The Secret of Association

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The Secret of Association
Studio album by Paul Young
Released March 25, 1985 (1985-03-25)
Recorded 1984-85
Genre Pop rock, blue-eyed soul
Length 55:34
Label Columbia
Producer Laurie Latham
Paul Young chronology
No Parlez
(1983)
The Secret of Association
(1985)
Between Two Fires
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Secret of Association is the second album by the British singer Paul Young. Released in 1985, it reached number one on the UK album charts and the Top 20 in the US. The album spawned the hit singles "Everytime You Go Away" (a #1 hit in the US and #4 in the UK), "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" (#9 UK, #13 US), "Everything Must Change" (#9 UK, #56 US), and "Tomb of Memories" (UK #16).

The album has been certified Double Platinum (600,000 copies sold) by the BPI in the UK,[2] and Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the US by the RIAA.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Paul Young and Ian Kewley; except where indicated.

  1. "Bite the Hand That Feeds" (Billy Livsey, Graham Lyle) 4:29
  2. "Everytime You Go Away" (Daryl Hall) 5:24
  3. "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" (Earl Randle) 5:06
  4. "Standing on the Edge" (Andrew Barfield) 4:32
  5. "Soldier's Things" (Tom Waits) 6:20
  6. "Everything Must Change" 5:34
  7. "Tomb of Memories" 5:42
  8. "One Step Forward" 3:15
  9. "Hot Fun" 3:52
  10. "This Means Anything" 3:41
  11. "I Was in Chains" (Gavin Sutherland) 4:26
  12. "Man in the Iron Mask" (Billy Bragg) 3:13 (Not included on U.S. release.)

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Preceded by
No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
UK number-one album
April 6, 1985 – April 12, 1985
Succeeded by
Hits 2 by Various Artists