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is the debut album by the English pop duo Go West Go West, released in 1985. The album brought Go West into the limelight, scoring them a string of top 40 hits in the UK and New Zealand. " We Close Our Eyes" was the most successful single, reaching #4 in New Zealand and #5 in the UK.
Album history [ edit ]
Go West had been writing songs for the album since 1982, when they were formed in London by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie. Two songs featured on the album, "
We Close Our Eyes" and " Call Me", helped Go West land a record deal with Chrysalis Records.
The album featured more Top 40
UK/ New Zealand hits than any of their other albums and helped them to be voted Best Newcomers at the 1986 Brit Awards.
The song "Goodbye Girl" was featured in the first episode of the second season of the 1980s TV series
. Miami Vice
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written by
Peter Cox and Richard Drummie.
Side one [ edit ]
We Close Our Eyes" – 3:50 "
Don't Look Down" – 3:55 "
Call Me" – 4:11 "
Eye to Eye" – 3:34 "Haunted" – 3:18
Side two [ edit ]
"S.O.S." – 4:01
Goodbye Girl" – 5:08 "Innocence" – 4:10
"Missing Persons" – 5:25
Personnel [ edit ]
Peter Cox: Vocals, guitar, synth
Richard Drummie: Vocals, bass, synth
Guest players [ edit ]
Pino Palladino: Fretless bass
Mel Collins: Saxophone
Graham Broad: Drums, percussion
Alan Murphy: Guitar solos, guitar Gary Stevenson: Guitar
Timmy Goldsmith: Drums
Katie Humble: Vocals
Dave West: Synth, Linguistaphone, and additional arrangements
Piano solo on "Missing Persons" by Neil Drake.
Production [ edit ]
Engineers: Gary Stevenson, Drostyn John Madden, Barry Hammond and Keith Finney
Engineering assistants: Mike Drake and Neil Drake
Recording: Rooster Studios, London and
Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxfordshire Mixing: Sarm West, London
Mastering: George Marino
All songs written by Go West
Published by ATV Music Ltd
Photography: Brian Griffin
Illustrations: Nick Hardcastle
Sleeve concept and design: John Pasche, Paul Whymant-Morris and Go West
Art direction: John Pasche
Lyrics reproduced courtesy of ATV Music Ltd
Chart performance [ edit ]
Canadian Albums Chart
[2 ] 83
German Albums Chart
[3 ] 58
New Zealand Albums Chart
[4 ] 5
Swedish Albums Chart
[3 ] 39
Billboard 200 [5 ] 60
References [ edit ]