Pinky Blue

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Pinky Blue
Studio album by Altered Images
Released 14 May 1982
Genre Pop, New Wave
Label Epic (UK) Portrait (US)
Producer Martin Rushent
Altered Images chronology
Happy Birthday
(1981)
Pinky Blue
(1982)
Bite
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Smash Hits 3.5/10 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Pinky Blue is the second album by British pop group Altered Images. It was released in May 1982 and featured the hit singles "I Could Be Happy", "See Those Eyes" and "Pinky Blue".

Overview[edit]

The album reached #12 in the UK Charts, while the singles charted well, with "I Could Be Happy" peaking at #7, "See Those Eyes" at #11 and "Pinky Blue" at #35.[3] This was to be their highest placed album in the charts and was certified Silver by the BPI for sales of over 60,000 copies.[4] The style of the album moved further away from their post punk roots and further into pop music, aided by their decision to include a cover version of Neil Diamond's MOR hit "Song Sung Blue". The album was produced by Martin Rushent, who had already produced the band's huge 1981 hit single "Happy Birthday", though this would be their last project with him.

Reception for the album was mixed, bordering on negative with Melody Maker criticising the album for being overly commercial and Sounds claiming that it lacked soul.[5] Allmusic praised the singles "I Could Be Happy" and "See Those Eyes", but added that the inclusion of "Song Sung Blue" was "a mistake".[6]

The album was re-issued on Compact disc by Diablo Records in 2004 as Pinky Blue...Plus with added Bonus tracks.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Altered Images; except where indicated
Side One

  1. "Pinky Blue" (3.10)
  2. "See Those Eyes" (3.10)
  3. "Forgotten" (2.39)
  4. "Little Brown Head" (2.42)
  5. "See You Later" (3.16)
  6. "Song Sung Blue" (Neil Diamond) (4.14)

Side Two

  1. "Funny Funny Me" (3.24)
  2. "Think That It Might" (2.52)
  3. "I Could Be Happy" (Dance Mix) (5.38)
  4. "Jump Jump" (3.11)
  5. "Goodnight and I Wish" (4.06)

CD Bonus tracks (2004)

  1. "I Could Be Happy" (7" Version) (3.32)
  2. "Insects" (3.31)
  3. "Disco Pop Stars" (2.35)
  4. "Happy New Year - Real Toys" (New Version) (3.52)
  5. "See Those Eyes" (Dance Mix) (5.32)
  6. "How About That Then (I Missed My Train)" (3.24)
  7. "Pinky Blue" (Dance Mix) (4.57)
  8. "Jump Jump - Think That It Might" (Segued Dance Mix) (6.01)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tennant, Neil (13 May 1982). "Album Reviews: Altered Imagaes – Pinky Blue". Smash Hits (London, England: EMAP). p. 23. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Chartstats - Altered Images chart discography
  4. ^ BPI - Certified awards - Altered Images
  5. ^ Altered Images profile - Pinky Blue section
  6. ^ Allmusic review
  7. ^ Allmusic - Pinky Blue...Plus