switched to Mercury Records for their third album, Experience (1996).[1] According to the NME it was "like the delayed hit of a powerful drug."[1]

Although they had no Billboard Hot 100 entries, the song "Now Is Tomorrow" (a #10 dance hit) climbed to #68 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart in 1991. Vocal duties on this single and some album tracks were handled by singer, Elaine Vassel.

After recording its fourth and final album for MCA/Universal, which was ultimately never released, the group split up. Initially, the final members Clark, Weekes, and Spencer continued as a songwriting remix and production team. Clark went on to a career as an A&R manager for Parlophone and eventually Universal. He has worked with Beverley Knight, Jamelia, Tracie Spencer, Freestylers, Betty Boo and Beats International. His later career saw a move into music publishing with Clarkmusic. Mike Spencer went onto have successful a career producing, amongst others, Jamiroquai, Kylie Minogue, Emeli Sande and Newton Faulkner. Weekes, after the release of a solo album, left the music industry.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Love and Life: A Journey With the Chameleons (1991)
  • The Lick (1992)
  • Experience (1996)[2]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[3]
NED SWI SWE AUS NZ US Dance
[4]
1990 "Now Is Tomorrow" 94 Love And Life: A Journey With The Chameleons
1991 "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" 17 38 28 34 28
"Now Is Tomorrow" (reissue) 46 77 10
"Dream Girl"
1992 "Moira Jane's Café" 34 50 1
"What Are You Under" 68 41 4 The Lick
"Can I Get Over" 61
1995 "Boom Boom" 59 Experience
"Pass The Vibes" 23 36
1996 "Child" 48
1997 "Eccentric" singles only
1998 "Lipstick On My Collar" (promo)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Music videos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Biography by Ed Hogan". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Allmusic.com - Discography
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company: Definition of Sound". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Definition of Sound - US Dance Club Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-13.