Raindancing

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Raindancing
Studio album by Alison Moyet
Released 1987
Recorded 1986–1987
Genre Pop
Length 39:22
Label CBS/Columbia
(re-released on CD in 1990 by Sony Music Entertainment and in 2000 by Sony-BMG)
Producer Jimmy Iovine (tracks 1–6 & 8–10), Jess Bailey & Alison Moyet (track 7), Joseph Hughes & David Freeman (track 5), Jean Guiot (track 6)
Alison Moyet chronology
Alf
(1984)
Raindancing
(1987)
Hoodoo
(1991)
Alternative cover
US edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Raindancing is the second studio album by singer/songwriter Alison Moyet. The album includes four single releases; "Is This Love?" (co-written by the Eurythmics' David A. Stewart under his 'Jean/Manu Guiot' pseudonym), "Weak in the Presence of Beauty", "Ordinary Girl" and "Sleep Like Breathing", a duet with David Freeman of the band The Lover Speaks. The US version of Raindancing was released with a different cover and the tracks in re-arranged order.
The non-album single "Love Letters" followed in late 1987.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Copyright Virgin Music Publishers Ltd, except where noted.

Side A:

  1. "Weak in the Presence of Beauty" (Rob Clarke, Michael Ward) – 3:45
  2. "Ordinary Girl" (Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll, Moyet) – 3:27
  3. "You Got Me Wrong" (Moyet) – 4:04
  4. "Without You" (Moyet) – 3:28
  5. "Sleep Like Breathing" (Joseph Hughes, David Freeman; Copyright Warner Bros Music Ltd./Anxious Music/Virgin Music Publishers Ltd.) – 4:10

Side B:

  1. "Is This Love?" (Jean Guiot, Moyet) – 4:00
  2. "Blow Wind Blow" (Jess Bailey, Moyet) – 5:46
  3. "Glorious Love" (Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll, Moyet) – 4:22
  4. "When I Say (No Giveaway)" (Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll, Moyet) – 2:54
  5. "Stay" (Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll, Moyet) – 3:26

US Edition
Side A:

  1. "Is This Love" (Guiot, Moyet) – 4:00
  2. "Stay" (Bailey, Driscoll, Moyet) – 3:26
  3. "Glorious Love" (Bailey, Driscoll, Moyet) – 4:22
  4. "When I Say (No Giveaway)" (Bailey, Driscoll, Moyet) – 2:54
  5. "Blow Wind Blow" (Bailey, Moyet) – 5:46

Side B:

  1. "Weak in the Presence of Beauty" (Clarke, Ward) – 3:45
  2. "Ordinary Girl" (Bailey, Driscoll, Moyet) – 3:27
  3. "You Got Me Wrong" (Moyet) – 4:04
  4. "Without You" (Moyet) – 3:28
  5. "Sleep Like Breathing" (Freeman, Hughes) – 4:10

Chart performance[edit]

Original 1987 release[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 23 2
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 36 10
German Albums Chart[4] 3
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 1 25
Norwegian Albums Chart[6] 1 17
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 4 6
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 4 13
UK Albums Chart[9] 2 52
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 94 17

1995 release[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[11] 98

Non-album tracks, the Raindancing era[edit]

  • "Is This Love?" (Extended version a.k.a. L.A. Mix) – 5:23
  • "Blow Wind Blow" (Long version) – 6:19
  • "Weak in the Presence of Beauty" (Extended remix) – 6:00
  • "To Work on You" – 4:13
  • "Take My Imagination To Bed" – 3:42
  • "Ordinary Girl" (Extended version) – 5:34
  • "Ordinary Girl" (Remix) – 5:55
  • "Palm of Your Hand (Cloak and Dagger)" – 3:54
  • "Love Resurrection" (Live at Wembley Arena 13 May 1987) – 6:31
  • "Ne Me Quitte Pas" (Live at Wembley Arena 13 May 1987) – 4:46
  • "Love Letters" – 2:51
  • "Love Letters" (Extended) – 3:29
  • "This House" (Original version) – 5:55
  • "Coventry Carol" – 3:24 (from Special Olympics benefit album A Very Special Christmas, 1987)

Production[edit]

  • See InfoBox for full producer listing
  • Associate Producer: Mike Shipley
  • Recorded & Engineered By Joe Chiccarelli, John Fryer, Robert de la Garza & Mark Desisto
  • Mixed By Jess Bailey, Alison Moyet, Scott Litt, Mike Shipley & Humberto Gatica
  • Mastered By Vladimir "Vlado" Meller
  • Richard Houghton – sleeve photography
  • Rob O'Connor (Stylorouge) – design, art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raindancing - Alison Moyet | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 – Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to the Library and Archives Canada website". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Steffen Hung (15 June 2006). "Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Raindancing - Alison Moyet | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  11. ^ "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

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