Blue Zone (band)

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Blue Zone
Origin Rochdale, United Kingdom
Genres Pop,[1] blue-eyed soul[2]
Years active 1984–1988
Labels Arista
Associated acts Lisa Stansfield
Past members Lisa Stansfield
Ian Devaney
Andy Morris

Blue Zone (known as Blue Zone UK in the United States due to a naming dispute there) were a 1980s British band. The group consisted of Lisa Stansfield (lead vocals), Ian Devaney (trombone, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals) and Andy Morris (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronic keyboards, backing vocals).

History[edit]

After the singles "On Fire", "Thinking About His Baby" (released in 1987), "Jackie" and album Big Thing (released in 1988), the trio and label Arista decided to focus on Stansfield's solo career. Morris would co-write and co-produce the first three Stansfield albums before departing the trio. Devaney and Stansfield would eventually marry and now own a music publishing business while they also continue to write and record together.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
[6]
GER
[7]
ITA
[8]
JAP
[9]
SPA
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
Big Thing
  • Released: November 1988
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[13]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
BEL
[16]
GER
[17]
IRE
[18]
NLD
[19]
US
[20]
US Dance
[21]
US R&B
[22]
1986 "Love Will Wait" N/A
"Finest Thing" N/A
1987 "On Fire" 99 56 Big Thing
1988 "Thinking About His Baby" 79
"Big Thing" N/A
"Jackie" 99 54 37 Big Thing
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aaron, Charles (28 January 2015). "Sam Smith and 11 Pop Stars Who Broke Via Dance Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin, ed. (2011). "Stansfield, Lisa". Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85-712595-8. 
  3. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - Albums". OCC. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Australian (ARIA) albums chart peaks:
    • Top 50 peaks: "Australian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
    • Top 100 peaks to December 2010: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ "Austrian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Belgian Charts". Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "German Charts". Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Italian Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  9. ^ リサ・スタンスフィールドのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Spanish Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Swiss Charts". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - Singles". OCC. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "The ARIA Report issue 444, week ending 6th September 1998: Chartifacts column". ARIA. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World (Song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World". Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Single-Chartverfolgung". Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Search the Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - All Around the World (Nummer)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  20. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  21. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - Chart History: Dance/Club Play Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  22. ^ "Lisa Stansfield - Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 23 April 2013.