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Rob Fisher and Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes
|Labels||EMI, Parlophone, Oglio|
|Website||Naked Eyes homepage|
|Past members||Rob Fisher|
The first, a cover of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David standard "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Bacharach himself has cited the cover as a personal favourite). The band had subsequent hits with their own compositions, "Promises, Promises" (not to be confused with that Bacharach/David title), "When the Lights Go Out," and "(What) In the Name of Love."
Naked Eyes was formed by two friends from Bath, England: Pete Byrne on vocals and Rob Fisher on keyboards. The two had formerly played in a band called Neon, which also featured future members of Tears for Fears.
Naked Eyes was one of the first bands to make significant use of the Fairlight CMI sampling synthesizer on a recording. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush had used the instrument on prior efforts, but the usage had been far less than Naked Eyes would employ on their debut effort.
Their second and third singles, "Promises, Promises" (the 12" mix of which features vocals from Madonna) and "When the Lights Go Out", were also hit singles. Their second album Fuel for the Fire featured the hit single "(What) In the Name of Love." Soon enough, the duo was asked to begin work on yet another release, but, rather than continuing what was becoming a never-ending cycle, Byrne and Fisher decided to walk away and leave Naked Eyes as a project to be continued…
Following the release of the band's second album, Byrne moved to California and immersed himself in session work. He performed on Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover", sang backgrounds with Rita Coolidge and Princess Stephanie among others, and wrote and produced for the Olsen twins. Fisher also explored other projects, doing sessions in London and forming Climie Fisher with Simon Climie.
Rob Fisher died on 25 August 1999, aged 42, following surgery.
Byrne released a solo album The Real Illusion in 2001, which featured some of the last tracks he wrote with Fisher for a proposed third Naked Eyes album.
In 2005, Byrne put a band together to play some Naked Eyes shows and has been touring regularly since.
Naked Eyes today 
The special edition of "Burning Bridges" was released on November 26, 2012.
Currently, Naked Eyes is finishing work on Piccadilly. The album is to be released in the Summer of 2013.
- Burning Bridges (1983) - (released as Naked Eyes in the U.S. and Canada) No. 32 US
- Fuel for the Fire (1984) No. 83 U.S.
- The Best of Naked Eyes (1991)
- Promises Promises (1994)
- Everything and More (2002)
- Fumbling with the Covers (2007)
- Burning Bridges (2012)
|Year||Song||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. Dance||U.S. A.C.||Canada Singles||New Zealand Singles Chart||UK Singles Chart||Album|
|1982||"Always Something There to Remind Me"||8||37||31||8||2||59||Burning Bridges/Naked Eyes|
|1983||"When the Lights Go Out"||37||-||-||-||-||-|
|1984||"(What) In the Name of Love"||39||35||-||77||-||-||Fuel for the Fire|
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- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 387. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.