Goodbye Blue Sky (album)

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Goodbye Blue Sky
Studio album by Godley & Creme
Released 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Rock
Label Polydor
Producer Kevin Godley, Lol Creme
Godley & Creme chronology
The History Mix Volume 1
(1985)
Goodbye Blue Sky
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Goodbye Blue Sky was the final album by Godley & Creme. Released in 1988, the album generated two singles, "Little Piece of Heaven" and "10,000 Angels" as well as videos for those two singles.

The album featured backup vocals by three future members of '90s dance band Londonbeat.

Making Of[edit]

The album is notable through its use of harmonicas, which are used substantially on most tracks.

In an 1988 interview with Pulse magazine [1], they said:

We also decided to use other musicians on the album for the first time ever, to get back to a real live band feel, and that's when we started auditioning harp players," adds Godley. "And to our surprise, we found that there's a huge range - everything from bass to treble - but that traditionally harmonicas are always played as solo instruments. They're never played in groups."

"So naturally we thought, 'Why not use a harmonica section?"' Creme continues. "And after auditioning a bunch of players, none of whom had ever played with another harp player, we finally selected two guys - Mark Felton (sic) and Mitt Gamon -and began laying down rhythm tracks at my home studio.

"Next, we brought in three black backup singers - George Chandler, Jimmy Helms and Jimmy Chambers - whom we'd met on the Paul Young video, and started building up the tracks. The interesting thing is that the more we got into the sounds, the more we began re-writing the songs to suit the singers or the harp players.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme

  1. "H.E.A.V.E.N./A Little Piece of Heaven" – 5:06
  2. "Don't Set Fire (To the One I Love)" – 3:27
  3. "Golden Rings" – 4:17
  4. "Crime & Punishment" – 7:22
  5. "The Big Bang" – 2:32
  6. "10,000 Angels" – 5:16
  7. "Sweet Memory" – 4:50
  8. "Airforce One" – 3:40
  9. "The Last Page of History" – 4:01
  10. "Desperate Times" – 3:41

Personnel[edit]

  • Lol Creme - guitar, bass, keyboard & vocals
  • Kevin Godley - drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jimmy Chambers - backup vocals
  • George Chandler - backup vocals
  • Mark Feltham - harmonica
  • Mitt Gamon - harmonica
  • Jimmy Helms - backup vocals