Nolan Sisters (album)

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Nolan Sisters
Nolans album.jpg
Studio album by The Nolan Sisters
Released 19 November 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Producer Ben Findon, Nicky Graham, Mike Hurst
The Nolan Sisters chronology
20 Giant Hits (1978) Nolan Sisters (1979) Making Waves (1980)

Nolan Sisters is the self-titled 1979 album by the Irish sibling pop group The Nolan Sisters. It was their first album to be released on Epic Records, and contained a mixture of original material (composed for the group by Ben Findon, Mike Myers, and Robert Puzey) and covers of popular songs. The singles "Spirit Body and Soul" and "I'm In the Mood for Dancing" were released from the album, the latter becoming the group's best-known song. The release of that single also marked a group name change to The Nolans.

The album eventually entered the UK chart in January 1980 and peaked at #15. It remained on the chart for a total of thirteen weeks. In Japan, the album was released under the name, Dancing Sisters. The album cover included, as well as the then-current line-up, Coleen, who would become an official member of the group after Anne left the group in 1980.

The album was re-released on Compact disc in June 2009 with the added bonus track "Harry My Honolulu Lover", which the group had entered into the heats for the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest. Released by Cherry Red Records, it was packaged with the follow-up album, Making Waves.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "I'm In the Mood for Dancing"
  2. "Spirit, Body and Soul"*
  3. "Out of Love with Love"*
  4. "Bright Eyes"**
  5. "Boogie all Summer"*
  6. "Miss You Nights"

Side Two

  1. "All the King's Horses"*
  2. "I Know I'll Never Love this Way Again"*
  3. "Let's Make Love"*
  4. "Thank You for the Music"**
  5. "Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know"*
  6. "More to Love"

Bonus track (2009 re-issue)

  1. "Harry My Honolulu Lover"*
*Linda is the only Nolan said to have contributed to any vocals for these tracks. The backing vocals were provided by that of male singers.
**These are the only tracks that Coleen recorded with the sisters for the album.

Chart performance[edit]

Release date Single title UK Chart position
September 1979 "Spirit Body and Soul" 34
December 1979 "I'm in the Mood for Dancing" 3
Release date Album title UK Chart position
December 1979 Nolan Sisters 15