Ever So Lonely

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"Ever So Lonely"
Single-Ever So Lonely-Monsoon-1982 cover.jpg
Single by Monsoon
from the album Third Eye
B-side"Sunset over the Ganges"
ReleasedMarch 1982
Format7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
RecordedRockfield Studios
GenreWorld Music
Length3:58
LabelThe Mobile Suit Corporation
Songwriter(s)Steve Coe
Producer(s)Hugh Jones and Steve Coe
Alternative cover
12" single cover
12" single cover

Ever So Lonely is a single written by Steve Coe and originally recorded by Monsoon with Sheila Chandra on vocals. The song went on to be a #12 hit in the UK in April 1982, staying for nine weeks on the chart.[1]

It was a hit in the UK, Europe and Australia but was never released as a single in the USA. Chandra was aged only 16 and had just left school when her first single was a hit.

The band were later signed to Phonogram. The song was released under the label "Mobile Suit Corporation".[2] Several different remixes were made including three by Monsoon, two by Ben Chapman, and several by Jakatta). The song eventually reached #12 in the UK.[3]

Reviewing the band I-tunes said:

""The band's pop songs were no different than most, but the addition of Indian instrumentation and Chandra's wonderful voice evoked images of the Orient seldom seen on the British pop charts since George Harrison's excursions with the Beatles."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steve Coe, except where noted.

7" Single: CORP 2[edit]

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Ever So Lonely"3:58
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Sunset over the Ganges"3:12

12" Single: CORP 212[edit]

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Ever So Lonely (Extended Version)"6:20
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Sunset over the Ganges"3:15

Jakatta version[edit]

"So Lonely"
Single by Jakatta & Monsoon
from the album Visions
B-side"So Lonely (Remix)"
Released2001
Format7", 12"
GenreHouse, dance, world
Length3:41 (Radio Edit), 7:44 (Original Version)
LabelRulin records
Songwriter(s)Steve Coe, Dave Lee
Jakatta & Monsoon singles chronology
"American Dream (Remix)"
(2001)
"So Lonely"
(2001)

"So Lonely" is a 2001 song by Jakatta & Monsoon from Jakatta's album Visions. It was a remix of the original song in a house music style & uses Sheila Chandra's vocals. It surpassed the chart success of the original 1982 version, which reached a peak of #12, reaching a peak of #8. It also reached #51 in Australia. It is Jakatta's third most successful single, behind American Dream (#3) & My Vision (#6).

Sampled[edit]

The Art of Trance track "Monsoon" (2000) features a vocal sample from "Ever So Lonely".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats: Monsoon". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Monsoon - Ever So Lonely (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  3. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". EveryHit.com. 2000-03-16. Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  4. ^ "Monsoon - EP" at itunes.apple.com

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