Indigo (Matt Bianco album)

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Indigo
Studio album by Matt Bianco
Released 1988
Genre Jazz, pop, soul, dance, Latin pop
Length 46:48 (LP)
57:23 (CD)
Label WEA
Producer Mark Fisher, Mark Reilly, Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casa, Emilio Estefan
Matt Bianco chronology
Matt Bianco
(1986)
Indigo
(1988)
The Best of Matt Bianco
(1990)

Indigo is the third album by British pop/jazz/soul/dance band Matt Bianco, released in July 1988.

This was Warner Brother's attempt to launch Matt Bianco in the U.S., hence the hiring of Emilio Estefan (Gloria Estefan's husband) as producer. He contributed three of the tracks on the album, including the first single 'Don't blame it on that girl'. By reaching Number 23 in the UK albums chart, it became the highest-charting long playing work for the group, and it also included their highest-charting single ever, the double A-side "Don't Blame It on That Girl" / "Wap-Bam-Boogie", Number 11 in the UK singles chart. The album follows the path started with the previous LP, the eponymous Matt Bianco of 1986, achieving even more success. Besides the big success of the first double a-side single, especially the dance-oriented "Wap-Bam-Boogie" ("Don't Blame It on That Girl", though pushed high in the charts by the other track, actually had a limited impact), the long playing work was promoted by three more singles: "Good Times", "Nervous", and "Say It's Not Too Late", none of which had any commercial success, stalling in the lower parts of the charts - the third single did not even enter the UK Top 75, and it would be in fact re-included as a B side on "What a Fool Believes", the second single from the fourth studio album by the band, Samba in Your Casa of 1991.

The success of "Wap-Bam-Boogie" was instead so huge as to push the group not only to release a number of remix versions of the hit, either at the time and in the next years, but it even prompted them towards a dance revolution in their style which, though disappointing early fans, would gain them new ones; however, it must be noticed that, maybe for a matter of balance, their next studio album, the mentioned Samba in Your Casa, would feature a much more Latin pop-oriented sound than their previous long-playing works, though not abandoning dancey rhythms. A final mention should go to the 2 bonus tracks only contained in the compact disc edition: two remixes of two of the five singles taken from the album: the «12" Mix» of "Dont' Blame It on That Girl", and the «Miami Mix» of "Good Times".

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written & arranged by Mark Reilly and Mark Fisher
  1. "Dont' Blame It on That Girl" - 3.46
  2. "Nervous" - 4.13
  3. "Slide" - 4.16
  4. "Say It's Not Too Late" - 4.56
  5. "Wap Bam Boogie" - 7.29
  6. "Good Times" - 4.21
  7. "R&B" - 4.49
  8. "Hanging On" - 4.29
  9. "Jack of Clubs" - 4.17
  10. "Indigo" - 4.12
  11. "Don't Blame It on That Girl (12" Mix)" - 6.10 (bonus track in the CD edition only)
  12. "Good Times (Miami Mix)" - 4.25 (bonus track in the CD edition only)

Singles taken from the album[edit]

  • May 1988 - "Don't Blame It on That Girl" / "Wap-Bam-Boogie" (double A-side) - (UK #11 – 13 weeks)
  • August 1988 - "Good Times" (UK #55 – 5 weeks)
  • January 1989 - "Nervous" / "Wap-Bam-Boogie (re-mix)" (UK #59 – 2 weeks)
  • April 1989 - "Say It's Not Too Late"

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