Blue Pearl

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Blue Pearl
OriginLondon, England
GenresHouse, alternative dance
Years active1990–1993
LabelsBig Life
Past membersDurga McBroom
Youth

Blue Pearl are an English electronic music duo, consisting of American female singer Durga McBroom and British musician Youth (Martin Glover).[1] They charted six times on the UK singles chart[2] and had two songs reach the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

"Naked in the Rain" was a No. 4 hit in the UK Singles Chart and a No. 5 dance hit in the US in 1990, which was originally issued on blue vinyl.[1] It was followed by "(Can You) Feel the Passion" (whose melody samples Bizarre Inc's "Playing with Knives"),[1] which hit No. 1 on both Billboard's Dance Club Play and the UK Dance Chart in 1992, reaching No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart. They also had a Top 40 hit in the UK Singles Chart in November 1990 with the No. 31 hit, "Little Brother".[3]

As McBroom is a backing vocalist for Pink Floyd, their records feature guest appearances from David Gilmour and Richard Wright. A couple of decades later, both Youth and McBroom went on to be involved in the completion of Pink Floyd's 2014 album The Endless River, which charted at number 1 in the UK charts.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[4]
IRE NED BEL
(FLA)
GER
[5]
AUT SWI SWE US Dance
[6]
1990 "Naked in the Rain" 4 14 9 21 2 15 6 5 Naked
"Little Brother" 31 30 75
1991 "Alive"
"(Can You) Feel the Passion" 14 24 49 34 32 1 singles only
1992 "Mother Dawn" 50
1993 "Fire of Love" (with Jungle High) 71
1998 "Naked in the Rain '98" 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 42. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/26293/blue-pearl/
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 66. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Peak positions for U.K.:
  5. ^ "Blue Pearl – German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Blue Pearl – US Dance Club Songs Chart". Billboard. Archived from the original on 1 January 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2014.